Home Learning at Ashhurst School

Home Learning Expectations at Ashhurst School

Home learning will begin on Wednesday the 15th of April.

We will provide a Reading, Writing, and Maths activity to complete each day along with some outdoor physical activities. These activities should take approximately 1 and a 1/2 hours to complete for children in Year 1-4 and up to two hours for children in Years 5-8.

We will be available to provide feedback and reply to emails and messages on Seesaw from 9am-12pm each week day. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact your child’s teacher during these hours.

If you want to have a face to face with a teacher, then please go to https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/ - make a booking. The code is qg9pm. Please enter your child's school email address as the email address. There is a video below on how to have a hangout.

We will not have any packs from the Ministry sent to families. As a school we are more than prepared for children's learning and we have/are in the process of distributing 240 devices to the community. If there are issues, please email principal@ashhurst.school.nz.

There is also Ministry of Education TV programmes available. Children can view these as an addition to the learning programme. Children could choose to watch these where age and interest appropriate and then pick up the other learning activities later in the day. There is no compulsory time to complete the learning provided by the school but teachers will only reply to emails from 9am till 12pm. In the afternoon, staff will be busy preparing material for the following week so staff will not be responding at this time. If there is something urgent, then you can email me @ principal@ashhurst.school.nz. The timetable for these shows for the first week are:

TVNZ 2+1 Learning Channel Information

Wednesday 15 April

10.05-10.30am Beginning Te Reo

10.50-11am Kai Five

11-11.15am Middle Literacy and Language (Ages 9-11yrs)

11-15-11.40am Middle Maths (Ages 9-11yrs)

11.40-12.05pm Junior Project

12.40-1pm Aotearoa History

1-1.30pm Senior Literacy (Ages 12-15yrs)

1.30-1.55pm Born to Move-Teens

1.55-2.25pm Advanced Te Reo

2.25-2.50pm Senior Project (Ages 12-15yrs)


Thursday 16 April

10.05-10.30am Beginning Te Reo

10.50-11am Kai Five

11-11.15am Middle Literacy and Language (Ages 9-11yrs)

11-15-11.40am Middle Science (Ages 9-11yrs)

11.40-12.05pm Junior Project

12.40-1pm Aotearoa History

1-1.30pm Senior Science (Ages 12-15yrs)

1.30-1.25pm. Senior Maths (Ages 12-15yrs)

1.25-1.50pm Senior Health (Ages 12-15yrs)

1.50-2.15pm Advanced Te Reo

2.15-2.45pm Senior Project (Ages 12-15yrs)

In Summary:

  • Your child’s class site will be updated each week with a Reading, Writing and Maths activity each day.
  • The Reading, Writing and Maths activities should take approximately 1 and a 1/2 hours each day in Year 1-4 and up to 2 hours in Year 5-8.
  • We will be monitoring the activities completed online, and will provide feedback on these between 9am-12.00pm each week day.
  • Staff will not be responding to emails after 12:00pm until the next day.
  • Any major issues after 12pm please email principal@ashhurst.school.nz


I think it is very important to establish that this is a very large change for students. Looking after your child's well being (and your own) as well as being keen to learn is crucial through this period. We are providing a learning programme that they are very familiar with and will be beneficial to their learning to complete all the tasks. However, it is not our desire to provide 5 hours of learning, 5 days a week. It is our belief that the short, sharp lessons will provide students with manageable tasks, a positive experience, continue to progress their learning and at the same time not pressure parents to try and manage children's learning for long periods. We are continuing to provide high quality learning instruction from our curriculum to students. This is why we do not require our students to be "busy" completing worksheet upon worksheet. Learning at home is totally different than learning in a classroom, this is why the programme can not be directly replicated. I encourage you to allow children to get outside, play, paint, draw, play musical instruments, build, cook and create to supplement our programme. Many of these activities also happen within our classrooms and provide rich learning experiences.

If you wish to discuss this further, feel free to contact principal@ashhurst.school.nz.

How to book a time slot to speak with a teacher

How to join Google Hangouts

Watch the video below to find out how to book a time slot with either Mrs Clark or Mrs Chappell to discuss your child's home learning or to trouble shoot any problems.

Click on the link to take you to the school interviews website.

1) Please add your email in first so we can contact you

2) Student's email address: firstname.surname@ashhurst.school.nz

The code is: qg9pm

Watch the video below to find out how to join Google Hangouts to speak with Mrs Clark or Mrs Chappell after you have made a booking (see left).

1) Login to your child's gmail

2) Student's email address: firstname.surname@ashhurst.school.nz

3) Wait for Mrs Clark or Mrs Chappell to call you at the designated time

How to login to STEPs

How to login to Lexia

Watch the video below to find out how to login to STEPs.

Click on the link to take you to the STEPs website.

Watch the video below to find out how to login to Lexia.

Click on the link to take you to the Lexia website.

How to access your child's class site

How to create a web shortcut on an iPad

Watch the video below to find out how to access your child's class site.

Watch the video below to find out how to create a web shortcut on an iPad to easily access your child's class site.

How to download Explain Everything projects

Fill in the form below if you have any ICT related questions.

Watch the video below to find out how to download Explain Everything projects. Please note: Explain Everything projects are not on all class sites.

Either Mr Marsh or Miss Jensen will contact you as soon as possible with suggestions to fix the problem.

Home Learning Sessions-Ruahine Team
Home Learning Timetable- Team Turanga
Tararua Home Learning Timetable

At Home Learning Apps for iPad's - Click here to get links to download for those with their own ipads

Quick Maths Jr

Lexia

Reading Eggs

Sunshine Online

Pic Collage

QR Reader

Explain Everything

Puppet Pals

Scratch Jr.

Ten's Frame

He aha tēnei

STEPS

About Ashhurst School

Ashhurst is a state co-educational full primary school. Ashhurst School began as a two-room country school in 1879 and in the intervening years has grown to a roll of 430. Children come from urban and rural backgrounds, being drawn from both within the Ashhurst Township and the surrounding farmland. The rural children come by bus from the Pohangina Valley. The children come from a very wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, but the overall mix tends to be balanced. There is a roll turnover of around 20% per year.

The town has both a Kindergarten and Play Centre so most children arrive at Ashhurst School with pre-school experience and established relationships. A small number of Maori children have attended the Kohanga Reo in Palmerston North. Our Maori children represent approximately 20% of the roll.

Our school is a community of learners who respect and value each other and our place in Ashhurst, our environment and the wider world.

At Ashhurst School every decision is based on;

“How does this affect the learning of our students”

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