Pandemic Home Learning

Welcome to the Snells Beach School Pandemic Home Learning Support Page.

This page is designed to provide support for students and families during school closure.

Please note, teachers’ main point of contact with families will be via email – if you are not receiving these, please email the teacher directly (teacher emails available on the school website).

School holidays

These are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week closure period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).

Following the school holidays, teachers’ will be in daily, regular contact with their classes.

Daily Schedule

Routines bring a sense of normality and a feeling of safety for children. This is a stressful time for parents – we are doing our best to ensure home learning doesn’t add to this stress. Having a daily schedule can take the pressure off parents who feel they are “battling” their children to get things done. Feel free to say “Here’s the schedule Miss Ramel (or your teacher) wants us to follow”, but make sure you adapt it to suit you first! We are here to support you.

Information about daily schedules and home learning (as already emailed out), can be found here

Juniors (Year 1 - 2)

It would be a really great idea to go and get an exercise book/ scrapbook so that the children can have something to keep their work in over the next month.
Click on any of the [+] buttons below to open the Plan for that day.

Take photos of anything you want to share and email to your teacher (contacts available on our website under Our People)

Independent and Extra Learning Support

Curriculum Areas Support

We recommend “Science with Mrs B” for some at home science experiments and kitchen chemistry:

The legendary Brett Fairweather has made his Jump Jam Routines available for free during the Lockdown:

Dave Moran is a Kiwi teacher who has recorded himself reading  a number of popular picture books. Fun for kids to listen to or read along with:

“The Cups Song” (otherwise known as Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m gone”), is fun and easy to learn. Perfect for a family challenge:

Quentin Blake has such recognisable way of drawing and is famous for bringing many books to life, especially Roald Dahl’s.

Learn how to illustrate just like him here:

Puffin Publishers supply many of the books we use in schools. This year for their 80th anniversary they are supporting the Fabo Writing Contest for primary children. See here for details:

The Young Ocean Explorers have a wonderful, interactive website. Hosted, by a local SBS family, there is an excellent mix of scientific explanation and environmental awareness…….all in language and themes that kids understand. Totally worth an explore:

For rules and instructions as to how the Daily Library Challenge works, click here:

Library Challenge

Daily Questions:

15/4     What is the name of the school that Harry Potter attends?

16/4     What is the name of the bear who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood?

17/4     Who wrote Green Eggs and Ham?

20/4     What did Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother use to make her carriage?

21/4     Who is the ‘Toughest Tom in Town’?

22/4     Who did Charlie take to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory?

23/4     What type of animal is Mog in the books by Judith Kerr?

24/4     What did the Hungry Caterpillar eat on Saturday?

The NZmaths families section is really good as it focusses on problem solving and using real authentic contexts.

Learning Support for students in Years 1 – 4 from the Ministry of Education:

Learning Support for students in Years 5 – 8 from the Ministry of Education:

Our Art Specialist, Mrs Lovegrove, has put together a wonderful lesson you can do, with examples, building on last term’s work, which focussed on the artist Marc Chagall.

Art – My Bubble (Lesson Plan)

Demonstration 1

Demonstration 2

Demonstration 3

Our Art Specialist, Mrs Lovegrove, has put together a wonderful lesson you can do, with examples, building on last term’s work, which focussed on the artist Marc Chagall.

Art Year 0-2 My Bubble