Websites to support learning

At this unprecedented time we encourage our families to ensure that you are taking the time to spend time doing things that allow you to enjoy each other's company and things at home that you might not usually get time to do - cooking, playing board games, building lego, painting pictures, being storytellers, reading with and to each other, making crafts, making huts from blankets, hopscotch, skipping, gardening . . . the list is endless!

Currently our classes have specific links and activities available to them through our class pages (see on the 'Learning At Weston' drop down above), however if you are looking for other links of interest there are a number of links below to some really valuable websites.

Please feel free to email Mrs Senior - - if you have some suggestions too!

The Waitaki District Library have given us information about accessing some of their resources. Take a look . . ..

A wide range of high interest and educational links

Eric Carle reads his own story

David Walliam's himself reading one of his stories from 'World's Worst Children'.

Time for Kids have now made their digital library subscription free.

Currently all children's books are free to access

NZ's own Nanogirl - Michelle Dickinson's interactive site. Subscribe to her emails and you can even get science experiments sent to your inbox!

There are videos here that then follow up with experiments you can do at home!

Science experiments that are designed for doing at home!

For those writers in your house - a different picture each day to inspire writing. You can also look back at previous pictures! Sentence starters to have some fun with too!

Follow this link to get a copy of the Lego Challenge for you to complete each day!

We will be having regular Lego challenges on our school FB page too!

For those of you who want to keep singing waiata - this site has the audio to download and a PDF with the lyrics on.

A wonderful selection of waiata for a range of ages.

Follow this FB link to get a copy of the Challenge - a great way to get kids to notice what is around them.

This is the only way we can get around the world at the moment - so a great way to keep that knowledge growing!

What a great site this is - from our very own NZ! Each day a story or video will be posted to share with your entire whanau.

We can't get out to view our own penguins - so here's an opportunity to track others!

Carry out your own active sessions at home. Have the whole family join in!

A St John resource. While you are home this will be a great activity to help you ensure your home is safe! Help Sam along the way!

The World of Dr Suess - activities, games, stories online

A range of wonderful stories read by a variety of American personalities.

Joe has a range of activities each day to keep you active.

Free books to read online. This is usually requires payment but during lockdown this is offered free!

Choose the level of difficulty that best suits you - to practice your subtraction online!

Spend this time to find out about your ancestors! This is usually a paid site but it is free during the lockdown. Use your Waitaki Library Card to log into this.

TumbleBooks have given free access to their children's, teens, adults eBooks and eaudiobooks!

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home!

TumbleBooks has databases in maths, audiobooks, teen and children’s books.

You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly

Different links and access codes are on the website link above.

A large range of magazines and newspapers available to you.

Lots of sports, animal and craft magazines - just as a start!

Use your library card to log in