This page is currently being updated to support our school community with Home Learning, in preparation, if our Lock Down in 2021 continues.
Toko School Class Home Learning
Click on the Learning Star image to access your child’s class home learning tasks for each week. This will be ready to go as from Monday 23rd August.
On Monday of each week we will post a school newsletter. This will be sent by 9.00am each week. To begin on the 23rd August. This weekly newsletter will keep you up to date with information from the Principal and Board of Trustees.
Teachers will also send a weekly communication out every Monday. This communication, from your child”s classroom teacher will share with you/your child the learning tasks teachers have created in Reading, Writing and Mathematics for that week.
Other learning challenges will be communicated via the weekly school newsletter.
During this time we are mindful that many parents will also be working from home, that is an extremely busy time on the farm especially for our Dairy Farmers and that many children may well be doing other learning at home. This may be taking on extra tasks around the home or helping out with daily farming tasks, looking after younger siblings. Every home is unique and we understand that there may be competing demands that may mean your children can’t always engage in the learning tasks set, on a daily basis. This is why we will be setting weekly tasks. At a minimum we would encourage your child to complete the Reading, Writing and Mathematics tasks. If this is not always manageable please keep the lines of communication up with your child’s classroom teacher. We are here to help and work in partnership with you to support your children.
Our teachers will be available each work day from 11.00am – 12.30pm to communicate with parents/children with regards to home learning. Teachers can be contacted via seesaw or via the teachers email. Emails can found on our website – Our Community – Toko School Staff
We have decided to use zoom as the platform for video calling the children in our classes.
Your child’s classroom teacher will send a link to the zoom call via seesaw. This is a private link.
All you will need to do is click on the link just before the meeting starts. The teacher will see that your child is waiting and will let them enter the meeting.
Here is a short 3 minute video about zoom etiquette you may want to watch with your child before they begin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRBuzH-bRc
Zoom Meetings will be co-ordinated by all the staff and communicated via the school newsletter. This will ensure that zooms aren’t booked at the same times for families.
It is really helpful if your child can have their device sitting on a table when involved in a zoom meeting.
Please bear in mind that everything does not always go to plan. We may experience technical difficulties and some of you may have difficulty connecting. Let’s have a bit of fun and see how we get on.
Exta Home Learning Options
Please go to our school website – Learning Links – Mathematics to find out about weekly home learning tasks in mathematics.
Please go to our school website – Learning Links – English to find out about weekly home learning tasks in english.
- HAUORA/WELLBEING CHALLENGE – each week on a Monday we will also be posting a Whanau/Family challenges related to Hauora/Wellbeing. These challenges can be completed as a family or individually. These are not MUST DO’s but are a collection of activities that can be completed at home. Children can post a photo, video, audio or a comment onto their seesaw page.
- HEALTH & PE – Sport Taranaki have created a website – ACTIVE ANYWHERE.
Sport Taranaki has an online resource to help people have fun and keep active while vanquishing the virus.
Called Active Anywhere, the webpages feature links, tools and routines collected from around the country and the world. There is everything from kids’ yoga to sports specific training, community bootcamps, routines for functional movement and active options for older people.
Everything on Active Anywhere will keep people safe in their bubbles.
A page featuring the latest official physical activity advice is another handy tool. The pages are being added to regularly to keep things fresh and broaden the range of resources.
- MINISTRY OF EDUCATION – The Ministry of Education are adding to their bank of online resource links so do try some of these.