Team Kereru Distance Learning Page

Team Kereru

The following information is for Year 5 & 6 students who are currently in the following classes;

Te Moana, Te Marama & Tirohanga


Here is a sample Team Kereru Sample Timetable IF you want one. It can be amended to meet YOUR schedule in YOUR bubble.


Online Learning Platform

Link to Student Login

Parent Information

Guidelines for students


Students will have set tasks to complete. Feel free to explore Live Mathletics, Rainforest Maths, MultiVerse and Mysterious Mansion.

X1 unit strand a week. STEPs improve your child’s spelling, vocabulary, sentence and word work.


X4 tasks a week. Some students will have set tasks to complete. The key focus is Science. Feel free to explore the range of other subjects and languages available.

Subject areas students can explore at their own pace and interest are:

English Lit, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Languages, Health and PE, Māori


Optional Exploring:

There is a range of curriculum areas that students can access for free.

Free choice although some students will have set tasks. A reminder that studyladder can be accessed from 9am-3pm for a range of subject and topic choices. Outside of these times, students can only do 3 activities.


Class codes have been sent out via Google Classroom.

Access to unlimited texts online.

Students can access online texts.

Google Classroom

Your child has access to Google Classroom through their gmail account. We use this in our regular class programme. Students are familiar with this. Teachers post activities and messages on here regularly during the week.

Students have a class Google Classroom page and also a Reading Class page. They will receive an email notification when new information or work is posted.

Students are notified via their gmail every time information or work is posted on Google Classroom. Students need to check their school gmail account regularly.

Offline Learning

Home Learning Pack

Writing Exercise Book

For independent writing and writing tasks set on Google Classroom

Action English

1-2 pages a day. Please make sure you have marked these with your child when they are completed.

Dragon Maths

1-2 pages a day. Please make sure you have marked these with your child when they are completed.


Online lessons will be focused on writing. It is beneficial for your child to join in on lessons. Your child will be emailed lesson expectations and students in years 3-8 will need to preview lesson content prior to joining the lesson.


Try to read at least 15-30 minutes each day. This includes reading to another individual reading or being read to.


Well Being


Mindfulness Breathing: Magic Minute


Mindfulness: Body Scan


Mindfulness breathing techniques and body awareness to help students relax and manage their feelings.

Mandala Art for Kids

Using materials you can find near (preferably in nature) you create a mandala.


30 Day Fitness Challenge

Design a 30 Day Fitness Challenge for you and your family.

Go Noodle

Active Screen Time

GoNoodle® gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.

Gratitude Journal Find one new thing everyday that you are grateful for. Record this your green writing book or you can use one of the templates below.

Gratitude Journal (editable) 1

Gratitude Journal (editable) 2

Five Daily Mental Health Practices


Five ways we can be mindful each day.

Find a time each day to step outside and take a moment to think about your senses. What can you see, hear, smell and feel at that time? Do these things remind you of anything? Record this in your green writing book.


Fun Zone



The Virtual Traveler (PDF)


Knitted mice SPCA

Activity: Smiley Stress Balls

Story & Writing with Murray Gadd: Voices in the Park


Create a stop – motion video about what your ‘new norm’ looks like at home.


Tutorial: How to use the app


App: ‘Stop motion studio’. This is an app that can be found in the app store on a parent/caregiver’s phone or on your laptop.

Get Creative! Design your own bird feeder from recycled materials around the house. Take photos/video and explain what materials you’ve used & why.


1 Million Dollar Challenge

Can you complete the challenge?