Team Piwakawaka Distance Learning Page

Team Piwakawaka

The following information is for Year 0, 1 & 2 students who are currently in the following classes;

Parekereke, Te Whenua & Te Ra

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.

Stories and activities correspond to the students reading level. Stories are available for students to complete at their own pace.

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.

Offline Learning (Hard Materials)

(Wave One)

Hard Materials

Guidelines for students

Maths worksheets

3-4 pages a week

Handwriting Book

1-2 pages a day.

Exercise Book

Keep a diary or write a recount about what you are up to everyday.

Feel free to write a story, a report, poem or a description.


Online lessons will be focused on writing. It is beneficial for your child to join in on lessons. Your child will be emailed lesson times and lesson expectations.


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

Well being

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Fun mindfulness and yoga activities for active screen time.

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Check out the

Auckland Zoo webcam!

This will be up and running shortly but for now students can watch the recent livestreams -watching the family of otters splashing around in the water is so relaxing!

Go wild with the Auckland Zoo Kids Club which has plenty of fun activities and information about your favourite animals.

Feel good activity chart

ie: Play cards, build a play space.


Feel good activities chart 2

Ie. leave a chalk note for someone, gratitude ideas


Stay Connected

Phone, video chat or write a letter to a family member or friend. See how they are doing and share what you have been doing in your bubble.

Juicy, Crispy, Crunch

Slow down, use your senses and enjoy the moment.

Belly breathingSesame Street Video

Need to relax? Learn how to use belly breathing to calm your body and your mind.

Letterbox cricket!

Something for the whole family!

Make your walks more interesting and do some math too!

What I Am

Believe in yourself and you can achieve what you put your mind to. You can keep on getting stronger!

(From Sesame Street)

Fun Zone

Discover Auckland Museum online with virtual tours, interactive quizzes and more.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Learn all about the letters of the alphabet and sounds they make while teaching your monster to read.


Stuck for ideas on what to write about? Pick a picture from this website and talk about it with your family. Write a sentence or story about it.

Kitchen Science Watch fun episodes of Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl & The Imaginauts) and her helpers as they create fun and exciting science experiments that you can do at home.

Some activities – A candle made out of a nut? A soap-powered boat? A chicken in a cup? It’s all possible on Kitchen Science.

ANZAC Biscuit recipe

I Feel Better When I’m Dancing

Have a break! Get your family together with some of your favourite songs and have a dance party. This is a great way to be active and have some fun at the same time.

Leaf Threading

Fine motor activity threading leaves. Find Autumn leaves and happy threading!

Make rolled paper beads

Create a necklace or bracelet!

Kidspot Science Activities

Simple science experiments you can do at home with your kids are a fun way to introduce children of all ages to basic scientific concepts. Find easy science experiments now with easy to follow step by step instructions.

Making Table Creation

-Using recycled containers around the house, what creation can you make?

Crash Course Kids Science

This is a great channel that makes science fun! Kids can learn about gravity, the food chain, engineering, space and more, in a way that is easy for growing minds to digest


Create a puppet at home using whatever materials you have available. Once it is made you can have hours of fun playing games, telling stories or even put on a show for your family.

Origami Projects for kids.

Some origami tutorials are photo tutorials, and some are diagrams. Print out the diagrams to have the instructions on-hand while you complete the project.

Make cute cat finger puppets or little paper boats that float. Share your creations with us!

Origami Frogs Video tutorial -something to try with mum or dad.