Each learning activity package has a parent/carer guide with instructions, with many containing multiple play and do videos and audio resources to help you with your child’s learning. Always read the instructions in the parent/carer guide first and download or print resources that are embedded in the guide, before starting each day. Many learning packages have multiple video and audio resources that provide self-guiding teaching segments and instructions for you and your child/ren.

For a preview of the self-guiding videos select: Developing vocabulary

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English and literacy

Week 6

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Learning Package 1: Exploring inference

This lesson explores inference and how we can use a range of information in an image and text to make an inference or a conclusion.

Learning Package 2: Inference in text

This lesson explores inference and your child will use their background knowledge and clues from a text to ‘read between the lines’ and draw inferences or conclusions.

Learning Package 3: Using clues in writing

This lesson gives opportunities for students to add clues into a description; to show, don’t tell.

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Learning Package 1: Exploring literary description

In this lesson your child will use literary descriptions to add detail within a story, such as a character or setting.

Learning Package 2: Creating literary description

This lesson aims to support your child to write a literary description based on a character.

Learning Package 3: Responding to text 1

This lesson focuses on building vocabulary and background knowledge around the text: ‘Almost Impossible: Crossing the Blue Mountains’ by Kate Walker.

Learning Package 4: Responding to text 2

This lesson focuses on comprehension skills including skimming a text for information, and using text evidence to make inferences.

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Learning Package 1: What is a metaphor?

This lesson is the first of three lessons which aim to build understanding of a metaphor.

Learning Package 2: Identifying metaphor

This lesson is the second of three lessons which aim to build understanding of a metaphor.

Learning Package 3: Creating metaphor

This lesson is the third of three lessons which aim to build understanding of a metaphor.

Learning Package 4: Midnight in gnome city - Part 1

This is the first of two lessons that focus on how authors use inference to communicate a message.

Learning Package 5: Midnight in gnome city - Part 2

This is the second of two lessons that focus on how authors use inference to communicate a message.

Learning Package 1: Similes – Part 1

IIn this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about what a simile is. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of similes.

Learning Package 2: Similes – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about what a simile is. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of similes.

Learning Package 3: Similes – Part 3

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about what a simile is. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of similes.

Learning Package 4: Poem – The Sea – Part 1

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about a poem and will complete a series of activities to develop their vocabulary.

Learning Package 5: Poem – The Sea – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson comparing two poems and will complete a series of activities to develop their comprehension and writing abilities.

Learning Package 1: Personification – Part 1

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about personification. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of personification.

Learning Package 2: Personification – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about personification. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of personification.

Learning Package 3: Personification – Part 3

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about personification. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of personification.

Learning Package 4: Poem – My Country – Part 1

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about the poem and will complete a series of activities to develop their vocabulary.

Learning Package 5: Poem – My Country – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about a poem and will complete a series of activities to develop their understanding of the poem. The teacher will guide your child as they learn to find answers within a text.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

Mathematics and numeracy

Week 6

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Learning Package 1: Colour in fractions

This activity offers your child the opportunity to represent fractions, develop a sense of the relative size of fractions, practise the language associated with fractions and explore the concept of equivalence.

Learning Package 2: Imagining fractions

This activity offers your child the opportunity to represent fractions, develop a sense of the relative size of fractions, practise the language associated with fractions and explore the concept of equivalence.

Learning Package 3: youcubed math cards

This activity offers your child the opportunity to develop their understanding of multiplication without time constraints.

Learning Package 4: Origami cube and net exploration

This activity offers your child the opportunity to explore how a net requires each face to be connected to at least one other face.

Learning Package 5: Dot card talk 2

This activity is designed to get your child thinking about different ways we can think about numbers in particular multiplicative situations.

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Learning Package 1: Dicey addition

This task offers your child the opportunity to work flexibly with numbers and use their knowledge of landmark numbers (for example; multiples of fives and tens) and number facts.

Learning Package 2: Super shapes

This task offers your child the opportunity to practise using addition and subtraction and supports their understanding of this inverse relationship.

Learning Package 3: Which one doesn’t belong?

This task offers your child the opportunity to think about what they know, notice and provide mathematical reasons for their thinking.

Learning Package 4: youcubed number visuals

This task is designed to offer your child the opportunity to see numbers, investigate interesting representation of numbers and think about factors and multiples.

Learning Package 5: Same and different

This task encourages your child to share what they know about numbers, patterns and multiplicative thinking.

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Learning Package 1: Mystery spinner

Your child will make a spinner then solve a problem to strengthen their understanding of chance and probability.

Learning Package 2: Inside seven squares

Your child will work through a task to solve a problem about area.

Learning Package 3: Totality

In this task your child will play a strategic game of addition.

Learning Package 4: Sponge art transformations

In this task your child will create a painting while investigating flips, slides and turns.

Learning Package 5: All the digits

In this task your child will think about place value and the way that written strategies for multiplication work.

Learning Package 1: Place value

In this task your child will develop their understanding of place value by playing a game.

Learning Package 2: Reasoning with squares

In this task your child will develop reasoning skills through paper folding activities.

Learning Package 3: Measuring muffins

In this task your child will develop measurement skills through baking muffins or another recipe of your choice.

Learning Package 4: Patterns

In this task your child will be noticing and describing patterns using words and representations.

Learning Package 5: Keeping to a budget

In this task your child will use strategies to add and subtract 4-digit numbers with decimals.

Learning Package 1: Multiplication – Multiplication toss

This activity will support your child to represent multiplication as an array of rows and columns on grid paper.

Learning Package 2: Fractions – Baking with fractions

In this package your child will learn that fractions are used in everyday activities and investigate equivalent fractions.

Learning Package 3: Addition and subtraction – Let's get magical!

In this activity your child will use magic tricks to develop mathematical reasoning and practise their skills in mental computation.

Learning Package 4: Chance – Basketball toss

In this activity your child will play a game and use a variety of ways to record their scores.

Learning Package 5: Addition and subtraction – Closest to 100

In this activity your child will play a game to practise using a range of appropriate strategies when solving addition and subtraction problems.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

Physical activities

Week 6

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Learning Package 1: Base run

A fun game of team work and tactics that will allow children to practise their running, throwing and catching.

Learning Package 2: Continuous tennis

Players hit a ball over an obstacle and run to the back of the line, making way for the next player to receive the ball and hit it to keep the game going.

Learning Package 3: Pepper

A fast paced game involving one batter and multiple fielders.

Learning Package 4: GetActive@Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

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Learning Package 1: Back to back passing challenge

This partner game will allow you to explore different ways of passing the ball between partners and even come up with your own creative ways of passing the ball.

Learning Package 2: Let's throw!

Using recycled pieces of paper, players scrunch their paper into a ball and aim to throw as many as possible over their opponents line in a set time.

Learning Package 3: Mini golf

Use your imagination plus household objects to design your own mini golf course.

Learning Package 4: Get Active @ Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

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Learning Package 1: Big and little targets

Using a bat and ball, aim for different sized targets to see how many points you can score.

Learning Package 2: Footy golf

Players aim to score points by hitting a ball through goal posts.

Learning Package 3: Keep the ball up

Try to keep a ball off the ground by passing it to each other.

Learning Package 4: Get Active @ Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

Learning Package 1: Bat tapping

Using a bat and ball, keep tapping the ball into the air for as long as possible.

Learning Package 2: Catching challenge

Test your catching skills in these variety of fun challenges.

Learning Package 3: Hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades

Choose a card from a deck and then complete the number of exercises for a specific suit. Great fun for the whole family.

Learning Package 4: Get Active @ Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

Learning Package 1: Bullseye

This game will allow you to practise your throwing skills as you try to increase your accuracy.

Learning Package 2: Reach the sky

Test your speed to see if you can reach the line before your object hits the floor.

Learning Package 3: Balancing act

Use different parts of your body to balance a range of household items.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

More key learning areas

Week 6

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Learning Package 1: Creative arts - Powerful pentatonic

In this lesson your child will look at how musicians can use a pentatonic scale to compose music.

Learning Package 2: Science - Wetlands birds

Your child will engage with three short videos about wetland birds from the rangers at Sydney Olympic Park. Learn about the history of Homebush Bay, meet an ecologist, complete your own birdwatching survey, explore the adaptations of the ibis and watch an ibis ceremonial dance.

Learning Pacakge 3: Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for student to use. This week explore 'Funny Fiction' with Oliver Phommavanh.

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Learning Package 1: Creative arts - Movie music

Your child will participate in a lesson where they will consider how characters in movies can be represented by music.

Learning Package 2: Science - Light and sound

Join the scientists from Fizzics Education to learn about all about light and sound. Watch the video and then complete some of your own light and sound experiments at home.

Learning Package 3: Science - Liquid nitrogen show

Join the scientists from Fizzics Education as they teach you molecules and materials in their Liquid nitrogen show. Watch the video and then complete some of your own experiments at home.

Learning Package 4: Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for student to use. This week explore 'Story Ingredients' with Deborah Abela.

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Learning Package 1: Creative arts - Street art

In this lesson your child will be inspired by the artist Tracy Lee Stum to create their own artwork.

Learning Package 2: 'The Incredible Freedom Machines' by Kirli Saunders

Watch Kirli Saunders, NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year 2020, proud Gunai woman and award-winning international children's author and poet read her story 'The Incredible Freedom Machines'. After listening, complete a fun activity based on the story.

Learning Package 3: Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for students to use. This week explore 'Creating Characters' with Yvette Posholigan and 'Developing Dialogue' with Tim Harris.

Learning Package 1: Creative arts – Tuneful trash

Create musical instruments from rubbish or recycled materials found at home.

Learning Package 2: Science – Minibeasts

Discover the variety of minibeasts in your garden with Karen from Sydney Science Education.

Learning Package 1: Creative arts – Rubbish rap

Your child will learn a rap about the environment which focuses on beat and rhythm.

Learning Package 2: Multiple subjects – Pirate school

Learn how to become a pirate with an entertaining video made with the Australian National Maritime Museum.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

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