Ngati Whakaue Enichment Unit
Learning Support Staff
The Board of Trustees in partnership with Ngati Whakaue Endowment Trust provides additional teacher staffing and teacher aide resourcing to support children with their learning at Rotorua Primary School. The Learning Support staff members currently working at our school are:
Chrissy Campion - School Librarian
Raewyn McPhee– Teacher Aide (Learning Support, English)
Michelle Fergusson - Teacher's Aide (In class support worker, Auraki)
Cheryl Hinga - Teacher Aide (In class support worker, Auraki)
Parent Communication contact
The Learning Support team works with both small withdrawal groups of children and in classes providing support for individuals or groups of students.
Children who participate in Learning Support programmes have been referred to the Learning Support team by their classroom teachers or have been identified through our school entrance assessments. Students are assessed by a member of the team with the results from the assessments being discussed at Learning Support meetings. Children are either accepted into the programme, with parents receiving written notification of inclusion in the programme, or if the referral is declined, recommendations for classroom programme adaptation are made to the classroom teacher.
Links to useful interactive websites
Here are some great websites, which will support your child with their learning at home.
www.FunBrain.com (great website for reading, writing and mathematics at all Year levels)
www.starfall.com (a great website for learning the alphabet, word families, and then ‘It’s Fun to Read’ is useful for children reading from Orange onwards)
www.sunshineonline.co.nz (Reading for emergent, early and fluent readers) Parents and children are welcome to use the Elmwood login (Username: elmwood; Password: sunshine)
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/countersquare.html (an interactive hundreds board which is useful for learning to skip counter and work with numbers to 100)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/placevalue/value.htm (a really useful website for strengthening children’s understanding of place value)
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts (another useful website for developing place value knowledge)
http://www.novelgames.com/en/spgames/mathlines/ (a useful website for helping children learn their number bonds to 10)
http://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_30.html (another useful website for learning number bonds to 30)
http://www.prototec.co.nz/maths.html (a really useful website, without all the bells and whistles, to support children with learning their basic facts, especially number unknown e.g. 6 + ? = 10)
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (a great site to visit for learning the multiplication and division basic facts) (a spelling game, like Boggle)
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