Parent resources to help your child at home
To ensure your child’s success in early learning and beyond, it is crucial they develop strong skills in reading, writing and maths. We encourage parents to support their children's learning at school, by helping them also at home.
The Victorian Government's website Connect-Primary includes games you can play with your child to build their literacy and maths skills.
Links and downloads ~ Literacy and Maths tips:
- Before school – Year 2 literacy tips (PDF - 360Kb)
- Before school – Year 2 maths tips (PDF - 416Kb)
- Year 3 – Year 6 literacy tips (PDF - 393Kb)
- Year 3 – Year 6 maths tips (PDF - 395Kb)
Where can I get help?
Your Child's teacher can provide advice about how you can help develop your child’s
literacy and maths skills. Some topics you could discuss with the teacher include:
- Your child’s level of achievement on literacy and maths tasks.
- The goals your child is working towards in literacy and maths, and how you can
support your child to achieve these.
- Strategies you can use to assist your child in areas that he or she finds difficult.
Email your child's teacher to make an appointment to address any issues you may have.
Student website Links
- Primary Connect provides primary students with access to exciting online educational resources. Here you'll find a fantastic range of learning and research resources, information on school life – and how to not only survive but excel – and lots of fun games and activities.
- Connect (the website formerly known as Education Channel) has a whole assortment of information on everything from exams and bullying, to what to do after you leave school.
- Ask Kids – Allows users to ask a question in plain English, confirms the question, then takes them to one web site that answers the question.
- Awesome Library – K-12 Education Directory for Kids – The Awesome Library organises 37000 carefully reviewed K-12 education resources for kids. It contains a directory, an index, and a search engine
- Cybersmart Kids Online – Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.
- Discovernet – Australian Museums & Galleries
- National Geographic for Kids – Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.
- VICNET Kids
- 2008/9 Wikipedia Selection for schools – Wikipedia is the free encyclopaedia anyone can edit. This selection of topics have been carefully chosen, tidied up, and checked for vandalism and suitability (by SOS Children volunteers)
- Yarra Libraries – Branches in Richmond, Collingwood, Carlton, Fitzroy and North Fitzroy.
- Yarra Libraries Kids' Site
Teacher website Links
- Aussie Educator – Australian education information for preschool, primary, secondary, tertiary levels, educational resources and tools.
- Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers – Group activities, membership details, announcements, events, and special materials for teachers.
- Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Society and Environment – The federation is the peak body for associations promoting SOSE. The site provides links to businesses and associations in the discipline, along with curriculum resources, and links to competitions.
- Curriculum Corporation of Australia – Curriculum Corporation: major provider of curriculum materials and services in Australia, and specialists in educational project management.
- Cybersmart Kids Online – for Teachers and Schools
- EdNA Online – online network for educators
- Math Goodies – Teachers
- Parliamentary Education Office – Educating schools, teachers and students about the Commonwealth Parliament of Australia.
- Primary School – Sites, Lessons, Resources
- Teachers on the Web
- Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
- Zoom School