Parents are encouraged to view “Learning At Home” as a positive experience and enjoy the many benefits it can provide, including:

  • The ability to create an encouraging and beneficial environment for their children
  • Demonstrate to their children that education can be fun
  • Enjoy spending more time and creating strong bonds with their children
  • Ability to prioritise your child’s mental, emotional, behavioural, and physical health
  • Create efficient, effective learning. With a low student-teacher ratio, there is no time taken up with waiting for others to finish.

The Department of Education has developed a “Learning At Home” website for parents as a one stop shop to support families who have chosen to keep their children at home or are unable to send them to school due to self-isolation.

Baler Primary School Staff have developed curriculum support units of work which relate to our unique and immediate environment.

Baler Primary School Staff have developed curriculum support units of work which relate to our unique and immediate environment.


Oral Language

Encourage deep conversations and lengthy responses from students. Oral language is an important foundation for reading and writing.

Spelling & Vocabulary

When writing, encourage students to ‘have a go’ at tricky words and reread their writing to look for editing opportunities.


Build reading into every opportunity possible.

If I Get Stuck‘ includes strategies to assist children to read independently.

21 Questions to Ask Your Child About a Book‘ guides you to ask comprehension questions in K – 3.

‘Tell Me’ refers to comprehension questions for Yrs 4 – 6.


Work with your child to create persuasive writing on a topical issue. An information poster or narrative could also be jointly constructed with students. As they write, discuss the use of interesting language and vocabulary to enhance sentences (rich adjectives and verbs).

Story Board That is a good website and APP available for writing online.

Online Resources

Baler PS is using a variety of online websites and all students from Pre-primary to Year 6 have been provided with logins:

Yrs K – 3
Free Teach Your Monster to Read App (Reg. $5!) | Money Saving Mom ...
Also available in APP Store
Yrs K – 3
Also available in APP Store

Yrs 4 – 6

Cars and Stars Online (Reading Comprehension)

Yrs 4 – 6

Levelled Reading and Comprehension

There is a comprehensive list of a variety of available Read Aloud texts for your child to listen to and view.



Encourage students to improve their basic number facts and times tables by calculating the change from shopping, or the difference between sale price and retail price, or looking at odd and even numbers on letterboxes.  Conversations about how they get their answer helps confirm their understanding and sometimes is more important than the answer itself.


Students really enjoy measuring different objects around the house. Try measuring the volume of different shaped glasses/cups, or the length/area of their room. Better yet, students could redesign their bedroom or house using SketchUp (free APP). Telling the time and timing how long tasks take, is also a form of measurement.


Building different 3D objects with old boxes is a great way to learn about 2D shapes and 3D objects. Make sure you have deep conversations about the different shapes and 3D object you make together to develop an understanding of shape properties.


Chance is all about the different possibilities. The best way to learn about chance is by playing board games and encouraging discussions about different possibilities before rolling the die or revealing a card.


Collecting information about how many smarties in a packet or chips per person can be represented on a graph or in a table

Online Resources


Baler PS is using MathsOnline and all students from Pre-primary to Year 6 have been provided with logins. It includes videos with explanations about  concepts, practice and feedback.


Helpful videos and games to play with everyday resources (see example image here):


Maths at Our House  includes ideas for how you can share mathematics using everyday experiences and things you’ve found around the home. The Maths Kete (kit) section gives ideas for free or low cost items for your child to explore maths ideas (see example image below):