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Eight ways to help your child develop their organisational skills

You may be worried that having less traditional ‘homework’ is impacting on your child’s organisational skills. Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, puts it well when she explains, ‘Remember children learn all the time, not just when… Continue Reading →

Boredom: how it helps children’s development

Over the last term, the Education and Wellbeing Committee has worked to provide parents with regular posts about things families can do at home to support their child’s learning and development. It seems unusual, then, that we would advocate for… Continue Reading →

Create an obstacle course

Asking your child to create and complete an obstacle course in the house or backyard requires them to use planning and organisation skills, as well as their imagination! The course pictured here from The Crafty Mummy helps develop children’s motor… Continue Reading →

25 Things for Kids to do in Spring

Spring is finally here and we don’t need to look too far to notice things beginning to flourish. This week’s idea for a Fun Thing To Do Out Of School is to encourage your child to explore outdoors and take… Continue Reading →

Times tables bingo

Playing times tables games is a great way for children to develop their fluency with times tables, which is essential for further Mathematics and in everyday life. The achievement standard in the Australian Curriculum outlines that students recall multiplication facts… Continue Reading →

Outdoor experiences a fundamental part of childhood

Making changes to the family routine and finding time to introduce new things at home can be tricky. This is one of the reasons why the Education and Wellbeing Committee developed the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School… Continue Reading →

Place Value War

Helping children develop a solid understanding of place value is so important, as place value concepts underpin fluency in arithmetic calculations and support ongoing learning with larger numbers and decimals. This fun place value game can be played at home… Continue Reading →

Dynamo Dice

How many times have you found yourself trying to keep the kids occupied at a restaurant or cafe table while you wait for the food to arrive? Instead of reaching for your phone as an easy distraction for them, how about… Continue Reading →

What are ‘fridge words’ and how can they help your child expand their vocabulary?

Did you know that vocabulary is one of the best predictors of a child’s educational achievement? Typically, a student needs 12 instructional encounters to fully know a word. This is one reason why talking with your child about their ‘fridge… Continue Reading →

Learn how to play Land Grab!

This fun and engaging game supports children’s conceptual understanding of multiplication and offers another way to help your child learn their times tables facts. Materials Piece of graph paper Two dice (six, ten or twelve-sided) Two different coloured pencils How… Continue Reading →

How To Play Addition Bump

William and his family love playing ‘Addition Bump’ when they have a spare moment at home. Read on to find out how to play this fun and competitive game, featured on our 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School… Continue Reading →

74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School

Unley Primary students in conjunction with staff and the Education and Wellbeing Committee are excited to share with families the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School resource. The aim of this list is to give families suggestions of activities,… Continue Reading →

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