We’ve got your back with free lessons and activities – for all year levels.

Learn@Home resources are designed to support teachers and encourage independent student learning – it’s all about giving you flexibility. You can choose to use these as stand-alone activities to support remote learning or build them into classroom learning. 

We also realise that supporting parents is a huge part of lockdown, and so we’ve put together a parent support page where they can sign up, and Learn@Home lessons designed for parents.

 

We’ve split our Learn@Home series into two different kinds of resources:

Learn@Home Activities

These activities get kids off their tech and engaged in hands-on tasks like science experiments, craft or art – these are for all ages. 

Designed to be adaptable, most activities take 20-30 minutes and cover real-world topics that you can relate to and easily complete in a home environment.

Creativity is key! If you don’t have a backyard:

  • use your balcony as an observation deck or
  • get some exercise and complete your activity at the same time.

Self-Directed Lessons

Our Self-Directed Learn@Home lessons encourage students to work independently,  whilst also allowing you to continue student & teacher collaboration if you are able to provide a class collaboration environment.

These lessons give you flexibility to deliver lessons that work in your current teaching environment. On top of all of this, these lessons give parents a much-needed break as well.

 

Need some inspiration? Check out some of our latest and most popular lessons and activities

 

Hot Tips From the Head of Education

With remote learning becoming a much more ‘normal’ part of teaching in Australia and across the world, we’ve scoured the internet to bring you our top tips for dealing with the sudden shift of classroom dynamics. If you have advice for other teachers for thriving in this digital world, be sure to send us an email!

 

Access our Student Digital Library – it’s free and safe

Kids can access video clips, documentaries, images, articles, stories and news articles, all organised by topic. 

The toolbox is divided into Early Learning, Primary and Secondary levels and is brilliant for topic investigation, research projects, and further learning.

Students don’t need to register to access our digital library so you can drop links into presentations or your own school system like compass or google classroom.

Click here to check it out

Early Learning

To view all of our learn@home Early learning activities, click here.

Paint A Little Positivity

Leaf Investigators

Ramp It Up!

Vegetable Stamps

HPE, Visual Arts

In this activity you will explore those things you can do to feel good. You will also record a range of different positive and negative feelings and think about what colours you would use to describe these feelings. 

STEM, Arts

In this activity you’ll measure leaves, uncover how they grow and change and make some artwork using leaves.

Science, Maths, Arts

Ever wondered how to get your race car to go a bit faster? Different surfaces create different kinds of friction and can really slow your car down or let it speed up. 

Arts, Science

This easy activity will create the perfect opportunity to play with your food! Take your favourite vegetables, put some paint on them and stamp them all over.

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Foundation

To view all of our learn@home Foundation activities, click here.

Alphabet Collage

Sing Together Now

My Garden Treasure Map

Get Into Birds

 Arts, English

Choose your favourite letter of the alphabet then go hunting through old magazines or newspapers to find pictures related to that letter.

Arts, English

Artists and musicians are often inspired by nature. In this activity, you will sing about what you see on your daily garden exploration.

Geography, Maths

Maps are a great tool for explorers. It’s time for you to be an explorer by getting outside. While you are exploring, notice the features of your garden. Show your favourite features on the map, creating your own natural treasures map!

Arts, Science

Use your eagle eye to observe some birds, thinking about what they do and how they move. Then you’ll have a chance to imagine what it’s like to be a bird and why they do what they do. 

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Primary

To view all of our learn@home Primary activities, click here.

Sustainable Shopping List Meal Challenge

Where Does Your Food Come From?

Paint Like An Animal Activist

 Schools Tree Day – Biodiversity

English, Humanities, Mathematics

Plan your budget, choose a recipe and go shopping for ingredients. Is there any way you could source ingredients locally/sustainably to save money and the environment?

Design and Technology, Science

Artists and musicians are often inspired by nature. In this activity, you will sing about what you see on your daily garden exploration.

Visual Arts, Science

Get yourself into the mindset of an animal artist who has been affected by climate change and create an artwork communicating your thoughts and feelings to a human audience..

English, Science, Visual Arts

In this activity, you will learn about biodiversity, and the ways that trees support a variety of life, so you can see the importance of maintaining or replanting forest areas.

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Secondary

To view all of our learn@home Secondary activities, click here

Antisugar Ads

Healthwashing And Weasel Words

News Consumption And Mental Health

Make Your Own pH Indicator

English, Mathematics

In this activity you’ll view some ads that explain why eating too much sugar isn’t the best idea for your health. Using some of the techniques you observed, you’ll then make your own ad.

English

Ever heard someone say “they weaselled out of that cleverly”? Weasels may be getting a bad wrap here, but in this activity, you’ll work out how the experts cleverly use ‘weasel words’ to get themselves out of trouble. Then you’ll get to try it. Just don’t get caught!

English

Track your news consumption habits for a week and then reflect on the way the news is shaping your mindset. Found some habits that aren’t doing you any good? Then you’ll explore some ways to change them
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English, Science

In this experiment, you’re going to make your own pH indicator using everyday ingredients. With your indicator, you’ll test out some common substances around the home

The Conversation

A special body of work, put together in partnership with The Conversation to address some of the complicated topics and issues Australians and the world have been facing recently. From bushfires and mental health to COVID-19, we have a range of resources your students can enjoy independently. You might even find them informative too!

We have also added a new digital library topic – COVID-19 – with a collection of factsheets, articles, videos and links to keep up to date with the latest information available.

Check out some of The Conversation lessons that teachers and parents have been loving so far.
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Communicating Clearly About COVID-19

Fictional Friends

Bushfires and Ecosystems

Keeping Anxiety At Bay During COVID-19

English

Students will gain a greater understanding of COVID-19 including its symptoms, how it is contracted, at risk groups, incubation period and how it is different to influenza by reading through an article. Next, they will conduct quick research on responses to COVID-19 in their state and reflect on their own responses during this time.

English

In this lesson, students learn the value of fictional characters for their social and emotional health. After identifying key benefits of ‘socialising’ with characters, students make connections between their world and the literary world of texts they enjoy.

English

Students will read ‘The Conversation’ article about bushfires and ecosystems, then watch a short video. Students will then refer back to ‘The Conversation’ article and answer questions, reflecting on the connections between the clip and the article and how both help them to understand ecosystems..

English

Students will consider how COVID-19 is impacting their life. They will read a short article from The Conversation about coping with anxiety caused by the stress of COVID-19. Students will read through the article and complete a set of analytical questions to initiate their ideas.

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