Calling all BOOK LOVERS…Book Week is Here!
It’s Gruff’s favourite week of year! This week is Book Week. Gruff loves reading so he’s excited to celebrate all of his favourite books. Each year all across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings chilRead more
National Science Week 2019
National Science Week 2019, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, was held last week from the 10th to 18th of August. There were over 1000 events happening around Australia to mark National Science Week in schoolsRead more
National Tree Day 2019
National Tree Day was held last weekend. There were two main events as part of National Tree Day: Schools Tree Day on Friday 26th July 2019 and National Tree Day on Sunday 28th July 2019. National Tree Day is Australia’s largeRead more
“Everyone Belongs” – Harmony Week 2019
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harmony Day celebrations in Australia. So, what is Harmony Day you ask? This year Harmony Day has been extended to cover a entire week from 17-23 March 2019. This week includes the 21st of MarRead more
Helpful Homework Hints
While expectations vary from school to school, homework is a part of school life. However, it doesn’t always lead to great excitement in children or parents. It can often be a struggle to keep children motivated to complete tasks or evenRead more
Banish the Back to School Blues
A new year also means that school holidays are coming to an end soon and it’s almost time to go back to school. This can be both a stressful and exciting time for parents and children. Children may be anxious about a new school environRead more
Help! How can my child improve their writing skills?
Writing is a vital skill that children continue to develop right throughout their schooling, however not all children find writing an easy task. In today’s technology driven environment writing has become an even more important communicatRead more
School Holidays – A Survival Guide for Parents
It’s that time of year that teachers and students love but parents often dread...school holidays! Children are released from the confines and routines of the school environment and parents start hearing the dreaded words... I’m bored!Read more
NAPLAN Results – What do they mean?
NAPLAN results were released this week and, as usual, there will be much public discussion and debate over the purpose and usefulness of the results. While one of the primary purposes of NAPLAN is to inform school and systemwide planning, pRead more
Help! How can my child improve their Reading Comprehension?
Reading is the process of decoding the words that are presented in front of us. Comprehension is the next step and is all about making meaning of what we are reading. Good comprehension is an important life skill. At school, childrenRead more
Why are Mental Maths Strategies so Important?
Nowadays many of us carry a calculator in our pockets (mobile phones) or on our wrists (smart watches), so why is it necessary for children to learn mental maths strategies? What is Mental Maths? The term ‘mental maths’ refers to anyRead more
And the winners are…
Thank you so much to all the parents and children who gave us feedback and in turn entered our Chromebook giveaway. The feedback was so valuable to us and gave us some great ideas for making Learn Primary even better. Congratulations to ShRead more
Closing the Book…
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who who never reads lives only one.” George R.R Martin Friday 24th August 2018 marks the end of another successful Book Week. Gruff hopes that you enjoyed celebrating all thingRead more
How do I support my child with writing?
Children begin writing long before they start school. The scribbles and drawings they make are the foundations of writing. Writing is a part of our daily lives and and a fundamental aspect of Literacy in any language. Children learn to writRead more
Pick up a Book Today!
We are continuing with all things Book Week and following on from yesterday's post about choosing a good book. We thought that it would be fun to share some of our favourite books with you... Gruff's Top 5 Classic Reads: Gruff's ToRead more
Calling all BOOK LOVERS…How do we choose ‘good’ books?
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book” Dr Seuss Gruff has been reading his way through the pile of books he borrowed from the library and as it is Book Week, we thought it would be useful toRead more
Calling all BOOK LOVERS…Book Week is coming!
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney- Each year all across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) bring children and books together by celebrating BoRead more
Science Week – Let loose your inner Einstein!
The 11th of August 2018 marked the beginning of Science Week. This nation wide event, which runs until the 19th of August, aims to increase public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, and innovationRead more
Education Week – What’s it all about?
Across New South Wales from 6-10th of August public schools enjoyed Education Week. So, what was it all about? Education Week is a statewide, annual event held to celebrate public school education. It is an opportunity to showcase outstaRead more
How beneficial are extra-curricular activities for my 8 year old?
It’s widely accepted that extra-curricular activities help children to learn and develop outside the classroom. But what are the actual benefits of extra-curricular activities, especially for children in years 2 & 3? Social DevelopRead more
What skills do children develop between ages 7 and 9?
It’s easy to know what your children are learning at school. Anyone can look up the curriculum, google NAPLAN or ask the teacher. But aside from classroom learning, what skills are children ages 7-9 developing and how can parents help?Read more
How Learn Primary Helps Year 3 Children Prepare for NAPLAN
NAPLAN (which stands for National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) is a series of diagnostic tests that assess the learning level of children and their classroom as a whole. It’s not strictly designed to be prepared for, howeveRead more
How Can I Help My Child Prepare for Year 3 NAPLAN?
If your child is in Year 3 and is nearing their first NAPLAN assessment, it can be easy to feel unsure about how to best prepare your child for the experience. We’ve put together a simple guide on how to get NAPLAN-ready without the stresRead more
Using Learn Primary Effectively by Assigning Lessons to Your ChildRead more
The Perfect Primary School Learning System for your Child
Why Extra Tutoring isn’t the Only Way to Boost Learning
Tutoring can be quite the controversial topic amongst parents of primary school aged children in Australia. While many parents feel that tutoring is a luxury, there are also many who see value in one-on-one support. There’s really no righRead more
Year 2 Curriculum: Have you wondered what your child is learning in their year group?
\The national curriculum for Australian primary schools is aimed at equipping students with the skills, knowledge, confidence and creativity for life. At a Year 2 level, students are getting to know themselves better and to engage with theRead more
Do Primary School Kids Need Homework during the Holidays?
Are school holidays the place for homework? On one hand, this time offers a great opportunity to help kids catch up on important concepts from the school term. On the other hand, kids are kids – and they love their freedom! Aussie teacherRead more
Naplan is going online! Here is what you need to know
NAPLAN is going online! I guess in one way you could call this a natural evolution in support of the digital transformation that is taking place in our society. Naturally as a parent or carer, like me, this raises a lot of questions about hRead more