Learning Activities


Reading should be enjoyable with only a couple of ‘tricky’ words.

Before Reading

  • Write predictions about what you think will happen in the book. Include your reasoning behind it.

During Reading

  • Come up with questions about the story “I wonder if… I wonder why… How come…”
  • Look for verbs, adjectives, adverbs, nouns, pronouns or adverbs.
  • Make connections between the text and yourself, other books and the world.

“The book reminded me of…”

After Reading

  • Retell the main events.
  • Describe/ draw characters.
  • Revise any predictions made.
  • Record facts from non-fiction books.

You can also complete these activites after listening to a story (link at the bottom of the page for online stories). 


Use words that interest you from books you have read or from your class

  • Break words up into sounds.
  • Break words up into syllables.
  • Write words in sentences.
  • Write words using green for the easy parts and red for the tricky parts.
  • Write the meaning of each word.
  • Put words into alphabetical order.
  • Put words into size order.


  • Write a letter to someone.
  • Write a short story.
  • Write a recount of somewhere you have been or something you have done.
  • Write your own newspaper article (link at the bottom of the page)
  • Write your own comic (link at the bottom of the page)
  • When writing include lots of punctuation
  • Commas
  • Exclamation marks
  • Talking marks
  • Apostrophes



Complete any of the Mathletics activities, including live maths to help with quick recall of number facts. 


Look through catalogues and:

  • Add up the cost of items you would like to buy.
  • Write down the notes/ coins needed to buy it.
  • Give yourself $1000, $100 or $10 and work out the change after buying an item/items.

Multiplication and Division

Write out and practise times tables.

You can also write down the fact families for example:

5x7 = 35        35 ÷ 7 = 5

7x5 = 35        35 ÷ 5 = 7


Online Activities

There are lots of fantastic learning tasks that can be completed online, some of these include:

ABC Education has 100s of online learning activities, you can use the filters to chose activites at the approprate level of your child/ren.