Multiplication Tables

Multiplication Tables

It is essential that students know their timetables from Year 7. Students are encouraged to practise their timetables regularly and memorise multiplication facts.

Mathletics

Mathletics

The Mathletics website has numeracy activities for students to complete.

Mathletics Website

Study Notes

Study Notes

It is important for students to revise by summarising what they have learned. This can be as simple as writing three summary sentences for each lesson to create study notes. A sample template for typing up study notes is attached. It is based on our Year 7 curriculum and can be modified for any grade.

Reading a Novel

Reading a Novel

One of the best ways to improve literacy is to read a novel. Our school library has many novels and Liverpool City Council libraries at Carnes Hill, Green Valley and Liverpool also have a wealth of reading material. The school has compiled a list of classic books and literature which would be beneficial for families to purchase to form a home library.

Liverpool Library

WordFlyers

WordFlyers

The WordFlyers website has literacy activities for students to complete.

WordFlyers

Brain Games

Brain Games

Brain games (both online and offline) including Lumosity, Elevate, Peak, Scrabble (Words with Friends), Sudoku and crosswords can all help improve brain function.

Luminosity Elevate Peak

Reading the News

Reading the News

As students get older, it is important they have a strong understanding of the world around them and current events. Reading news websites is an excellent way for students to practise their reading skills, expand their vocabulary and develop a greater understanding of the world.

ABC News Sydney Morning Herald

Spelling and Vocabulary

Spelling and Vocabulary

Students should aim to use difficult and challenging words instead of simple and common words when writing. This resource contains a list of sample words that students can use to improve their vocabulary and test their spelling.


The Ozspeller website contains spelling lists with online quizzes. The Grade 6 and Advanced lists are appropriate for high school students. The website contains printable worksheets which can be used at home.

Ozspeller

Writing

Writing

It is important for students to regularly practise writing, including the creation of narrative texts or stories. The Scholastic Story Starters website allows students to randomly generate story prompts which can be the basis of a piece of creative writing. Students may also wish to use dice games such as Rory's Story Cubes to help generate ideas for narrative writing.

Schoolastic Story Starters Story cubes

Students should understand the criteria for assessing both narrative writing and persuasive writing. Further information and examples of work samples can be viewed for narrative writing and persuasive writing.



A website called 'The Most Dangerous Writing App' encourages students to write narrative texts online under time limits and helps students avoid 'writer's block'.

The Most Dangerous Writing App


The Pobble website has a new story starter based on an image for each day of the year. This can be used by students to help with creative writing as the website provides a brief start to the story that students then complete.

Pobble 365

NESA Online Multiple Choice

NESA Online Multiple Choice

This online website from NESA contains self-correcting multiple choice questions from past HSC exams.

NESA Online Multiple Choice