Kempsey West Public School

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Stage 1

As well as resources on main HSIE page, other resources are:


Harmony Day:

Harmony Day- official website

Teacher Resources- Harmony Day website, also student information


Christmas links on KWPS website

Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year- information about celebrations, food, decorations etc

Chinese New Yearon Enchanted Learning website


NAIDOC  Week– official website

Anzac Day

Anzac Day and Remembrance Day on KWPS website

Sparklebox- information about many different celebrations

Celebrations- from ABC Splash website


Growing and Changing:

Life cycles- resources from Everyschool website
Plant life cycles- from Hwb website
Plant growth- what plants need to grow, from Hwb
Life cycles- activities to complete life cycle of frog and human from Hwb site
Label body parts, Crickweb site, also Adult and baby animals , Adult and baby animals quiz  and Young animals crossword
Historical photos of Kempsey- from Kempsey Shire Council website
Old toys and new toys- activity from Bedford Museum, also photos of toys

My Grandmother's Toybox- online story from Museum Victoria, also Toys Now and Then
Toys of the past and toys of today- from Topics Magazine online site
Picasso's bulls- shows how abstract picture of bull develops, from University of Calgary website
Mr Picassohead- create your own Picasso portrait

Frog activities and worksheets, from DLTK website

Frogs at Enchanted Learning
Frog Lifecycle and Growth resources from Sparklebox


Local Places:

Google map of West Kempsey- look at the school using Streetview

A walk around West Kempsey- information from Macleay River Historical Society

Scootle- playground rules interactive activity

Playground Safety, from Kidsafe NSW

Your Rules- in the park- Scootle interactive activity

Your rules- in the supermarket, also from Scootle

Road Safety- Kidsafe NSW

Ollie's World- interactive activities about recycling etc

Living with the land- Gami's Place- in Caring for Place, Caring for Country

Aboriginal maps of NSW from A Shared History website

Dunghutti- information from Wikipedia


Products and Services:

the story of milk- from

apples- how Batlow apples grow

Fruit- from Fresh for Kids website, click on each fruit and there is information about types, where it is grown and harvested, etc

Vegetables- from Fresh for Kids website- click on name of each vegetable to see information about growing and processing

Fresh food- kids games, from Fresh for kids website

From paddock to plate- ABC Splash resource

Smart Notebook- How is Bread Made?- link to site to download Notebook for IWB (click on Stage 1), also Healthy Choices notebook.

Where do my meals come from?- Interactive activity from British Nutrition Foundation website

Videos about Farming from British Nutrition Foundation website- Cheese makingFrom Wheat to BreadGrowing PotatoesMilking Fruit and Vegetable harvesting, Where Does It Come from? Plant or Animal?Plants growing and being harvested


Powering On:

Everyschool Science resources about forces, pushing and pulling, lots of resources
The electricity book- looking at simple circuits, with activities

Energy Quest- information and activities from California Energy Commission

Everyschool- interactive activities about energy


Our Stories:

historical photos of Kempsey- from Kempsey Shire Council website.

Create books using  Storybird and and My Story Maker from Carnegie Library- use to create books together.

Smart Notebooks to download- go to the tab for Stage 1, where there are 3 Notebooks:

  • Passing Time
  • Toys, Toys, Toys
  • Transport then and now

Caring for Place, Caring for Country- DET

Shearing the Rams by Tom Roberts

Also IWB Notebooks about Kempsey Heritage, History of KWPS in Library, with stories about school from former students (created for sesquicentenary)

Timelines can be created in Smart Notebook software

Cobb and Co Coach- interactive website,  comparisons between then and now transport.)

Toys of the past and toys of today- from Topics Magazine online site

My Place ABC website- interactive website: explore the house at different dates, see how the rooms have changed using timeline


Our Families:

Family traditions and family tree- Smart Notebook

Mem Fox- Smart Notebook with videos of stories

My Family- Scootle resource

Written history- Skwirk resource


Getting Along:

Community helpers resources from Enchanted Learning- includes activities, worksheets, craft

People who help us- teaching resources from Sparklebox, including banners, posters, worksheet


(Updated 19/01/16)