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New Activity - Feed the Kiwi


We’re excited to let you know about our new synthetic phonics activity, Feed the Kiwi.  Give the Kiwi some worms by making words.  Drag the right sound tiles into the box to make words that the students will hear.

Students have the option to click on the ‘ear’ to hear the word or the tiles to hear the sound.  Be careful – the Kiwi will be sad if you get it wrong.

Feed the Kiwi will be available to play later today!

We even have a ‘Feed the Kiwi’ certificate you can download.

Download Certificate

Five interesting facts about Kiwis

  • The kiwi is only native to New Zealand.
  • It has tiny wings, but cannot fly.
  • It has loose feathers that are more like fur and, unlike other birds, the feathers moult throughout the year.
  • It is the only bird in the world with nostrils at the end of its beak.
  • Its sense of smell is second to none.

Did you know there are 3 types of Kiwis?

  • The bird.
  • The fruit.
  • Someone who is from New Zealand.

New Course Webinar

As you will be aware, StepsWeb is doing a major Course upgrade at the end of Term 1, 2022.  Ros will be hosting several webinars this term to take you through these changes and what to expect.  Our first webinar will be Tuesday 15 March 3.30 – 4.30pm. We will record the webinar.  If you have any questions you would like Ros to answer during the webinar, email to submit your questions.

Ros will take you through the following upgrades and changes:

  • Foundation Levels for early learners – explicit explanation and practice of all letter sounds and an even stronger emphasis on phonological awareness and rules.
  • New range of videos and activities presenting and explaining phonic patterns.
  • Extension levels for older learners.
  • Online reading and comprehension activities.
  • New range of printable supporting resources.

Case Study – St Joseph’s School (Orakei)

In case you’ve missed it, we launched out first Case Study for 2022 this month
showcasing St Joseph’s School (Orakei) success using StepsWeb at their school.

Click here to read more. Or you can download a PDF version below.

Download PDF

"We saw some children achieve up to four levels in the year and a huge boost to their confidence. Our parents were also very happy to see their children making progress and enjoying the programme."
Pam Robertson - class teacher


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