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Weekly Schedule - Monday 6 September to Friday 10 September

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Lesson plans and curriculum material

Monday 6 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Helping others

Join Monique Cox-Timmer and learn about making connections between your own experiences and those of the people in the text [DOCX, 58KB]

Key resource:

  • The Garden Surprise - by Feana Tu‘akoi, illustrated by Matthew Haworth, Ready to Read, 2018
  • My Flower – Poem card, Ready to Read, 2012

Supporting material [PDF, 3.5MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Helping our worms Join Suzy Cato to learn about Aotearoa native and introduced earth worms and their habitats [DOCX, 269KB] Science 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Inclusion

Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she explores elements of inclusion and its importance as part of social justice [DOCX, 115KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.4MB]

The Arts and HPE 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Fly Me Up

Join Marissa Paniora and explore how social-practice artists use art to highlight an issue [DOCX, 515KB]

Key resource:

  • Fly Me Up - by Catharina van Bohemen, School Journal Level 3, 2018

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.6MB]

English, Social Sciences, The Arts 8–11 year olds
Middle Sciences: Biosecurity and our ngahere

Join Shawn Cooper as he explores biosecurity measures needed to protect our native ngahere [DOCX, 600KB]

Key resource:

  • Rātā me te Rākau - retold by André Ngāpō, illustrated by Andrew Burdan, Junior Journal 57, 2018
Science 8–11 year olds

Tuesday 7 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy:
Helping Others 2

Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she reads the story and make connections between you own experiences and those of people in the text [DOCX, 177KB]

Key resource:

  • Simi Helps – by Feana Tu‘akoi, illustrated by Samuel Sakaria, Ready to Read, 2014

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.8MB]

English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: What next?

Join Suzy Cato and learn how to create a sequential pattern with familiar objects and predict the next element in a repeating pattern [DOCX, 71.6KB]

Supporting material 1 [PPTX, 87.6]

Supporting material 2 [PDF, 114KB]

Maths and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Bread and debugging

Join Monique Cox-Timmer and explore a bread making process by following a series of basic instructions based on a flow chart model [DOCX, 79.5KB]

Key resource:

  • Bread - by Bernadette Wilson, Ready to Read, 2016

Supporting material [PDF, 3MB]

Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Photographs

Join Marissa Paniora as she explores how photographs can represent a neighbourhood [DOCX, 2MB]

Key resource:

  • The Great Ordinary: The Photographs of Edith Amituanai - by Hannah Sperber, School Journal Level 4, 2016
  • At the end of the driveway - A poem by Tim Upperton, with images by Edith Amituanai, School Journal Level 4, 2016

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.6MB]

English and Social Sciences 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Exploring patterns through wall friezes

Join Fern Webber as he investigates repeating patterns through the context of wall friezes and learn to recognise patterns that have more than one attribute [DOCX, 71.7KB]

Supporting material [PDF, 113.8KB]

Maths and Statistics 8–11 year olds

Wednesday 8 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Talking to Nanny

Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she explores the importance of sharing stories with family [DOCX, 109KB]

Key resources:

  • Talking to Nanny- Red RTR
  • Kia Ora song, Nanny Poem Card

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.35MB]

English and Health and Physical Education 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Ātārangi - shadows Join Suzy Cato to think about our shadows as unique parts of ourselves [DOCX, 290KB] Science 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Weather

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to explore the impact of weather on our sense of belonging and make some components of a weather station [DOCX, 119KB]

Key resource:

  • Weather instruments

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.5MB] 

Social Sciences and Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Local identities

Join Marissa Paniora as she focuses on what we mean by a local identity [DOCX, 120KB]

Key resource:

  • A ‘local identity’

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.9MB]

English and Social Sciences 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Sasa to Tivaevae: A world of patterns

Join Fern Webber to explore a growing pattern [DOCX, 101KB]

Key resource:

  • Sasa to Tivaevae: A world of patterns

Supporting material [PPTX, 5.6MB]

Maths and Statistics 8–11 year olds

Thursday 9 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: The Green Team

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to explore how we express our identities through food [DOCX, 211KB]

Key resource:

  • The Green Team JJ 52

Supporting material [PDF, 778KB]

English and Health and Physical Education 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Maths in Dance

Join Suzy Cato to identify quarter, half and full turns in movement and dance [DOCX, 106KB]

Key resource:

  • Polyfest Performance Highlights video, The Coconet TV
Maths and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Tūrangawaewae

The purpose of this lesson is to appreciate the importance of Tūrangawaewae and whakataukī [DOCX, 244KB]

Key resource:

  • Tūrangawaewae powerpoint

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.1MB]

Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Hooked into Writing Part 1 Join Marissa Paniora to explore ways that a narrative entertains or instructs [DOCX, 2.43MB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Turning Old into New The purpose of this lesson is to explore why some resources are renewable and others are not, and the problems we need to solve because of this [DOCX, 124KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Friday 10 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Matariki Whai Join Monique Cox-Timmer to read a story about whai (string games) [DOCX, 107KB] English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: The moon Join Suzy Cato to explore the characteristics and important role that the moon plays in our world [DOCX, 158KB] Science 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Supermarket Superhero 1

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to celebrate everyday superheroes (nurses, supermarket workers) in our communities, and design an everyday superhero [DOCX, 108KB]

Key resource:

  • A Stuff article about the British artist Banksy and esteem for healthcare workers

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.5MB]

Visual Arts 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Hooked into Writing Part 2 Marissa Paniora’s lesson today is about using a plan to construct an opening paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention [DOCX, 227KB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Whetū - stars Join Shawn Cooper to explore constellations such as Matariki and learn more about our night sky [DOCX, 726KB] Science 8–11 year olds

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