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Weekly Schedule - Monday 11 October to Friday 15 October

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Lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers

Monday 11 October

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Please Explain Join Monique Cox-Timmer to look at different ways we can start sentences and write explanations [DOCX, 9.1MB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.8MB]

English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Is it fair? Join Suzy Cato to explore fractions in everyday life and learn how to explain why something is fair/even [DOCX, 62KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 403KB]

Maths and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Sharing kai Join Monique Cox-Timmer to learn about the importance of sharing kai [DOCX, 283KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.8MB]

The Arts 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Fairness for women Join Marissa Paniora as she delves into the fight for fairness undertaken by women in Aotearoa, and explore the ways we can all take action for making change [DOCX, 81KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.5MB]

Social Sciences 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Why is Equality Important? Join Fern Webber to learn how to use a range of additive and multiplicative strategies with fractions, and engage critically with societal issues [DOCX, 61KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.7MB]

Maths and Statistics; Social Sciences 8–11 year olds

Tuesday 12 October

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Mya’s Finger Join Monique Cox-Timmer and critically analyse how events of a story relate to fairness and friendship [DOCX, 256KB]

Key resources:

  • Crying by C. J Heck
  • Mya’s finger by Susan Paris, illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt, Ready to Read, 2012

Supporting material [PPTX, 7MB]

English and HPE 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Pepeketua - frogs Join Suzy Cato to learn about our native frogs and explore how unique they are from other representatives of the same species [DOCX, 1.3MB] Science 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Dance of Friendship Part 2 Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she explores different elements of dance and how aspects of friendship and whanaungatanga can be expressed through dance [DOCX, 82KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.7MB]

The Arts 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Connections Marissa Paniora brings you connecting words; join words, phrases and clauses to create more complex sentences in your writing [DOCX, 1.9MB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.7MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: It’s not fair! Join Shawn Cooper as he explains what climate change is and shares examples of climate change related research [DOCX, 497KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Wednesday 13 October

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: At the Game Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she analyses the text to understand author’s perspective around the idea of making good choices and being fair to others [DOCX, 98KB]

Key resource:

At the Game - by Sharyn Jones, Junior Journal 43, 2011

Supporting material [PPTX, 179KB]

English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Helping at Home Join Suzy Cato and learn how to consider and justify likelihood of events occurring [DOCX, 62KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.9MB]

Maths and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Playing Fair Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she explains the importance of fair play through exploration of traditional Aotearoa and Pacific games [DOCX, 88KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.9MB]

The Arts, Technology and HPE 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Kiribati – A Nation Disappearing Into the Sea Join Marissa Paniora as she explores how climate change is affecting the small Pacific nation of Kiribati [DOCX, 818KB]

Key resource:

Climate Change: Our Biggest Challenge - by Tricia Glensor, School Journal Level 4, 2018

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.8MB]

English and Science 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Data Squares Join Fern Webber to learn how to collect and organise information on data squares to answer questions [DOCX, 250KB]

Supporting material 1 [PDF, 257KB]

Supporting material 2 [PDF, 280KB]

Maths and Statistics 8–11 year olds

Thursday 14 October

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, 59KB]

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, 516KB]

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, 601KB]

Key resource:

Rātā me te Rākau - retold by André Ngāpō, illustrated by Andrew Burdan, Junior Journal 57, 2018

Science 8–11 year olds

Friday 15 October

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, 72KB]

Supporting material 1 [PPTX, 86KB]

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, 80KB]

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, 2.1MB]

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, 72KB]

Supporting material [PDF, 114KB]

Maths and Statistics 8–11 year olds

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