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Weekly Schedule - Monday 11 May to Thursday 14 May

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Lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers

Click on the Description to access the Lesson Plan for the segment where available.

These lesson plans are teachers' working documents. There may be minor grammatical or other errors, but they are shared in the spirit of support and collaboration.

Friday's schedule includes some of our presenters' favourite lessons of the week, as well as fun new content to enjoy.

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Monday 11 May

Programme Description Learning Outcome Curriculum Audience
Daily Waiata Anna Coddington performs the daily waiata and Jordan Vandermade introduces the day     Everyone
For Parents

Karl Vasau gives advice on home learning for parents of young children: What are Routines and Goals and why are they important during lockdown and beyond.

    Parents
Tamariki Takeover Showcasing tamariki from all over Aotearoa giving us an insight into what our kids find most important to them today     5–7 year olds
Early Learning Come to Karen’s house where every day we learn through play with Karen O’Leary     2–5 year olds
Junior Health: Let's Get Moving A fun health session for the younger tamariki with Monique Cox-Timmer. 
In today’s lesson we have fun practising hopping to develop locomotor skills.
 (DOCX, 128kb)

To hop through different pathways, levels and qualities (e.g. fast, soft)

To hop for height, hopping for distance, static and dynamic balance.

Level 1 and 2 Health and physical education 5–7 year olds
Junior Literacy: What a character Staying with Monique Cox-Timmer we move onto literacy and language.
In today’s lesson we focus on how to write about interesting character.
 (DOCX, 97kb)
 

To choose the audience and purpose for my writing

To think of the reader when I write

To describe my character so the reader can visualise them and what kind of person they are.

Level 1 and 2 English 5–7 year olds
Maia The Brave Join the adventures of Maia the Brave and discover the how and why of the world around us!     5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Stars

Join Suzy Cato for Maths and Science

In today’s lesson we are looking up, thinking about the stars and learning why they twinkle. 

    5–7 year olds
Kai Five Join Kalani and Billie in the kitchen to cook some awesome tasting and easy to make kai for the whole whānau     4–11 year olds
Junior Project: Cartesian Drive In today’s lesson we build a cartesian diver and explore positive things emerging due to the coronavirus related to technology.   Level 1 and 2 social sciences and technology 5–7 year olds
Junior te reo Māori

Whaea Erina introduces te reo Māori for beginners

  Te Reo Māori  5–11 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: The Desert Kaupoi by Ariana Tikao

Learning for 8 to 11-year olds begins with Marissa Paniora

Today we’re going To read about the life of a soldier in the Māori Battalion during the Second World War and we’ll use that story to look at different structures in texts. 

Identify different structures within a text Level 3 English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Is this Magic

Maths for ‘middle school’ with Fern Webber

Today we’re doing some mathematical magic, looking at tricky maths puzzles and learning about magic squares
 

Access the Lesson Plan (DOCX, 116kb)

Access the Support Material (PPTX, 1.45mb)

To be able to… 
Construct  magic square
Identify patterns  in squares
Identify relationships with the magic squares
Use basic fact knowledge
Level 3 and 4 Maths and statistics 8–11 year olds
For Teens Jason Gunn uses storytelling to inspire teenagers     12–15 year olds
Senior Literacy and Language: Stories of Racism (Part 1)

Literacy and language with Katy Smeele 

In today’s lesson we’re looking at stories of people’s experiences of racism in New Zealand and thinking about what we can learn from them. (DOCX, 117kb)

Identify responses of Māori and Pasifika people in New Zealand to racism 
Use a strategy to summarise main ideas and concepts in personal stories about racism.
Level 4 and 5 English 12–15 year olds
Senior project Today we’re thinking about Tangaroa and the oceans. We’re thinking about human impact on the ocean and ocean life, as well as what we can do support our fishy friends with Richard Allen. (DOCX, 92kb) Students will be able to understand cultural perspectives on the environment 
Students will be able to understand and articulate how decisions we make as a society impact on the sustainability of our ocean.
Level 4 and 5 social sciences. 13–15 year olds
Senior te reo Māori

Matua Te Mete Lowman brings you a te reo Māori lesson for more advanced learners.

 

Te reo Māori  12–15 year olds
Daily Diary

With Rebecca Clist

Today we’re making patterns from natural material and exploring pattern making from lots of different cultures (DOCX, 570kb)

Develop an artistic response/ create a piece of work based on the theme ‘making patterns’
Select a medium (tools/a way) to express ideas of ‘making patterns’
Use key words/ art vocabulary to describe art making processes.
The Arts 5–15 year olds
Aotearoa History The story of New Zealand and its people from its geological origins to modern day.     8–15 year olds

Tuesday 12 May

Programme Description Learning Outcome Curriculum Audience
Daily Waiata Anna Coddington performs the daily waiata and Jordan Vandermade introduces the day     Everyone
For Parents

Karl Vasau gives advice on home learning for parents of young children: What is Time Management and how is this important during the lockdown and beyond.

    Parents
Tamariki Takeover Showcasing tamariki from all over Aotearoa giving us an insight into what our kids find most important to them today     5–7 year olds
Early Learning Come to ‘Karen’s house where every day we learn through play with Karen O’Leary     2–5 year olds
Junior Health: Let's Get Moving

A fun health session for the younger tamariki with Monique Cox-Timmer.

Today we’re doing a lot of different exercises and practicing skipping as well as different ways of moving. 

To move for enjoyment, using imagination and creativity

To skip in different ways and at different speeds

To know the importance of washing hands and independently correctly do this.

Level 1 and 2 Health and physical education 5–7 year olds
Junior Literacy: Joiners

Staying with Monique Cox-Timmer we move onto literacy and language

Today we read a story from the Cook Islands and focus on improving our writing by using different sentence lengths.  

To choose the audience and purpose for my writing

To think of the reader when writing (make connections)

To make my sentences flow

Level 1 and 2 English 5–7 year olds
Maia The Brave Join the adventures of Maia the Brave and discover the how and why of the world around us!     5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: The Prime Minister's Problems

Join Suzy Cato for Maths and Science

In today’s lesson we’re doing some classic maths problems with a twist: the Prime Minister is going to be presenting them for us! We’ll work together to work out some different strategies to solve them.

Learners will be able to solve simple word problems using a range of additive strategies. Level 1 and 2 Maths and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Kai Five Join Kalani and Billie in the kitchen to cook some awesome tasting and easy to make kai for the whole whānau     4–11 year olds
Junior Project: Puppet Show

In today’s lesson we build a puppet show and explore positive things emerging due to the coronavirus related to the arts.

  Level 1 and 2 social sciences and technology 5–7 year olds
Junior te reo Māori

Whaea Erina introduces te reo Māori for beginners.

 

Te Reo Māori  5–11 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Same, Same or different

Learning for 8 to 11-year olds begins with Marissa Paniora

Today we are reading the story of Rat and Octopus and practicing comparisons, looking at what is the same and different in stories. (DOCX, 118kb)

To be exposed to different books/authors/themes

To understand that the best literature has the message or big idea about life and living and authors imply what they want you to understand.

To compare and contrast

Level 3 English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Science in Antarctica Today we’re going way down south to Antarctica to learn about the challenges of doing science in the snow and the interesting adaptations life has made to survive in the harsh environment. (DOCX, 878kb) Explain some of the challenges of doing science in Antarctica
Identify some adaptations of living organisms living in Antarctica
Level 3 and 4 Science 8–11 year olds
Senior Science: Breaking it Down  - Light In this episode Dr Michelle Dickinson will cover the basic science of light as a wave, carry out a hands-on experiment and talk about lasers with Associate Professor Jevon Longdell from the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.   Level 4 Science 12–15 year olds
Senior Maths: How Much Water Today we’re thinking about water usage and learning how to use our mathematical knowledge to conduct an investigation (DOCX, 120kb) The students will be able to plan and carry out a short  statistical investigation Level 4 and 5 Maths and Statistics  12–15 year olds
Senior Fitness – Les Mills Born To Move Health and fitness from Les Mills     13–15 year olds
Senior te reo Māori

Matua Te Mete Lowman brings you a te reo Māori lesson for more advanced learners.

  Te reo Māori 12–15 year olds
Senior project: Voyagers and Innovators Today we’re going back in time to learn about the fascinating technology used by the first voyagers to New Zealand and to think about New Zealand’s connections across the pacific with Richard Allen

Students will be able to make the connections across the cultures of the Pacific and Aotearoa

Students will have an appreciation for the skills knowledge and understanding of our traditional heritage

Students will understand and have an appreciation for the challenges and innovation of our ancestors

Level 4 Social Sciences 12–15 year olds
Daily Diary
What’s for Dinner?

 

With Rebecca Clist
Today we’re using ‘What’s for Dinner? as a theme to expand the range of techniques/ skills used by artists/ viewers in their daily diary

Continue to think about ways to document life and their creative ideas during lock down

Explore cultural/artists techniques/applications/work and reflect on the techniques and key words used

Develop an artistic response/ create a piece of work based on a still life theme (referencing segments 6/7/8/9)
 

The Arts 5–15 year olds

Wednesday 13 May

Programme Description Learning Outcome Curriculum Audience
Daily Waiata Anna Coddington performs the daily waiata and Jordan Vandermade introduces the day     Everyone
For Parents

Karl Vasau gives advice on home learning for parents of young children: What is NCEA and what is the role of a parent during lockdown to support their NCEA children

    Parents
Tamariki Takeover Showcasing tamariki from all over Aotearoa giving us an insight into what our kids find most important to them today     5–7 year olds
Early Learning Come to ‘Karen’s house where every day we learn through play with Karen O’Leary     2–5 year olds
Junior Health: Let's Get Moving

A fun health session for the younger tamariki with Monique Cox-Timmer

Catch! Today we’re focussing on catching and learning different ways we can practice and improve our catching skills. 

Learning how to catch and throw and how to do this in a controlled way:

Catching a variety of objects.

Catching while moving in different pathways and at different levels and speeds.

Level 1 and 2 Health and Physical Education 5–7 year olds
Junior Literacy: Topic, Topic, Topic.

Staying with Monique Cox-Timmer we move onto literacy and language

Today we’re reading about the fascinating monsters that live in our gardens: insects. We’re also building on what we’ve learned about writing sentences of different lengths, by practicing writing varied non-fiction sentences.

To choose the audience and purpose for my writing

To think of the reader

To make my sentences flow (non-fiction)

Level 1 and 2 English 5–7 year olds
Maia The Brave Join the adventures of Maia the Brave and discover the how and why of the world around us!     5–7 year olds
Kai Five Join Kalani and Billie in the kitchen to cook some awesome tasting and easy to make kai for the whole whānau     4–11 year olds
Junior Project In today’s lesson we are exploring more into the changes happening in our world today.   Level 1 and 2 social sciences and technology 5–7 year olds
Junior te reo Māori

Whaea Erina introduces te reo Māori for beginners.

  Te Reo Māori 5–11 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Who is telling the story

Learning for 8 to 11-year olds begins with Marissa Paniora

Today we are reading the non-fiction article “Underground” and learning to determine what is fact, what is opinion and what is the authors purpose 

Identify the facts in the article by looking for statements backed by evidence

Look for opinions by identifying point of view statements

Decide if the author is writing to inform, persuade or entertain

Level 3 English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Amazing Algorithms

Maths for ‘middle school’ with Fern Webber

Today we’re learning all about algorithms: what they are, what they do, and how they’re used.

Follow an algorithm to solve a problem 
understand that some algorithms are more efficient than others

Look at different characteristics of plants to consider how to classify them

See how scientists use algorithms to break big processes into manageable steps, as with classification and navigation of a drone

Level 3 and 4 Maths and statistics 8–11 year olds
For Teens Jason Gunn uses storytelling to inspire teenagers     12–15 year olds
Senior Literacy and Language: Stories of Racism in New Zealand (Part 2)

Literacy and language with Katy Smeele 

Today we’re exploring personal stories of racism experienced by Pasifika and Māori people in New Zealand and learning strategies for summarising texts. 

Identify responses of Māori and Pasifika people in New Zealand to racism. 

Use a strategy to summarise main ideas and concepts in personal stories about racism.

Level 4 and 5 English 12–15 year olds
Senior Fitness – Les Mills Born To Move Health and fitness from Les Mills     13–15 year olds
Senior te reo Māori

Matua Te Mete Lowman brings you a te reo Māori lesson for more advanced learners.

  Te reo Māori  12–15 year olds
Senior Project: Tupaia Today we’re learning with Richard Allen about one of the heroes of Aotearoa history: Tupaia. We’re also thinking about the different ways different people view events now and in the past.  

Students will be able to articulate the role of Tupaia in the history of Aotearoa

Students will be able to articulate different perspective on our history

Level 4 and 5 social sciences 12–15 year olds
Daily Diary

With Rebecca Clist

Today we’re being collectors and making beautiful but temporary collections of objects from around our homes.

Continue to think about ways to document their life and their creative ideas during lock down

Explore cultural/artists techniques/applications/work and reflect on the techniques and key words used

Develop an artistic response/ create a piece of ephemeral work based on the theme of assemblage

Use photographic tools to express ideas of recording significant objects

The Arts 5–15 year olds

Thursday 14 May

 
Programme Description Learning Outcome Curriculum Audience
Daily Waiata Anna Coddington performs the daily waiata and Jordan Vandermade introduces the day     Everyone
For Parents

Karl Vasau gives advice on home learning for parents of young children: What are achievement reports and how can parents read or understand them and also engage better with teachers at parent interviews

    Parents
Tamariki Takeover Showcasing tamariki from all over Aotearoa giving us an insight into what our kids find most important to them today     5–7 year olds
Early Learning Come to ‘Karen’s house where every day we learn through play with Karen O’Leary     2–5 year olds
Junior Health: Let's Get Moving

A fun health session for the younger tamariki with Monique Cox-Timmer

Catch! Today we’re focussing on catching and learning different ways we can practice and improve our catching skills. 

Learning how to catch and throw and how to do this in a controlled way:

Catching a variety of objects

Catching while moving in different pathways and at different levels and speeds.

Level 1 and 2 Health and physical education 5–7 year olds
Junior Literacy: Please Explain

Staying with Monique Cox-Timmer we move onto literacy and language

Today we’re looking at a story about the ukulele and thinking about different ways we can start sentences and write explanations.  

To choose the audience and purpose for my writing

To explain how something works

Level 1 and 2 English 5–7 year olds
Maia The Brave Join the adventures of Maia the Brave and discover the how and why of the world around us!     5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Praying Mantis

Join Suzy Cato for Maths and Science

Today we’re learning about te rō, the praying mantis and learning about how we can identify different species through observation. We’re also thinking about the impact of introduced species on our native species. (DOCX, 703kb)

Use observation skills when looking at photos of praying mantises

Recognise that when we look carefully, we can see some differences between native and introduced praying mantises 

Give reasons for protecting Aotearoa’s natural environment

Level 1 and 2 Science 5–7 year olds
Kai Five Join Kalani and Billie in the kitchen to cook some awesome tasting and easy to make kai for the whole whānau     4–11 year olds
Junior Project In today’s lesson we are exploring more into the changes happening in our world today.   Level 1 and 2 Social Sciences and Technology 5–7 year olds
Junior te reo Māori

Whaea Erina introduces te reo Māori for beginners.

  Te Reo Māori  5–11 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Do they get on? 

Learning for 8 to 11-year olds begins with Marissa Paniora

Today we’re reading the story Dive and thinking about relationships between characters in stories. Are they best friends? Are they worst enemies? How would you know?

We are learning to look critically at characters actions and voice to determine the relationship between characters Level 3 English 8–11 year olds
Senior Science: Breaking it Down – The Human Brain In this episode Dr Michelle Dickinson will cover the basic anatomy and function of the human brain, carry out a hands-on experiment and talk about blackouts and brain injuries with Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains from Brain Research New Zealand.   Level 4 Science 12–15 year olds
Senior Maths: Maia the mathematical Moa (Part 1) Today we’re doing moa maths, using the ancient moa to think and learn about linear growth patterns.

Identify constant and changing parts of a figurative growth pattern.

Express calculations using numeric expression.

Create a rule to predict further members of a growth pattern.

Level 4 Maths and statistics 13–15 year olds
Senior te reo Māori

Matua Te Mete Lowman brings you a te reo Māori lesson for more advanced learners.

  Te Reo Māori  12–15 year olds
Senior Project: Tuia Today with Richard Allen, we’re thinking more about the histories of people coming to Aotearoa and on why they might have different views on that history. 

Students will be able to acknowledge and articulate the Māori stories of Pacific voyaging 

Students will be able to acknowledge and articulate the Māori perspective on first encounters with Cook

Students will be able to communicate the stories of migration to Aotearoa

Level 4 and 5 Social Sciences 12–15 year olds