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Weekly Schedule - Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September

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Lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers

Monday 20 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: The Stolen Stars of Matariki Join Monique Cox Timmer as she learns about the main events in stories and how we can write our own stories. Monique also shares with us another Matariki story [DOCX, 1.4MB]

 

Supporting material [PPTX, 1.6MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Matariki Stars What do you know about stars? Join Suzy Cato as she explores our night sky as we look at making and understanding shapes and patterns [DOCX, 87KB]

 

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.8MB]

Mathematics and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Matariki Crafts Join Marissa Paniora as she learns about writing instructions and making a Matariki wall hanging [DOCX, 10MB]

 

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.3MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Ngā Tohu - signs from our environment Grow your knowledge about the environment with Shawn Cooper as he explores the signs that our environment offers us [DOCX, 1.5MB] Science 8–11 year olds

Tuesday 21 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Celebrating Puanga at Ramanui Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she learns more about the Matariki constellation [DOCX, 182KB]

 

Supporting material [PPTX, 7.6MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Weta – A Precious Taonga Join Marissa Paniora as she learns about Tūpu-ā-Rangi’s precious creatures that are found in our ngahere [DOCX, 85KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 5.7MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Mahia he hāngī Join Fern Webber to solve problems about the hāngi pit [DOCX, 63KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.7MB]

Mathematics and Statistics 8–11 year olds

Wednesday 22 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Topic, topic, topic Join Monique Cox-Timmer as we read 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 [DOCX, 3.5MB] English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Autumn Leaves Join Suzy Cato as she explores how we can use the world around us to learn about shapes and numbers [DOCX, 36KB] Mathematics and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Whenua Join Raranga Matihiko and Te Papa to explore how we look after our whenua and consider what is precious about our land [DOCX, 284KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 6.1MB]

Digital Technology and Visual Arts 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Saving a sea wall Join Marissa Paniora and build up vocabulary linked to the movement of waves, by exploring an article describing three constructions used to protect a sea wall from erosion [DOCX, 2.3MB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Renewable energy Join Shawn Cooper to find out how and why Tokelau is generating all its power using sustainable energy sources [DOCX, 1.4MB]

 

Science 8–11 year olds

Thursday 23 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Please explain Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she looks at a story about the ukulele and thinks about different ways we can start sentences and write explanations [DOCX, 9.1MB] English and Health and Physical Education 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: How are maunga made? Join Suzy Cato to learn about how mountains and landforms are made as she explores the importance of these incredible features in our environment [DOCX, 25KB] Mathematics and Statistics 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, 87KB]

 

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.5MB]

Visual Arts and Digital Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Everyone needs a home Join Marissa Paniora to learn about the importance of a home for all people, and explore how to use the structure of a description to paint a vivid picture [DOCX, 74KB]

 

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.8MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Puia – volcanoes Join Shawn Cooper to explore the natural world by learning about volcanoes using models and maps.  [DOCX, 326KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Friday 24 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: From seed to feed Join Monique Cox-Timmer to explore ways we contribute to our family. She’ll be focusing on using the main ideas of a story to retell it [DOCX, 71KB]

Key resource:
Instructional Series:
Growing Pumpkins, Ready to Read text
Seeds JJ50

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.6MB]

English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Playing favourites Join Suzy Cato as she explores different species and their role in an ecosystem [DOCX, 1.2MB] Mathematics and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Starch The purpose of this lesson is to understand that starch has many uses in cooking and science and belongs to a variety of root crops. Students will appreciate how celebrating with kai contributes to a sense of belonging [DOCX, 75KB] Social Sciences and Digital Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Making a road Join Monique Cox-Timmer to find out how roads are planned and constructed [DOCX, 423KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 12MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: It’s not fair Join Shawn Cooper for an introduction to climate change [ DOCX, 496KB] Mathematics and Statistics 8–11 year olds

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