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Weekly Schedule - Wednesday 25 August to Friday 27 August

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Lesson plans and curriculum material

On this page you will find information to support the teacher-led lessons on Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV. Each plan has a description of the lesson goal, success criteria, the resources and activities used to support learning.

As a parent, you may wish to use the plans to help you understand what your child is learning about. If you are a teacher, you could use them as part of your own planning.

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

Each of the lesson plans has been reviewed to ensure the content design is relevant, engaging and appropriate for a TV audience, and accessible for all learners.

The 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.

Note that not all of the lessons and programmes on Home Learning | Papa Kāinga are included.

Check the Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV page for schedules updated daily

Wednesday 25 August

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Being Helpful

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to consider ways to respond to a text and to explore ways of writing and saying thank you to those who have helped them. Students will use a range of processing and comprehension strategies to make meaning and think critically [DOCX, 87KB]

Key resources:

  • JJ 50 Level 2 20.
  • GOLD level text and audio.

Supporting material [PPTX, 7.7MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Cooking Rocks! (Science) Join Suzy Cato to explore the following ideas: [DOCX, 89.7KB]
  • Heat energy is all around us.
  • Heat changes water to steam.
  • When we cook, heat energy is transferred to our food.
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, 284KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 6.12MB]

Social Sciences and Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Michel Mulipola: Superhero Secrets

Inspired by the work of Paul Mason and Michel Mulipola join Marissa and learn about creating characters, such as superheroes for your stories [DOCX, 704.5KB]

Key resources:

  • Michel Mulipola Superhero Secrets School Journal. Level 3 August 2016.
  • Frogs School Journal Level 4 2013.

Supporting material 1 [PPTX, 6.4MB]

Supporting material 2 [PDF, 3.66MB]

English and Art 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Biosecurity and our Farms This lesson introduces biosecurity and uses the white butterfly, pepe mā, as an example of an introduced pest. It will help students to build a sense of community responsibility for protecting Aotearoa [DOCX, 293.7KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Thursday 26 August

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Helping Others (Part 3)

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to develop and use strategies to make connections between own experiences and the text about experience of belonging and to think critically about the text [DOCX, 57.5KB]

Key resources:

  • Isobel’s Garden by Maria Hansen Turquoise Level 2
  • Garden Angels by Sarah Penwarden Junior Journal 59
English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: What Next (Part 2) (Maths)

Join Suzy Cato to create and continue sequential patterns that repeat [DOCX, 76.2KB]

Key resource:

  • Images of Kowhaiwhai
Maths and statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Comic Creation

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to explore what we mean by healthy food [DOCX, 177.5KB] 

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.9MB]

Technology and The Arts 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Powerful poets

Join Marissa Paniora to explore poetry and the features that ‘powerful poets’ use in their writing [DOCX, 88KB]

Key resources:

  • Acrostic Poem School Journal Level 3 August 2018
  • Instructions for travelling without touching the ground School Journal Level 3 2019

Supporting material 1 [PPTX, 6.9MB]

Supporting material 2 [PDF, 989.6KB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Exploring relationships through star patterns Join Fern Webber and learn about sequential patterns and find out how to understand and describe patterns that you see [DOCX, 71.3KB] Maths and statistics 8–11 year olds

Friday 27 August

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: From Feed to Seed

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, 75.5KB]

Key resources:

  • 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: Spend or Save (maths)

Join Suzy Cato to explore patterns and relationships between numbers and applying them to solve problems [DOCX, 66.6KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.8MB]

Maths 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, 74.9KB] Technology and English 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Te Papa Detective

Marissa Paniora explores Māori taonga and how we all have a story and an identity that can be represented through symbols and artefacts [DOCX, 335.1KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.5MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Ferns Join Shawn Cooper to explore the little we know about how our native ferns came to New Zealand, even though they are an important part of our national identity [DOCX, 495.1KB] Science 8–11 year olds