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Weekly Schedule - Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October

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Lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers

Monday 27 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Helping others Join Monique Cox-Timmer in a shared reading/guided reading session. The purpose is to develop and use strategies to make connections between the readers’ own experiences and the text about experience of belonging, and to think critically about the text [DOCX, 338KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.7MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Popcorn Join Suzy Cato as she uses her math skills to investigate the wonder and magic of popcorn! [DOCX, 56KB] Mathematics 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

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.9MB]

Science and Digital Technologies 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: A sweet business Join Marissa Paniora as she explores the features of non-fiction texts and learn about the skills and actions required to start a business [DOCX, 194KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 6.9MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Biosecurity and our farms Join Shawn Cooper as he examines the dangers of introduced pest species at our boarders and on our farms. Watch him explore his veggie patch to see if we can notice pests living right under our noses [DOCX, 525KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Tuesday 28 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Helping others 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, 57KB] English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Spend or save Join Suzy Cato and learn how to solve problems involving rates [DOCX, 60KB] Mathematics and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Do they get on? Join Marissa Paniora as she reads the story Dive and thinks about relationships between characters in stories. Are they best friends? Are they worst enemies? How would you know? [DOCX, 2.5MB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Data squares Join Fern Webber and explore collecting and sorting information into categories [DOCX, 247KB] Mathematics and Statistics 8–11 year olds

Wednesday 29 September

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]

Supporting material [PPTX, 7.9MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Tūrangawaewae The purpose of this lesson is to appreciate the importance of Tūrangawaewae and whakataukī [DOCX, 115KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.1MB]

Social Sciences and Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: My career Join Marissa Paniora as she explores what civil engineers do and how to become one. During the lesson students will understand how a table of contents, chapters, paragraphs, images and a glossary can help to communicate information clearly [DOCX, 460KB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Scientist’s – breaking stereotypes Join Shawn Cooper as he explores how kiwi scientists investigate in surprising ways and places. From our deepest oceans to space, students will identify the skills and attitudes needed to work scientifically [DOCX, 1006KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Thursday 30 September

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Talking to Nanny Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she invites students to make connections between their own experiences and those found in the poems and stories we read and in the songs we hear [DOCX, 59KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.3MB]

English and Health and Physical Education 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Solving word problems 1 Join Suzy Cato as she explores a range of strategies to solve word problems. Using tables, diagrams and pictures students will tackle problems related to courier package deliveries and keeping track of the animals on a farm [DOCX, 62KB] Mathematics and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Hooking into writing part 1 Join Marissa Paniora as she continues to unpack the “breathing in” and “breathing out” model of reading and writing. Students will explore narrative writing and go through the steps involved in planning and creating their own story [DOCX, 2.4MB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Takahē Join Shawn Cooper as he investigates how scientists learn about and work to protect our endangered native birds like the takahē [DOCX, 323KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Friday 1 October

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Joiners Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she examines an ancestral story about Mariri from the Cook Islands and teaches students how to make their writing flow [DOCX, 2.7MB] English and Social Sciences 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Prime Minister’s problem Join Suzy Cato as she shows us how to use different ways of thinking and some everyday objects to solve problems involving numbers [DOCX, 29KB] Mathematics and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Dancing with stars Join Marissa Paniora as she demonstrates how to write a profile, using Pariss Goebel’s real life rise to international fame as a dancer and choreographer [DOCX, 99KB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Life’s a lottery Join Fern Webber for another engaging lesson about chance and probability. Learn about a life changing lottery relating to climate change and explore how the chance of winning can change over time [DOCX, 63KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.7MB]

Mathematics and Statistics 8–11 year olds

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