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Weekly Schedule - Monday 4 October to Friday 8 October

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Lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers

Monday 4 October

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, 90KB]

  • 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, 88KB] 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, 704KB]

Key resource:

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

Supporting material 1 [PDF, 3.7MB]

Supporting material 2 [PPTX, 6.4MB] 

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, 294KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Tuesday 5 October

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, 58KB]

Key resource:

  • Isobel’s Garden by Maria Hansen Turquoise Level 2
  • Garden Angels by Sarah Penwarden Junior Journal 59

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.1MB]

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. Key resource: Images of Kowhaiwhai [DOCX, 50KB] Maths and statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Comic Creation

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to explore what we mean by healthy food [DOCX, 116KB]

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, 89KB]

Key resource:

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

Supporting material 1 [PDF, 990KB]

Supporting Material 2 [PPTX, 6.9MB]

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, 71KB] Maths and statistics 8–11 year olds

Wednesday 6 October

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, 76KB]

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: Spend or Save (maths)

Join Suzy Cato to explore patterns and relationships between numbers and applying them to solve problems [DOCX, 60KB]

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, 75MB] 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, 336KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.3MB]

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, 495KB] Science 8–11 year olds

Thursday 7 October

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Taonga

Learn about different types of taonga and treasure [DOCX, 133KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 7MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Our Pets (Science) Join Suzy Cato to classify pets into animal groups [DOCX, 146KB] Science 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: My Identity is Important

Join Marissa Paniora to explore significant cultural practices [DOCX, 1.5MB]

Key resource:

Tafoe O! SJ l2 Aug 2016

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.4MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: What’s Your Angle?

Join Fern Webber to identify angles based on properties of a right angle [DOCX, 77KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.9MB]

Maths and statistics 8–11 year olds

Friday 8 October

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Kiri’s Quilt

Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she explores how we share our stories through taonga – especially through patterns, using tivaevae as an example [DOCX, 59KB]

Key resource:

A Quilt for Kiri, Orange Shared. Te Papa video – making of tivaevae

Supporting material [PPTX, 5.9MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths and Science: Slap Slap Clap – Sauni Sauni Pati (Maths)

Join Suzy Cato to explore and create repeating patterns in Samoan sasa [DOCX, 71KB]

Key resource:

Polyfest Performance Highlights, The Coconet TV

 

Maths and statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Birds of Aotearoa

Learn about birds with Monique Cox-Timmer she explores our unique native birds [DOCX, 86KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.7MB]

Art and Technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy and Language: Identity

Join Marissa and explore what identity to us means through a variety of text types [DOCX, 81KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.6MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Takahē Join Shawn Cooper to meet the takahē, a taonga that is critically endangered [339KB] Science 8–11 year olds

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