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Weekly Schedule - Monday 1 November to Friday 5 November

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Lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers

Monday 1 November

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 5–7 year olds
Junior Science: Ngā manu - birds Join Suzy Cato as she observes the special adaptions of birds. See how design of human machines can be inspired by designs we see in the natural world [DOCX, 474KB] Science 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy: Living the dream Join Marissa Paniora as she demonstrates how to write a profile, using Parris Goebel’s real life rise to international fame as a dancer and choreographer [DOCX, 98KB] English 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Turning old into new The purpose of this lesson is to explore why some resources are renewable and others are not, and the problems we need to solve because of this [DOCX, 1MB] Science 8–11 year olds

Tuesday 2 November

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Starting out with sentences

Join Carmel to take a closer look at letter names and sounds for the letters o, c and g [DOCX, 65KB]

Supporting material 1 [DOCX, 269KB]

Supporting material 2 [PPTX, 3.8MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Maths: Maths with whānau counters

Let's have fun, with Suzy Cato, finding pairings (combinations) of our whānau to help us learn about repeated addition and multiplication [DOCX, 3.9MB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 241KB]

Maths and Statistics 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Wet and dry Join Tony Halalilo as he investigates how waterproofing works, observe cause and effect in an experiment and apply this knowledge to our environment [DOCX, 77KB] Social Science and technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy: Lazy sneakers

Join Marama Jones as she explains cause and effect and how it can be applied in everyday life in such a positive way, just as Maia has done with her Lazy Sneakers project [DOCX, 251KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 5.9MB]

Social Science, English & Technology 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Ferns - Huruwhenua 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

Wednesday 3 November

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Joiners Join Monique Cox-Timmer as she examines n ancestral story about Mariri from the Cook Islands and teaches students how to make their writing flow [DOCX, 2.7MB] English 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Comic creation

Join Monique Cox-Timmer to explore what we mean by healthy food [DOC, 178KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.9MB]

Technology Arts 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy: 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]

Supporting material 1 [PDF, 3.7MB]

Supporting material 2 [PPTX, 6.4MB]

English and Art 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Down the drain Explore with Shawn Cooper the impacts of rubbish littering our streets and collecting in our gutters and think about actions we can take to reduce this and take better care of Papatūānuku and her moana [DOCX, 1.1MB] Science 8–11 year olds

Thursday 4 November

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Tom’s Tryathalon

Join Tom's journey as he trains and participates in a tryathlon, then create your own fun tryathlon to do with your whānau [DOCX, 474KB] 

Supporting material [PPTX, 4.6MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Let’s open a restaurant

Today will explore what it means to be an entrepreneur and the process of starting up a business. We will take a look at Ika Bowl and the three young entrepreneurs who started it [DOCX, 243KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 3.5MB]

Social Science 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy: Spectacular invention

1n 1853, a disagreement between a cook and dissatisfied diner brought about the creation of the potato chip! In this lesson we explore other instances of cause-and-effect and build on our knowledge of these concepts [DOCX, 273KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 5.8MB]

English 8–11 year olds
Middle Maths: Game of chance

Did you know we use probability and chance all the time when we play games! Join Ma'ata to understand that probability is about the chance of outcomes occurring [DOCX, 59KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 2.7MB]

Maths and Statistics 8–11 year olds

Friday 5 November

Programme Description Curriculum Audience
Junior Literacy: Starting out with sentences

Join Carmel to take a closer look at letter names and sounds for the letters o, c and g [DOCX, 65KB]

Supporting material 1 [PDF, 269KB]

Supporting material 2 [PPTX, 3.8MB]

English 5–7 year olds
Junior Science: Ngā manu - birds Join Suzy Cato as she observes the special adaptions of birds. See how design of human machines can be inspired by designs we see in the natural world [DOCX, 474KB] Science 5–7 year olds
Junior Project: Wet and dry Join Tony Halalilo as he investigates how waterproofing works, observe cause and effect in an experiment and apply this knowledge to our environment [DOCX, 77KB] Social Science and technology 5–7 year olds
Middle Literacy: Lazy sneakers

Join Marama Jones as she explains cause and effect and how it can be applied in everyday life in such a positive way, just as Maia has done with her Lazy Sneakers project [DOCX, 251KB]

Supporting material [PPTX, 5.9MB]

Social Science, English & Technology 8–11 year olds
Middle Science: Down the drain Explore with Shawn Cooper the impacts of rubbish littering our streets and collecting in our gutters and think about actions we can take to reduce this and take better care of Papatūānuku and her moana [DOCX, 1.1MB] Science 8–11 year olds

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