We have provided a Story Library book and two School Journals (level 3) from the Ministry of Education that can be talked about with children when they are reading.
We have also included a literacy resource from Te Kura. The resource will be about transactional writing, or text features and grammatical structures. It is a workbook with some supplementary items like passport stamps or a School Journal extract. The workbook contains a series of literacy tasks related to transactional writing or text features and grammatical structures.
Learners can write in the workbook.
The types of stationery that would be useful for this book includes pens, pencils and an eraser.
There are two books from the Ministry of Education's Connected Level 4 series and Figure It Out Level 4 series included.
Connected promotes scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy so that students can engage in a critical and informed manner with real-life science and technology related issues and authentic, context-based mathematical explorations.
The Connected articles, text, images, media and Teacher Support Materials are freely available on Google Drive.
Figure It Out
Figure It Out is a series of mathematics curriculum support books in full colour designed to supplement existing classroom mathematics programmes. The series is an important component of the Literacy and Numeracy strategy that focuses on clarifying the expectations for learners' progress and achievement, and developing teacher professional capability.
Each book is accompanied by Answers and Teachers' Notes. Many of the answers include explanations, and the notes include relevant achievement objectives and numeracy framework links, suggested teaching approaches, and ways to extend the activities.
We have also included a maths booklet, which contains maths-based activities. For example, 3 Consecutive Numbers supports learners to recognise patterns in an equation, sort numbers into types, and create general rules for equations. There are sample equations and prompting questions (“What can you say about the numbers that are being added?” “What kind of numbers are 6, 9 and 12?). Billie’s Burger Bargain is about calculating probability, using the example of winning a free burger by receiving a winning combination of cards.
The learner needs to be supported to do the activities. There are guiding questions for parents and whānau included for each activity.
Each activity starts with some notes for the parents and whānau that outlines the purpose of the task.
The types of stationery that would be useful for this book includes pens, pencils, an eraser and a ruler.
Note that some of the activities might suggest printing or making copies of the pages. This isn’t necessary to successfully do the activities, and remember they can be skipped. A possible workaround could be tracing copies of pages into the exercise book or a spare piece of paper.
Start Right Workbook
This is an illustrated workbook that is targeted at 11 and 12 year olds.
It provides comprehensive coverage of the English and mathematics and statistics learning areas. It also has activities related to science, social sciences, technology, and health.
The book has activities (organised into units) to help learners with their literacy, maths and general skills. Each unit has a checklist for completed work, and learners are encouraged to maintain a reading log. The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.
For example, in Unit 8 one of the reading activities is a code-cracker where the learner needs to use a chart to decode certain words in a page of text about frogs. For maths there is a number puzzle where they need to complete each line of the grid to solve the equations. For science there are classification activities to organise a selection of animals into vertebrates and invertebrates based on some contextual information, and then again into warm-blooded and cold-blooded. For reasoning leaners need to complete a series of tasks related to a selection of letters that have been assigned a value (eg “add together the letters of the word RANT and give your answer as a number”). There is also spelling and handwriting practice.
There are selected answers for units in the back of the book.
The types of stationery that would be useful for this book includes pencils, pens, coloured pencils, and an eraser.
The activities are self-directed but parents and whānau are encouraged to provide support as necessary.
Note that some exercises might require additional stationery supplies – remember activities can be skipped.
Three pens: Blue, Black, Red
One pencil and one eraser
One sharpener, and one ruler
1B4 exercise book and 100 Leaf Value writing pad