Today is Monday 6th April, 2020. In our learning today we are going to read a school journal, write a creative story and start our study of geometry.

READING – Journal Story

Last week we read an article about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Please CLICK HERE to read.

We have lots of reefs off our New Zealand coastline. Read the story below about a reef just off Taranaki.


When you have read the article complete the following activities
1. Write down 10 new vocabulary words you found by read the article. If you couldn’t find any words you didn’t know then create a list of 10 important words. These will be used in your writing today.

WRITING – Creative Writing

Today you are going to use the following image as a prompt for our writing.

Your task is to write a creative story about an undersea robotic creation.

Perhaps some things to think about – What is the animal? What is it doing? What could be the problem/solution in the story? Are there any other characters.
1. Plan your story – beginning, middle and end
2. Plan your vocabulary – Use as many of the 10 creative words you collected in your story.
3. Write your story and share in the comments below if you would like.

MATHS – Geometry – Points, lines and planes

Watch the video below and then work on the questions below. Write your answer in your worksheet or in a workbook.

Questions – SET 1

Questions – SET 2

A LITTLE EXTRA – Bingo Board of Awesomeness

We have developed a little resource at Kiwi Kids to keep your learning at home. Look at the collection of activities below. Today look at the board and select at least one that you could complete. Let us know in the comments below which one you enjoyed. CLICK HERE for more details.

Scientists have developed a new system to monitor pollution from space.

The American, South Korea, and the European Space Agency have worked together on space-based instruments to measure global air quality.

For the first time, scientists will be able to track pollution from space on an hourly basis.

The first instrument was launched on February 18th, which flew into space mounted on a Korean satellite.

NASA plans to send a nearly identical instrument to space aboard a commercial communications satellite in 2022.

They’ll be followed by the European Space Agency’s two instruments that will join its existing air quality monitoring satellites, with the first taking off in 2023.

The data they collect will boost efforts to reign in pollutants including nitrogen dioxide, smog, formaldehyde, and aerosols.

The satellite-mounted instruments will also be able to see whether pollution within a certain region was generated there or whether it wafted over from another country.

Older space-based instruments are limited. They have only been able to measure air pollution once a day. They pass over any given point on Earth at the same time each day.

Korean Boy band BTS has launched a web series to help fans teach themselves Korean.

The group has been hosting 30 lessons on the social media app Weverse from 24 March.

The episodes are “designed to make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS’ music.”

The idea came about after the band’s passionate fanbase called for English subtitles to be added to their videos.

Content for the website will come from the band’s reality show, Run BTS!, as well as YouTube-only series like Bangtan Bombs and BTS Episodes.

The Wiggles have released a new song to help kids understand ‘social distancing’.

The children entertainers have tackled the term in their latest song, which includes an arms-out dance move that demonstrates the 2m rule. 

The song was written to explain to kids why they can’t go and see their nana or invite a friend over during the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the music video, Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins plays the role of a grandmother who is sad she’s stuck at home alone. 

The song also covers the importance of handwashing. It tells children to get rid of germs by washing their hands “many times a day” to “become a handwashing hero”. 

Koalas rescued from the Australian bush fires have been released back into the wild.

The four koalas and one joey (a young kangaroo) have been released into Australia’s Blue Mountains.

The koalas were among a group of 12 that have been looked after at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

The Blue Mountains suffered a lot during the wildfires that moved through the country in January.

Thousand’s of animal habitats were destroyed by the fires along with one million hectares of bushland.

During the bushfires, experts from Taronga Zoo treated more than 100 koalas across two hospitals.