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Starting on Tuesday 14th April readers of Kiwi Kids News will need to be on the lookout for the Kiwi Kids News robot.

Each day the Kiwi Kids News Robot will be placed within two of our articles.

Your task is to read through our articles, find the Kiwi Kids News Robot and record the title of the articles for that day.

Once you have done this, record your personal details and the titles of the two articles in the form below.

Entries limited to one entry, per person per day.

On Friday we will select one lucky person from all our correct answers and they will a lucky prize.

Week starting 14th April – Cooper Birch – Aberdeen School

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy exemption from the national lockdown.

This means that Easter Bunny is considered an essential working.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Monday afternoon at her daily press conference.

She said, “You’ll be pleased to know that we do consider both the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny to be essential workers.”

However, she also told kids that the lockdown restrictions and busy time of year might make it difficult for him to visit everyone around the country.

“I say to the children of New Zealand, if the Easter Bunny doesn’t make it to your household, then we have to understand that it’s a bit difficult at the moment.”

What are you hoping the Easter Bunny brings you? 

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin’s has won the second round of the IndyCar virtual champs.

The virtual race was held on Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. However, McLaughlin completed the race from the comfort of his own home in Australia.

He had to get up at 4am (New Zealand time) to compete in the 45-lap race. 

The two-time Supercars champion started the race in eighth and took the lead with six laps to go, finishing ahead of Penske teammate Will Power. 

“Pretty awesome to win this week’s Indycar Challenge,” McLaughlin tweeted. “We put a fair bit of work in during the week, working out a strategy and it paid off.”

McLaughlin was an invited guest by IndyCar to participate in the iRacing Series, which features current drivers, including fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon. 

Dixon, who did not compete in the first race last weekend, finished 16th after spinning out during the race.

With coronavirus stopping expeditions to Everest a group of UK climbers have completed a virtual expedition.

The team ascended 5,364 metres over five days during an indoor mountain climbing challenge. This is the same as getting to Base Camp.

Going up and down their own up stairs, back steps, even up ladders the team completed the 5,364 metres of virtical climb needed.

It took the group 5 days.

Rory Southworth decided to organise a group challenge after receiving positive feedback online for three solo hikes during the first week of lockdown.

Southworth has been posting photos of himself fully kitted out while ascending the stairs or eating his dinner in his tent pitched in his living room.

Southworth, who hasn’t done the trek in real life, says next week’s challenge is to trek the remaining 3,484 metres to the summit of Everest.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation has turned 33 years old.

The Department officially started on1 April 1987, with the launch taking place at Antrim House in Wellington.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is the public service department of New Zealand who look after the conservation of New Zealand’s natural and historical heritage.

DOC works with around 1000 of the 4000 or so community organisations that carry out conservation work on a voluntary basis around Aotearoa. We have over 800 partnerships and 26 percent of these involve tangata whenua.

DOC also administers the Nature Heritage Fund, and is responsible for rural fire control.

Every year they work with around 14,000 individual volunteers and deliver around 700 knowledge and skill sharing initiatives with communities.

Today is Tuesday 7th April, 2020. In our learning today we are going to complete a CLOZE reading activity, write a formal piece of writing on sharks and continue our study of geometry.


Today we are going to read a CLOZE activity around sharks. Using the resource below fill in the missing spaces with the correct word.
CLICK HERE to download.

  1. Read through the text once.
  2. Use the vocab list at the top of the sections to fill in all the gaps on the CLOZE activity.

WRITING – Formal Writing

Today you are going to write a factual report on sharks. Your aim is to write something that could be used as an online resource. Therefore, your writing needs to be factually correct.
Follow the instructions below;
1. Re-read the CLOZE activity, watch the video below and look at the infographic.
2. Plan your writing out by selecting the main points from each of the sources.
3. Write your factual report and share in the comments below.

MATHS – Geometry – Angles

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.