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Today is Friday 15th May, 2020. The last day of Kiwi Kids Daily.

We want to thank you for joining us over the last few weeks. This has truly been a new experience for us all. We trust you and your bubble are safe and healthy.
Remember to keep coming back and reading Kiwi Kids News.

Weekly Catch Up

Make sure you watch our latest Weekly Catch Up – CLICK HERE

Weekly Quiz

Have you been keeping up with the news? Take our Kiwi Kids News Quiz – CLICK HERE – passcode – 01764595

WRITING Activity

Today we end Kiwi Kids News Daily, as schools start back up on Monday. Your task today is to write a letter to yourself 10 years in the future explaining and highlighting the last 8 weeks. Think about the lockdown, the things you have done, the good parts, the bad parts. Write as a letter, place in an envelop and hideaway.

MATHS – Games

Today, because it is Friday we have a selection of games to play.

Maths Games – click here
More gamesclick here

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.

Today is Thursday the 14th May.

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions.

Our task over the next 5 days is to complete our Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city in the South Island. Your learning tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ – Routeburn Track

READING – New Boots

Today you are going to head to the Routeburn Track near Queenstown.
CLICK HERE for your reading. It is about a young boy on a tramping trip.

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do around Queenstown while you are there for 2 days. We would pick one for each day. Don’t worry about your budget. Be creative and add some pictures.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your 2 days in Nelson. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
Find 15% of 65 Find 25% of 34 Find 1/5 of 25 Find 1/4 of 160

PROBLEM-SOLVING

It’s 7km from Tim’s house to where his Grandma lives.
It’s uphill on the way there so he can only cycle at 14kph but he can do 21kph on the way back.
Tim leaves his house at 6pm.
How long can he stop at his Grandma’s house if he wants to be back home for his favourite TV programme at 7pm?

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.

Today is Wednesday the 13th May.

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions.

Our task over the next 5 days is to complete our Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city in the South Island. Your learning tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ – Dunedin

READING – Getting Closer

Today you are going to read this article about the Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary. CLICK HERE for your reading.

After reading this story we would like you to make a news article about the Ōrokonui Ecosanctuary. Remember to answer the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN in the first 2 sentences, then add further information.

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Dunedin while you are there for 2 days. We would pick one for each day. Don’t worry about your budget. Be creative and add some pictures.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your 2 days in Nelson. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
Find 10% of 54 Find 50% of 86 Find 20% of 26 Find 40% of 160

PROBLEM-SOLVING

I have three dogs of different ages.

If I add their ages together I get 15.

If I multiply their ages together I get 45.

How old are my dogs?

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.

Today is Tuesday the 12th May.

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions.

Our task over the next 5 days is to complete our Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city in the South Island. Your learning tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ – Christchurch

READING – Painting the Town

Today you are going to read this article about artwork in Christchurch following the earthquakes. CLICK HERE for your reading.

Following this story create your own piece of artwork that could go in your town

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Christchurch while you are there for 2 days. We would pick one for each day. Don’t worry about your budget. Be creative and add some pictures.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your 2 days in Nelson. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
While in Nelson we went on the for a walk around Hagley Park. Using google maps estimate how much distance you would cover if you walked around the outside of it all.

13+ 38 = 2.67 + 6.70 = 8.06 – 1.91 = 13.89 – 6.4 =

PROBLEM-SOLVING

Niko and Kaia buy their father a card for Fathers’ Day.

The card costs $5.90. Niko puts in 40c more than Kaia.

How much do they each contribute to the card?

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.

Today is Monday the 11th May.

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions.

Our task over the next 5 days is to complete our Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city in the South Island. Your learning tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ – Nelson

READING – Harwoods Hole

Today you are going to read this article about a large underground hole that is close to Nelson. CLICK HERE for your reading.

Following this story, your reading task is to select 3 words from the glossary and put them into a sentence.

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Nelson while you are there for 2 days. We would pick one for each day. Don’t worry about your budget. Be creative and add some pictures.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your 2 days in Nelson. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
While in Nelson we went on the Able Tasman Walk. Research and find out how far we would have walked if we completed this walk. If we averaged 3km per hour how many hours of walking would we have completed?

21 + 78 = 2.6 + 3.20 = 2.06 + 1.71 = 3.89 – 3.4 =

PROBLEM-SOLVING

Henry wants to make a rectangular chicken run at the back of the house.

He buys 12 metres of fencing wire.

What is the largest area run that he can make for his chickens?

What if Henry has 60 metres of fencing?

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.

Today is Friday 8th May, 2020.

A day where, even in isolation, you dress in formal clothing. In our learning today we are going to read a play and then write a news article. For maths, we have a couple of games to play.

Weekly Catch Up

Make sure you watch our latest Weekly Catch Up – CLICK HERE

Weekly Quiz

Have you been keeping up with the news? Take our Kiwi Kids News Quiz – CLICK HERE

READING – Play

Today we are going to read a play. If you have some people in your bubble that could join you ask them nicely and complete the play.

  1. Read through the text which can be found by CLICKING HERE

WRITING Activity

Take a news article that has been on Kiwi Kids News this week and rewrite it using your own words. Try and use one of our Odd Stuff articles.

Remember the following… A good news article answers the What, When, Where and Who in the first 2 sentences. It then goes on to give more details.

When finished your story upload to the comments below.

MATHS – Games

Today, because it is Friday we have a selection of games to play.

Maths Games – click here
Addition click here

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.

Today is Thursday 11th May,

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions that follow.

Our task over the next two weeks is to complete a 10 Day Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city. Your learnig tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

Today we are moving onto Wellington – our capital city.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ Days 4-6 – Wellington

READING –

Today you are going to read a journal story about an artist who lives in Wellington.

Watch this video for some background ideas about balancing – CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for your reading.

After reading the story your job is to try and balance some items from your home. How high can you go? How creative can you be?

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Rotorua while you are there for these 3 days of your tour. We suggest you pick one for each day. Dont worry about your budget. Be creative.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE.

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your three days in Auckland. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
Balance these equations

3 x 4 = 6 x ___ 8 + 11 = 5 + ___ 12 x 8 = 3 x ____

PROBLEM-SOLVING

Can you create your own balancing images.

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.

Today is Wednesday 6th May,

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions that follow.

Our task over the next two weeks is to complete a 10 Day Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city. Your learnig tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

Today we are moving into the Taranaki region and the city of New Plymouth.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ Days 4-6 – New Plymouth

READING – Parihaka

Today you are going to read a journal story about Parihaka. This was an important event in our nation’s history.

Read this website for some background – CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for your reading.

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Rotorua while you are there for these 3 days of your tour. We suggest you pick one for each day. Dont worry about your budget. Be creative.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE.

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your three days in Auckland. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
While in New Plymouth a family ate 5 scones for morning tea. Each scone cost $1.19. How much did they cost altogether?

8.3 x 2 = 8.7 – 4.2 = 12 x 8 = 6.89 – 3.2 =

PROBLEM-SOLVING
The New Plymouth Post Shop only sells $5 and $9 stamps for larger letters and for parcels.

What amounts of postage can be made up from these denominations?

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.

Today is Tuesday 5th May,

In our learning today we are going to continue our two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions that follow.

Our task over the next two weeks is to complete a 10 Day Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city. Your learnig tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

Today we have moved down the North Island from Auckland to Rotorua.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ Days 4-6 – Rotorua

READING – Pink and White Terracs

Today you are going to read this article about an article from Kiwi Kids News in 2017. The Pink and White Terraces used to be beside Rotorua until they were destroyed.

Read this website for some background – CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for your reading.

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Rotorua while you are there for these 3 days of your tour. We suggest you pick one for each day. Dont worry about your budget. Be creative.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE.

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your three days in Auckland. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
Today we travelled from Auckland to Rotorua. The total distance is around 240km. If we travelled at an average speed of 80km per hour how long would the trip take?

45 + 98 = 2.7 + 4.2 = 3.34 – 1.12 = 3.89 – 3.2 =

PROBLEM-SOLVING
While in Rotorua we went out for pizza.
The pizza place had three tables.
The biggest one seated three times as many people as the smallest one.
The middle sized table seats twice as many people as the smallest one

When we arrived three-quarters of the seats were taken.
Then twelve more people arrived.
Unfortunately there were only enough seats for half of them.

How many people could sit at the smallest table?

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.

Today is Monday the 4th May – May the 4th be with you!

In our learning today we are going to start a two-week-long piece of work around our amazing country. We are creating a Tour of Aotearoa. Watch the video below and then read the instructions.

Our task over the next two weeks is to complete a 10 Day Tour of New Zealand. Each day we are going to visit a new town or city. Your learnig tasks (reading, writing and maths) will relate to that place or region.

As we work through the tasks below you will need to add where we go on your Map of New Zealand. We have created a booklet that you can print off and add to daily (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have a printer then please just use a school book to complete the tasks.

TOUR of NZ Days 1-3 – Auckland

READING – I am Alice

Today you are going to read this article about a large piece of equipment that was used in Auckland as they worked on one of their motorways. CLICK HERE for your reading.

Following this story your reading task is to select 3 words from the glossary and put them into a sentence.

WRITING – Daily Diary

Your task today is to do some research about activities you could do in Auckland while you are there for the first 3 days of your tour. We would pick one for each day. Dont worry about your budget. Be creative.
Check out this resource to help CLICK HERE

After your research, you must write a short diary entry for each of your three days in Auckland. We suggest 3 or 4 sentences each day. If you want to add some photographs that would look great. Below is an example;

Today our family went up the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is in the middle of Auckland city. While in the site we had a picnic lunch down at the Viaduct Harbour. In the afternoon we walked around the Auckland Domain.

MATHS

WARM UP
Today your starting activity is to play this game for 10 minutes – CLICK HERE

NUMBER SKILLS
Auckland’s population is 1,600,000. If it increases by 5 per cent every 10 years what will the population be in 2030?

23 + 45 = 2.3 + 4.5 = 2.06 + 1.29 = 3.89 + 3.2 =

PROBLEM-SOLVING
Alice can travel 8cm in 1 minute. How far can the machine travel in ten minutes? In one hour? In one day? Show your working.
Extra – A scientist made a new machine that was 10% faster than Alice. What are the new distances it could travel in ten minutes, one hour and a day?

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.