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Today is Friday 3rd April, 2020.

Today is Formal Friday.

A day where, even in isolation, you dress in formal clothing. In our learning today we are going to read a short story, write a short story based on an image and work on fractions in maths.

Weekly Catch Up

Make sure you watch our Weekly Catch Up – CLICK HERE

Weekly Quiz

Have you been keeping up with the news? Take our Kahoot Challenge for Friday 3rd April – CLICK HERE and use the pin – 0104684

READING – Short Story

Today we are going to read a short story about a mouse with a long tail.

  1. Read through the text which can be found by CLICKING HERE.
  2. After reading this story draw a book cover for this story.

WRITING – Poetry

Today you are going to use the following image as a prompt for your writing.
Look at the image – we have a mouse, a baked cake and a strange animal. What could your story be about? Try and be creative and whacky in your story.
Remember to plan your story – characters, setting, vocabulary and plot. Once it is written then add your story to the comments below.

MATHS – Converting Fractions

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

Questions – SET 1
Convert a fraction to a decimal by dividing. Convert the fractions below by dividing. You can use a calculator or divide using the example below.

Questions – SET 2

Questions – SET 3

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 2nd April, 2020.

In our learning today we are going to read about Dr Ashely Bloomfield, create a poem and continue work on our fractions.

READING – Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Today we are going to read Dr Ashley Bloomfield. He is the man on TV each day giving us health updates.

  1. Read through the text which can be found by CLICKING HERE.
  2. Complete the questions at the bottom of the article.

WRITING – Poetry

Today we are going to learn from NZ author Paula Green and create a poem about clouds.

Cloudsville
Maybe there is a little city
in the clouds where everyone
rollerblades to school
and swims in fluffy swimming pools,
eats cloudy floss and cloudy buns
and climbs very tall ladders to
pick cloudy plums.
When it’s cold, it’s puffy mittens
the nana in the cloud is always knitting,
and when it’s hot it’s ice-cream soda
the cloud granddad is fizzing and floating.
from The Letterbox Cat

Your challenge today is to make a cloud poem. So go outside and look at the clouds, collect some words and then develop them into cool sentences. Share your poem with us in the comments section.

MATHS – Converting Fractions – base 10

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

Questions – SET 3

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 1st April, 2020. Welcome to April Fool’s Day.

In our learning today we are going to read about April Fool’s Day, write a newspaper report and continue our study of fractions.

READING – April’s Fools Day

Today we are going to read a few facts about April Fools Day.

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

WRITING – Newspaper Writing

Write a made-up news story about your school. Think of a story that is almost believable but a bit silly too.

Remember to include: • a heading and sub-headings; • interesting word choices to make people want to read it; • quotes from people who were there.

Remember a Newspaper article answers the questions – WHAT, WHO, WHEN in the first sentence. It then moves on to the WHERE, HOW and WHY.
When you have finished writing your newspaper article share it with a friend.

MATHS – Fractions and Decimals

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

Questions – SET 3

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 31st March, 2020. In our learning today we are going to complete a CLOZE activity, write a factual report and continue our study of fractions.

READING – CLOZE Activity

Today we are going to read a CLOZE activity around space. 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 page to fill in all the gaps on the CLOZE activity.

WRITING – Formal Writing

Today you are going to write a factual report about our Solar System. 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.

Jupiter Facts
by mhars.

From Visually.

MATHS – Fractions – Working with Parts

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

Questions – SET 3

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 30th March, 2020. In our learning today we are going to listen to a school journal, write a creative story and start our study of fractions.

READING –

Last month was Woman’s History Month. We ran an article about this (click here to read) and one of the women we looked at was Nancy Wake.
After reading the link above, listen to the story about Nancy Wake describing her life and role in World War II.

https://www.kiwikidsnews.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-White-Mouse.mp3

  1. Once you have listened to the story answer these questions.
    a) What does “hailed as a hero” mean?
    b) Why are heroes “decorated”?
    c) What does it mean to “recognise” acts of courage?
    d) Name a modern New Zealand hero. How was he or she hailed or decorated?
  2. Compare Nancy Wake with another New Zealand hero, for example, Charles Upham, Willie Apiata, or others who have been decorated for acts of heroism in peacetime. They could create a Venn Diagram comparing the actions between the two heroes. Compare what they did, why they did it and how they did it.

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 around this image.
Perhaps some things to think about – Who is on board the balloon? What are they doing? Why all the megaphones/speakers?
1. Plan your story – beginning, middle and end
2. Plan your vocabulary – think of 5 creative words you could use.
3. Write your story and share in the comments below if you would like.

MATHS – Fractions – Fractions are Parts

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

Questions – SET 3


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 Saturday 28th March 2020. Welcome to the weekend. In our learning for this weekend we are going to learn about treehoppers. These are amazing little insects and have been in the news this week.

KIWI KIDS CATCH UP

Firstly, watch the Kiwi Kids News catch up for Friday 27th March – CLICK HERE

KIWI KIDS QUIZ – KAHOOT

If you haven’t done the kahoot quiz for this week start the day by giving it a go

All you need to do is go to this link – https://kahoot.it/challenge/0739966?challenge-id=900b0160-6594-48aa-b4a2-d0be7f9c723f_1585263153447
Use this joining code – 0739966

When asked for your name put your first name and then your school so we can see where people are from. All the best!!

WEEKEND LEARNING – Treehoppers

This week we heard the news that a news species of Treehopper has been named after Lady Gaga – Read the article here.

Therefore we thoughts we might spend some time learning more about these rather cool insects.

Below is a list of websites and resources you could visit to learn more about treehoppers. You definitely don’t have to look at them all, just a few will do. You might even have books at home you could read to find more information.
After looking at the resources we have a list of activities you could do. Once again you don’t have to do them all. Select one or two that you would like to complete.

RESOURCES

https://insider.si.edu/2017/08/beautiful-bizarre-treehoppers-suck-sap-can-spread-disease/
https://www.britannica.com/animal/treehopper
https://www.wired.com/2014/12/absurd-creature-of-the-week-treehopper/
http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/local-insects/hopper-tri-horned-treehopper-acanthuchus-trispinifer.html
https://www.pinterest.nz/anan036/tree-hopper/
https://headsup.boyslife.org/meet-the-brazilian-treehopper/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRmYRRbNqeM&t=43s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IccuCzeJwQ

ACTIVITIES

1. Create a Fact Card with 10 facts about Treehoppers. If you want you could use CANVA to present your facts or make your own on an A4 piece of paper.
2. Design your own Treehopper. Plan it out on paper first. Make sure the helmet you design is spectacular.
3. Write down key information about Treehoppers. A bit about their history, design and where they live. Then use your writing to create a video in Lumen 5.
4. Create your own Treehopper. You could use cardboard, paper, recycling, lego to create your own creature. Make sure you give it a cool scientific name.
5. Create a short information video about Treehoppers.
a) Use Adobe Spark if you dont have a video maker.
b) Use this YouTube video as the background mages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRmYRRbNqeM&t=43s
6. Design your own treehopper in Minecraft.
7. Create a Wakelet with resources about Treehoppers. Try and include a range of resources. Once you have done this paste the link to your Wakelet in the comments below.
8. Create a Prezi of a special kind of Treehopper.
9. Write a poem about a Treehoppers
10. Make a Kahoot about Treehoppers and then share in the comments.
11. Create a crossword about Treehoppers using WordMint.
12. Make a pamphlet or brochure about Treehoppers.
13. Make a Venn diagram to compare a Treehopper with another insect.

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 the 27th March 2020, and it’s Friday Funday. In our learning today we are going to read a short story, write our highs and lows for the week and play a couple of maths games.

KIWI KIDS CATCH UP

Firstly, watch the Kiwi Kids News catch up for Friday 27th March

KIWI KIDS QUIZ – KAHOOT

Then, click into the Kahoot Quiz – https://kahoot.it/challenge/0223988?challenge-id=900b0160-6594-48aa-b4a2-d0be7f9c723f_1585195468455
Use the game code – 0223988

When asked for your name put your first name and then your school so we can see where people are from. All the best!!

READING – Short Story

Today we are going to read a short story. CLICK HERE for a link to the story. It is a famous short story about a man given a task by his wife.

Once your have read the story your task is to create a book cover for the story.
Use an A4 piece of paper.
Include the title of the story – What a good man does is always right.

WRITING – Write your highs and lows for this week

Today you are going to write down the highs and lows for the week. At a time like this, it is good to think about the things we are grateful for. It is also a time to recognise things that are hard.

Complete the task by following these steps.
1. Write down 3 things you are grateful for. Make sure you use full sentences to explain your thinking
a) NZ cricket captain Kane Williamson has written a cool letter to those health workers – this might be good to read to get some examples. CLICK HERE
2. Write down 3 things that have been lows this week.
a) They might be things you have found hard etc.

If you think you might need to talk to someone about your lows we encourage you to do so – this might be parents, extended family, or teacher or a friend. Remember you can call people on the phone.

MATHS – Games

Today we are going to play a couple of games for maths today because it is Friday Funday. We suggest your practice your maths with these games for around 20minutes.

GAME ONE – Multiplication

GAME TWO – Percentages
CLICK HERE to download a percentage maths game to play with your family. We have been working on percentages all week so this will be a good challenge.

GAME THREE – Check out these pages for some good maths games
Place value pirates – https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game
Division Games – https://mrnussbaum.com/fun-division-games-from-computermice

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 26th March, 2020. In our learning today we are going to read the Kiwi Kids News Feature Article for this week, write our own letter and continue our work on percentages.

READING – Feature Article

Today we are going to read the Kiwi Kids News Feature Article. Each week our writer Hannah writes a more in-depth article. This week she wrote a great article around how important each one of us is.

  1. Your task today is to read the feature article – CLICK HERE
  2. Once you read the article, answer at least two of the questions Hannah has left at the end of her article.

WRITING – Write a letter

Today you are going to write a letter to someone important to you. Thursday 26th March is the first day of New Zealand’s lockdown. For many people that means they will not be able to see their love ones for a while. That doesn’t mean we can’t stay in touch through email.

1. Firstly, if you are unsure of the structure visit this website – CLICK HERE
2. Begin writing
a) Introduce yourself
b) explain what you have planned the next few weeks while at home.
c) remember to ask them questions – that way you will get a reply.
3. It might be a good idea to add a couple of pictures in your letter.
3. Send the letter off via email. I am sure you will make someone’s day.

MATHS – Percentags – missing totals

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

This percentage work is starting to get harder. Just do as much as you can. If it is a little hard just miss it out.

Questions – SET 1

Questions – SET 2

Questions – SET 3

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 25th March, 2020. In our learning today we are going to read a couple of poems, write our own poem and continue our work on percentages.

READING – Poetry Fun

Today we are going to read a little poetry. Poems are awesome ways to express yourself and explain how you are feeling.

  1. Your task today is to read a selection of poetry. We suggest around 15 minutes of reading time. We have some resources listed below;
    a) At the End of the driveway – CLICK HERE
    b) My teacher doesn’t get me! – CLICK HERE and for more poems by Judi Billcliff click here.
    c) Visit Wordsorama to read some other poems – CLICK HERE
  2. Once you read at least three poems, select the best line or the best word from each poem. Write these on your worksheet or book.
    This is a good way to look at the way the author has used words and phrases.

WRITING – Write a poem

Today you are going to use New Zealand poet Paula Green to help us in our writing.
1. Firstly, listen to her read one of her latest poems.


2. Your challenge is to write a poem about an animal that you love. A little like the poem that she read to us.
Listen to the advice that Paula gives about words you could use and how to put them together.

Share It Challenge!
If you would like to share you poem, then leave it in the comments below or email your poems to;
paulajoygreen@gmail.com
Remember to include your name, age and name of school

MATHS – Percentages and Equivalent fractions

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

Questions – SET 3

WANT SOMETHING ELSE? – Practical task

Take your poem that you have created today and present it on CANVA – CLICK HERE
Send it to some family members via email.

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.

WELCOME – 24th March 2020

Today is Tuesday 24th March. In our learning today we are going to write a diary entry about the City of Venice, read a fact card and continue our work on percentages.

WRITING – Write a diary entry of a day in Venice

Today you are going to imagine you have spent the day in the Italian city of Venice. You are going to write a diary entry about your day, highlight the places you have been and the activities you did.
1. Firstly, we suggest you get some knowledge of Venice first. Do this by…
a) Complete today’s reading task first.
b) Read this article from Kiwi Kids News for more info and make sure you watch the video – CLICK HERE
2. Write down a diary entry on your worksheet or book.
Start at 9am in the morning and think about the things you could do around this city. Rember to tell us about where and what you ate.

Sentence Challenge!
Can you write a sentence that starts with an adverb?

A canal and the roads next to it are seen completely empty on March 9, 2020 in Venice (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

READING – Summarising the main points

How much do you know about the city of Venice? Today we are reading a fact sheet about this amazing place.

CLICK HERE to read the fact sheet.

After you have read the information your task is to write down 10 main points from the text. Each point should be in the form of a full-sentence – 16-18 words.
HELP: The text is broken into 5 sections. We suggest writing down two sentences per section.

MATHS – Percentages and Equivalent fractions

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

Questions – SET 3

WANT SOMETHING ELSE? – Practical task

Can you make a Venice Gondola out of paper or cardboard? Give it a go and then see if it floats.

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.