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Today is Wednesday 15th April, 2020.

In our learning today we are going to complete a CLOZE reading activity, write a newspaper article and continue our study of geometry.

READING – Journal Story

Today we are going to read a Journal story around bees. This week scientists have found a bee that has a male and female body – CLICK HERE.
For today’s Journal story CLICK HERE.

  1. Read through the text once.
  2. Collect 10 facts about bees when you read the news. You will need this for your writng.

WRITING – Newspaper Article

Today you are going to write a factual report on bees. 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. Read the two stories above, 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 – Perimeter

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

Question – 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 14th April, 2020. Welcome back from your Easter break.

In our learning today we are going to complete a CLOZE reading activity, write a newspaper article and continue our study of geometry.

READING – CLOZE Activity

Today we are going to read a CLOZE activity around the water cycle. 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 – Newspaper Article

Today you are going to write a newspaper article about an event that happened last week. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Easter bunny will be exempt during Lockdown.

Your task is to write an article suitable article for Kiwi Kids News. Use the information in the original article to guide you. However, remember to use you own words.

When finished leave it a copy in the comments below.

MATHS – Geometry – Perimeter

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

Question – 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 9th April, 2020.

In our learning today we are going to read about an Easter Egg hunt, decorate our own easter egg, write a short story about an Easter Egg hunt and continue our study of geometry.

READING – Journal Story

Today we can read a short story about an Easter Egg Hunt.

CLICK HERE to read our story today. After you have read the story complete one of the tasks below.
– draw an image to go with this story.
– create a character profile of one of the characters. Your profile should include an image, details about their personality etc
– write an alternative ending.

ACTIVITY – Easter Egg Hunt

CLICK HERE for a link to the Prime Ministers Easter Egg Hunt.

WRITING – Easter Story

Today you are going to write your own Easter Story about a Easter Egg hunt.
Firstly, think of things that could go wrong during an Easter egg hunt.
Think of a list of charcaters and also the setting.
Develop a plan of where your wtory could go.
We have started the story for you….

“Quick mum, over here” _______ said. “Can we start our Easter Egg hunt now”.

MATHS – Geometry – Polygons

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 Wednesday 8th April, 2020.

In our learning today we are going to read about our moon, write a newspaper article and continue our study of geometry.

READING – Journal Story

Today we can read an article that astronauts may use their pee to make concrete to create buildings on the moon.

With that in mind we thought it would be good to read more about the moon. CLICK HERE to read this journal story.

After reading check out the other stories on Kiwi Kids News about the moon – CLICK HERE.

WRITING – Newspaper Article

Today you are going to write a newspaper article.

At Kiwi Kids News we are fans of the BBC website called Newsround. Read some articles here and select one to research and then re-write in your own words.

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 us at Kiwi Kids News – [email protected]

MATHS – Geometry – Angles and Degrees

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

Questions – SET 4

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 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.

READING – CLOZE Activity

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.

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.

CLICK HERE

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.

Welcome to the weekend. In our learning for this weekend we are going to learn about elephants. These are amazing animals and have been in the news this week.

KIWI KIDS CATCH UP

Make sure you watch our Weekly Catch Up – CLICK HERE

KIWI KIDS QUIZ

If you haven’t done the quiz for this week start the day by giving it a go
All you need to do is go to this link – CLICK HERE and have a go. All the best!!

WEEKEND LEARNING – Elephants

This week we heard the news that Megan Markle is the new voice of a Disney movie – Read the article here.

Therefore we thoughts we might spend some time learning more about these rather amazing animals.

Below is a list of websites and resources you could visit to learn more about elephants. 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

ACTIVITIES

1. Create a Fact Card with 10 facts about elephants. 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 elephant. Plan it out on paper first. Make sure the helmet you design is spectacular.
3. Write down key information about elephants. 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 elephant. 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 elephants.
a) Use Adobe Spark if you don’t have a video maker.
6. Design your own elephant in Minecraft.
7. Create a Wakelet with resources about elephants. 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 elephant.
9. Write a poem about elephants.
10. Make a Kahoot about elephants and then share in the comments.
11. Create a crossword about elephants using WordMint.
12. Make a pamphlet or brochure about elephants.
13. Make a Venn diagram to compare a elephants with another animal.

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 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.