Warrington School/Curriculum Planning/Room 1 Planning Term 1

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Term 1 MrP Topics


  • To explore the world of archeology, Moas and creative writing
  • To assist students in becoming independent learners
  • To use the Inquiry Model of learning
Open Democratic Education, Archeology, Moas, Wawa Challenge, Sutton Camp, BBFM
Moa study statement
Moa study Question


Nature of Science

Students will learn to:

  • Appreciate that science is a way of explaining the world and that science knowledge changes over time
  • Identify ways in which scientists work together and provide evidence to support their ideas
  1. Develop skills and understandings of scientific methods of archaeology including enquiry, questioning, observation, information gathering, interpretation and reporting
  2. Explore and understand the local environment - archaeological test pits
  3. Utilise people with specialised local knowledge - visiting archaeologist
  4. Know about and use scientific tools and apparatus safely and appropriately - at times working in the field in groups with equipment

Writing:Moa, Mihi and Archaeology

Opportunities to:

  • Writing related to the topics
  • Create word banks
  • Re-assemble word bank into appropriate responses
  • Practice handwriting and font styles
    • Proof read and edit - digital or hand-written
  • View and share

Maths - Problem Solving

  • Working on contextual problems around measuring - eco-hut, archeology
    • Explain workings
      • Create own word problems for others

Visual language - Mihi

  • Effectively arrange, present and display visual and written information
    • Create an A3 mihi poster
  • Viewing - interpret visual information from a wide range formats and styles
  • Read, analyse, understand and think about messages and purposes of information presented
    • Use of fonts, colour and images that give details about self

Dance - Life of a moa

Children will learn to:

  1. Enjoy and participate in a range of dance activities
  2. Recognise and know about and follow some of the elements of dance (eg body, space, time, energy and relationships).
  3. Express themselves through dance and feel comfortable performing both alone or in a group.
  • Participate in a class dance demonstrating knowledge of the moa
  • Recreate a dance in the style of the insect meets human vimeo
    • Incorporate movement that tells a story in time with the music
      • Perform as a class group


  • Topics - Moas
    • Internet/books on own or in group
      • At school at home
  • School journals
    • Read and write questions

Oral language

    • Investigate features of Audacity software - Audacity Tutorial
      • Read and perform creative response from above - record - self evaluate
        • Extension - blog or document


  • Kiwi kid songs
    • One World and Blue Smoke
      • Ukelele


  • Life Education Trust visit - focus on friends
  • Develop confidence in a range of physical skills e.g. ball handling - padder tennis, cricket, aquatics and dance

Maori - Archeology and Moa related

  • Utilise local expertise and resources to increase understanding
    • and share our knowledge
      • English, Te Reo, Legends...
        • Pictures, photographs, objects - artefacts

Computer Science - Audacity

  • Record a radio advert
    • Work along-side others to learn use the audacity application
      • Aiming for layers of Creative Commons audio tracks and over-all quality
        • Save projects onto desktop, export once finished

Key Competency - Relating to others

  • Interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts
  1. The ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view, negotiate, and share ideas
  2. Relating well to others are is being open to new learning and able to take different roles in different situations
  3. Aware of how their words and actions affect others
  4. Know when it is appropriate to compete and when it is appropriate to co-operate
  5. Working effectively together, coming up with new approaches, ideas, and ways of thinking