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Living Things

Levels 1 and 2

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NZC Achievement Objectives
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Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • The Organism: Discuss ideas about living things, so as to classify them according to observable differences. 

  • Te Rauropi: Ka whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō ngā mea oreore, ka whakarōpū i runga i ngā rerekētanga. 

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Learning Intentions
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Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 1

  • Share their experiences relating to the living world and group living things according to their special features.

  • Students can share their ideas about how living things could be grouped in different ways according to their observable features.


Level 2

  • Students can discuss differences and similarities in various living things that have been broadly grouped according to their external characteristics.

  • The Arts (Dance): Move in response to environmental stimuli.


  • Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Develop a number sense through exploring numbers of wings, feet, segments, antennae. 


  • Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Find examples of patterns in the natural environment which demonstrate that some patterns continue without end.


  • Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Explore a variety of shapes and objects found in nature by touching, observing, and talking about them.



  • Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Identify symmetries in the natural world.


  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Interpret the difference between the smallest and largest values, and explain the meaning of clusters or holes in a data display of animals in their local environment.


  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Collect objects from the natural environment, sort them into categories, count each category, and display and discuss the results.

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