The Animal Kingdom
Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
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.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Share their experiences relating to the living world and group living things according to their special features.
Students can share their ideas about how animals could be grouped in different ways according to their observable features.
Students can discuss differences and similarities in various animals that have been broadly grouped according to their external characteristics.
Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Develop a number sense through exploring numbers of wings, feet, segments, antennae.
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.
The Arts (Dance): Move in response to environmental stimuli.
The Arts (Drama): Establish an imaginary space, such as a forest, island, or cave, as the setting for dramatic play.
Social Sciences: How people’s activities influence places and the environment and are influenced by them eg. The location and use of water sources.
English (Writing): Collect an item from the natural environment, describe it orally using all the senses, and record observations and personal responses in writing.