Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Earth Science: Learn how volcanoes and earthquakes change the appearance of the landscape, particularly the effects on mountains and rivers.
Papatūānuku: Ka ako haere me pēhea te rū whenua me te puia e huri ai i te āhua o te takiwā, me ngā pānga ki te maunga, ki te awa hoki.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Share ideas about obvious features and patterns in the environment.
Students can make a model of their immediate local landscape and locate places of significance on it.
Students can suggest how their model of the landscape may be different to the landscape in the past
Investigate obvious features and patterns in the environment and discuss how people affect them.
Students can explore local landscapes and environments and identify easily observable physical features.
Students can suggest some of the processes that slowly change landforms.
Social Sciences: Features of the culture and heritage of their own and other groups eg. Significant landmarks in the local environment.
Social Sciences: Why particular places are important for people eg. Special places in the natural or cultural environment.
The Arts (Drama): Establish an imaginary space, such as a forest, island, or cave, as the setting for dramatic play.
The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Identify contrasting sounds of Papatūānuku and the environment (high and low, fast and slow, loud and soft, long and short).
The Arts (Visual Arts): Use paper, card, and materials from Papatūānuku to make structures.
The Arts (Visual Arts): Talk about objects and images found in their own environment
English (Reading and Viewing): Observe signs and symbols used to identify environmental features and discuss the way in which visual signs convey their meaning.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Classify environmental events, such as “the sun will rise tomorrow”, “the grass will turn brown tomorrow”, “it will snow when it’s hot”, as certain, possible, or impossible.