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Weather and the Seasons

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
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Levels 1 and 2

  • Students can recognise patterns occurring in the weather.

  • Students can explore and discuss major features of the weather, for example, wind, clouds, and rain.

  • Students can explore repeating environmental patterns associated with the Earth, Sun, and Moon, for example, night and day, seasons, and tides.

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

  • 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.

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