Schoolwide Topics

IN 2020 OUR OVERARCHING CONCEPT IS “OUR PLANET, OUR HOME”

Term 1/2 (Science)

How does our planet support life?
Science – planet, sun, moon, tides

Big Ideas: There is a limited amount of water available to people, and it is continuously recycled.

The water cycle is an important part of the earth’s weather

Term 2/3 How do we support our planet? How can we make our planet more sustainable? (Social Sciences)

Big Ideas: How do people make our world sustainable? How do we support our planet?

Concept of Kaitiakitanga

Whakatauki: Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.

Term 3/4 How do people sustain their lives? (Health /Technology) Making a product for the school fair

We are still clarifying our focus for Term Four but we are thinking about finding out more about what our city needs to survive and thrive into the future.

We find that by having schoolwide learning topics linked conceptually across the year children are able to make useful connections in their thinking and learning and topics become much more meaningful and are able to be explored in a deeper and richer way by our students.

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