Learning from Home


Dance Battle in Week 9


If you are keen to participate in the Dance Battle on Friday 24th September then start practising! Another great song here for you to boogie along to.

Register for the Dance Battle by emailing Mrs Te Whetu principal@avaloninteremediate.school.nz

Week 8 Activities

Monday 13th September - Friday 17th September

Maths

Maths Task 8: Week 8 word problems

  • To open the activity, go your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 8: Week 8 Word Problems and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Maths Task 9: Paper Plane Competition

  • To open the activity, go your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 9: Paper Plane Competition and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Literacy

WQ26NZQ.pdf

Reading Task 7: Elephant Toothpaste

Instructions:

Click here to read the journal article 'Elephant toothpaste'

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder

  • Open the Google Doc called Reading Task 7: Elephant toothpaste and record your answers to the comprehension questions in here.

Writing Task 8: Sentence Challenge

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder

  • Open the Google Doc called Writing Task 8: Sentence Challenge and write your sentences in there.

STEM

STEM Task 3: Te Papa Ingoa - What's in a name?

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder

  • Open the Google Doc called STEM Task 3: Te Papa Ingoa - What's in a name? and write your answers there.

Te Reo Māori

Ngā Kare-ā-roto (Feelings) Click the link and try the feelings crossword


Task 8: Ngā kare-ā-roto Crossword




Task 9:: Ngā kare-ā-roto Card Match


Now apply your new te reo knowledge with the Ngā Kare-ā-roto Crossword and Card Matching activities.







Learn how to weave a flax flower and create a Toi Toi arrangement.


Don’t forget to:

1. Do a karakia before cutting your flax

2. Cut the flax in the correct way.



Task 11: Te Wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week promotional clip)


Sign up to be part of the Māori language week moment.

P.E / Hauora

Taha Tinana & Taha Wairua

Looking after our Physical & Spiritual Well-Being

The Arts / Technology

Ukulele Art Comp (do not share, just print)

Ukulele Art Competition

Ask your teacher to print off a copy of this art competition. Don’t rush, as you have plenty of time. They need to be completed & posted off by the end of next month. Hand them in to your teacher when you have finished.

POM POMS

Digital Technology

Google Drawings

Have a go at using Google Drawings to create a cool and interesting logo. Make sure you watch the tutorial first!

A.I.S Challenge

AIS Challenge 2.mp4

A.I.S Challenge #2

Have a go at this drawing challenge brought to you by our very own Mr T! Make sure to send through your drawings to Mrs Te Whetu and Mr T.

Week 7 Activities

Monday 6th September - Friday 10th September

These activities are still available for you to do if you would like to. Remember to share any Google Docs that you have made with your teacher.

Maths

Go to www.mathletics.com/nz/ and complete one of the assigned tasks that your teacher has set for you. When you are finished, you can select other Maths tasks to do, or play Mathletics Live.


Maths Task 6: Week 7 Word Problems

Instructions:

  • To open the activity, go your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 6: Week 7 Word Problems and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Maths Task 7: Birth Months

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 7: Birth Months and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Literacy

Reading Task 5: Painting the Town

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Reading Task 5: Painting the Town and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Writing Task 6: Explanation Writing

Start by watching this instructional video on how to write an explanation .

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Writing Task 6: Explanation Writing and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

WQ25NZQ.pdf

STEM

Conservation Week activities - W7 T3 2021

STEM Task 2: Conservation Week

Here are a few activities from the Department of Conservation website that you might like to have a look at. This work fits really well with our KAITIAKI value.

Flying Long

Who can make the best dart? To enter I need to see a photo of the dart pre flight and a video of the dart in flight. Longest flight wins,


Send your entries to andrewc@avalonintermediate.school.nz

Digital Technology

Aotearoa Game Design Competition

This is a big one, have a look and see if this scratches your itch. If so let Mr Connochie (andrewc@avalonintermediate.school.nz) know and he will help you out with some guidance. Not sure, try writing a ‘script’ for a game or go to gamefroot.com and have a play, it is like scratch but designed for making games and see if your interest is piqued.

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori Task 5: Ngā kare-ā-roto (Feelings)


Learn the Māori words for different feelings.

Te Reo Māori Task 6: Ngā kare-ā-roto Memory Game

Now apply your new te reo knowledge with the Ngā Kare-ā-roto memory game.

Te Reo Māori Task 7: Whai - String Game

Whai, or string games, are a fun pastime and also help with dexterity.


Check out the cool clip from TheCoconetTV and have a go at creating some of the string patterns e.g. cup and saucer, parachute, two of diamonds.

Take a picture of your patterns and send them to Mrs Moka and your classroom teacher: lizm@avalonintermediate.school.nz

Whānau Time

Whānau Dance Battle!

Whānau Time Task 4: Dance Battle

It’s time to get up off that couch and have a whānau dance battle!

Practice this Just Dance to the song ‘Timber’ and see who the dance champ in our house is.

Email Mrs Te Whetu principal@avalonintermediate.school.nz if you want to ‘register’ for a battle on Friday 10th September at 9:30am and I will send you an invite next week to a Google Meet. You’ll have to bring a whānau member with you!


Whānau Time Task 5: What’s in a name (igoa)?

Our names are really important. They’ve been chosen especially for us and can have important meanings, be passed down from significant relatives or ancestors or be brand new to our aiga (whānau).

Sometimes we even choose to change our names and we go through the same process of looking at options and making sure we choose something that ‘fits’.

Whatever the case, your name has an important story.

  • To open the activity, click the pop out button on the top right corner

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Whānau Time Task 5: What’s in a name (igoa)? and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

P.E. and Hauora

Hauora Task 2: Taha Wairua & Taha Whānau


Looking after our Spiritual & Social Well-Being

  • Click here to read the Poster instructions.

  • To open the activity, click the pop out button on the top right corner

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Hauora Task 2: Taha Wairua & Taha Whānau and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Grab your Pareu and get ready to get your Hula on!

This week’s physical workout is a Cook Islands Dance tutorial that will have you moving your hips to the drums like an Island Princess (or Prince)


Additional Drum Beats to Practise to

COOKISLAND DRUM BEAT- Drums of Araura

The Arts/Technology

MARBLE ART WITH NAIL POLISH

Water Marble Mug Project

Have a go at this cool art activity put together by our awesome staff member Karen Burdan!

Exploring Textile Products

Our homes are full of textile products. Why not use lockdown to learn a little more about them.

There are four tasks on this worksheet. You can choose one of them to do this week and a different one to do next week.

Weekly Challenge

Tik Tok Challenge.mov

Tik Tok Challenge

Mr T has created a little challenge using some moves you may have seen before... you do not need to sign up to Tik Tok for this and you can use your chrome book (or another device if you have one) to film yourself doing these clever moves. Send your clips to either Mr T or Mrs Te Whetu - or your teacher!

Week 6 - Learning from Home Activities

Monday 30th August - Friday 3rd September

These activities are still available for you to do if you would like to. Remember to share any Google Docs that you have made with your teacher.

Maths

ChoiceSquares.pdf

Maths Task 3: Choice Squares

  • To open the activity, click the pop out button on the top right corner

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 3: Choice Squares and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

AdMad.pdf

Maths Task 4: Ad Mad

  • To open the activity, click the pop out button on the top right corner

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 4: Ad Mad and complete the task

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Maths Task 5: Week 6 words problems

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 5: Week 6 Word Problems and complete the task.

  • Use the space provided to show your working

  • Share it with your teacher when you are finished

Go to www.mathletics.com/nz/ and complete one of the assigned tasks that your teacher has set for you. When you are finished, you can select other Maths tasks to do, or play Mathletics Live.


Literacy

Writing Task 4: Explanations - How Things Work

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Writing Task 4: Explanations - How things Work and complete the task.

  • Share with your teacher once you have completed this task.

WQ24NZQ.pdf

STEM and EPro8

STEM Task 1: Fungi - Mushrooms and Toadstools

It's time to learn about Fungi!

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called STEM Task 1: Fungi - Mushrooms and Toadstools and complete the tasks

  • Share this with Miss Campbell rosec@avalonintermediate.school.nz and your classroom teacher when you are finished.

Electronics Simulator

Click the link to challenge yourself in an electronics simulator game. Have a go at these electronic challenges. If you have any that you are stuck on email Mr Connochie (andrewc@avalonintermediate.school.nz), or if you have any solutions that you are particularly proud of screenshot it and email him as well. Once you get to level 15, let Mr Connochie know how you are doing.

https://epro8challenge.co.nz/electronics-simulator.html

Check out the video below to see Mr Connochie explain how to navigate the task

EPro8 Electronics Simulator exampler.mov

Lockdown challenge

Do you have a ream of paper and some sellotape? Do you like solving challenges? Do you like working as a team? If so sign up for the EPro8 Lockdown challenge before Monday and you might win a prize for the school.

Click the link to sign up

https://epro8challenge.co.nz/epro8---lockdown-edition.html

P.E. and Hauora

Rock/Paper/Scissors Fitness Battle

For this task you need to watch the YouTube clip first and then play 10 rounds against the computer first and then a partner. Do the selected physical activity depending on whether you win, lose or tie!

HIIT Workout (High-Intensity Interval Training)


Complete a HIIT workout at your level of challenge each day. Click on one of the links below to select a workout of your choice:


EASY


MEDIUM


HARD



Digital Technology

Google Drawings Tutorial

Watch this video and have a go yourself! See what kind cool and interesting designs you can create.

mars-perseverance-parachute-coding-activity.pdf

Mars Lander Binary

Codes, space travel and messages to Aliens. Open up the document and give it a go!

Te Reo Māori

Whakataka Te Hau (1).mp4

Task 3: Whakataka Te Hau waiata - Sign Language

Have a go at signing along with Mrs Goldsworthy to Whakataka Te Hau

Task 4: Kuwi's the Kiwi Kupu Quiz

Go through the Te Reo Māori quiz. You will need to translate the word given into Te Reo Māori. This could be a fun activity to do with your whānau!

Arts/Technology

Game Creator Challenge

Get your creative brain running. Flick through the slideshow to follow the technology procedures to create an amazing game.

final - Game Creation Slides
Art Task: Make a Pukupuka
Mrs Herd's Video.mp4

Whānau Time

"Learn to cook for a brighter tomorrow"

This week’s whānau activities are based in the kitchen so wash your hands and get ready!

Tortilla ham pezza (1) (1).pdf

First up is a Tortilla Ham Pizza Recipe from Ariana Cains. You might not have all these ingredients in your pantry, so feel free to improvise.

Whanau-activity-Nga-whetu-riwai (1).pdf

Our second cooking task requires potatoes, some oil, an oven and a small knife. See if you can get creative when you cut your potato stars and send Mrs Te Whetu principal@avalonintermediate.school.nz and your teacher a photo of the final product!

AIS Week 6 Challenge

Daffodil Day Window Display

Unfortnately COVID-19 has once again impacted the Cancer Society's appeal for 2021 so they are only able to take online donations. Last year during lockdown, people put teddy bears in their windows and as we walked around our neighbourhoods we enjoyed looking for these. Your challenge for this week is to decorate a window in your house with lots of yellow things - drawings of daffodils, yellow toys...anything yellow that might make people that are walking past smile. Once you have finished your display, take a photo and send this to Mrs Te Whetu principal@avalonintermediate.school.nz and Mr T luket@avalonintermediate.school.nz

Week 5 - Learning from Home Activities

Monday 23rd August - Friday 27th August

These activities are still available for you to do if you would like to. Remember to share any Google Docs that you have made with your teacher.

Maths

Go to www.mathletics.com/nz/ and complete one of the assigned tasks that your teacher has set for you. When you are finished, you can select other Maths tasks to do, or play Mathletics Live.


Prototec

Click the link and complete a variety of Basic Facts sheets

https://maths.prototec.co.nz/

Maths Task 1: Population of Samoa

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 1: Population of Samoa and complete the Statistics task


Maths Task 2: Week 5 word problems

Instructions:

  • Open your Google Drive and select your ‘Learning from Home’ folder.

  • Open the Google Doc called Maths Task 2: Week 5 word problems and complete the task.

  • Use the space provided to show your working

Literacy

Reading Task 1: Resistance

With Covid 19 at the forefront of most of our minds. This school journal article discusses how we can keep ourselves safe from infectious diseases.

Instructions:

Literacy Task 2: Weekly Quiz

Here is the weekly quiz for Week 5. We will email the answers out to your family at the end of the week or you can email your teacher to ask for the answer sheet!

Weekly Quiz Week 5.pdf

Te Reo Māori

Task 1: Te Māhunga

This term we are learning about how our body works as part of Navigating the Journey. How well do you know the Te Reo Māori names for different body parts - have a go at this!




Task 2: Whakataka te hau - Waiata

Sing along to Whakataka Te Hau - our morning karakia

Whānau Time

Kia ora koutou! I know that you will be doing HEAPS of awesome things with your whānau during Alert Level 4 and we want you to take time out of your school day to connect with your family and make the most of the time at home! Have a go at some of these whānau activities.

There for Me

Kōrero about our friends and who these people are - talk about how friends don’t always have to be classmates, they may be cool family members or people you know outside school, through sports team, church or your neighbourhood.

What sorts of things make a good friend?

Friends look out for us and make us feel good. They are safe. And they’re there for us.

When we have problems it can help to think about our ‘circle of friends’ and who might be the best person to go to.

Draw your own car and work through the following steps and kōrero - send it to your teacher when you are finished and show it to your whānau!

Use the car to kōrero about different types of friendships as a car metaphor e.g: Friends can be like... headlights because they're bright and illuminating and can help us find out way!

Continue to think about some of the ways our car is like our friends - they will have creative and imaginative ideas too. Here's some we thought of:

  • Engine or motor – maybe someone that’s motivating, or who you couldn’t do without.

  • Headlights – Someone bright and illuminating, who helps us find our way.

  • Boot – holds everything you throw at them and help you carry the load.

  • Petrol – gives you energy, fills you up, makes you feel good.

  • Glove Box – Someone you can tell anything, because they keep your personal stuff secret

  • Stereo – great entertainment and make you laugh.

  • Seat warmer (dream car!) – great occasionally and really comforting.

  • Spare tyre – handy in tricky situations, there to call on when you need them.

  • Seat belt – help us stay safe and bring us peace of mind.

If your child is enjoying this, you might continue the conversation with:

Does one friend need to cover every role? - Different people can be there for us in different ways.

Talk who they might go to if they:

  • needed to talk to someone about a worry

  • felt low and just need a good laugh

  • needed a training buddy to help them get fit for a new sport

  • wanted to go on a great adventure and needed to convince others to come along

  • needed help with something everyone else seemed to understand

  • felt unsure about how to manage a tricky situation.

Different friendships have different strengths.


Have you been able to go to Circus Quirkus before? Have a look at their online performances that they shared in 2020. Use the password Rotary to access the videos!

Episode 1 - https://vimeo.com/415323817

Episode 2 - https://vimeo.com/417813087

Episode 3 - https://vimeo.com/420577213


PE and Hauora

Hauora Task 1: Whare Tapa Wha

It is important to look after the four walls of our well-being, especially in times like these.

Create a word cloud by going to https://wordart.com/. Record all the ways you look after your well-being. Make sure to share your word cloud with your teacher!

Flick through the slideshow to get some ideas and look below to see an example by Mr Poad.

Whare Tapa Wha

Fun Run Training!

Get out everyday for at least 21 minutes for a run, or walk/run. Build your fitness! Challenge yourself to go further or faster each day.


Remember to keep sharing your fundraiser page, now is the perfect time to call friends and family to get them to sponser you.


Challenge your whānau members to a race, or set up an obstacle course and see who is the fastest! The possibilities are endless, so get training!

The Arts/Technology

Art Task 1: Cryptic Puzzle

Here is a cryptic puzzle for you to figure out.

When you have finished, have a go at making your own using any subject matter you want. The trick is to not draw a picture of the actual thing, breaking it down to syllables or sounds. If you’re not confident at drawing try using stick figures.

Here’s some subject matters you could use;

Fruit, music groups, song titles, animals, countries, famous You Tubers, characters from Fortnite, Sports, clothing, class members at AIS, cars, breeds of rare indigenous cati of Australia!

AIS Week 5 Challenge

The Chalk Challenge

A Lockdown video from Alert Level 3 last year!


Create your own obstacle course around the house, with or without chalk, and send your videos in to Mr T or Mr Poad.


Note: It does not have to be edited together like our's. Simply start filming on your phone and send us the footage!


The Chalk Challenge.mp4