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Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

A fabulous resource to have in New Zealand classrooms when studying Māori Myths and Legends. Great for a follow-up activity after reading the story, or to have as an early-finisher task. 12 word searches. Eleven of the word searches have a Māori themed border or panel that can be coloured after finding all of the words. One word search has a flame/fire themed border (How Maui Found the Secret of Fire). These word searches are designed to go with the fabulous stories written by Peter Gossage. These books are commonly found in NZ schools and are also easily available for purchase in book stores. (They have amazing artwork!) The words used in the word searches are taken from the stories in these books. The 12 Word Searches: ♦ How Maui Slowed the Sun ♦ The Fish of Maui ♦ How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone ♦ How Maui Found his Mother ♦ In the Beginning ♦ How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death ♦ How Maui Found the Secret of Fire ♦ Battle of the Mountains ♦ Pania of the Reef ♦ Rona and the Moon ♦ The Giant of Lake Wakatipu ♦ Hinemoa and Tūtānekai Each word search is on A4 size paper and can easily be reduced to A5 if necessary. There are 16 words to be found on each word search. ANSWER SHEETS are included. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

Are you looking for a great activity for teaching your students some knowledge about Matariki (the Māori New Year)? This is an engaging activity that will look great in your classroom. Your students will colour/decorate a star template (2x A4 size pages) and then cut and glue it to reveal a fact about Matariki behind the ‘flaps’. There are 30 different facts which will hopefully allow a different fact for each student in your class. After constructing the stars, your students can orally share their fact with the class to help build knowledge about Matariki. The stars can be pinned to the wall or you can hang them to create a fabulous galaxy! Some precision is required with cutting and gluing. If you have younger students, you may like to buddy them up with an older class (great for fostering the tuakana-teina relationship). Included: ♦ Instructions that are easy-to-follow (pictures included). ♦ List of the 30 facts. ♦ Template – front of the star ♦ Template – back of the star (with fact) x30 Examples of the Facts: ♦ Matariki is a cluster of stars that disappears below the horizon in April and reappears in late May or early June. ♦ If you drove to the Matariki stars in a car at a speed of 100 km/hr, you would arrive in 4.8 billion years! ♦ The stars of Matariki were used by the crews of voyaging waka as a navigational aid to guide them across the Pacific Ocean. ♦ It is now thought that there are 9 stars (rather than 7) in the Matariki star cluster. Their names are: Uru-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Tupu-ā-rangi, Tupu-ā-nuku, Matariki, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi. Many of these facts will be a great starting point for a topic of inquiry. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this activity that includes a math focus (parabolic curves). Parabolic Curves – draw a series of straight intersecting lines between dots on the template and watch curves magically appear! Super-fun and engaging. 4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF STARS: ♦ 4-point ♦ 5-point ♦ 6-point ♦ 8-point 4 ACTIVITY OPTIONS: ♦ Create the star and write a fact about Matariki in the box underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template, cut it out and glue on a coloured piece of paper/card. Type or write a fact about Matariki and glue it underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template. Cut it out and glue it onto some card. Write a fact about Matariki on the back and hang it. ♦ Use the example stars as a colouring activity only. Display any way you wish. INCLUDED: ♦ Instructions. ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates with box to write in underneath ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle with lines already drawn INSTRUCTIONS: Easy-to-follow instructions are included. One instruction is written and shown on an A4 size page so they are great to show via a data projector if you have one. The pattern is very simple (eg. join dot 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc). A black ball-point pen and coloured pencils are recommended for completing this activity. Please note that some of the templates included in this resource are also found in one of my other resources: STAR ART – using parabolic curves. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Wishing Star

MATARIKI - Wishing Star

A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the ‘wishing star’. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw patterns in the spaces around the star shape (use a black ball-point pen). 2. Colour. 3. Write a wish in the star. 4. Cut out around the outside black frame. 5. Display on the wall (you may like to do this so it looks like a patchwork quilt). Three different templates are provided for you to select from. Two templates have pre-drawn patterns in the boxes at the bottom, and one is blank so your students can design their own patterns. Included: ♦ Instructions ♦ Information card about Hiwa-i-te-rangi ♦ Template A – with patterns ♦ Template B – with patterns ♦ Template C - blank (draw your own patterns) Made on A4 size paper. Finished size of artwork (after cutting it out) is approx 18cm x 18cm. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Quinn's Quids, Hannah's Phonics Stories, qu sound

Quinn's Quids, Hannah's Phonics Stories, qu sound

A phonics story focusing on the qu sound, including a simple story using the qu sound and the common exception word the, as well as other resources. Original water colour illustrations by myself. Perfect as a resource to support your phonics, during guided reading, or as an intervention resource for SEN or older children filling gaps in their phonics knowledge. Can be opened in iBooks to be read on iPad, perfect for at school or on the go. So far in the series, there are packs for the sounds ay, ee, igh, ow, long oo, short oo, ar, or, sh, ch, tch, voiced th, unvoiced th, ai, ur, oa, ow, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ew, ea, ir, are, ou, oi, air, ear and qu. Included is 2 formats; one story to be used on IWB, and one to be printed and folded into a book.
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Make words within words  #2

Make words within words #2

A simple, engaging activity where knowing the answers in advance is the key. Photocopy the attached worksheet for each student. Spaces are numbered for an instant word tally. Instant differentiation. The same worksheets can be used across the grades. More capable students will find more words. The listed words are from multiple dictionaries (US and UK) and therefore may not be listed in the dictionary students are using.
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Te Reo Māori - 100 high frequency words - Activity Sheets

Te Reo Māori - 100 high frequency words - Activity Sheets

Activity sheets for 100 high frequency Māori sight words. 8 activities on each sheet: ♦ Read it ♦ Colour it ♦ Trace it ♦ Write it ♦ Clap it (How many syllables?) ♦ Spell it (write it in the ‘letter boxes’) ♦ Connect it (draw a line to connect the letters) ♦ Find it (find the word 4 times) There is also space on the top of each sheet for your students to write their name. The font: The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The font used in the ‘Find it’ section is Comic Sans. Made on A4 size paper. Words used: For a list of the words used in this resource, head to the website listed below and view ‘1000 frequent words of Māori – in frequency order’. The words I have used are from te to kāre (excluding whanaunga and whakaaturanga as these words were too long to fit on the template). The word ‘Māori’ has 2 activity sheets – with and without a capital letter. http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists Translations: This resource has been created to support Māori medium education in Aotearoa. A helpful resource for full immersion and bilingual classes. If you would like a copy of this resource with the English words written in Te Reo Māori then let me know the translations that you would like and I will happily adapt it for you. ********************************************************************** More Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Handwriting/Printing copy cards for New Zealand classrooms using the Māori alphabet and proverbs. a e i o u h k m n p r t w wh ng 30 cards in total – 2 cards for each letter. A5 size (2 cards per A4 size paper). Laminate the cards. Students look at the card and copy one line of each letter into their exercise book, followed by the sentence (the proverb). 3 different sets of cards provided: ♦ with the English translation (no numbers) ♦ with full-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) ♦ with half-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. *** Lots of other New Zealand Handwriting and Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Personal Finance Unit

Personal Finance Unit

FREE to new tes accounts with code OUTSTANDINGOCT at the checkout. Citizenship / PSHE resources: A short unit of 5x fully resourced lessons. Each includes: 1hr PowerPoint, worksheets, clips, differentiated fully for MA,LA or Core, designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above. PSHE / Citizenship / ASDAN Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below: Mental Health PSHE Bundle 1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources British Values Citizenship Bundle Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle Islam Bundle Sex and Relationships Education
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Ethical Finance: Sweatshops and Fair Trade

Ethical Finance: Sweatshops and Fair Trade

Citizenship / PSHE / Finance resources: 1 hour PP, worksheets, clips, well differentiated KS3 / KS4 These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each. You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :) Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below: Mental Health PSHE Bundle 1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources British Values Citizenship Bundle Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle Islam Bundle Sex and Relationships Education
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Multiply and Divide Negatives

Multiply and Divide Negatives

A lesson on multiplying and dividing negatives. Powerpoint contains a video for visual learners and differentiated worksheets. Aimed at SEND Year 9 students but can easily be used for KS2, KS3 or intervention groups. Dyslexic friendly font and powerpoint.
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