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Term 4: Inquiry: Korimako Gets Creative (The Arts)

The Curriculum area that we will be focusing on this term is The Arts. We will be aiming to display/perform our learning at an Art Exhibition in Week 7. Students have opted into an area of interest.

The Options are Visual Arts, Dance and Drama. We have decided not to focus on Music as we have done this throughout the year.

Achievement Objectives:
Level 2 - Developing Ideas
Use the elements of dance in purposeful ways to respond to a variety of stimuli  - Develop and sustain ideas in drama, based on personal experience and imagination. - • Improvise, explore, and express musical ideas, drawing on personal experience, listening, and imagination. • Explore ways to represent sound and musical ideas. - Investigate and develop visual ideas in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination.

Level 3
Select and combine dance elements in response to a variety of stimuli. - Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama.
• Express and shape musical ideas, using musical elements, instruments, and technologies in response to sources of motivation. • Represent sound and musical ideas in a variety of ways.
Develop and revisit visual ideas, in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination, supported by the study of artists’ works.

Term 3: Inquiry: Korimako Kai (Health)

The students will learn about Health by working through the Unit called “What’s for Lunch”.  All students will participate in regular daily fitness and learn about healthy eating. They will work towards making a healthy lunch for a different hub in the school.


Learning Pathways: (We are learning to…)

  • Understand how food is important to our bodies
  • Understand how healthy food can improve growth and well-being -
  • Cook hygienically
  • Discuss where food comes from Farm to Plate
  • Discuss why fruit and vegetables change prices (Seasonal)

Term 2: Inquiry: Ecology


This fits under our theme of the year of Systems as we explore different ecosystems work and how the animals and plants interact with each other.

 Things we are learning are:
- what an ecosystem is
- the difference between Biotic and Abiotic Factors
- basic needs of a living thing
- the scales of an ecosystem (micro, messo and biome)
- levels of organisation in an ecosystem
- what autotrophs and heterotrophs are and the types of heterotrophs
- what food chains and food webs are
- Trophic levels of a food chain

 Students will then complete their own inquiries on an area of interest. There will be an extra focusing on their presentation skills this term.

Click here for a great website which explains what we are learning really clearly. 

Inquiry: Civilisations


This fits under our theme of the year of Systems as we explore how systems work in a civilisation.

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