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Learning intentions and success criteria

Achievement objectives

Students will:

1.2 introduce themselves and others and respond to introductions

1.4 communicate about personal information, such as [their] name, parents’ and grandparents’ names, iwi, hapū, mountain, and river, or home town and place of family origin

2.1 communicate about relationships between people

3.2 communicate about events and where they take place

3.5 communicate about immediate past activities

4.3 communicate about obligations and responsibilities.

Learning intentions

Possible learning intentions for this unit of work are to:

  • recognise, understand, and use familiar words about ourselves and our whānau
  • recognise, understand, and use short phrases about ourselves and our whānau
  • ask and answer simple questions about another person’s whānau
  • communicate about ourselves and other people in our lives using short descriptive sentences
  • use “ko” to communicate about our own and other people’s relationships within a whānau
  • communicate where we and others live
  • understand the form and vocabulary of whakapapa
  • communicate about our whakapapa using an appropriate form
  • communicate where people were born
  • use “rāua ko” to join two people’s names
  • use “tino” (“very”) and “tana” (meaning his or her) when describing another person’s appearance or work
  • indicate location using “ki” in the context of where people live, their place of work, and their birthplace
  • ask and answer a question about my or someone else’s age
  • ask and answer a question about the number of people in a whānau
  • use ordinal numbers to answer a question about my own or someone else’s place in the whānau
  • ask and answer a question about a person’s occupation and where they work.

Possible learning intentions for extension are to:

  • recognise, understand, and use some less common words about me and my whānau
  • understand and use Māori place names in mihimihi (greetings and introductions)
  • understand and use some commonly used synonyms in Māori
  • recognise that some Māori words use a macron to show that there is more than one person
  • understand and use “āhua” to mean “rather”/“quite” when describing people
  • understand and use “kāore” to mean “no”
  • understand and use the prefix “kai-” to indicate an occupation
  • understand and use descriptive words and phrases to describe people
  • understand and use words for items of clothing
  • understand and use words that describe clothing
  • start to notice some word families
  • understand and use some plural pronouns
  • understand and use some short forms of address
  • communicate about pets.

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