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This week we are excited to find out even more about wonderful New Zealand! 

We are looking closer at two areas in the north island. 

Rotorua and Lake Taupo.  You can choose one of these areas to research. 

You will research the area using videos and websites and each day add information to your report. 

Your report will need a big dazzling title and it should be bold and colourful with vibrant pictures. 

Most importantly the writing will be written in the style of a report.  This means there will be a lot of statements.  (Remember the sentence types from last week?)

You will be writing facts about your chosen area in different sections on your sheet. We like to use A3 size in school but you can be creative with how you report your information. 

Print me off to write your non-chronological report. Or get creative using a different size paper.

Here are examples of what your non chronological report may look like.

Monday 18th January 2021


Today you are finding out even more about the beautiful country of New Zealand. 

You will be learning about two different areas in the north island called Rotorua and Lake Taupo

Once you have followed the links below to the two areas you will need to decide which area you are reporting on.  This will then be your week's learning. 


Once you have learned about the area and have made your decision you now need to do your big and bold title. 

Then you have to show where it is in New Zealand by drawing a map and labelling the area. 

 This is Rotorua. This is Lake Taupo.

Now write a paragraph about where your area is located in New Zealand and a little taster of why it is such a good area to visit. You need to remember your capital letters for any name of a place and at the start of every sentence.  Don't write too much as this is just the opening to your report. 


Miss Salter's example of Monday's written learning.

Tuesday 19th January 2021



What did you find out yesterday about your area? 

Does your area have some of these key Geography words? 

beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

What do they mean? 


We would like you to find out the meaning of 2 or 3 of these words.  You will be using one box as a glossary. 


A glossary is a section (usually found in the back of a book) that explains the meaning of new vocabulary.  


Use a dictionary to find out the meaning of your chosen words and write a sentence to describe each word.  See Miss Salter's example below.  

Miss Salter's example of Tuesday's written learning.

Wednesday 20th January 2021
Today you will start writing about the area that you chose, either Lake Taupo or Rotorua.

You may need to remind yourself about the area so don't forget to visit the websites.  You could also Google videos of the area with an adult like you learned in Computing this week.  Remember to write clear sentences using punctuation (capital letters and full stops.) and best spelling.  You could even try using your spellings for your weekly test!

Miss Salter's example of Wednesday's written learning

Thursday 21st January 21


Today you will be finishing off your non chronological report about Lake Taupo or Rotorua.

You will need to:

  • Use  a variety of sentence types (statement, command, question, exclamation)
  • Group related ideas and developing  an awareness of paragraphing
  • Use subordination (using when, if, that, or because at the start of a sentence or two)

 Remember to take your time and use your neatest hadnwriting.  You have a word bank for common exception words and a New Zealand bookmark.

Miss Salter's example of Thursday's written learning.

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