NAP Homework Tasks – SCIENCE FOCUS This term we are focusing on the Native Animals and Plants (NAP). The big idea is that we will make a difference to help our community continue to value native animals and plants all the while learning new information along the way! Each week pick one task to complete. There are templates available from the teacher if you need them to complete the task. Classifying Start collecting leaves that have fallen around your home or school. What are the different shapes? Work out groupings of similar leaf types. Sketch some of their shapes. Can you find out the names of the trees that they leaves have come from? Observing Head outside, you may even like to go for a walk around Brooklyn, or somewhere different with the family (Otari Wilton’s Bush is a great place for spotting birds!) Grab a ‘Native Bird Tally’ from the class. How many Native Birds did you see? Why do you think there are many/not that many? You will need to be outside for at least 20 minutes Date Completed: Parent Sign: Date Completed: Parent Sign: A-Z List a NZ Native animal or plant for each letter of the alphabet. Illustrate your work and make it a funky presentation. Make sure your spelling is accurate. Date Completed: Parent Sign: The two homework projects below will take two weeks to complete. Students can choose ONE of the two listed. NAP Project Make a difference OR After learning about Native Plants and Animals it’s time to take action. You will need to have your NAP guidelines sheet to complete this task. Get ready make a difference! RESEARCH Your way to success Features and Functions OF a NZ animal or plant OF your choice!