Journal Surf ENRICH literacy resources

Journal Surf is now offering ENRICH literacy student resources to all teachers as a whole school subscription.

ENRICH themes 2020

Topic, theme or big idea Focus Curriculum
Term 1 Summer Safety
Staying safe in and on the water
  • Acting responsibly in and near water
  • Keeping safe during summer avoiding things that bite, sting or burn
Term 2 “Going off the grid.”
  • What does “going off the grid” mean?
  • What are some of the benefits and issues of going off the grid?
  • Alternative forms of generating electricity eg. solar
Science
Term 2 Adventurers and explorers
  • Overcoming personal challenges to succeed in Exploring:
    • Space, particularly Mars
    • The oceans
    • Underground caves
    • Exploring in the past
Science & Social Science
Term 3 Let’s get Moving
  • Examining the benefits of exercise and keeping fit
  • Staying motivated and resilient
  • Exploring the range of exercise forms: walking, playing a sport…
  • How do New Zealand’s elite athletes get to be as good as they are?
Health
Term 3 Connecting with others
  • What does it mean to communicate?
  • How do we communicate today?
  • What tools do we use to help us?
  • What are some of the issues for young people when they communicate?
  • How can these issues be addressed?
  • Looking at Sign language: one of New Zealand’s official languages
Health & Social Science
Term 4 New Zealand’s disappearing native taonga As a result of climate change and pollution a number of our native flora and fauna are disappearing: Whitebait, Tuatara, Paua, Kea, Hoki, Rockhopper penguins, Wandering Albatross, Kutai.
  • What can we do?
  • What is the impact of “mega-masts” in forests and reduction of phytoplankton in our oceans?
Science

So what do I get with ENRICH?

ENRICH gives your school access to a library of leveled student activities for you to use. ENRICH gives you:

  • Topical themes to support teachers i.e. our planet earth, wild weather woes, and ANZAC.
  • Support for whole school or syndicate planning i.e. activities include literacy and curriculum goals, vocab and language features.
  • Quality-assured digital links — not only does this save time, but you can be sure of the appropriateness of the link in relation to the inquiry question.
  • Foster independence and engage students in authentic learning contexts across the curriculum.
  • Support inquiry learning and strengthen higher order thinking.
  • Support differentiation and meet literacy demands across the curriculum.
  • Direct support for teaching writing and quality texts i.e. the activities provide a rich context for developing critical literacy, writing knowledge and skills for a range of purposes.
  • Integrated with Journal Surf search (providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for literacy support).

Free ENRICH Resources

To see how valuable ENRICH can be to your teaching practice, we've made some the ENRICH resources available for free. Click the button below to access our free samples of ENRICH:

What does ENRICH cost?

U grade Roll Cost for annual subscription (incl GST)
1 1–50 NZD $50.00
2 51–100 NZD $65.00
3 101–150 NZD $80.00
4 151–300 NZD $90.00
5 301–500 NZD $115.00
6 and above 501+ NZD $150.00
Other organisation NZD $150.00

Here’s what teachers are saying about ENRICH resources…

“They are clear, follow a well-developed sequence, pitched well for my kids — challenging but manageable…there is integration across the curriculum including authentic use of digital technology…”

“They are well presented and have an excellent reading to researching or returning to text flow… I like the fact that they inspire the children and myself — they are accessible to both teacher and student and that they are topic oriented.”

“I’m finding the resources great, have been using the World Cup ones for the last few weeks.”

“The tips and guidance and websites at the side have been fantastic and the kids have been able to work through them without hardly any guidance / teaching from me. In other words — they have taken ownership without even realizing it. I have a group of kids who are very teacher dependent and this approach has helped me to move the learning responsibility over to them.”

How do I get ENRICH?

Click on the button below to subscribe to ENRICH. Once you have subscribed you will have IMMEDIATE ACCESS to ENRICH. Just click the 'Enrich Resources' toggle in the Journal Surf search and get started.

Why should I subscribe to ENRICH now?

Through ENRICH you get access to some amazing enrichment activities that will make your life better, simpler and easier — while enriching your students and strengthening independence.

Index of ENRICH topics

Published Topics Contents Year Developed
Anzac Understand that events have causes and effects.
To build an understanding of how people behave during times of conflict
2015
Winter Weather Woes Looking at the impact of: natural processes (water cycle) and events (eg. flooding and snow storms) and human actions (eg. clearing land) on the landscape and on people lives. 2015
Rugby World Cup What do we need to think about and do to be an effective team player?
  • Building relationships with others.
  • How do different groups of people participate in sport?
2015
Flags x3 What is a symbol?
Flags as symbols of belonging
2015
Our Planet Earth x3 In what ways have humans made an impact on the earth?
How do we conserve what we have?
Kaitiakitanga: What is the Māori world-view?
2015
Celebrating difference Building respectful relationships
Recognising that everyone is unique
2016
Matariki What is Matariki?
What is the traditional view of Matariki?
How do we celebrate Matariki today?
2016
Creating and Performing Exploring reader’s theatre through poetry: using our voices expressively.
Using drama to develop techniques and explore drama elements and conventions.
2016
Our Star: the Sun The sun is the ultimate source of energy for life.
Earth is part of a bigger system.
We are learning more about our solar system as our technology improves.
2016
The Olympic Games Accepting and adapting to physical challenges.
What does an athlete need to do to achieve their personal best?
2016
The Outdoor Experience Finding our strengths: managing self, relating to others and participating and contributing 2016
Our Place Exploring unique NZ identity
What makes NZ special food, culture, our way of being, Kiwiana
2017
Healthy eating Healthy eating practices
People on special diet to manage their health or uphold their philosophies
Influences of advertising on eating practices
2017
The Ice cold continent Antarctica
Surviving in a cold environment
2017
Volcanoes How and where do volcanoes form? How do they work?
What are scientists investigating in this area?
What impact do they have on the people who live near?
2017
Gold-mining Examining the impact that gold-mining had on the development of New Zealand.
Remembering the groups of people involved, in some way with the gold rushes and their impact on NZ.
Investigating the technologies used to retrieve the gold.
2017
Cultural expressions Looking at the dance and music of Pasifika Island nations 2017
Mini-beasts Exploring the world of the invertebrate. 2018
Being resilient What does being resilient mean?
How to stay emotionally safe
2018
Pasifika pride Examining the Myths and Legends of New Zealand and the Pacific and their purposes.
Explanations of landforms, values referenced, stories of heroes and mythical creatures.
2018
Sustainability Investigating sustainable practices to preserve our quality of life.
Pest control.
Examining how we deal with rubbish effectively.
New uses for rubbish, turning old into new.
2018
Perfect Poetry Reading enjoying and performing.
Personification, onomatopoeia, metaphor.
2018
Digital developments Characteristics of technology: exploring its impact on society and the environment, e.g. robotics developments: their use and impact, autonomous cars.
Use of cameras in the animal kingdom.
2018
The Treaty of Waitangi Good rules or agreements keep us safe because everybody follows them.
The Treaty of Waitangi was New Zealand’s first national agreement designed to help Aotearoa be a safe and happy place for Maori and Pakeha.
The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi provide a useful way of applying the Treaty to new situations or settings.
2019
Taking Action: Developing a Predator-free Environment Pests and predators
Pets, can they be predators, too?
The impact of possums on New Zealand’s flora and fauna
Biosecurity: protecting the border
Kauri dieback
2019
Migration Why do people move to a new country?
What is it like to be a new, New Zealander?
2019
Becoming Financially Literate What does it mean to be financially literate?
Examining our currency
Looking at needs and wants: Saving or spending
2019
Choices Choosing to be honest
To be responsible
To self-manage
To protect our future by acting responsibly now
Strategies to cope with negative peer pressure
2019
Celebrations and Festivals Why do we celebrate?
What festivals do we celebrate in New Zealand?
  • Easter, Christmas
  • Diwali, Chinese New Year
Pasifika dance festivals
2019
Summer safety Staying safe in and on the water
Being sun smart
Being summer smart
2020

Coming in 2020

Going off the Grid
Alternative sources of power
Science
Examining alternative forms of generating electricity: Solar, wind, water
Let’s get Moving Health and physical education (See also: Olympic Games 2016)
Examining the benefits of exercise and keeping fit,
Staying motivated and resilient
Exploring the range of exercise forms: walking, playing a sport…
Who are the best athletes in New Zealand? In the world?
How did they get to be that way?
Connecting with others Health, Social sciences
What does it mean to communicate?
How do we communicate today?
Ways of communicating
Using Sign language
Adventurers and Explorers Social sciences
What characteristics does an adventurer explorer have?
Explorers in the past, in space, the sea, caves, on mountains
New Zealand’s disappearing taonga Science
As a result of climate change and pollution a number of our native flora and fauna are disappearing: What can we do?

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