Crackerjack Kids explained

Crackerjack Kids was created by teachers, for teachers. it includes teacher training, implementation guidance, easy-to-follow learning pathways, assessment tools, in-class resources and on-going support.

The Crackerjack Kids programme offers:

Crackerjack Kids covers the curriculum

The CJK programme connects directly with the five key competencies outlined in the New Zealand Ministry of Education Curriculum and correlates to the underlying concepts of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

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Crackerjack Kids integrates easily into your school

Crackerjack Kids was developed by experts to provide primary schools with the tools they need to effectively deliver foundational elements of the Health and PE curriculum.

The primary school programme follows the ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’ approach. Positive attitudes towards physical activity are created through the use of small-sided games that involve modifications and questioning.

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Real benefits for children, families and communities

Crackerjack Kids provides strategies to make and maintain healthy friendships and take part in school life in a positive way, while building a child’s self esteem and confidence.

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Learning modules that cover all the bases

The CJK modular lesson-planning resource divides into seven themes. Each focusing on three key attributes for kids to learn and implement. module themes include WINNING, INFLUENCE, FOCUS, SELF CONTROL, ATTITUDE, CHARACTER and CHOICES.

Overview of the CJK Modules

Hands-on training for your teachers

Through training sessions delivered at your school, Crackerjack Kids equips classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills to deliver a quality Health and Physical Education programme that utilises the ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’ or game centred approach.

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Assessment criteria and tools

Learning intentions with related assessment criteria statements written in “Kids Speak” are included in every module.

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CJK launch assembly

Teachers and students relish the inspirational visits from respected New Zealand sports champions who serve as Crackerjack Kids ambassadors. They are living examples of our principles in action!

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Ongoing support and advice

Ongoing professional development and support for teachers is included with every module. Plus, Crackerjack Kids consultants are available to provide advice if a challenge arises.

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