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This planner has been made to include the New Zealand Curriculum Refresh 2023 Phase 1.

Understand, Know, Do Progress Outcomes and Steps.

It is great to work on digitally in Google Docs or Downloaded into MS WORD. If you love using pen and paper you can also print these and bind them into your own planning folder.

Download our free extra blank week planner template to help you make a ring-bound booklet.


We have separated each Progress Step onto its own template page. We have done this so that everything fits. You are welcome to combine these if you like.

Progress Steps include

  • First 6th Months
  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • By the end of the Third year (Phase 1)


Key features

Tick boxes.

Tick a box and it will automatically strike out to corresponding Progress Outcome or Step. You can also just use the highlighter as well.

Word Attack Skills tick Boxes

Use Picture Clues, Look for Chunks, Keep Reading/Re-Read, Sound Out Word, Look for Blends, Use Prior Knowledge

Comprehension Areas of Focus

Literal, Reorganisation, Reaction, Inference, Vocabulary, Evaluation

Progress Steps

Please note only Phase 1 of the NZC has progress steps. They include - First Six Months, First Year and Second Year.

There is no Third year as that is the Phase 1. We have labelled this “By the End of the Third Year”


This document is fully customisable.

You are most welcome to change these to whatever you want.

NZ Weekly Planner - Literacy - Phase 1 - Google Docs

  • Google Docs


    Please Note:

    • Open the PDF once downloaded
    • Click the link on the second page to get your copy of your resource.
    • Once you click the link you will need to sign into your Google account.
    • You will then be asked to “Make a Copy.”
    • Your new copy will be added to your Google Drive.