Perception Motor Skills Programme

Keywords: hand-eye coordination, balance, cognitive development, spatial awareness, locomotion.Curriculum links: Health & Physical Education- Movement Concepts & Motor Skills; Develop a wide range of movement skills, using a variety of... Read more about 'Perception Motor Skills Programme'...

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Ordering and Sequencing

Charlie said, I helped Billy put the numbers in order. We counted the numbers up to 20. Read more about 'Ordering and Sequencing'...

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Kase and Lennon – Budding Authors

Kase has only been at school for a few months and Lennon since the beginning of Term 4. In that time, they, along with the rest of Room 15 and 16, have been working hard on phonics.

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Skills for Life

Bayley runs to Thor.All of the strategies outlined are easily duplicated at home. There are teaching opportunities everywhere! What can you teach your children about social skills and emotional literacy?... Read more about 'Skills for Life'...

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Puppets are engaging toys that can help support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and help children learn and understand the world around them through safe, imaginative play. Puppets offer children an engaging way to interact and explore their knowledge and understanding of the world.

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Christmas Trees for Taupo

We had another wonderful opportunity to take part in the Towncentre Taupo Plywood 3D Christmas Tree Project again this year. These recycled plywood boards were delivered to us ready for painting. All children at Wairakei Primary School were invited to submit their Christmas tree designs.

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Phonological Awareness

It is important for children to hear, identify and understand the sounds around them. This is called phonological awareness. Children with good phonological awareness are aware that there are different sounds in speech. This is important for communicating, reading and writing.

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Flower Art

The change of season from Winter to Spring was our inspiration. The concept was simple. Flowers - using colour, layers, and shapes. Read more about 'Flower Art'...

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