Dancing Ghosts… Woooooo

After several demonstrations, the children learnt how to create static energy themselves, by rubbing an inflated balloon, vigorously, up and down their school polar fleeces.

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Spectacular Swimming

Room 10, as well as other classes at Wairakei Primary School, have been fortunate enough to take part in the Contact Energy swimming and water safety programme held at the AC Baths.

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Visitor from out of Space

While reading this book, Poppy, Jordyn-Lea, Patrick, Jack and Casey were very interested in what a scarecrow is and what they would be like in the real world, they wanted to create their very own scarecrow and find out.

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Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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Mathematical Shops in Room 13

Many of us are finding it challenging to learn our facts to and within 10 and adding on or subtracting 10 (recalling basic facts help us in other areas of Mathematics).

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10. shopping with money

2018 National Anthem Video

This video is frequently played to begin our school assemblies and showcases the many learning opportunities that our students have taken part in over the last year.

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Window Sprouts

Room 13 is learning that plants need certain conditions to grow. To help us learn we have been conducting an observation experiment with bean seeds.

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Passionate Performers

Passion Projects are a project-based learning experience where the group’s interests, strengths and passions are developed with guidance from the teacher.

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No-blow Balloons

Tapping into the children’s prior knowledge of mixing baking soda with vinegar prior to starting, connected the children to the lesson

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Round Rainbows

Learning in science is important to understanding the world in which we live in.

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