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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Fair Sharing

To do this we had to learn some key mathematical ideas including vocabulary, symbols, words, and what the numbers represent in a fraction symbol. Read more about 'Fair Sharing'...

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Practise and Perseverance Pays Off

The next step was to have both groups practising together. This was a learning curve for some who had to work on learning what it meant to be an audience... Read more about 'Practise and Perseverance Pays Off'...


All they want to do is dance

With our inquiry focus on movement and dance, Room 15 and 16 have been taking lots of opportunities to get moving to music.Research into the benefits of regular physical activity... Read more about 'All they want to do is dance'...

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Swimming Towards the Future

Room 10 went to AC Baths to become more confident and comfortable in the water and improve swimming technique and survival skills. Read more about 'Swimming Towards the Future'...

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How much is a fifth?

Room 12 know that a fraction can be part of a whole number or part of a group of objects.

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