Category: Carla Ross

Reflection and Symmetry Name Critters

The creativity behind turning names into bugs and aliens is always a laugh and gets the students thinking about the shapes that they can use. Read more about 'Reflection and Symmetry Name Critters'...

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Improving Reading Through Phonemic Awareness

The Heggerty programme for phonemic awareness has been introduced across the school, from New Entrants to Year 6. Read more about 'Improving Reading Through Phonemic Awareness'...

This way, that way, which way next?

Marking out a grid on the floor of the classroom never struck me as being such a powerful learning tool as it turns out it really is.The grid was 6x6... Read more about 'This way, that way, which way next?'...

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Learning journey

Independent learning journeys were introduced to the students of Room 1. We were aiming to give the students agency in their own learning. Read more about 'Learning journey'...

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Stretch a Sentence

A video called “Stretchy Sentences” on Youtube showed all the parts of sentences we needed to use to stretch our sentences and make them more interesting. Read more about 'Stretch a Sentence'...

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Reading between the lines

To infer means “ to deduce or conclude (something) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.” Google Dictionary. Read more about 'Reading between the lines'...

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Racing Ramps

In term three of 2020 the school inquiry focus was Phunky Physics. Part of our focus was looking at the different types of friction. Read more about 'Racing Ramps'...

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Sparking a joy of writing - and one student’s ideas.

Personally, I have a love of fantasy books and writing narratives. As a result, in our class we often use vocabulary that is expressive and imaginative. Read more about 'Sparking a joy of writing - and one student’s ideas.'...

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Fabulous Features of Non Fiction Books

Finding these features will help students understand more about the world around us, and how each feature tells them different parts of information needed for learning. Read more about 'Fabulous Features of Non Fiction Books'...

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