Category: Tracey O'Sullivan

Power of Words

Writers, poets and songwriters use similes to add depth and emphasise what they are trying to say to the reader or listener. Read more about 'Power of Words'...

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Te Huka Movement Madness

Room 5’s two main focus areas for the last weeks of term were floating and flying. The students conducted investigations into what kind of object floated and those that sink. Read more about 'Te Huka Movement Madness'...

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Forces of Nature

The Te Huka team inquiry is Movement Madness. Our driving question is "How many ways can you move an object (including your body)?" Students are exploring the different ways objects move. Read more about 'Forces of Nature'...

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Pathway to Writing

When writing occurs it provides numerous opportunities to develop student's literacy capacities including making meaning, expressing ideas in texts, fine motor skills, concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, and creating... Read more about 'Pathway to Writing'...

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Where does our Water go (Final)

Real life contexts can be a great way to teach problem-solving skills. This was certainly the case for Room 5. Read more about 'Where does our Water go (Final)'...

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Learning Across Levels

Although Term 3 was disrupted by the Covid Lockdown, Te Huka and Poihipi students carried on their learning. It just looked a little different. Read more about 'Learning Across Levels'...

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Steaming Ahead

Students looked at examples of geothermal power stations. As a group they investigated, described what they looked like and thought about the link of the names to our own school... Read more about 'Steaming Ahead'...

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The power of words, balance and daring

Our inquiry focuses on oral language, vocabulary extension and descriptive writing. As part of this inquiry we were also exploring and sharing ideas about relationships with other people so the... Read more about 'The power of words, balance and daring'...

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Simile poems

The focus is about students sharing their experiences in their own words using descriptive language. Ultimately Room 5 aims to present some of our poems to the school community later... Read more about 'Simile poems'...

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