Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences

For 20 minutes, four days a week the students move from their class to meet with other students to participate in phonics learning. Read more about 'Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences'...

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Big Deal or Not a Big Deal

The Manuka reading group in Room 11 have been learning to form their own opinions from what they read. Read more about 'Big Deal or Not a Big Deal'...

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Landmarks

As a class we researched the different landmarks within Aotearoa and discussed why that particular landmark was important to the area. Read more about 'Landmarks'...

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WOF (Writing or Fitness?)

As writing is a whole-school goal this year, teachers are looking for ways to give students multiple exposures to new skills. This means practising new learning in different ways. Read more about 'WOF (Writing or Fitness?)'...

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Te Mihi - Our Place

It was a chance to share our new knowledge about local Ngāti Tūwharetoa legends. Students were able to retell different stories about Ngātoroirangi, Horomatangi, and the Battle of the Mountains. Read more about 'Te Mihi - Our Place'...

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Eye-Opening Technology Experiences

At Wairakei Primary School during the ‘Our Place’ inquiry we have been looking into the Nature of Technology strand. Read more about 'Eye-Opening Technology Experiences'...

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Ko Horomatangi te Taniwha Rangatira

Room 14’s inquiry topic has been ‘Our Place.’ In the initial planning the teachers have included Māori local legends from Ngāti Tuwharetoa. Read more about 'Ko Horomatangi te Taniwha Rangatira'...

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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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