Getting Ready To Write - Part Three

Getting Ready to Write - Part Three looks specifically at the phonological knowledge students need to write. As I mentioned in Part One, students require a strong knowledge of letter sounds and names to be able to write independently. This blog focuses on and provides more detailed information about the phoneme understanding students need to write.

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Getting Ready To Write - Part Two

The explicit teaching of handwriting is essential if students are to develop the skills of correct letter formation. Handwriting instruction supports students in producing legible, smooth and fluent writing.

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Getting Ready to Write - Part One

Getting Ready to Write – Part One looks specifically at the connection between handwriting and phonics.

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Finding Our Way Back to Happy

No one can be happy all the time. It’s okay to be sad or angry. These are some of the things we have been learning about for our Inside Out... Read more about 'Finding Our Way Back to Happy'...

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Treaty Time

We started the school year by learning about the Treaty of Waitangi and its importance as the agreement between Maori and Pakeha which made the beginning of New Zealand. Read more about 'Treaty Time'...

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Issue #1 - Global Network Newspaper

The next step for the photographers is to make sure that the subject of the photo is clear and not too far away. This is called ‘zooming in’. Read more about 'Issue #1 - Global Network Newspaper'...

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Once Upon A Taniwha

The success criteria that the students worked towards for both of their own characters and the Taniwha were to have a title, interesting starter sentence, a character, setting, problem and... Read more about 'Once Upon A Taniwha'...

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Playing with Poems

We wrote some great Spring haiku poems with Mrs Young and painted blossoms on trees to make them look like Cherry Blossom trees. Read more about 'Playing with Poems'...

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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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Spring has sprung

Who doesn’t love a little bit of poetry? And what better season to write about than Spring? 

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