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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Knitted Snakes

A busy morning in Room 4 today Caleb the Master of the Knitted Snakes was teaching an eager group of hand knitters how to knit snakes, to hang snakes in... Read more about 'Knitted Snakes '...

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Participating & Contributing Creates Stars

Room 11 knew there was a taniwha, Horo-matangi, in the lake. We also knew the waiata 'One Day a Taniwha' so we decided to create a dance item around it. Read more about 'Participating & Contributing Creates Stars'...

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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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Ball Patrol

We were noticing lots of balls around the school after morning tea and lunch, especially on the field.  So we decided to do something about it. 

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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'...

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Once upon a time

Room 12 we have been learning about writing narratives as part of our Ohaaki inquiry.

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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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Let’s get a snapping - Photography

We have learned that anything can be made beautiful just by taking a simple photograph. As part of our interchange, Mrs Forrest has been teaching us photography skills. Read more about 'Let’s get a snapping - Photography'...

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