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Guided Reading

Learning to read is a complex task. When students have more than one strategy that they can use when they get stuck, then they have a feeling of succe…
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Dancemania Research Projects in Room 8

Room 8 took our dance learning to the next level by choosing a style of dance, completing a research project and making Slide presentations to share. …

Designing A Maths Game

Our thoughts turned to revising and consolidating our basic maths skills. In a writing activity Room 13 students explained what their need was and how…
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Enviroschools’ Hero Project

An “environmental, action-based programme” has provided a unique opportunity to a specialist group of our senior students. This programme, facilitated…
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Hands-on Experiences Develop Writing Skills

Playing on the playground, visiting the maze, painting self-portraits, noticing spring or blowing bubbles are just a few of the ‘recreative’ writing m…

Money, Money, Money

If you are at Wairakei Primary School, Taupo, you may have heard some senior students mention that they are being ‘paid’ at school. You have not mishe…
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It's Creepy and it's Spooky

After reading a haunted house story, Room 10 students created  their own mysterious mansions using black pastel and watercolour paint.

Which way do we go?

How do we know where we’re going? We’d probably end up in Timbuktu if we didn’t know.
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SWOOP the Setting

Imagine you are an eagle - gliding gracefully across the landscape. What do you see with your sharp eyesight?

A mountain range? Peculiar cloud format…
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Room 2 Love Taupo

Room 2 has been exploring the inquiry topic of ‘Our Place Moves Me’. One learning idea around this is that people connect to places in many ways. The …

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