Reflection and Symmetry Name Critters

The creativity behind turning names into bugs and aliens is always a laugh and gets the students thinking about the shapes that they can use. Read more about 'Reflection and Symmetry Name Critters'...

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Tabloid Sports Day 2021

Wairakei Primary School had a Tabloid Sport Day. Students were divided into their wharenui nga tae groups and the Manukura took a lead role in the afternoon. Read more about 'Tabloid Sports Day 2021'...

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Grayson’s Blog Post

Grayson has learner agency for all kinds of google application Read more about 'Grayson’s Blog Post'...

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Amazing Animal Artwork

Did you know that you cannot make a mistake when doing art? Room 4 has been looking at different ways to explore emotions and drawing to music and learning that... Read more about 'Amazing Animal Artwork'...

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Gateway Writing Quest

Here are descriptions of some keys the children dreamed up: Read more about 'Gateway Writing Quest'...

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Improving Reading Through Phonemic Awareness

The Heggerty programme for phonemic awareness has been introduced across the school, from New Entrants to Year 6. Read more about 'Improving Reading Through Phonemic Awareness'...

Interesting and Energetic

Our inquiry focus is around oral language, vocabulary extension and writing. The Ohaaki team has also integrated a teamwork and cooperative game physical education focus into our inquiry. Read more about 'Interesting and Energetic'...

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This way, that way, which way next?

Marking out a grid on the floor of the classroom never struck me as being such a powerful learning tool as it turns out it really is.The grid was 6x6... Read more about 'This way, that way, which way next?'...

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Shape Up

Part of learning about shapes involved making them. Building shapes helped children learn how to describe them using vocabulary such as corners, surfaces and edges. Read more about 'Shape Up'...

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Compliment Clouds

A kind word is free, easy to give and everybody has something to offer. Read more about 'Compliment Clouds'...

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