Posts by Carla Ross

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Summer Festival of Movement

That’s a Wrap!

Ahoy, me hearties, it lights up, music on, let's get our boogie on. Two performances of the Summer festival of Movement. These perform…
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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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It’s An Art to Teach Dance

The announcement of “We have to teach dance next term,” struck fear into more than one teacher. How? What actually is dance? Where do I start? Help! 

Probability with Fractions

I roll a die - what is the probability that I will roll a five? What about an odd number? What about a number less than four?

If I roll two dice -  H…
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Chances?

Throwing around words like “impossible”, “likely”, “definite”, “unlikely”, “certain”, and “possible” has made everyone think about how we often over e…

We like to move it, move it

Movewell, the resource for teaching Physical Education as been used by all the teachers are Wairakei Primary School.

Measurement Fun

Room 1 explored the mathematics concept of measurement. Non-standard units and standard units were the terms we used  and understood during discussion…
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Let’s read together - The Kings Sock

Share reading is a powerful tool in a teacher’s skill set. A teacher models the skills of a proficient reader including - predicting, examining the pi…

Where am I? Exploring Positional Language

Room One has been exploring the language of positions and the synonyms for each of them as part of our term inquiry.

“MoveWell” to Move Well

A new resource and program for schools from Sport NZ, providing skill based games that encourage and assist in implementing effective Physical Educati…

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