Te Mihi - Our Place

It was a chance to share our new knowledge about local Ngāti Tūwharetoa legends. Students were able to retell different stories about Ngātoroirangi, Horomatangi, and the Battle of the Mountains. Read more about 'Te Mihi - Our Place'...

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Eye-Opening Technology Experiences

At Wairakei Primary School during the ‘Our Place’ inquiry we have been looking into the Nature of Technology strand. Read more about 'Eye-Opening Technology Experiences'...

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Ko Horomatangi te Taniwha Rangatira

Room 14’s inquiry topic has been ‘Our Place.’ In the initial planning the teachers have included Māori local legends from Ngāti Tuwharetoa. Read more about 'Ko Horomatangi te Taniwha Rangatira'...

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Learning journey

Independent learning journeys were introduced to the students of Room 1. We were aiming to give the students agency in their own learning. Read more about 'Learning journey'...

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Stretch a Sentence

A video called “Stretchy Sentences” on Youtube showed all the parts of sentences we needed to use to stretch our sentences and make them more interesting. Read more about 'Stretch a Sentence'...

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Classy Capitals and Final Full Stops

After listening to ’Crown Park,’ a chapter book by New Zealand author Des Hunt, they have created a ‘Word Wall’ of new topic vocabulary. Read more about 'Classy Capitals and Final Full Stops'...

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My House

To start with, Room 13 looked at their own homes. Through discussions in groups and with partners they identified different aspects about their homes including physical features and emotional ties. Read more about 'My House'...

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Finding Our Place

Room 2 started off by learning about NZ history and what brought the first Maori and British settlers here. Read more about 'Finding Our Place'...

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Native Neighbours

First the students learnt to write questions about what they were curious about. They formulated wonders about kiwis. Read more about 'Native Neighbours'...

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