Running to Mars

There is 54 000 000 kilometres between Earth and Mars. How long do you think it would take to run there? Room 15 decided to do just that.

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Puppets

Puppets are engaging toys that can help support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and help children learn and understand the world around them through safe, imaginative play. Puppets offer children an engaging way to interact and explore their knowledge and understanding of the world.

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Christmas Trees for Taupo

We had another wonderful opportunity to take part in the Towncentre Taupo Plywood 3D Christmas Tree Project again this year. These recycled plywood boards were delivered to us ready for painting. All children at Wairakei Primary School were invited to submit their Christmas tree designs.

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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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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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Sensational Swimming

This programme enables thousands of children in the Taupo district to attend swim classes each year. It aims to encourage New Zealanders to recognise swimming and personal survival skills. Read more about 'Sensational Swimming'...

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Balancing and Braking

Cath, from Kids Bike Taupō, came to school to help our children in Nga Tui learn to ride and develop their biking skills. We learnt about helmet fit, bike safety, bike maintenance and biking skills.

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Bricks Club fun

If you head down to the back of our hall on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes you will find one of our lovely teacher aides roaming a room with students working... Read more about 'Bricks Club fun'...

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