書道 Calligraphy

As well as fine motor skills, there are many other skills involved in handwriting. These include hand-eye coordination, muscle memory, posture, and use of the ‘tripod’ pencil grasp. Read more about '書道 Calligraphy'...

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Finding Our Passion

This is the question Room 15 students have been asked to think about when choosing a Passion Project. Read more about 'Finding Our Passion'...

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The Wairakei Way

Wairakei Primary School’s POWER values are important to all teachers’, students’ and the wider community, and ‘The Wairakei Way’ reminds everyone of these values. Read more about 'The Wairakei Way'...

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Lighting Up Science

Inquiry for Term 3 is called ‘Phunky Physics’ and the rationale is to predict, observe, and explain everyday examples of scientific phenomena. Read more about 'Lighting Up Science'...

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The fascination Sounds of Physics

Phunky Physics is the school wide inquiry focus. The teachers’ and students’ are learning a variety of elements of physics from energy, force and motion, light, and so much more. Read more about 'The fascination Sounds of Physics '...

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Turning Words into Diamonds

A diamante poem is a good way to introduce verbs and nouns and use new vocabulary about topic like Matariki. Read more about 'Turning Words into Diamonds'...

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Developing practical knowledge in art

Learning about visual arts at level 3 of the curriculum allows students to explore some different art-making conventions. Read more about 'Developing practical knowledge in art'...

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