Beginning Writers - What to Expect in Year One

There are two schools of thought currently in schools. The first is that students are encouraged to 'write' a story from when they start school and then the teacher scribes... Read more about 'Beginning Writers - What to Expect in Year One'...

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Blooming Lovely

Our Inquiry had an art focus. Each class in the school was to present an installation around an idea or concept for Art in the Park. Read more about 'Blooming Lovely'...

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Patterns Patterns Everywhere

Patterns have been an interesting and exciting phenomenon for us all. We have been on pattern hunts finding patterns in places we didn’t expect. Read more about 'Patterns Patterns Everywhere'...

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Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Looking at Pollock’s works, we were touching on level 3 of the New Zealand curriculum in visual arts: investigating the purpose of images from past cultures and identifying the contexts... Read more about 'Inspired by Jackson Pollock'...

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Jay's Custom Cruiser

Art in the Park has allowed students to express a variety of ideas through 3D art works. Read more about 'Jay's Custom Cruiser'...

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Student Voice and Student Choice

Visual arts is the focus for the Te Mihi students in term 4 and the teachers decided that it was important to provide opportunities for choice. Read more about 'Student Voice and Student Choice'...

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Parlez-vous français?

One of the main benefits of learning a second language at an early age is that children learn languages faster and easier. Read more about 'Parlez-vous français?'...

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Measurement Olympics

They started off by using non-standard units of measurement to measure a standing jump. They used exercise books as their unit of measurement as they jumped alongside them.Questions that arose... Read more about 'Measurement Olympics'...

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Tools for Writing

Colleen Wills our ALL Mentor shared a writing prompt for “fattening” up sentences or to help make our writing more interesting for our readers. Read more about 'Tools for Writing'...

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