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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The Popping Explosion

This was a great way for the students to work on their procedural writing skills. If they missed a step out then the procedure would have failed. Read more about 'The Popping Explosion '...

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Attracted to Science

Isobel The further away from the magnet the clip chain gets the weaker the magnetic force is on those clips making them fall off. Read more about 'Attracted to Science'...

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Becoming a MathsMatters Whiz

Wairakei Primary School supports a group of selected up and coming Year 5 and Year 6 mathematical experts in a 7-8 week training programme to compete in the local contest, MathsMatters. Read more about 'Becoming a MathsMatters Whiz'...

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Room 15 2020 3,2,1 Blast Off

This is the question a group of five year olds in Room 15 has been investigating as part of their Fantastic Forces inquiry. Read more about 'Room 15 2020 3,2,1 Blast Off'...

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Newton's Wheel

And who is Newton? He is Sir Isaac Newton, a mathematician and physicist that lived over 300 years ago. Read more about 'Newton's Wheel'...

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Sparking a joy of writing - and one student’s ideas.

Personally, I have a love of fantasy books and writing narratives. As a result, in our class we often use vocabulary that is expressive and imaginative. Read more about 'Sparking a joy of writing - and one student’s ideas.'...

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Help, I’ve lost my Marbles

Controlling falling marbles can be tricky. They are easily lost. Please read Room 15’s blog about gravity and how marbles move.

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Physics Fun

Physics teaches people to accept reality with awe and admiration, not to mention the amazement and joy that comes with it - Lise Meitner (Austrian-Swedish physicist). Read more about 'Physics Fun'...

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