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Get Sketching

What is sketchnoting? Sketchnoting is visual note taking - using doodles and text to improve memory, recall, and comprehension.
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Learning to love literacy

Reading involves learning lots of different skills. Students in Room 15 are breaking these skills  down into manageable parts on a daily basis
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A Skinny Problem

As part of “A River Runs Through it “  inquiry, Room 3 is learning  about the  local waterways.
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Targeted Support Where it Counts

It’s a team effort at Wairakei Primary to provide various learning programmes that support our learners to be their best.
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Exploring the World of Poetry

Room 2 students have been busy delving into the world of poetry. Students were guided on a journey of discovery, as they developed a deeper understand…
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The Writing Process

Students in Room 14 have been building their writing skills by writing everyday with the aim of having their published story completed and published o…
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Writing for Wingspan

Room 8 visited Wingspan, the National Bird of Prey Centre, as part of the inquiry into taonga. As we have found out, these birds are precious treasure…

Digital Media in the Classroom

Students use a range of digital tools to share their learning in the senior school. Each student has a Chromebook or a device brought from home (BYOD)…
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The journey of who I am so far

Room 4 has been exploring who we are as a person and what makes us who we are. Every child was asked to bring along items that are special to them. We…
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Stop, Think, Go - Drop Writing

Drop writing is a way to build writing skills and stamina. There are a few rules to follow to guide students when writing:

Write the whole time, no s…

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