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Writing for success

It is important to go through the process of writing, right from pre-planning and brainstorming through to editing, revising and publishing. To do thi…
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Nanny Mihi

Where is Penny? Penny needs to rescue Mrs Farquhar

Bears In The Night

A good way to explore prepositions is to read the now out of print book Bears In the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

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Not all Heroes Wear Capes

Handwriting? Wow, many of us would think that it is a thing of the past. However, being able to write efficiently and legibly is still important.

Bugs for Breakfast

The Captain Marvel reading group read an interesting article in School Journal Level 2 May 2017. The story opened their eyes to the possible benefits …

Website Superstars

Aratiatia has spent the term researching the history of everyday items. We investigated and researched the problems solved by the creation of these it…
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The Magic of Rainbow Reading

In a cosy room tucked away at the back of Room 6 you can find students reading away under the calming influence of Teacher Aide Diana Fitzsimmons. Hea…
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When working in a Year 5 class, I was shared an example of building a picture in a reader’s head and to ‘show not tell’ when we write. Here is my exam…

Learning Together

Throughout any given day at Wairakei Primary School students from across the school can be seen to be learning together. These interactions take place…

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