Category: Olivia Graham

William Retell

Chose to re-enact the story of William Tell. You can see Asti playing Carl, with the apple on his head

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2018 National Anthem Video

This video is frequently played to begin our school assemblies and showcases the many learning opportunities that our students have taken part in over the last year.

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Natural Disaster (Lemon Volcanoes)

Room 5 nearly had a natural disaster on their hands as they did a scientific investigation to create lemon volcanoes. The results were delightfully messy.

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Magnetic Science

This links to our mathematics focus of giving and following directions and our science focus of investigating to extend our experiences and personal explanations of the physical world.

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Aratiatia visits Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Staff and students (previously of Wairakei Primary School) allowed us to tour the very well-equipped and productive Design and Innovation Centre, looking at learning in action

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Learning Web Design from Alaska

Jenni beams into our library lounge in Room 6 each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (which is actually Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for Jenni!)

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Mapping

Mapping and directions, as part of the geometry strand of mathematics, integrates well into this inquiry, given that there is a specialised vocabulary to be learned.

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Scrapbooking Memories

We discovered new-found perseverance, resilience, and pride in our work

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Horrible Hands of Room 5

We weren’t even reading that story but thought it looked like fun and it reminded us of the pranks being pulled in our class story, ‘The Terrible Two’.

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String Art

As a part of Making Our Mark - an inquiry using hands-on experiences to build fine motor skills - Room 5 created string art.

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