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  • St James TeKids Term 2

    At St James' the TeKids have been leading support sessions at morning tea and lunch time once a week. These sessions have been successful with the children leading the sessions and the teacher facilitating where necessary. I always prepare the TeKids before hand so they know what they are do...

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  • Teacher Workshop: Using your class blog as a teaching and learning tool!

    All classrooms in St James’ have a class blog. In Week 6, the St James teachers attended a “Using your class blog as a teaching and learning tool!” workshop lead by Lyn Ross. This focused on integrating the class blog into current classroom practice, rather than making it an &ls...

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  • Using the blog to share learning and to support critical thinking

    Today we had a liturgy celebrating Pentecost and Room 1 (Years 3 and 4) shared their learning. Two children used the data projector to show their class blog and their class post about Pentecost using a 5 W’s thinking tool (http://room1stjames.blogspot.com/) to organise their thinking around...

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  • Student Led ICT Conference, Feilding

    On Friday I took the TeKids to a Student Led ICT Conference in Feilding. They learnt, and extended their knowledge, about the following ICT tools: Photo Story, Moviemaker, Go Animate and Artisan Comic Maker. The children enjoyed the day and were engaged the entire time, as well as developing thei...

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  • E-Learning Sharing

      At the beginning of staff meetings teachers have been sharing how they have been integrating E-learning. Today the Junior Team shared; fotobabble has been used to support oral language learning (http://greateightsstjames.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-room-8-we-bring-surprise-object-in.html), vo...

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  • Basic Facts Afternoon

    On Friday all classes held Basic Facts afternoon where parents were invited to visit their child’s classroom and learning around basic facts. The aim of this session was to give parents ideas (appropriate to stage) to support their child’s basic facts learning at home in ‘fun&...

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  • Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

    Animation made using PowerPoint at workshop Last week, nine St James’ teachers attended a workshop run by Lyn Ross as part of the professional development offered to support teachers entering the Manawatu Digi Awards. This workshop focused on creating stop-motion animations using PowerPoi...

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  • Students applying the inquiry process.

    At St James’ children are applying the inquiry process to their learning. This term, for their science learning, children in the middle school have been learning about the physical world through the Big Question; “What processes can be used to change energy into electricity?...

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  • Developing information literacy skills as a foundation for learning

    At St James’ children are developing their information literacy skills as a foundation for learning. During the current inquiry, the children in the senior team have been developing and practising skills such as note-taking, skimming and scanning and key word searches using books, search en...

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  • Students becoming aware of thier own cyber safety and digital footprint

    At St James’ children are becoming aware of their own cyber safety and their digital footprint. All classes will complete the Hector’s World cyber safety programme at regular intervals throughout the year. The children in the junior school are following the year 0-2 programme. In...

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