Junior Syndicate News

Language Experiences                   

Every week, the juniors come together for a language experience.

These activities are a whole language approach that promote reading and writing through the use of personal experiences and oral language. They provide the children with a fun and interactive exercise to talk and write about.

This week’s experience focussed on learning some of our essential spelling words - using shaving foam! The kids loved writing their words in the fluffy foam and enjoyed getting a little messy! It created a lot of discussion about the texture and look of the foam as well as what letters they need to spell their words.

After we cleaned up, the children (along with the teacher’s help) constructed a story about their experience and wrote it in their writing books. The tamariki all agreed - it was a great way to learn our words!

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Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610
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