Inspiring An Under-achieving Year 6 Writer

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Jimmy, a Year 6 boy of Samoan heritage, is currently achieving one curriculum level below national expectations for Year 6.  He declares emphatically that he doesn’t like writing and says that “It’s boring” and he doesn’t see “any point” to it.  So how do you go about inspiring an under-achieving year 6 writer? Chris Kell, his teacher at Ranui Primary … Read More

Stanmore Bay School: Reception Classroom

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Suzanne Francis runs a Reception class at Stanmore Bay School, Auckland and currently has 25 students in her room.  She gets a new intake of students at the beginning of each term.   In the term that her students are with her, she works hard at preparing them for the long-term literacy learning journey that they will embarking upon.  As well … Read More