Steaming into School

Wairakei Primary School runs ‘Steaming into School’, a preschool programme for children from 4.5–5 years, providing children and their parents/caregivers opportunities which promote a smooth transition to school.

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Te Mihi Challenges

The challenge was to build a car out of recycled ‘stuff’ and launch it down a ramp.

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Making sticks, stick

Our first task was to identify the missing numbers and identify the rule to the growing number patterns.

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The Plastic Problem

For those of us who do not work for an enormous global corporation have to make do with Genius Hour. Read more about 'The Plastic Problem'...

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Breakfast Brain Food

As part of the Poihipi passion projects we have Food Technology and have been investigating different foods and learning basic food preparation and cooking skills.

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16 Enjoying the delicious health breakfast we just made

R5's Swiss Army Knife Factory

We learned that these have been around since the late 1800s and were originally used as tools for soldiers to service and repair their weapons.

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Skype a scientist

This inquiry sprouted from our Skype a scientist Priyanka Kushwaha a microbiologist from Arizona

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Room 13 Drivers

We are learning how to ask or generate questions when we want to learn about something, to know more about something or how to do something.

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8. Tom and Emily recreating the Eiffel Tower using blocks

Arty Technologists

We also learned that it is okay to change things as we go because when we start building we may realise that what we thought would work, doesn’t.

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8. choosing a variety of construction materials