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

Wonderful world of writing

Mrs O’Sullivan modelled how we could look at different parts of our dinosaur and use the words “like or as” to create a picture in the reader’s mind.

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Dancing Ghosts… Woooooo

After several demonstrations, the children learnt how to create static energy themselves, by rubbing an inflated balloon, vigorously, up and down their school polar fleeces.

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Spectacular Swimming

Room 10, as well as other classes at Wairakei Primary School, have been fortunate enough to take part in the Contact Energy swimming and water safety programme held at the AC Baths.

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Photo 6 Paige Brooke and Juno Enjoying their swimming lesson together2

No-blow Balloons

Tapping into the children’s prior knowledge of mixing baking soda with vinegar prior to starting, connected the children to the lesson

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Round Rainbows

Learning in science is important to understanding the world in which we live in.

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Bingo

I sang ‘Like a letter box’ with a tight, barely open mouth. I then sang with an open, round mouth-‘Like a trout.’

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Movement Madness

Through learning and by accepting challenges in health-related and movement contexts children reflect on the nature of well-being, perseverance and enhance their interactions with others.

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Delectable Dazzling Dinosaurs

We also learnt that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago, before humans even existed! Our minds found it hard to comprehend exactly how long ago this really was.

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17 Paige and Indie J pressing play dough into the bottom of their container2