Push Pin - Where in the World? Going Global

Research, investigation, inquiry, presentation and celebrations – this is how we engage our learners at Wairakei Primary School

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Te Mihi Drama

As part of our Collaborative Learning goals, we wanted the children in the Te Mihi team to experience learning through their passions.

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Journey to the centre of the earth

We are learning how to think like scientists by observing our world around us while looking at what it means to be a scientist and explaining what we see and learn.

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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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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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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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Sweet & Sour

As a follow up to our ‘In My Words’ collaborative inquiry, where we did some Home Science activities

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5. Experiencing a chemical reaction

Scone for One, Anyone

The purpose of this activity was to extend their experiences and personal explanations of the natural world through exploration, play, asking questions, and discussing simple models.

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William Retell

Chose to re-enact the story of William Tell. You can see Asti playing Carl, with the apple on his head

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