Kicking off 2017 in Room 8

Sharing some photos of our learning areas for 2017. We are in Room 8 Wairakei Primary School, Taupo.

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Wairakei's Got Talent

The year 5 and 6's held a Wairakei's Got Talent. Read more about 'Wairakei's Got Talent'...

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Cool Catapults

In Room 1 we made catapults for our workshop. It was to measure accuracy and distance using tape measures and dot plots.

We made the catapults out of ice block sticks, plastic spoons, glue guns, thick cardboard cylinders, tape, bulldog clips, plastic containers, rubber bands, string, paper clips and anything else we could find to use. We were creative about how we made them. Some were more successful than others. It was fun to build them and test our inventions.

We tested the accuracy using bullseye dot plots. Overall, they were not accurate but some people did get bullseyes.

Our last step will be to make a dot plot of our distance measurements. Jack’s catapult went the farthest with 14.3m.

Written by Myles and Mrs Graham

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Rose and Myles to Wellington

On the 14 November 2015, Myles and I went to Wellington with Myles’ mum for a competition we won. Read more about 'Rose and Myles to Wellington'...

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Live Streaming

During the night performance held on Thursday November 19 we are able to stream the show live all over the world. Read more about 'Live Streaming'...

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The Story of Cecil

Wairakei Primary School is having a whole school production and Room 2 are doing one around the famous lion called Cecil. Read more about 'The Story of Cecil'...

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Accelerating Literacy Presentation Napier 2015

Two teachers have been presenting their findings on writing to a wide audience. As teachers we conduct research into the learning at occurs at school. Read more about 'Accelerating Literacy Presentation Napier 2015'...

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