Take-off, Target, Touch-down

STEM Challenges are terrific ways to help teach students about science, technology, engineering and maths, while building self-management, social skills and problem solving. ‘Target, Take-off, Touch-down’ was one of our STEM challenges. Students, working in pairs, had to launch a paper plane and land it on a landing platform.

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The purpose for this is to make, name and recognise wholes, halves, thirds, fifths, and tenth parts of a variety of objects. Read more about 'Fractions '...

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Seed Germination

Room 13 have been focusing on the living world and the life processes of plants. We undertook to germinate a bean or pea seed by wrapping them in a damp... Read more about 'Seed Germination'...

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Mathsmatters 2019 Competition

After a whole term of training, our year 5 and 6 mathematicians headed off to Taupo Intermediate School on Wednesday 18 September for the annual Mathsmatters competition. Read more about 'Mathsmatters 2019 Competition'...

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Lights camera action

Our 'Mall in the Hall' business has been hard at work researching different ways to advertise their businesses to make them stand out. Read more about 'Lights camera action'...

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Balancing and Braking

Cath, from Kids Bike Taupō, came to school to help our children in Nga Tui learn to ride and develop their biking skills. We learnt about helmet fit, bike safety, bike maintenance and biking skills.

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As part of our inquiry, ‘From Here to There’, we investigated where our food comes from. We decided to make pizza because it is delicious and everyone in the class likes pizza.

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