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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SPCA SVA

This meant we could fill small boxes with all sorts of goodies - origami, pictures, cards, bikkies - and deliver them to those we thought needed some cheer.

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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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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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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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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