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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Pizza Party Fractions

Then, she did something funny. She put two of the quarters back together and we learned that two quarters is the same as one half.

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Room 6's Trip to Thailand

We wanted to go on a trip to Thailand, but our budget didn’t quite stretch that far, so we did the next best thing… we arranged a trip to Thai Delight restaurant in Taupo.

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The Mexican Hat Dance

We are comparing and contrasting life in Mexico with our lives in New Zealand

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Steaming into School

Wairakei Primary School runs ‘Steaming into School’, a preschool programme for children from 4.5–5 years, providing children and their parents/caregivers opportunities which promote a smooth transition to school.

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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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The Plastic Problem

For those of us who do not work for an enormous global corporation have to make do with Genius Hour. Read more about 'The Plastic Problem'...

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