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Lake Taupō and the Waikato River - an investigation

The inquiry focus was around water and we live in the perfect place to investigate it. We started by identifying what we already knew about water and …
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May the Force Be With You

As part of Movement Magic Inquiry, Room 2 has been exploring the invisible forces that are all around us. Students have been learning through hands-on…

Animal Information reports

In Room 14 we are learning to write an information report. I asked students why learning this writing skill was important.
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Animal Battle Bots

Most animals living on earth are hunted by predators, and many species have developed defence mechanisms. Students learned about different types of de…

Mack’s Tasty Fruit Salad

I was having a conversation with Mack about his weekend when he mentioned he had made a fruit salad with his mum.

Being a fan of this dessert, I aske…

Forces of Nature

Who knew nature was so deliberate and engineered?

Our driving question is "How many ways can you move an object (including your body)?"  Students are…
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Catapulting into Learning

Beginning with an exploration into how forces makes things move, we had some fascinating conversations and thought-provoking statements during discuss…
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Magic or Magnetism

Investigating the magic around the force of magnetism. Through experiments and investigations, students have found that magnetism is a force that attr…

Bugs for Breakfast

The Captain Marvel reading group read an interesting article in School Journal Level 2 May 2017. The story opened their eyes to the possible benefits …

Discovering Quoits

Room 13 used the game across several curriculum areas. The first was Physical Education. Quoits uses the whole body and encourages balance and  eye an…

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