Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Celebration of Learning 2017

Our school year is at an end. 

Last night was the school's Celebration of Learning.
B4's item was a dance telling the story of 
Tawhirimatea, God of the Wind.

Papatuanuku the Earth Mother, and Ranginui the Sky Father were clasped closely together, leaving no room for their children to grow. 
The children, all boys, decided to push the parents apart.

Tawhirimatea was against his brothers separating their parents  to make more room.

When they succeeded, he went to live with Ranginui in the sky.
Now, when he is happy, the sun shines, but if he feels angry, we get storms.

Our new school year starts at the end of January, 2018.
See you then!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Wind Power

Following on from the science investigation into fabrics,
the students were given a technology challenge to design a wind cart that could travel 2 metres powered only by wind.

The science work on fabrics would help when making decisions about the best sails to use!

First there were some key concepts to explore:

The design brief:

Building the wind carts:

The final models:

And now watch the movie of the wind carts in action!

Have you ever made a wind cart? 
What would you use if you were making a wind cart to ride on?