Friday 15 May 2015

Halswell Quarry Trip

Team Pohutukawa were fortunate enough to go on a day trip to the Halswell Quarry this week. This trip ties into our geological studies about Beckenham 'looking back' at the people who came here and the land many years ago. Each class within a hub got to spend half a day with a ranger learning about the quarry and how millions of years ago it was an active volcano! For the other half of the day we walked up and around the quarry before playing an awesome game of animal survival. Thank you so much to all the parents who came and supported our children's learning. It was a great day!

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Food Gathering

What did the Maori use to carry food away from the river and ponds? This was a long time before supermarkets and plastic bags. They used the harakeke that grew by the river to make kete. We were lucky to be able to learn how to make our own kete. Does this mean we'll never have to go to the supermarket again?

Thank you to Pam or showing us how to weave harakeke.

Thursday 7 May 2015

Geometry Fun

We have been very busy learning all about geometry for the past three weeks in team Pohutukawa. Here is a picture of some of our brilliant children designing their own 3D shapes using nothing but sticks, blutack and determination!