Friday, 23 June 2017

Making Kites

We have been working hard all term to make strong kites that will fly without us running. We tested all kinds of materials and decided that plastic was stronger than paper and that we needed a strong frame to hold our kites together. We also talked about how have limited instruction made kite making more challenging.

First we had to tie our plastic sticks to create a cross. 

Then we had to put string around the outside to make a solid frame. 

Some of us found this part very challenging but by working together and helping each other we created string kite frames that were ready for their plastic. 

Once our plastic was on our kites we added a tail and some string. 

Now we just need to wait for the perfect windy day to fly them. We have learnt a lot about kites this term and we look forward to sharing our reflections on how they fly.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Rainbow Stars

Today Room 14 made rainbow stars. We made them with fairy bread and the best part was that we got to eat them. It was loads of fun and we enjoyed eating the sweet crunchy bread.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


This term we are working on creating an animation that retells a Matariki story. We have been working hard to create our images for our Animations and we wanted to share some picture of us hard at work.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Flying Things

This term we have been learning about flying things. We have made paper kites, Paper planes and now we are beginning to explore how plastic can be used to make our kites even stronger.

We are excited to share with your our journey so far as we explore the technology of Matariki through creating kites and paper planes.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Dance a story- A visit from the NZ Dance company

We were so lucky to have the New Zealand dance company come and share their amazing talent with us. The way they used dance to tell and story was awesome. We hope they will come again!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Making Kites

This term we have a Matariki and Technology focus. As part of this focus we are testing a range of materials to make kites.

For our first task our teacher gave us some materials and we had choose and make a kite with very few instructions.

Here is Suades presentation

We had lot's of fun making these kites but found that they would not fly on their own. We had to run with them to make them fly.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bin it movie

This term Room 14 made amazing animations about why we need to put our rubbish in the bin. This is Angelica's Movie. We love the way she has used detail in her pictures and made a thoughtful voice over to explain her thinking. Ka Pai Angelica!