Saturday, 15 June 2019

New Toy Designs

We had a great time in Akeake this week designing our own toys.

We started off by looking at some prototypes of some toys and deciding on what we would make Bigger, something we would Add and 
something that we would Remove or Replace.
After that we got to design and make our own creations using clay.
We had heaps of fun doing this and we came up with some awesome new ideas for toys that could be made in the future!

Listening to Kylie talk about how toys are designed and then turned into prototypes.

Having a go at designing our own toys.

 Here are some of our creations ...

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Toy Inquiry


We have been learning about how toys have changed over time.  
This week we brought our favourite soft toy to school.
We shared our toy with our friends and described them in our writing.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Time, Continuity, Change

 Time, Continuity, Change

The children had a great time looking at some olden day items that Whaea Nicole brought into school.

They had to write on 'post-it' notes:
  1. What they could see
  2. What that thought it was
  3. What they wondered about the item



Tuesday, 14 May 2019


Every Wednesday afternoon Kōpapa East go to the library.

We listen to two buddies read. 
Raymond read a book about Thor 
and Jessica read a book that was counting down reindeer.

 Then it is time for us to return books and issue new ones.
Elisa scanned the books back in. 
She needed to scan quite a few returns.

Then Dom could start issuing new books. 
First he had to scan the person's name, 
then scan the barcode. 

Have you been to the library?

Friday, 10 May 2019

Cross Country

Friday was a fabulous day for the Cross Country. We were so proud of all the children who participated and did their best. Thanks to all the families who came and cheered the children on.

Year 2 girls - first three

Year 2 boys - first three

Year 3 girls - first three

Year 3 boys - first three

 Year 4 girls - first three

  Year 4 boys - first three