Thursday, September 3, 2015

Auckland transport bike man

Today we had the Amazing Bike Guy come and talk about the history of bikes through the years.
Shane was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. He also showed a talent for bike riding too.

The Bone Shaker

This bike was known as the Bone Shaker because riding this machine was supposed to make your bones shake.
It had pedals mounted to the front shell and when you reached high speeds or went down hill you could pop your legs up to keep them out of the way - safety first!

The Penny Farthing

The Penny Farthing was named after the coins. The penny was the big wheel and the farthing was the small wheel.  It was manufactured around 1871 and became a very popular bike. It was mainly ridden by men.

Thanks to Auckland Transport for sharing some amazing history about bikes and supporting us as a Travel Wise School.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Making and creating cars....

Our fantastic student teacher - Miss Hodder - set us a challenge.
We had to create a vehicle using card, skewers and milk bottle lids.
We had free range of our designs and could work by ourselves or with a buddy.
We are creating today with the hope of testing tomorrow.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Small Wheels Day

Yesterday was small wheels day.
We all brought scooters, trolleys, rollerblades and skateboards and went crazy for an hour.
We scooted over decks, through the carpark and around the courts.

Sky high task

This term our topic is transport.
We have been looking at areas of transport that interest us.
Today Miss Hodder set us a challenge to create an aircraft using paper, straws, Sellotape and paper clips.
She got the idea from the BP Challenge website.
This is us in the design stage.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to survive a tornado

Tornadoes are knowen as the most dangerous storm in the world.
First if there is a tornado warning or if you see a tornado  - stop what you're doing straight away then grab you're survival kit and first aid kit.
Next go into your safety cabinet - if you don't have a safety cabinet go into you're basement . 
Cover yourself in a mattress it will protect you from flying objects.
Finally once the storm is over SLOWLY come out of you're basement or safety cabinet . 
make sure there is no debris on top of you.
Tornadoes are the most dangerous storm in the world so it's best to stay inside.

Matariki Day

Last week we celebrated the beginning of Matariki.
The school had 8 activities that the children rotated around.
We had art activities, cloak making, kite making and even Matariki maths.
In room 8 we had the proud job of making Manu tuku tuku.
Check out some of the school making kites!

Some very proud faces.

Let's see if they fly.......

A great day was had by all, especially the shared lunch.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First Aid Brigade

Last week we were lucky  enough to be offered a day of first aid training for the year 5 and year 6 children with the Red Cross.
Our trainer Gail was so knowledgable, and made the day so practical.
Check out some of the skills we were learning.
2 of our fine year 6 boys who are now experts at bandaging cuts.

Try and get out of these great slings.
Checking to see if our patient is conscious.
Practicing making a 111 call.

A great day was had by all.
Again a huge thanks to the RedCross, especially Gail.