Monday, 30 May 2016

Term 2 - Week 5 2016 - Nga Waka o te Kakano

Before making our waka, we viewed the You Tube clips of Maui me Kupe, followed by the journey of nga waka ki Aotearoa.  We then read about and discussed the arrival of Captain Cook and others to our islands.  We read a LOT of books about all types of boats and their purposes...

he nui te Ao... Nikau, Matangi and Aroha discovering

Triton, Ahurei and Jareau sharing their findings

Te Kakano, finding more about floating 
and sinking through books...

We found various clips on You Tube showing us how some really BIG BOATS are made!






This inspired us to get creative in designing our waka





Pilot Bay, an idyllic place to test our waka

Aroha & Triton - will it float?!

Lindsay, YES!  it held together!  Tino pai tou mahi!

Dry docking...


 ...we even re-trialled our test models

but it was tiring work... Te Ahikaaroa taking 5

 It was a good place to observe all varieties of waka

...and to discuss their uses...

BIG THANK YOU 
to all the Parent and family members who supported Te Kakano in their journey AND in their assistance with waka building... the wero has been placed.  
(word has it, we can expect an Endeavour on the next challenge!)


a nice soak in the Hot Pools to end an adventurous day... 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Term 2 - Week 3 - Raapa 18 Haratua 2016 FLIP OUT

In case you haven't discovered it at the bottom of their Mahi Kainga peke; Te Kakano have been given a panui from Flip Out.  We plan on joining Te Pihinga me Te Kauri for a fitness programme.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 
$2.00 
(cover transport)
Thank you.


for further information check out their website
http://www.flipout.co.nz/flip-out-indoor-trampoline-arena-tauranga-tauriko-business-park/

BIG THANK YOU to parents and family members who supported Te Kakano in transport, care and photography in their visit to Flip Out ~ an absolutely AWESOME time had by all...

There was much to contemplate

The confidence of Te Kakano was inspiring!
(sponge pits swallow children WHOLE!)
 Paapu Reihana - MASTERED the sponges!


going above and beyond the call of 'parent help'!  thank you Uncle


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Term 2 - Week 2 - 2016 - The FIRST Waka - trials and tribulations!

Te Kakano have been enjoying viewing

The FIRST waka



After viewing, and testing what floats and what sinks... we trialled...

we shared our ideas...

helped each other construct...

and tried our best at what we thought might work...

we were DELIGHTED at others' successes

... and supportive of others' failures

There was lots of mess and some tears, but after re-thinking our designs...
 there was LOTS of FUN!

BIG THANK YOU 
to our cleaners 
and to Granma for ALL her meat trays!