Tuesday, 20 February 2018

               2018 Exploration time in                                         Tipuranga Team

Welcome to our team blog. We will post learning, thinking and working photos, comments and ideas as they happen throughout the year.
Our Inquiry learning is based on practicing and understanding the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will notice that each of our classrooms has a sub page as well. Look there for information, links and learning specific to each class. 

In these first few weeks we are practicing the Key Competencies of Managing Self and relating to Others.

The children using the pirate kit in Room 5 did a great job of  talking,co-operating, and sharing the 
equipment together.  

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Our last Exploration time for 2017

Look at the different ways we can start with original resources or materials and use our imaginations to take them further.

Measuring water and comparing sizes of containers.

Exploring different water colour paint combinations.

Making wallets with pockets out of newsprint paper.

How many different ways can we make a marble race track?

Pirate treasure!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Patience and co-operation

We worked really well together at Exploration today.  We had to be patient and co-operate with our friends to share the equipment.  

Monday, 6 November 2017


 We are using our kind words and taking turns so we can have fun together.  I wonder how big those bubbles will get?  What do you think the they are making with the construction poles?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

          What can you do with some bamboo, a                                tarpaulin and some string?

 These bamboo poles are long. Watch out!

 Come on, let's put them here.

 That tarpaulin was tricky to put up. Great problem solving guys!
Yay! We made it! What a cool shelter. I wonder what we can make the next time?

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


This week we are focusing on the key competency "Thinking"

 The dinosaur puppet group had to think about what colours to use and what patterns to draw to make their dinosaur look interesting.

 The marble painting group had to think about how to move their box. We decided if the paint was watered down it'd be easier to move the marbles around.

 Robert and Feroz had to think about which stick to pull out to catch the most tumbling monkeys.

 Milla and Issy made a plan about what to make before they started. Great thinking girls!

Jonti, Harley and Tane were thinking about how they could share the armies to make it fair.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

            What does Participating and Contributing look like?                                         

It looks like Carter and Lucas tipping out the blocks so they can both see what they need.
It looks like sharing the glue brushes and scissors and asking people to help with cutting.
It looks like following the instructions in the book, helping each other and creating a finished product.

                2018 Exploration time in                                           Tipuranga Team Welcome to our team blog. We will post ...