Friday, March 23, 2018

Walk around Panmure!

Today we walked down to Panmure Yacht Club to see across the river towards Pakuranga. Back in the 1800's, there was a man called Hemi Pepene who had the first ferry service across the Tamaki River. Then they built a bridge to help carry people and animals across the river. It was a swing bridge and they had to pay a toll to cross it.

This is the wharf people use nowadays in Panmure.

Next we walked to where Mokoia Pa used to be. On the way, we could see a huge concrete block on the Pakuranga side of the river. This is where the second bridge was built. It was demolished in the 1950's. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bridge art!

After we learnt about bridges yesterday, today we made some art with the theme of bridges.
We used dye to make a beautiful sunset background. 
We made connections to art lessons we did earlier in the term where we talked about warm and cool colours. 

After our backgrounds had dried over morning tea time, we used black paint to paint on our bridge design. We had to choose from one of the types of bridges we learnt about yesterday.

Here is our artwork.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

WAL about different kinds of bridges!

Today we learnt about different kinds of bridges. 
We used dry pasta to help us make models of some of the different kinds of bridges we learnt about.

We learnt about...

Swing bridges

Beam bridges

Arch bridges

Suspension bridges

Cable-stay bridges

 Truss bridges

Friday, March 9, 2018

Inquiry - what do we know about our area?

Our inquiry topic for this term is about the history of our place, which is Panmure.

This week we started looking into the history of Panmure, and the significance and history of some of the landmarks in Panmure.

First we learnt about Panmure.

View the original on Timote's blog - click here.

Then we talked about the Dunkirk Reserve. 

Did you know that there is a real place called Dunkirk, which the Panmure Dunkirk is named after?

View the original on Syraiah-Lee's blog - click here.

Then we learnt about the four street names that surround Tamaki Primary School; Alamein, Tobruk, Tripoli and Benghazi. 

Did you know these are named after real places as well? 
Read the students work below to find out more!

View the original on Dwyane's blog - click here.

View the original on Havea's blog - click here.

View the original on Timote's blog - click here.

View the original on Lily's blog - click here.