Month: April 2022

What I thought of EPro8

EPro8 was fun learning experience on engineering. It was about visualising, designing like putting a picture in your mind and putting it to plan. It is also mostly about not designing the same as others. It was partly about communication and teamwork, for example sharing your ideas and doing it together.

Bye Bye EPro8!

On Wednesday, we finally said goodbye to our EPro8 Kit and took it to our Library. We did 3 activities constructing a Crane, a Caveman Car, and a Bridge. After 1 week and 3 days, we finished 3. The easiest was the Crane. The hardest was the bridge. First we built the crane. It had to be 1.8 m tall and the boom arm shoud rotate and carry a empty bag. It also had to lift it and take it back. Ours passed all 4. Then we built a bridge. It had to be sturdy. We bulit struts to help with that. It had to be able to carry a toy car. We also did some writing activities, like communication and Technical words etc. There were also videos showing us how they solved it. The person that showed us how they did it was an engineer named Calvin. I will miss EPro8, but we might do it next year…


Rippa Rugby

Yesterday, the Year 6’s and the year 5’s went to Mt Wellington War Memorial Park. We were taught Rippa Rugby skills by Coach Raymond and Teme. We played Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes, Cone. Then we played Numbers, and then we played a game where you have to rip off tags to survive in the game. I got 6 tags and our team won the game. Our teacher, Mr Bell was in our team.I had so much fun. My dad volunteered to take the bags so that we wouldn’t carry it. And then  he bought us water bottles. We thanked him. I liked it so much. I am so excited to go back next week.

Starting EPro8 Challenge

On Monday, we opened boxes saying EPro8 Challenge. We were clueless of what we were doing, but we were excited to start it. We watched an introduction welcoming us to this challenge. The person who was talking was an engineer named Calvin. He told us what it was like to engineer and design. We so far built a crane and are currently filming us testing a vehicle. I was (not am) the director. My Class and I are going to design a Caveman Car next week.