On Friday 19th June Rooms 2 and 2a went to the Technology Room to make some kites. Flying kites was a very popular activity in pre-European times for the Maori people. Mrs O’Grady taught us a very simple way to make a kite.
First we shared ideas about what kites looked like and how they could be enjoyed. Then we talked about how we would like our own kites to look. Most of us chose a buddy to work with. We were very cooperative as we took turns to cut and sellotape parts of our kite.
The next step was to make a start with the paper, scissors and sellotape. We joined the two pieces of paper together, then we folded it on an angle. Next we sellotaped along the fold. If we wanted to we cut along the outside of the paper to form a symmetrical shape. Some people chose hearts, squares, triangles or diamonds.
After that we sellotaped two or more skewers onto the back of the kite to give it strength. We didn’t want to make the kite too heavy so these skinny pieces of wood were just right, strong but light!
Then we wrote our names on our kites and tidied them away until the next week!