Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer learning journey day 1 (Arriving in New Zealand)

Week 1 in the beginning
(1800 - 1870)

Activity 1: The First Settlers

It is truly believed that the first people to arrive in Aotearoa ( New Zealand ) came all the way from polynesia. Most historians believed that the polynesians arrived 700 years ago. Even though they were from different countries, these people learnt to live together and formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’ Maori have their own traditions, language and culture.

This is what we have to do:
Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?

These are the stories I have read about Maui.

  1. Maui and the giant fish
  2. Maui and the sun

Here are three interesting facts about Maui:
  1. Maui would not give up no matter what.
  2. Maui is a strong maori warrior who protects his people.
  3. Maui is a great role model and showed that by feeding his family and making them proud.

Activity 2: The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been really brave! They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the ocean on a special boat called a ‘waka’ to reach New Zealand.

This is what we have to do.
Imagine that you were on board one of the wakas. On your blog, write a short letter to a friend telling them about your voyage to New Zealand. In the letter be sure to tell them how you feel about moving to a new country.
Here is my letter.

Bonus Activity:

This is what we had to do.
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day.
On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?

I would want to be in a Waka Ama race one day because it would keep me fit. It would also help me get stronger and stronger. It would take a lot of time, effort and practice to be in a Waka Ama team.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Holiday Time!!!

School is now finished and it's the holidays. I hope you enjoy my presentation.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey {Example}

In this activity I have chosen Australia. Here are some things about it. 
  Australia is an island country and is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific ocean. Australians are really good at playing sports like Rugby union, Rugby league and Netball. Australia won the 2013 and the 2017 Rugby league world cup for the Men and Women.

In Rugby Union it's always the Wallabies playing the All blacks. Some times the Wallabies win and some times the All blacks win. My uncle plays for the Wallabies. His name is Sekope Kepu. 

There is no official languages for Australians just English. When people come to visit Australia they would mostly go to Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

An example of learn, create, share{Ambassador Application}


In this task we had to read three different texts (see the task here). I picked Who froze Farrell Flint. I learnt to have a deeper understanding of the texts and readings by putting myself in the characters shoes. 


I created this video and pretended that I was one of the characters. The character I chose was Minnie Sharp the detective. The reason why I wanted to be Minnie Sharp was because she is not afraid of anything she is also very confident.


I posted this video in August and shared it with the whole world. I am very proud of all my work. This is an example of some of the work that I'm proud of from this year.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Ambassador Application

Bula Vinaka, Malo ele lei and welcome to my ambassador application. I am applying to be an ambassador because I want to be a role model for others and show them that I am good at leading well. Becoming an ambassador will be a big opportunity for me and my family. I can represent our school very well and make my family proud. Tena kouto Tena Kouto tena ra tatou katoa.

Omg Tech

This morning we had two special people who came to teach us about hour of code. Hour of code is when you code for one hour or you could just code anytime. This picture shows my coding on dream sequence. We had to build our own dream house by typing words and letters. I had so much fun this morning doing hour of code. Here is the link to hour of code.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Term 4 O Le Pepe Animation

This was my class animation for this term. I hope you enjoy it. It was called O le pepe.

Music: O le pepe by Ester Temukisa Laban-Alama