Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week One Day Two Activity Two: The Rules of Engagement!

Activity Two: The Rules of Engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women would often marry at a young age. Women were expected to have babies and remain in the home caring for their children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men, on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to follow my dream of becoming a teacher!

What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day.

I would love to be an author because I would love to teach kids about the world.
Sorry if I don't have much detail in my picture.

Summer Learning Journey: Week One Day Two Activity One: A House or a Home!

Day Two: It’s all in a Day’s work
Activity One: A House or a Home!

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?

On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home. What are two similarities and two differences between a Wharepuni and your house?

Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1 Day 1 Bonus Activity: Waka Ama

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
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. Why or why not?

I would like to participate in the Waka Ama race one day because I love races and I
am really competitive in any kind of competition.
Image result for waka ama

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1 Day 1 Activity Two: Setting Sail

Activity 2: Setting sail
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.

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. If it was me, I would have felt really nervous…

Dear Aaliyah,
I am presently in a Waka and on my way to New Zealand. 
I am very nervous but thrilled at the same time.
I do wish you could be here with me.

Safe regards
Maris Stella

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1 Day 1 & Activity 1: The first Settlers

Day 1: Arriving in New Zealand…

Day one: Arriving in Nz
Activity 1: The First Settlers

It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’  Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

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?

Fact 1 - He never gives up
Fact 2 - He is the youngest out of the 5
Fact 3 - He won't listen to any negativity

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Compare and Contrast Characters

We are learning to Compare and contrast characters from within the text.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Studying Characters

We are learning about the characters in the story. Who are they?, What They Say?, What they do?, & What does it tell us about them?.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Learning to Summarise a Text

We learned to summarize a text and to summarize you need to analyze using these 5 finger questions.



Friday, 1 September 2017

Compare and Contrast (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas)

I learnt how to compare and contrast. I compared myself to Bruno from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I am learning how to compare and contrast.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Compare and Contrast Diagram

Today I had made a diagram about comparing and contrasting the Early Church and the Church now.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Successful Journal

This is my D.L.O on how I have been successful this week and I have shown it on a Google Drawing.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey

Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.  

Favourite activities:
1. Aucklands biggest landmark is Rangitoto Island which can be seen all over the city
2. Going to the shops in Ponsonby
3. Go and have a fun time at the Auckland zoo
4. Go for walks near mission bay beach
5. Go and take a look at the modern malls

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The Holy Spirit

Learning Intentions
- To Understand and know the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

What I learnt:
In Religious Education I learnt about the Gifts and Fruits of The Holy Spirit.

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Easter Story

LEARN: To retell the story of Easter using pictures and captions.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Nature Walk

I see God through trees because the trees are healthy and beautiful when you look at it.

Learn: My learn is to recognise that creation shows God's glory and goodness to the world.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Why Polyfest is A good thing

Why Polyfest is a good thing
Polyfest is a good thing because it is a time when you can spend time with your family. It is also a good thing because you can go and support the school that are performing for your culture. I think polyfest is a good thing because when you go to polyfest there is a lot to see and to do there.

Friday, 17 March 2017


In my SPX Nu'u class we having been learning about finding information about our environment.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Summer Blogging

Activity 1
Imagine that you have just entered the zoo. On your blog, tell us what you think you might see on your visit. You can start with this sentence:
I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw a big grey elephant trunk appear in front of my eyes. I see tall brown spotted necks of tall giraffes.

Summer Blogging

Activity 2
Let’s imagine that you have been asked to host a visitor from another country. They are going to come and stay with you for three days. During that time, you are expected to take them on a tour of New Zealand and show them some our most famous icons. Where would you take them? If it was me, I might take them to Mt Cook in the south island, to the Sky Tower in Auckland and to Chums Beach in the Coromandel. What about you? On your blog, tell us which three famous places in New Zealand you would go with your visitor.

If I had a host visitor and I had to take them to three famous places I would take them to the Waikato River, The Sky Tower in Auckland, and Napier Art Deco in the North Island.

Summer Blogging

Activity 1
On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
I would like to visit the Big Ben in England. I chose to visit the Big Ben because I wanted to do some research about it and learn about why it is so special to people.

Summer Blogging

Activity 2
Create a brand new public holiday for the country.  Use your creativity to come up with a name for the holiday and a short description of how people in the country celebrate the holiday. Do they all get the day off? Do they eat special foods or go to special events to mark the day?
I would create a new holiday and call it Pacific Islander Day.  People in New Zealand will get to have their day off and there will be no school. They can do anything they want and they can celebrate in anyway they want. They will try all sorts of of new island food from different islands and best of all they will spend time together doing fun things.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Summer Blogging

Activity 1
Imagine that you are visiting on the national holiday of your chosen country. On your blog tell us what you would eat, see and do on that day.
I have chosen Australia as my chosen country. I would eat some steak and eat some chips. On The National Day of Australia some people attend to local community festivals, concerts or parties. Everyone take the day off work and people get together for a barbecue.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Summer Blogging

Activity 2
After exploring the gallery you decide to walk across the street to the national museum. It is an amazing place! There is so much information about the history of the country in this museum. It’s hard to know where to start!
After walking for a little while you come across a display with pictures of children that were taken in 1901 (over 100 years ago)! In this picture, the children are working on a local farm, milking cows. They are not going to school. Back in those days, children usually went to school until they reached the age of 12 or 13. They then left school and went to work. Imagine that you were alive 100 years ago. How would you feel if you had to leave school at the age of 12? Would you be happy or sad? On your blog, tell us how you would feel.
I would feel sad because I would want to leave school at the age of 14. The only reason why I would want to leave school at the age of 14 is because I would like to be more educated and to be a good smart thinking person who would always happy and brainy.