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Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey 2017 | Day 1

In the Beginning (1800 - 1870)
Day 1 - Arriving in New Zealand

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?

Maui | Three interesting facts

- Maui owns a fishhook that is made out of a jawbone his ancestor, Murirangawhenua gave him which he then tied to some flax.

- While Maui was fishing, the canoe he was in with his brothers is now known as the south Island of New Zealand, and the fish he caught with his hook is the north Island.

- Whenever Maui says his old karakia, it always helps him in difficult situations.

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…

My Letter to a Friend

Dear Mikaela,
I will be going to New Zealand, a new Continent we have just found! I was excited when they asked me to join them on their voyage, but whenever I think about it, I just feel so anxious. I mean, I don't know what to except! A lot of things has been going through my mind lately, I think getting a letter back from you will help me calm my nerves.
Well, wish me luck on my voyage!
From, Aaliyah

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?

Waka Ama | Will I join or not?

Well, to be honest I wouldn't want to be in a Waka Ama race because judging by the people in the wakas, it seems like you need a lot of muscle to get past that finish line. But other then that, I think it looks like a great sport to participate in, but just not the sport I would enjoy playing.





Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Silent Reading

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Silent Reading

Today, the book I have been reading is: Emil's Clever Pig by Astrid Lindgren
From what I have read, I have come to an understanding that Emil is famous in his little town, Lonneburga for being the most naughtiest boy. 
In this book, the author talks about all the mischief he gets in and some of the good deeds he has done.
Overall, I think this book is very interesting and hilarious to read. I recommend this book to anyone who can get their hands on it.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Compare & Contrast | Reading

Compare & Contrast
Granddaughter and Teacher

Today in my group, we had to compare the granddaughter's and teacher's similarities and differences. Surprisingly we  found out that both are not that different.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Character Study Diagram

Character Study
This morning, my group and I decided to study on the main character from "Butterflies", the granddaughter. We came up with an conclusion that she is a very well behaved child based on what she does and says in the text. 

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Monday, 13 November 2017

Analysing a Text

This Afternoon, I learnt to summarise a text using these the five finger questions:
We summaries a text called Butterflies by Patrica Grace.
Who is in the text?
What happened in the text?
When did it happen?
Where did it happen?
Why did it happen?
How did it happen? On the palm



Friday, 20 October 2017

Welcome to Term 4 | Religious Education

Welcome to Term 4
This term, my main focus has been Religious Education since I have worked the most on it.  I have been learning about Devotional and Traditional Prayer, both of which I have made a DLO.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Garden Project | Term 2017



Garden Project | Term 3 2017

This term, I have been focusing on a certain Project; The Garden Project. I have been given the task to describe my seed, a Sunflower and Lettuce seed.
After, I had to talk to my seed. Encouraging and telling it how I will help it grow.
I found this Project very exciting, it was fun to describe and talk to my seed as if I was talking to a real person.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sacrament Strand | Term 3 2017

Sacrament Strand

Today, Spx Nu'u has started Sacrament Strand. We are learning about each Sacrament.
I want to focus on Holy Orders because I want to learn more about Priesthood. It sounds very intriguing.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Compare and Contrast | Early Church vs Church Now

Compare and Contrast | Early Church vs Now

Learn: I have been learning to Compare and Contrast which means finding the similarities and differences. 

Now What? With this knowledge, I will now start comparing and contrasting to find out more about that peculiar topic. 


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Friday, 25 August 2017

Event Update: Feast of St Pius

Feast of St Pius

This week, my parish and school had a massive celebration, in favour of St Pius (our school saint). After our successful Mass hosted by our school, we went into the hall to have some cake. 

* Click Here to discover a Storyboard I made

Success!

My Successful throughout this week!

I felt the most successful in Film Making. Why? Because, I was able to work with my aiga. This usually doesn't happen but I was able to communicate and work with them. We were also able to make a list of mistakes early film makers make. This will help us avoid those mistakes and become better and more productive.
The Next Step:
Now, my aiga and I will make a list of the movies we want to make, and pick the best one. 

* Click Here to discover a Storyboard I have made of my Success.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Writing - Lights Out



Lights Out by Aaliyah

This is a Story about me. A girl who is left in the dark and conquers her fear.

Interested? 
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