Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Day 1 bonus activity SLJ

Bonus Activity: In Flanders Fields

As the new century dawned, New Zealanders settled into a period of relative calm. The calm lasted for about 15 years but came to a sudden end in 1914 when World War I erupted in Europe. The war lasted for almost five years and claimed the lives of 18,000 New Zealanders.

It also claimed the lives of thousands of men and women from countries around the world. Every year, we remember these brave men and women on ANZAC Day (25 April). Many people go to a special Anzac Day ceremony where they read a special poem that was written for the fallen soldiers. The poem is called ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.

Read the poem. On your blog, tell us what you think of the poem. Do you like it? How does it make you feel?

It makes me feel very lucky to live in a beautiful, safe country like New Zealand. It also makes me feel sad for those who died in the war and for their families. I think that we are very lucky that they went to war and fought for our freedom. What do you think?

I think that the poem was good and meaningful it makes me feel very lucky that we have people brave enough to risk their lives for us. but also it makes me feel sad because of all the people risking their lives for us and I think their family's would have been sad that their loved one has pasted but have pasted for a good reason.
Task description: This is my bonus task and it is about anzac and about this poem. The poem is about the people who risked their lives for us and I have all the information in the paragraph that I just wrote.

day 1 activity2 WK 2 SLJ

Activity 2: The Right to Vote
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At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893, only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give all women the right to vote. There were still countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?
I think that women should have the same rights as men. I think that it is really unfair to women if they couldn't vote because their rights matter as well as men. I think that saudi arabia should have let women vote ever since because everybody has an opinion and everyones opinions matter.
task description: this task is about women not being allowed to vote and I have a whole paragraph showing why they should and how I am disagreeing with women not being allowed to be voting until 2015.

Day 1 SLJ WK 2

Day 1: The Early Years (Late 1800s – 1919)

Activity 1: St Joseph’s Cathedral
At the turn of the century, there was a great deal of construction happening in New Zealand. Many of the new British settlers wanted to build homes and community meeting places, such as churches. One of the largest buildings to be constructed during this period was St Joseph’s Cathedral in Dunedin.

St Joseph’s Cathedral is just one of hundreds of beautiful cathedrals around the world.

Use your search engine to find a picture of another famous cathedral. Post a picture of the cathedral on your blog. Underneath the picture tell us: the name of the cathedral, where the cathedral is located, when it was built, and how long it took to build:
this is the notre Dame cathedral and was built in 1163 I don't know when it was done but it was open in 1345. it is 69 metres (226 ft) tall It is in paris, france. It is frances most famous landmarks and many people visit it each year.
Task description: This task is all about cathedrals and I picked Notre dame de paris. just above you can see all the information I put on their about the cathedral. I said how tall it is when people started building it and when those people finished and opened the cathedral. 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

SLJ WK 1 activity's 1,2 and bonus

Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870)
Cool Kiwi Fact #1: Did you know that the Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa? Loosely translated this means ‘land of the long white cloud.’
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?

3 facts about maui: 1 Maui is a culture hero, Not just from new zealand and the maori culture but a lot like hawaii and more. 2 I think he was originally from New Zealand and then the myth spread. 3maui always believed in his own chocies and never gave up that is why he is a hero and made New Zealand( aotearoa) with his fish.
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…
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 want to be in waka ama because I want to know how it feels when the settlers came to New Zealand. I also want to do waka ama because I want to see how far we could make it and fast fast we are. I was actually invited to do waka ama but my other sports were clashing.
Task description: This task is for the summer learning journey and I just finished week one so I can just enjoy the rest of my week. the 1st activity is about the first settlers that came to New Zealand and I had to give 3 facts about Maui. the 2nd activity is about writing a letter to a friend and I wrote it to my whole family I had to write about how I would feel if I was on a voyage to New Zealand or going to a new country. the 3rd activity is about waka ama and I had to write a short paragraph of if i wanted to be in waka ama or not and I said yes.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Final post for 2017 ( from school)

Today is the last we get to have our chrome-books at school for 2017. I have enjoyed my experience through out year 6  I really enjoyed Mr Goodwin as my literacy and maths teacher for 2 years. My favorite part of this year is probably year 6 camp (Kawau island). I also enjoyed the cricket experience because it was really funny and I used all of my descriptive words into my writing. Next year it is going to be exciting and scary because we are meeting a new teacher and we learn more and more hard work.  Here is a picture of year 6:

Task description: This task is all about this year and what I enjoyed and what I am looking forward to. This picture is of us at camp ( year 6 camp).

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hour of code

Today we got to hangout with OMG tech they talked to us about coding and how we do it. they also said that in the future there is going to be a lot more technology in the future because we know how to code and we might make some new tech. I just finished playing Minecraft Hour of code. if you want to play it here is the link: click me. special thanks to Zoey and the OMG tech crew.  as you can see here I have a photo of my certificate and if you finish this task you get a certificate.