Friday, 16 February 2018

Kiwi kids news

16.02.2018 - Wednesday
The article that i’m reading about Tonga getting hit by the worst storm in 60-years.
My thoughts on the article is sad because people who have lots there house has no
where to stay no food to cook and no water to keep them going.
 It is also sad because some people have got hurt and families that have lost people.
he islands of Tonga have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Gita with winds of
230 km/h.  

Ash Wednesday

Learn : Create an info-graphic using words and images to tell someone about Ash Wednesday 
This info-graphic show's what I understand about Ash Wednesday 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Welcome Post

Hello My name is Claudia. I am a year 8 at Saint Pius x Catholic School. I belong to Room 7 (SPX Nu’u) . My Favourite Hobby  is singing, singing as always been my Hobby. My favourite subject Writing, P.E and Math. My teacher for this year is Mrs Tui ( Ana Tui) My favourite Sport is Tennis. Please also leave a lovey comment on one of my post Thank you.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Week 1 (Day 4)

Day 4: Hitting a High Note…

Activity 1: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart
In the past, Māori would often use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions.
 A waiata is the name given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite waiata is
Kia Paimarie. What about you?

Use Google to research traditional Māori Waiata. Listen to a number of Waiata and read the lyrics.
On your blog tell us which one of the waiata you found you like the most. Why do you like it?

Out of the waiata songs I found, the one I liked the most was the He Honore
song, when I was reading the lyrics it just sounded beautiful, it has that calming,slowly
sound to it, It's just so lovely hearing. I love it.

Activity 2: Playing Games R20A-2.jpg
Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, including Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi,
Koruru Taonga and Poi Toa.
Read about each of these four games on the Rangatahi tu Rangatira website.
Have you played any of them before? Isn’t it cool how the games have been passed down
for generations?

Choose one game, and on your blog, tell us the (i) name of the game,
(ii) the goal or purpose of the game, and (iii) two rules.

Game|| Poi Toa.
The Goal Of The Game:
The goal of the game is to To pass, throw or kick the Poi.
Two Rules:
There are two rules in the game of Poi Toa and one of them is
1) No throwing the spinning Poi to hit your opponent above the waist.
2)It must stay in motion when throwing it to another person.

Bonus Activity: Musical Festivals – Matatini

In New Zealand, a huge festival is held every two years, called Te Matatini.
This performing arts festival celebrates the tikanga
(culture or customs) of Māori. Kapa Haka groups from around New Zealand are invited to attend the
festival and each group gives a 25-minute performance.
The performances are judged and the best teams win prizes.

The gold medal winning team from this year (2017) was Te Kapa Haka o Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti.

Watch these three clips from previous Te Matatini festivals.

Te Iti Kahurangi

Te Puku o Te Ika

On your blog, rank the performances from your favourite (#1) to least favourite
(#3) and tell us why you gave them the ranking that you did.

#1 Te Puku o Te Ika || What I really liked and loved about this group's performances
Was that it was really calming it was beautiful and it sounded emotional and deep. The song that they
Sang must been dedicated to the elderly that was on the picture.

#2 Tamatea Arikinui || What I like about this group was there moves with the poi’s it looked so beautiful
How they were doing it all together, there was no mistake when they were doing it.
I also love there singing

#3 Te iti Kahurangi ||  I did like there performances and everything,
but they were doing as if they were is a rush but aside from that
It was really lovely

Friday, 22 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 2

Summer Learning Journey Day 2

Day 2: It’s All in a Day’s Work

Activity 1: 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?
Differences & Similarities | Wharepuni/Home

My home
My home have more than one room.
I can eat indoors.
You can’t eat indoors
They are made out of rushes, tree ferns and bark.

They both have bathrooms.
And we can sleep inside

Activity 2: 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 really didn’t have any paper on me to draw what i wanted to draw but here is
Something that I would love to become one day, and that is vlogging and filming
Filming will be traveling around the world and explore, and vlogging is something to you
Wanna go and then post it just like you do with blogging.  

Bonus Activity: Special Meals

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals, what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!

Image result for homemade pizzaOn your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to tell us what it is and why it is
your favourite. You could also include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!


My favourite meal is pizza, the type of pizza i like is beef & onion it has that type of goodness init, I am so sorry but I really don't have a recipe for all use who wanna try this

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 1

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?

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?


Waka Ama :

I would hardly not like to do this kinda sport because by the looks of it when I was watching the video it looked like you need so much energy & strength to push to help your teammates It also looks like I very challenging thing to do.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Reading - Character Study

From this morning's readying I learnt to connect with others by showing what I have done by using the 5 finger word.