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


  1. Hey there Claudia, thanks for sharing your favourite food!

    I really like beef and onion pizza too.
    What other ingredients would you like to put on it?

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Hi Claudia,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team! It's great to see that you've been working through these activities. Well done!

    It's great to see that you've worked on the activity about your favourite food. It would be great if you could complete the other two activities so that we can give you points for those!

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over the summer.

  3. Hi Claudia , I'm LJ from Tamaki Primary School . I see your on the roll with your learning journey . Good luck with it . I like your similarities between the modern day houses and the past houses . Everything has changed hasn't it ? Now you have to pay for things in the house . Like power . But in the past that never really mattered since there really kind of was no power . Also ,I too am a fan of pizza .I love the fact that you wanna become a filmer/vlogger . I hope you chase that dream and make it come true .

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  5. Hey there Claudia, thank you for comparing the traditional wharepuni with your own home. You've identified some distinct differences. It's great that you have acknowledged the difference in building materials and also the number of rooms on the inside. It's interesting to also think about how the traditional wharepuni was for more than just your immediate family. Do you think you could live in a wharepuni?

    And thank you for sharing your dream job with us. It's awesome to see that you've chosen a career which is becoming increasingly popular. So just to clarify 'vlogging' is video blogging? Is that right? Sounds great for your oral language and speaking skills.

    I hope it all works out for you. I'd love to see some of your vlogs on your blog sometime soon.

    Thanks, Billy

  6. Hey Claudia,
    I like Pizza too, My favourite flavor is cheese because it taste delicious.

    Great work