Saturday, June 2, 2018

Visiting Canterbury in England

Visiting canterbury in England  

On saturday we drove from Rochester to Canterbury. It took about forty minutes to get there. We went for a walk through the old town. It had some sharp corners and very narrow streets, with very old buildings. Some were from the 15oo’s.
Canterbury has a very old cathedral,it was huge and was made with lots of bricks made of limestone. The cathedral has scaffolding around it because they are fixing it. We had a picnic near a very old river.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Tuhuru marae

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Activity One:

What did you see? fake flowers on each table in the wharekai,people walking on the wet grass,carvings in whare ,table cloths on the tables in the wharekai where we ate,flax around the back with a permanent maker,grass in the ground,wharenui close to the wharenui,lights in the roof,pounamu outside and in the whare,frying pans where the person would cook all the food,trees around the marae.,people doing a speech,paint on the carvings,food in the wharekai,water in the wharekai ,chairs that we could sit in
What did you hear?people welcomeing us people .people doing a waiata_________________________________________________________
How did you feel? _the fresh air. happy when we entered the more.excited when we arrived._________________________________________
What did you expect? ______________to make some thing that the maori used to make.for the mare to  be red and ma_________________________________________
What surprised you? ____all of the carving had their own story.hoe much green ston they had_________________________________________________
What took you out of your comfort zone? __doing the hongi.all the maori talking._________________________________
What did you learn? that each caving had a story.all the storys about the green stoon._____________________________________________________
List the order of events as best as you can about the pōwhiri and what you saw people doing._wellcomeing us in to the marae we were told to walk slowly then we came to the porwhire and took off our shoes. then we walked into the powhire are we were told the peoples names then did the hongi sat down on the ground then went to the wharekai and had some food.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Activity Two:
Below are some photos of Tuhuru.  Listen to the tangata whenua talk about features that are significant to them.  Label the relevant pictures with information you have learnt.   

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the entrance into the mare with the god of peace on the left and the god of war is on the right

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the caving in the whare and i heard people calling out to others do a wellcome and a wiata

Every marae has protocols and rules that you must follow while you are there.  Listen to the tangata whenua and write down the rules that you are to follow while you are at Tuhuru.  Present it as a poster on this page:
(Me pēhea)
take of your shoes.
only look at the rocks.
show respect.
only talk when you are told that you can.
sit on the chair or the ground.
touch when you are told that you can.

call out when you want to.
walk in side with your shoes.
walk over people.
to go in to the wharenui by yourself.
elbows of the table.
do not sit on the couch.


Final Activity:

Write a reflection on your day spent at Tuhuru Marae.  What have you learnt? What did you enjoy the most? What was a challenge?  Do you feel that you know a little more about Te Ao Maori? What are you most proud of doing today?  Is there anything that you now want to learn more about?
When we to the marae i learnt that a long time ago people would bring a stone or a stick to the chief.  If the chief picked it up it would mean that he came in peace if he did not he would be forced to but if he left it on the ground he came for war.every carving had its very own story.What i enjoyed was eating all the oranges  when we got to eat.what was a challenge for me was doing the hongi that is when you press your nose on someone else.when we went to the marae that i learnt that a long time ago people used to use poes to strengthen their wrists to use a tiha.when we went to the marae i really liked hearing some stories about all the carings and feeling all the carvings.I want to learn more about all the carvings.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Night Zoo

Night Zoo
Once there was a boy and he was 12 his name was Tom. Tom worked in the night zoo where anything is possible.Tom was friendly to all animals.

Tom had floppy hair and he had a teleporting torch.Tom has a purple uniform and a hat with a picture of an golden elephant on.

Tom will act curious when something new happens and scared when spiders come.Tom will sometimes act brave when he is going to fight things.

Tom thinks that something bad might happen when something new comes.Tom acts scared when spiders come.He will feel brave when he will fight.Tom likes to fight and play with sam.

Toms last name was rivers and to tom the Zoo was very special.when tom was little his grandma told him about the Night Zoo.

Tom liked the night zoo and he liked all animals but he hated spiders,bullies and vegetable soup But he had a magical imagination.

When Tom was six he drew a picture of a spying giraffe called Sam.Tom decided that Sam loved vegetable soup and hated standing still.
Sam lived in the water fly woods and he liked to play hide and go seek.Sam was invisible but a fantastic spy.Sam loved Tom Sam would look after Tom and helped Tom when he was needed.

You can make your own imaginary world and make your own animals.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Magic show

Magic show

On the 13/9/17 Kokatahi had Vas Koloski a magician came to school he showed us lots of magic he had some animals and the bird looked like it was dyed pink and white.

The first trick that he did was he had some scarfs and then he put the scarf in his hand then made it disappear and he had really odd music on.

Next he had a box then put a knife in a hole that was in the box and he made a bird come in the box.

We were learning about healthy foods he said that if we ate too much unhealthy food we would end up with lots of fillings and rotten teeth.He told us what we should eat every day Grains,Dairy,Fruits,Vegetables and Proteins.
We learnt lots of things about healthy food and had lots of fun. We found out that you can do lots of tricks with water.   on the magic show we got some pictures of people on the stage the first one is of someone in my class and they got a heep of unhealthy food that was not real

This is of Alanna trying to do a magic trick
This is of Matthew wearing a suit  and got to have a sheld 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Duck Creek

Duck  Creek

On Thursday last week the Kea Class from Kokatahi School went to Duck Creek we had some people from DOC to help us to find out what Invertebrates we might find in the Creek.They showed us where the Creek came from.
We had to get into groups with one adult so we could be safe.We got some equipment to catch some Invertebrates in the creek we got to have some kick nets and a ice-cream container to put the Invertebrates in.

The Class went to the Creek and we went in the creek to get some Invertebrates. We find out what they were.

My group went to the middle of the Creek that was like a grass island and found heaps of Invertebrates. I thought that there must be some hiding in the grassy bits.

We found heaps of Invertebrates in the Creek so we went to see what Invertebrates other groups had caught we found out that there good Invertebrates.

At the end we went back in the class and talked about what we found and what weeds were bad for rivers.On Friday we are all going back to do a riparian assessment.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Riparian Planting

Riparian Planting    

Riparian planting is when you plant some trees and lot’s  of nice plants near a creek. The trees suck up all of the nutrient runoff  from cattle so it does not get into the creek

It is good to have some trees near the creek for the fish
stay nice and cool. It is good for the fish in shady water so they will not get hot.

The trees can stop erosion from happening. The roots keep the river bank from falling down in the creek. If the trees were not there the river bank would just fall into the creek and then the fish will not be able to find food.
If the nutrient runoff goes in a creek it will lead into a lake  or the sea People might swim in the lake or in the sea sometimes.

In summary this is good for the fish and for the environment if it does not happen there will be lots of muddy lakes and rivers and you would not want to swim in muddy lake and think about the animals they will not want to live there they might even die.