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Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?

To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you about your great kiwi road trip.
During this week of doing the Winter Learning Journey I have learnt a lot about New Zealand then before. I have enjoyed researching about famous people and researching about the native animals in New Zealand. My favourite activity was doing something relaxing which my one was reading. I have learnt that the New Zealand flag was first built in 1902 which means is is 155 years old. I have also learnt that More pork's (The animal I adopted) females weigh more than male More pork's. Female More pork's weighs 175g. I have learnt a lot of new facts. Did you know that Hectors Dolphin is a native animal in New Zealand. Are you aware that Howard Hughes (The person I choose to do for the famous person activity) was born in Houston, Texas in December 24, 1905 and died on April 5, 1976. I really enjoy participating in the Winter Learning Journey blogging programs.





Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Otago Central Rail Trail

You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!

On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?
Yes I would like to cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail and ride 150 km one day because it sound fun and I like riding bikes. I would like to do this amazing event to loose some weight and to also be fit for my rugby training sessions. If I went cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail I will take a couple of friends so it can be a lot of enjoyment.

Winter Learning Journey - Poem


Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
Feeling afraid and scared
All the mens surrounding me had a beard
I didn't know what to do but walk
I could hear whispering and talk
I walked step by step slowly
I had no friends I was lonely
All I said to the people was Hi
And then when we had to go I said Bye


Winter Learning Journey - Matariki Festival

After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.

The places I would go to is the Matariki festival which is on July 8. The amazing thing is you could watch the fireworks shows. I would also go to the Matariki light trail behind Te Oro and the diffrent dances that happens.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Beached Whales

For this activity I had to read a article about a place called Farewell Spit. Recently a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. Sadly the whales were unable to swim back to ocean because the water was too shallow. The local people around there tried to save the 'beached' whales, but sadly a lot of them died. I had to tell what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.

1. Put wet towels/clothes on them

2. Pour buckets of water on them

3. They grab their chilly bins, water bottles, cooking pots and mixing bowls to fill with water to keep the whales wet.

4. Campers offer their towels , t shirts, and sarongs to drape over the whales.

5. Good News - All of the volunteers that helped worked until nightfall.


Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity - Hector's Dolphin

Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets by fishermen. I think killing Hector's Dolphins should be banned in Farewell Spit because they are at risk of becoming extinct. I think killing the fishermen who fish Hector's Dolphins should be banned because there a lot of diffrent places to get fish.



Winter Learning Journey - Whale Rider Trailer

For this activity I had to watch two trailers of a movie called Whale Rider and then I had to write a summary of the movie on what is it about. I also had to rate it out of 5 based on the trailer.  [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].


The movie is about a girl's twin brother who was supposed to be the next chief in their tribe because only mens were allowed to become chiefs of the tribes. Sadly, the twin the brother dies when he was is born, but that custom was changed after the twin brother dies and the sister survives. I would rate this movie 5 out of 5 because this is a movie I would like to watch.


Winter Learning Journey - Short Story


For this activity in the winter learning journey, I have to pretend that I got lost in a forest all by myself. I have to write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. I had to make sure I had to include about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest.

It was sunny day with a beautiful sun and beautiful clouds. As my friends and walked through the forest I dawdled slowly to check out this amazing native tree. It looked very attractive. Suddenly, I couldn't hear laughter and noises as I always hear from my friends. I looked back and non of my friends were there. I was alone! I was very frightened and nervous. I shouted and shouted but had no signal of my friends. I was very exhausted from this long day so I sat down at went to sleep. I said to myself that they will come back. As I woke up the other day I heard noise. I thought it was my friends. I jumped up with excitement, but it was not my friends. It was a helicopter. I was thrilling. I waved my flag and shouted help. Lucky the man in helicopter heard me. The man let down a rope ladder and I grabbed it and went into the helicopter.





Winter Learning Journey - Something Relaxing

For this activity I had to read to take a picture of me doing something relaxing like have a cup of tea or reading a book. I found reading really relaxing. I found out that Rachel (Winter Learning Journey Manager) like reading for her relaxing time. The picture below shows you me reading the Dan Carter book. I think reading a book is relaxing. It also shows Rachel reading her book.
Rachel
Me







Winter Learning Journey - Keeping New Zealand Beatiful

For this Winter Learning Activity I had to use my imagination of three ways I could keep my neighbourhood clean.

1. Pick up the rubbish up even do it's no mine

2. Have more than one bin

3. Have posters saying put your rubbish in the bin.


Winter Learning Journey - Rating Haka


As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺

World Cup 2015 - All Blacks vs Argentina - Rate - (#1) because they look very tough, strong and serious.

All Blacks vs South Africa 2016 - Rate - (#1) because they are focused and doing it at the same time.

Rugby World Cup 2011 - All Blacks vs France - Rate - (#1) Same reasons as one and two. 


Winter Learning Journey - Predator Free

For this Winter Learning Journey task I had to go on the Predator Free 2050 website and read about how New Zealand people are going to kill pets like possums. I had to give three reasons why I think we should kill pets (e.g possums) or not kill pets. My opinion is I think all pets should be killed.

1. The pests (e.g possums) destroy the native trees.

2. The pests could be killing New Zealand native animals like the kokako

3. The pets eat the nectar and berries that native birds like to eat so that means there is left food for the birds.


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Winter Learning Journey - Famous people - Howard Hughes

For this Winter Learning Journey activity I had to Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. I had to be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them. Below is my DLO about Howard Hughes.



Winter Learning Journey - Wild Eyes - More pork


Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.
The animal I have choose to adopt is the More pork. More pork which is also called Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl discovered throughout in New Zealand and Tasmanian. Did you know that female More pork's are bigger than the males. Female More pork weights about 175 g. Not many people know that More pork's Maori name is called ruru. Are you aware that More pork's mostly eat a variety of food but are mainly eating large insects like weta, huhu beetles, moths and cicadas.

Winter Learning Journey -Bonus Activity


When you finish your interview with Laura, you decide to keep on interviewing people. For this activity, your task is to conduct a real interview with an actual member of your family. Please ask them to think about their five (5) favourite things to do in the out-of-doors. They can be things that they enjoy doing on land or in the water. Post the list of outdoor activities on your blog.

I asked my brother what is his favourite outdoor activities and he said......
1. Exercising - Run at the Basin
2.  Playing Rugby
3. Clean the backyard
4. Mow the lawn
5. Volleyball at the beach

Winter Learning Journey - Exploring Places

After a very busy day of sightseeing you and your group drive from Tane Mahuta to your hotel in Dargaville. When you arrive you decide to sit down and record your thoughts in your travel diary.

Before you start writing, take a minute to read more about Rangitoto island, Karekare beach and Tane Mahuta.  On your blog, tell us which of the three places you most enjoyed visiting and why.


Out of the three place I would mostly go to Karekare Beach because it is Auckland's most spectacular beaches and wilderness areas. I would also go to Karekare beach because you can do a lot of things there like surf.


Winter Learning Journey - Laura Dekker Questions

For this task As an island nation, New Zealand is completely surrounded by water. It is the perfect place for people who like to swim or to sail! While in Dargaville, recovering from your busy day of sightseeing, you notice a number sailboats going by. One of the boats is manned by a young German girl named Laura Dekker. At the age of fourteen she sailed around the world the entire world by herself. You can watch a short video clip about her adventures here: Laura Dekker sailing trip.   

Let’s imagine that you had the chance to interview Laura while in Dargaville. On your blog post five questions that you would ask her.

1. What is your favourite outdoor activity
2. What is your favourite hobby
3. What is your favourite fruit
4. Do you like technology.
5. Who were you inspired by when you were young

Friday, 7 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Design Your Own Flag

For this winter learning journey activity we had to design our own flag. Rachel (Winter Learning Journey Manager) recommended us to use Flag Designer website. I using this website because it allows us to create our flag in three diffrent ways which is the Division, Overlay, and the Symbol. I have learnt that New Zealand's flag was created in 1902. The picture below shows my own created flag. The black and white symbolises the All Blacks and the green trees symbolises our environment.


Winter Learning Journey - Top 5 Activities To Do In Auckland

For this summer learning journey task I had to watch a the Tourist video for Auckland so we can learn about all the amazing places and stuff to do in the city. Once I have finished I had to name my top 5 places activities from the video that I would go to. I learnt that in Auckland there are 1.5 million peolple living there. I have also learnt that Auckland is New Zealands most populous city.

1. Rangitoto

2. The Modern Malls

3. The big urban parks

4. Beach - Mission Beach

5. The Main Public Park - Auckland Domain

Winter Learning Journey - 3 Facts About New Zealand People


This term for the Winter Learning Journey the theme is about New Zealand. Rachel said we were allowed to do the activities it in any order. I decided to do it in order. The first activity was to go on Tourism New Zealand Website and click on the Facts - New Zealand People. We had to read information about New Zealand and write down 3 facts about New Zealand People. As you can see I have included photos.

DigiTech : Problems, Solutions and Timeframes

Needs and Opportunities - Problems and Solutions (Brainstorm)

For our Needs and Opportunities task we had to talk about the healthy living in the Tamaki Community. We had to name some problems of healthy living in the Tamaki Community. One of my problems was rubbish. Rubbish is a problem because it pollutes our enviourment which is not good for the marine life. I have also inserted pictures to show you so the DLO looks amazing.




Key Stages and Timeframes (Plan of Action)

Key Stages and Time Frames Spread Sheets

Our Key stages and Time stages task shows you the activity we are going to do and finish and how long it takes to do it. Some activities task 1 lesson and some take 2 lessons.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

How to deal with Haters and Trolls


Today for Cyber smart we were learning about Haters and Trolls and what they do. First we watched a video on tips on how to deal with Hater and Trolls. We learnt that never respond back because things might get worse. After watching the video we had to make a DLO on the 5 tips on how to deal with Hater and Trolls. As you can see I have added photos and also attributed them so I can have permission to use the photo.

Dance Evaluation


For dance we had to make a DLO with our dance that was recorded with the video we were inspired by. We had to write down what we learnt from the dance this term and what was challenging for us with our dance. The thing we were struggling on was our timing. We decided to change our music which made our timing a bit better than before. We also added some more moves to make our dance longer. Mataio, Fraidon, Josh S, and I had a fun time this term with dance.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

People Power


Today for maths we had solve out a maths problem that had percentages in it. Mataio and I were struggling at first but when Mrs Kirkpatrick showed us how to use a very amazing strategie that our group all used. This strategie included multiplication and division skills. I learnt that in Asia there a 3,672 people living there. This country has the most population out of all the countries I have been doing percentages about.

Tamaki Wrap Visit


Yesterday we had a visit from the Tamaki Wrap group. They came to tell us about our rubbish and Plastic Free July. Before going to the hall for our lesson we watched a video that told us information about rubbish and the environment. We learnt a lot from the video and told the Tamaki Wrap group about it. I have also included photos of what we did. I have learnt where the rubbish goes and what problem it does to the marine life. The DLO above tells you what we did with the Tamaki Wrap people. 

Orienteering Interschools



Today we had our Orienteering Inter schools for the year 5,6,7,8. This event was held at Pt England school. Panmure Bridge School did a very good job with following the map correctly. We had all shown our hard work we do at orienteering practice at school. Before the event we learnt how to face the map. This really helped us because it was easy to know where we were going. The challenging thing for all of us was the mud and puddles. Thank you to Mrs Kirkpatrick, Mrs Latoia, Mrs Spooner, for transport and to Mrs Kirkpatrick for looking after us.