Thursday, 28 December 2017

SLJ WK 1 Bonus Activity

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.
Here's what I think:
1. Te Puku o Te Ika
2. Te Iti Kahurangi
3. Tamatea Arikuni

First of all all items were beautiful. They sang, danced and told a story very well! Let's start with Tamatea Arikuni. Tamatea Arikuni was pretty good. Although I they they just needed more Kaha during there Item. It sound more like soft and got to be honest boring. 2nd Te Iti Kahurangi had alot more power then Tamatea Arikuni. They were very loud and outstanding! They sang very well and I enjoyed there performance. Finally Number 1! Te Puku o Te Ika stood out the most to me! They were louder and had lot's of Kaha! I loved how they dedicated the performance to a man as they held up a photo of him. It was a really heartwarming item to see. I thought they did AWESOME! Well that's what I think leave a comment down below on what you really think! Were they good or not really good?

Saturday, 23 December 2017

SLJ WK1 D4 Activity 1/2 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?

Actually I have 2 all time favourite waiata's! It is Tutira Mai Nga Iwi and Tiaho Mai Ra. I liked both songs because they have strong meanings. A student that attended Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Nga Mokopuna in Wellington. There she composed the song for her brother that she saw as a brother having trouble. The other Tutira Mai Nga Iwi is a very strong song it's all about standing together as one team and working hard. Both songs are very strong and has a good meaning to it. 
Activity 2: Playing Games
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?
The name of the game I chose it called Poi Rakau!
The aim of the is to try and get the other opponents stick before it falls on to the ground and you OUT!
The rules of the game are you will stand in a circle each holding a pole. When the caller yells left or right but in maori Maui or Ratau you will move to that direction and take the other opponents spot.
I've played Poi rakau before but this was back in 2016 when we had Maori! I would definitely like to play again!

Friday, 22 December 2017

SLJ WK 1 Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts

Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.

My Brother: Jumping on the trampoline and playing rugby outside.

My Sister: Like going to the pools in Pakuranga and sleeping.

My Mother: Reading Books and the Bible and doing Gardening outside. 

SLJ WK 1 D3 Activity 1/2 It's all in the family

Activity 1: The More, the Merrier?
In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children.  Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.
How I would feel being in a big family:
I got to be really honest I think that living in a big family would be awesome! Why I think that? Even though I have little family that I live with I still think that having a big family would be good, you can help each other very well and work together as a team to make things work. Sometimes being in a big family will have lot's of money and payment issues that's why you have other people like older siblings that can help make things right, like making a family Garage sale! That my onion. Comment down below what you think Yes or No?

Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa).

Image result for Tongan FlagKo Mounga Talau (Mt Talau) te maunga Ko Fetoa te awa         
Ko Taulanga puatalefusi te waka
Ko Ma'u tōku tīpuna
Ko Falefisi tōku iwi          
Ko Falepua tōku hapu
Ko Mapuatonga tōku marae
Ko Makave Vava'u, Tonga ahau
Ko Meliame rāua ko Samiuela ōku mātua
Ko Amelia tōku ingoa.

My Other Pepeha: Tena Koutou Katoa!
Ko Maungarei Te Maunga
Ko Tamaki Te Awa
Ko Waitemata Te Moana
Ko Ukutoia Te Papa Ko Tavake Toku Koroua
Ko Simaima Toku Nana
Ko Samiuela Toku Papa
Ko Meliame Toku Mama
Ko Amelia Ahau
No reira tena koutou, tena kotou, tena ra tatou katoa!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

SLJ WK 1 Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity: Special Meals!
Rachel's Favorite meal below
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!

For this activity we had to post a picture of a favourite meal and talk about it.

Shepard's Pie!
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!This is not my photo!
My favourite meal is Shepard's Pie! Shepard's Pie is a big pie that has layers of potatoes, vegetables, mince and of course CHEESE! It is my favourite meal because when I first tasted it when my cousin's made it was a YASS from me! So I decided to go for 3rd's! The layers inside was delicious but my favourite was the mince and potatoes! I think that this is an awesome meal because you can share it (only if you make a big batch) and enjoy the mouth-watering pie! When my mum and I make it we just eyeball the ingredients and it turns out amazing. But if you'd like to try it out here's the recipe on how the make Shepard's Pie the Professional way! Click this link.

SLJ WK1 D2 Activity 1/2 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.
For this activity we had to compare the wharepuni to our house. This is my compare and contrast below showing the differences and the similarities between my house and the wharepuni.

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. So for this activity we had to draw yourself doing our dream job. Here's mine!
When I grow up really want to become at teacher. People like my teacher and my mother inspire me to become one and I love working with other kids it makes me feel in a happy and safe environment!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

SLJ WK 1 Bonus Activity Waka Ama

For this Bonus Task I had to watch a Waka Ama race. After watching this video I have to write on my blog if I would like to participate in this sport or not. If would like to watch the video click this link.
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I would like to participate in Waka ama because I have never participated in sports including water (besides swimming) Looking at the video I felt like it took a lot of training and team work to complete the race. I also want to join Waka ama because I want to know how it felt when the settlers arrived in NZ. It was probably nerve wrecking. I would also like to participate in Waka ama because I have never done this sport before and I would like to see myself improve on how far I go and how fast I can paddle. Watching the video it looks quite challenging because we have to go in straight line! I think that would be challenging because I might go in circles. But yeah I would like to give Waka ama a try!

Monday, 18 December 2017

SLJ WK1 Activity 1/2 Arriving in Aotearoa (NZ)

Activity 1: The First Settlers - Welcome to my first Holiday Blog-Post! I am participating in SLJ
Image Attribution
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For this activity we had to create read a short story about one of the famous men in Maori mythology (Maui) Here is my three facts that I had learned from the story and Maui. If you'd like to read the story yourself click this link.

First Fact: Based on the story I read about Maui and the Giant Fish, Maui was a brave man he did not listen to the comments his brothers made and he kept on moving on.

Second Fact: It is said in Polynesian Mythology that Ancient Polynesians used the stars to find a way to there destination. According to myths I read the navigators followed the stars that formed the shape of Maui's hook. In other legends and myths about Maui he used his hook to stop the sun from going fast and how he pulled the giant fish.

Last Fact: The story I read about Maui and the giant fish (Te ika a Maui) Sorry If I spelt that wrong! The giant fish that he pulled from the sea became the north island of our beautiful land New Zealand. That was what the Maori mythology said and what most Maori's believe.

I have also read a story that is famous in Maori mythology with is Maui and the sun. 
Activity 2: Setting Sail
Image result for waka olden daysIt must've been very braves of those who travelled to Aotearoa. So for this activity we had to imagine that we were on board on one of those waka's, and we have to write a letter to a friend about our trip to NZ! Here is my letter.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Last Post For 2017 :(

Sadly today is the last post for 2017. I have had an awesome experience as a Year 6. It has been a great year filled with joy. We have had up's and down's but we still managed! I would to thank Mr Goodwin because he has been my teacher for 2 Years and I have learned tons of new things. My Highlights this was going to Kawau Island which was an amazing experience. We also had the Year 5 &6 camp, and lot's more which was so exciting. I am nervous but excited to become a Year 7 and to be part of the Year 7&8 block. Thank to all the people that visited my blog and                                                                                      gave me feedback! Thats a wrap for 2017 Guys!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hour of code Certificate!

Today we got to hang out with OMG Techs. We talked about Coding and how we can make our own  brand new technology in the future using coding.  We also got a chance to do the Hour Of Code Challenge! I decided to do the Minecraft Coding. I have just completed the task. Here is my online certificate I have been given! If you would like to do the hour of code click this link! You will have lot's of learning how to code. Thanks Heaps our visitors who came along to have a talk about coding!!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Incy Wincy Spider

Amelia Incy Wincy Final from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
Task Description: Our theme for the term is musical madness. So for our animation we had to create a animation on a nursery rhyme. We had three options to choose from and after we've chosen our nursery rhyme we had to animate it. The three options were Incy Wincy spider, Tirama Tirama and O le pepe. I chose Incyy Wincy Spider and here is my finished project. Hope You Enjoy!