Monday, January 22, 2018

Activity 1, Activity 2, Bonus activity

Activity one: Meat and three veg
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It was common for women in the 1950s to stay home with their children and raise their family. They were called ‘housewives.’ Many housewives followed a simple rule when they prepared the evening meal: the ‘meat and three veg’ rule. This meant that they prepared dinners that included three different vegetables and a type of meat (eg. beef, lamb, or chicken).

On your blog tell us if you think that the ‘meat and three veg’ rule is a good one. Do you like the rule? Would you enjoy eating a typical 1950s dinner? Why or why not?

I do like the Idea of it, but I’m quiet used to eating rice to be honest, it is like the rule in Japan we're you have to have a main plate the onsides (on another plate) and rice with milk. I would enjoy the meal but I think that having to be able to pick how much you want of each food is nice. I normally have a plate and pick what I want from the other plates with different food on them for Dinner.

Activity 2 : What’s in the name

During the 1950s the population of New Zealand grew by 400,000 people. That is huge! In fact, so many people were having babies that many people refer to this period in our history as the ‘baby boom.’ Popular baby names in 1950s New Zealand were:

Christine John
Susan David
Margaret    Peter
Judith Michael
Jennifer Robert

Read through the lists. Are these popular names in your school? On your blog, tell us which names are currently popular in your school. Please provide, at least, three girls’ names and three boys’ names that are popular.

I think that these names are popular at my school.

Girls Boys
Lucy              Jacob
Chloe Toby
Bella Isaac

Bonus activity: Snail Mail

For this activity, imagine that you are living in New Zealand in the 1950s. Use Google Draw* to design the front of a postcard that you could send to a friend. Try to include elements of Kiwiana in your design (e.g. Pohutukawa trees, Hokey Pokey ice cream, etc). Post a copy of your postcard picture to your blog. Be sure to describe what you have drawn on your blog beneath the picture.

This is  my postcard that I made.

I have tried to put kiwiana by adding, pohutukawa (left) Kiwi, (bottom right) fantail (in the pohutukawa tree) and ferns. I have also put Kia ora from new Zealand because it’s welcoming.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bonus activity: sweet tooth

Bonus Activity: Sweet tooth

My Favorite treat is cinnamon oysters, I like this treat because I absolutely love cream! So when I have it I put lots of cream inside!

Recipe: By Edmonds cookery book (old version)

2 Eggs 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
75 g sugar ½ a teaspoon of ground ginger
1 Dessert spoon
(10 ml) of Golden syrup ½ a teaspoon of Bicarb soda
50g of Flour

Beat eggs and sugar until thick. Add golden syrup, and beat again, then fold in the sifted dry ingredients. Put in small spoonfuls in greased spong oyster, or sponge finger tins. Bake for 12 minutes at 200 degrees. When cold split and fill with whipped cream, you may put icing sugar on top.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Activity 1 : St Joseph’s Cathedral

Activity 1 St Joseph’s Cathedral

Use your search engine to find a picture of another famous cathedral. Post a picture of the cathedral on your blog. Underneath the picture tell us: the name of the cathedral, where the cathedral is located, when it was built, and how long it took to build.

Name: Siena Cathedral
Place: Italy, Siena
Building process: 1215 - 1263
How long did it take?: 48 years

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Summer learning journey

Activity one :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?  


I found out that Maui’s canoe became the south Island and the North island is the big fish he caught when he snuck into the boat. When he did he catch the most biggest fish. When they got back Maui’s brothers cut off mountains of fish and that’s what became the mountains of the North island.

Maui, realized that there was no more fire in the world. So he went to the goddess of fire Mahuika, but tricks her wanting to know we're she gets it from. She was furious when she found out. Maui only barely made it out. When Maui had found out the secret of fire he soon after went fishing with Maui’s sister Hina her husband Irawaru. They refuse and go back to shore when their lines get tangled up. Maui, turns Irawaru into a dog and Hina throws herself into the sea but doesn’t die.

Maui went seeking for immortality for human beings and goes out with his friends following him from behind. Once he gets there he goes into the woman's body telling his friends to not laugh. But once Maui is inside the body, one of his friends, the Fantail, couldn’t hold it in and bursts out laughing. The woman claps her legs and cuts Maui in half.

Activity two :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…

Dear Mika,

We have been going fine sailing in our waka, although we had some obstacles that came in our way we stood tall. I feel very scared at this point, writing a letter to you. We have been sailing for over two weeks now but I see no island. Don’t worry we have enough food and water, but I really hope that we get there soon knowing that anything could happen to us. The splashing waves aside our boat makes me nervous. Everyone helps to push the boat to the right direction which is really tiring but making sure we're all going in the same direction. I feel scared and excited. I will send you a letter again once we have got onto land.

From Mia

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama

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?

I would like to but no, because I do like team sports but imagined you fell into the water, because I’m not that great at swimming I would be scared because they go quiet fast.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Aboriginal Art : The turtle and the spears

The Turtle and the Spears

The turtle swan in the deep blue sea,
Peacefully happily counting one, two, three,
Making a track of bubbles and that,
That’s when the spears attacked.
They makes a thump as it hits the floor.
The turtle swam to the head of the sun,
And met a bunch of whirlpools,
The whirlpools gulped the spears around,
Making sure the spears were never found.
That’s when the turtle thought that the
Whirlpools are the best hideouts of all.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Magic box

We had to make a poem that had a simile, metaphor, personification, Alliteration. The poem had to be about what you would put in your magic box.

The Magic box

I will put in the box,

A dancing fire from the sun,
A bottle from the witches cavern,
A glowing dark powder from the underworld.

I will put into the box,

A bottle containing the earth's established energy in the core,
A feather from the ancient moa,
The ancient greeks healing water.

I will put into the box,

A flashing light like a lightning bolt,
A piece of brass from the futures best trumpet player,
A feather from the pegasus.

I will put in the box,

The venom of the a snake bite,
An atom cut in half,
A horn from a unicorn.

My box is made from glass and shining brass,
The lid is embroidered with jewels and glitter, with feathers in the corners,
And  hinges made from gold.

My box is a time machine, traveling through time and space

I will travel to the future and meet greatest things, and I shall end up in the jungle full of mysteries and caves.

Monday, November 27, 2017

A&P show activity

On Thursday we went to the A&P show. After we did we had to do some activities based on the A&P  show. I only got to finish four out of eight but this is my work. You will probably need to go into present mode/ make it bigger, when reading the information. I would like some feedback on what I could change.