Welcome to Te Kauru's class blog.
We are a class of Year 5 & 6 students at Paparore School. Our school is next to the beautiful Lake Ngatu and a five minute drive to 90 Mile Beach in the winterless Far North.
We look forward to sharing our learning with you and making many new friends along the way. We would love to come visit your class blogs, just leave us a lovely comment and we will be sure to do the same.
Choose one or more of the following activities to complete and share on your blog.
1. Story Starter!
Have you ever wondered what causes the waves in the ocean?
Sometimes in life, things are not as they seem.
Footsteps could be heard in the distance. Not careful, quiet footsteps, like those someone like you might make as you move about your living room. No. These footsteps were different: they shook the very earth with every colossal stride. He was coming…
2. Sentence challenge!
Can you describe the sounds that the giant’s footsteps might cause?
Can you make a list of different sounds?
Can you start a sentence with one of those sounds?
E.g. Thud! Thud! Thud! The enormous feet waded easily through the ocean.
3. Question time!
What causes the waves in the ocean?
What causes the waves in the ocean according to this story?
Whose footsteps can be heard?
How do you know the footsteps are not those of a human?
What happens each time the giant foot hits the ground?
Has the giant been noticed by anyone?
How would the world be different if giants existed alongside us?
What else might the giant have left behind, apart from a cup of coffee?
4. Sick sentences!
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
Someone walked through the sea.
They were big, and had big footsteps.
They caused waves.
5. Perfect picture!
Can you draw a picture of the thing responsible for these enormous footsteps?
Remember to share your learning on your blog with the label 'holiday learning' and comment on this blog to let me know you have done it.
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?
Choose one game, and on your blog, tell me the...
name of the game,
the goal or purpose of the game, and
You could try playing some of the games with a friend. Remember to label your blog post 'holiday learning' and to comment on this post, sharing your reflection, so that I know you have done the activity.
Welcome to day 2 of the holiday learning activities.
The country of New Zealand is made up of two main islands – the North Island and South Island. Approximately 77% of the New Zealand population live in the North Island. Many of these people live in Auckland city. Auckland is a great place to live with lots of amazing parks, beautiful waterways and stunning scenery to enjoy. It is also a busy, vibrant city with many cafes, museums, galleries and theatres to visit.
Now it is time to think about your hometown. What is special about where you live? On your blog, describe your hometown. Be sure to include lots of describing words (adjectives) in your post.
Share your completed activity on your blog. Be sure to label it 'Holiday Learning'. Please comment on this post a brief reflection about how you found the activity. This will ensure I know you have completed it and will come to look at your blog.
Next term we will be looking at some Maori Myths. So today we are looking at the Maori Creation Story.
Watch the video below about the Maori Creation Story.
Choose one or more of the following activities to complete.
1. Create a slideshow, retelling the Creation Story in your own words.
2. Create a Google draw of one of the Gods
3. Compare the Maori creation story to another creation story, such as the Big Bang Theory, or the Christian Creation Story.
Share your completed activity(ies) on your blog. Be sure to label it 'Holiday Learning'. Please comment on this post a brief reflection about how you found the activity. This will ensure I know you have completed it and will come to look at your blog.