Tag: Inquiry

Howick Historical Village Trip

For this activity we created a collage of Howick Historical Village.We first got all separated into 3 groups and got to do some activitys like Butter making,Building Trolleys, A tour around and also learning about the 1800s.For my group our first activity was butter making and what we did for butter making was that we had a cream to make the butter.Our first step was to put the cream into a a glass bottle, then we used this one paddle that used to make butter in the 1800s.While we were mixing it there was a rhyme that goes like ¨Churn butter churn (Someones Name) waiting at the gate, waiting for some butter cake churn butter churn¨Then we had a little look around the place and also learning history in the 1800s,we also explored and experience the houses and looked at the boards that was giving us infomation about what the houses and there was not just houses there was a church, school and also bulding places like wood for men back then.Our last activity was Building Trolleys.What we did first was we learnt infomation about what we will be building and got into 4 groups.We got given items, tools and many other stuff that needed to be used for what we were building.For my reason about building trolleys was that we were using our teamwork skills and working togther and it was also hard because there was no instructions but only a picture for us to look at and see were does the tools or itmes goes.

What I thought about this trip was it was really amazing to learn about the 1800s and also getting more and more information about back then.What I thought about this task was that it was cool to talk about were we went and what we have been doing lately.

Haiku Poem


In the a Haiku poem there are 7 syllables, 10 syllables. Syllables are chunks of a word, For my haiku poem I did one about Maui and the sun, my poem was

The sun moved quickly
Maui had an idea
To capture the sun

He woke up early
Maui tried his best to throw
Maui brought the sun

Searching for the Ra
They came across a large whole
They hid and waited

He used up his strength
And slowly woke up the sun
Pulling it closer

He found companions
And started to hit the Ra
Slowly and slowly

I liked this task because my partner made it more interesting and fun.

Chinese Lantern Festival

LI: To use smart searching skills to research correct information.

This tasked we learnt about Lunar New Years, The lantern New Year. We resarched and explained about what or why Chinese Lantern Festival is about and why it is important to them. We then wrote down the most importantly part which was the information. Lastly we certainly decorated and added pictures on the slides to represent what it looks like.

I found this activtie enjoyable and amazing because it helps me and others, learn more different parts about Lunar New Years. My other reason is that I get to be creative and show everyone what we have being learning in class.

Treaty of Waitangi X C.A.R.E Values

LI: To understand the Treaty of Waitangi

In this slide, we combined the CARE values with the Treaty of Waitangi. We connected the Care values with the Treaty of Waitangi.  We wrote how the Treaty of Waitangi or the people included showed the Care Values. What I loved about this activity was that we were able to see how our values connected with the Treaty of Waitangi.

Unpacking Leadership

For this task we were unpacking leadership roles.  I learned what is a team and leadership is. A team is group of people who communicate  and work together collaboratively while leadership is stepping forward and taking risks. Leadership also helps others to strive and achieve  their goals. I also learnt what a role model and responsibility means. A role model a person who looks up to you and takes responsibility from you and responsibility means to be able to take action, have control, being confident, and knows what’s best to help others.

I found this activity interesting because we discovered further information about a team, leadership, a role model, and responsibility.

C.A.R.E Values for Panmure Bridge School

The care values shows what you do for PBS and there are 4 values.

First I worte on a piece of paper, I wrote the 4 values on it and had to explain what it means e.g C Stands for confidence, that means speaking up to the teacher and maybe presenting to the class. And asking for help if your not sure.

Next I wrote the next care value: A stands for attitude, that means doing well in learning and showing respect as well for respect and doing what the teacher assigns you to. Attitude can be shown in your house or anywhere your at by listening to your parents

After I wrote what attitude shows.

Confidence shows that you can “participate, do presentations, speech’s and shows that your brave”.

Attitude shows that you can “listen, do what’s expected of”.

Respect shows that you can “pick up rubbish even if it’s not your rubbish, put your rubbish in the bin, listen to the speakers”.

Excellence shows that you can “do your work/get your work finished on time, do what the teacher is telling you to do”.

Taniwha Names

LI: To understand the Treaty of Waitangi.

LI: Understand how culture connects with your name.

As you can see here, this is my name but with a taniwha interpreted into it. I first did a draft on paper and then soon started on a Google drawing and then soon went onto a google slides. I added color and got feedback from Mrs Fisi’ahi. We then published them and they were laminated and put onto the wall to show everyone our amazing art. What I liked about this activity was that I could add as much designs as I wanted. And the end results look amazing. I”m so proud of myself.

The Art of the Treaty…

LI: To explore the world in 1840 and the art of the Treaty

This week we looked at the what the world was like in 1840. After this we identified some of the key people and their role in the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. We then used the information from both of these activities to help us read a painting of the day the treaty was signed. We used our knowledge to infer what the artist Marcus King might have wanted us to think was happening. 

We found this activity really interesting because we learnt that we could use the information we knew to help us make a strong connection to a scene captured in a painting.