Monday, 29 June 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015


What Is Matariki?
Matariki is an important event for New Zealand and is also the name of the Maori New Year where a cluster of stars appear. Its around 7 stars. Its also the sighting of the next moon.

One Story About The Orgins Of Matariki
Tawhirimatea  (god of the wind) got very distraught because of the separation of Ranginui (sky father) and Papatuanuku (earth mother) and Tawhirimatea hurled his eyes to the sky

How To See Matariki
The celebration for Matariki will begin at late May to early June. Or if you look east + north, half an hour before dawn you will see the 7 stars and it ends at July.

Maori New Year - Traditional Celebrations
Matariki is when the end of harvest is here and that means you harvest your crops for winter. People need LOADS of food for the one cold season. This is also when a migration of fish (an abundance of fish.) and a preporation for the new year ahead. This is also a time to remember your family and your ansisters.

Maori New Year
Traditional celebrations Pt 2
This is a time to have  fun and filling feasts, fly kites, talk with visitors,  dance to songs and sing while everyone dances.

Maori New Year - today
There are many various ways to celabrate for Maori New Year. Again, flying kites, flying in hot air balloons, setting off fireworks, having concerts and having fun speacail events.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Planning Sheet For My Board Game

  • L.O: identify and use main the ideas in a text to help inform you in creating your own board game.

Check this website out that looks at the process for designing a new board game.

Then working in pairs first  come up with an original game board plan then see if you can make it. Incorporate (include) an element or part of the Penny Walk game into your board game.   (Note: You will need to try and make it a good quality product)

Brainstorm Ideas: Write any realistic possibilities down. Then choose one to focus on.
Target age group:  6 - 24
Goals of the game:
5 Players - 7 Players
5 Minutes
It Is Based On Strategy And Luck
How will players win?: Players Will Win If They Knock Everything Over
Rules of the game: Dont Punch The Blocks Down
Create rough test game:
Sketch your board design.
Test your game:
Make changes/refinements:    
Materials you will need: Ball      

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Mister Monkey Man And The Big Boat

On a dull, starless night there was a treacherous headland with a village below it. The old stone lighthouse was a beacon illuminating the water and rocks as it rotated. There were cosy cottages with villagers having a party and saying “Yay!” celebrating Mr Bald Face and Miss Hairy Face Having A Wedding.   

There was a lighthouse keeper in the lighthouse and he slammed the window shut with annoyance thinking “Arghhhhh!  there is too much noise i can't concentrate!”. Mister monkey man heard an unusual clanking which disturbed the festivities. The window forced open because of the wind and suddenly, everything plunged into darkness.

Mister monkey face  picked up a lantern and ran but he  tripped, he got back up and ran up the stairs. Mister Monkey Face surveyed the cogs and wheels. Nothing was wrong there so Mister Monkey Face ran up to the last floor.

Mister Monkey Face found out that the enormous lamp had extinguished and thought “What?!” He realized that a boat was coming dangerously close.the horn suddenly blasted and thought “ I'm gonna die!”and he picked up the heavy lamp precariously in a blasting shock. But he stumbled, and the lamp shattered into little shards. He sensed hopelessness.

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Gasping for breath, he ran down the stairs. Fortunately, all the villagers came with their lanterns

they all went up to the top and were the beacon and the boat lived safely ever after. (and the villagers)

Gasping for breath, he ran down the stairs. Fourtunatly, all the villagers came with their lanterns

they all went up to the top and were the beacon and the boat lived safly ever after. (and the villagers)

Friday, 5 June 2015

Long Weekend

In the weekend i played on my ipad until 9:00 then computer until 4:00 then ipad until dinner time. On monday, nobody came to school because it was the queen’s birthday! that means that everyone gets 1 day off from school on monday. On that day off i did ipad until 10:00 and then computer until dinner. this is what i do on my ipad:
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This is what i do on my computer
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