Thursday, July 22, 2010

Did You Know?


videoHello there everybody, this is my first extension project for term 3. My task was to read the book I was given and all the books had lots of facts that told you about famous ships and sailors like Christopher Columbus for example. So this is my movie I have made, I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Early Maori Settlers

Approximately 1000 years ago, Polynesians were the very first settlers, to settle on Aotearoa, New Zealand. But did you know, once they had settled in New Zealand they were know as Maoris. These early settlers came from East of Polynesia! Travelling by canoes.

Trained navigators used stars by night, birds and sea swells by day. With a gust of wind, a turbulent storm had came by. Killing most Polynesians on their journey to New Zealand!
Thanks to this page for the photo
http://s4.hubimg.com/u/1633339_f496.jpg

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Exciting Term 3

Hello everybody, its term 3 ALREADY! This term at Point England school we have a new topic which is called 'Mighty Mariners'.

In this topic we learn about ships like the Titanic and we also learn about famous sailors, pirates, signs, canoes and wakas.

I can't wait to hear what our teacher has in mind for us this term. All I know is that my reading group the tuis are going to be studying the Titanic. I look foward to learn more this term.
Thank you for reading. (The picture was drawn by me)
By Seini-Mino