Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Solstice Animation

This is my animation that I have made with Tiava and Mataio. In this animation we had to explain what the summer and winter solstice are and how seasons work. I new thing that I learnt while making this was that the summer solstice is the longest day in the year and the winter solstice is the shortest day in a year.

Lohri - Indian Winter Solstice Celebration

For this task I had to find out about another countries winter solstice celebration. We did this to find out about how other people celebrate Matariki. I worked with Tiava and Mataio. Tiava Mataio and I chose to do India. When we did this we had to remember to attribute the images and websites we used. On the DLO it tells people about when the celebration starts and why it is celebrated.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Matariki Inquiry

Today I started an inquiry. It was for Matariki. I watched a video about Matariki and the Seven Sisters. I worked with Tiava to make a DLO and answer the questions about Matariki. We did this because Matariki started yesterday. We were given questions about the video that we have answered.

Thursday, 15 June 2017


Today for dance we were recording our dances so we could look at it and see what we needed to improve on. Freeman, Joshua, Sanujan and I were in a group. When we did our dance we had to think about the timing of the dance, the music and the shapes that we made with our body. The first thing that we did was practice our dance. When we looked back at the recording, my group found out that we needed to work on the speed of the dance because some people were going to fast.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Rubbish Solutions

Today for inquiry we had a provocation that we needed to explore. I was working with Mathias,
Oh Hsen and Eric. As a team we had to come up with our own opinions and chose which one was the best but we couldn't speak. Our provocation was about the rubbish in our school and how we can resolve the problem of rubbish. Our whole group came up with this opinion: We can put out more bins because people might be lazy to walk to the bin. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today for dance we were working on our dances that we created. I was working this Joshua, Sanujan and Freeman. The first thing we did was warm up. This week we used Tiava and Eric's warm up. Next we were reminded that the music we used had to go together with the dance. We also needed to be in sync with the music. We then talked about the speed of our dance and that the music needs to be the same pase of the dance. After that talked about the mood of our dance. This helps tell your dance story. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Haiku DLO

For Poetry we have been learning about Maui and how he created fire. I have worked with Tiava to complete 5 Haiku poems. A Haiku poem is a three line poem with 17 syllables, that is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second line and 5 for the last sentence. We put the haiku poems in order of the story.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tatau DLO

This week we had a choice to do a DLO on kilikiti or tatau. I worked with Eric to complete this DLO. In this DLO it tells people about the origin and meaning of the tatau. There is also some information on it about the kilikiti. One interesting thing I found out about was that a tool needed was made out of shells.

Summarizing DLO

I was working with Mathias, Tiava and AJ for this task. First we listened to a you tube video about Samoa and its dances. We then made this DLO and had to write down 20 important words. Next we had to chose the 6 most important words. Then we had to write a summery using these words.