Sunday, 4 August 2019

What did Cook hear on arrival?

Here is a recording of the dawn chorus in The Sounds.
When Captain Cook anchored off New Zealand, he described the dawn chorus singing of the birds as 'deafening'. 

Joseph Banks said...

‘Their voices were certainly the [most] melodious wild musick I have ever heard, almost imitating small bells but with the most tuneable silver sound imaginable.’

The big questions:
What has happened since Cook was here? 
Why are there not many birds left? 
Which birds have become extinct? Meet the Giant Haast Eagle.....

Moa at the museum..... how to they get it right?


What can we do to protect our native birds?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

All aboard the Endeavour

Come on board for your very own visit and imagine what it would have been like to sail with Captain James Cook.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Matariki - gathering information

Work through this interactive activity and record 5 - 10 facts about Matariki in your reading book. Be ready to use these ideas to help design the packaging for your Matariki koha. (Gift)

Link to the activity.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Wet Weekend Toy Survey

Please fill out this survey to help us gather information that will help us design a cool wet play time toy to sell at the end of the year. Link Here.

Build a Manu Tukutuku

Watch this video and take notes in your reading book.

We will be building a kite for Matariki - to share with the teachers at conference after Queen's Birthday Weekend. You have to do a good job because you have an audience of teachers who want to learn from you.

We will watch this video, unpack some instructions on Tuesday and we will build the kite on Thursday.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Pronouncing those Te Reo double vowel sounds!

We have unpacked the parts we recognise and learned how to say the double vowel sounds. How fast can we get at saying the longest place name in New Zealand?