Friday, 22 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018 - Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 4

The Summer Learning Journey is going smooth to me and today my task was called...
A House or a Home?

Our Task...
In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?

On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home. What are two similarities and two differences between a wharepuni and your house?

The Wharepuni
Image result for wharepuni

My House
Photo from google maps

Similarities 1: The first similarity between my house and the Wharepuni is that they both are shelter to people.
Similarities 2: The second similarity between my house and the Wharepuni is people are safe inside them.

Difference 1: The first difference between them is the shape.
Difference 2: The second difference between them is the design and layout

Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018 - Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 3 - Bonus

This is a bonus activity for the "Summer Learning Journey".
This is the task I was set to do.
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.

Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?'


My Answer and reason : I am not likely to be part of the Waka Ama because..
My first reason is that I hate sea because I am scared of the dangerous creatures living there esspecially sharks. Even though there are no sharks in some rivers or sea my brain keeps on thinking about it.
My other reason is that I am not a good sailor. I haven't been on a boat on my own or with my family. 

These are the reason why I am not likely to be apart of this race.
But I am 100% sure that if I join the race I would have lots of fun.