Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My fish

The fish is swimming fast in the water.(Dictated to the teacher)By Loseli

Monday, August 30, 2010

You are my sunshine..

It is Mr.Burt's birthday.When I look at Mr.Burt, he makes me happy. By Izac

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cross country postponed

I belong to the blue team. It was raining hard outside. Mr.Burt said to the Pt.England children " We will have cross country another day." By Henry

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A special moment..

It is Mr.Burts birthday and he said " Hello, Pt England." Mr.Burt waves at us. I like Mr.Burt because he is kind to me.By Johnlee.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I want some fish!

Kahu went to the river and the fish did not bite the hook.The people began to starve.(Dictated to the teacher) By Judah

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

At the cross country

I can beat the boys. I will be the golden champion. My mum will be so happy. I will get a marshmallow dessert because I can run so fast. By Izac

Monday, August 23, 2010

What I like best...

I like Mr.Burt giving certificates to the children and shake their hands. Mr.Burt organises our school trips for us. I like Mr.Burt saying "hello" to me. He is also kind to me. By Aaron

Friday, August 20, 2010

The waka lands on NZ shores. . .

This is Kupes waka sailing into New Zealand. My sun has got some moko (maori tattoo) on its face because he is happy that Kupe found New Zealand. The waka has got koru carved in the sides and a taniwha to scare the things in the sea and keep the people safe! Thats why he has a scary pukana face. . .
By Isaac (dictated to Teacher)

Kupe and the sea monster

Kupe said "I will get the food." Kupe went in his waka and saw the sea monster in the water. He killed the sea monster.He was really happy. By Izac

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Journey

The Mighty Maori Mariners are going to Aotearoa(Dictated to the teacher).By Melaia

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Kupe put some bait on his hook. He threw it into the ocean and caught a big fish.(Dictated to the teacher)By Lomio-Lee

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Voyage to Aotearoa

Kupe went back to Hawaiiki. He said to the Maori people "Pack your things in the waka." We are going to a new place. By Aaron

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Mighty Maori Mariner

Kupe was a strong man. He was fighting with the sea monster with his sword.He killed the sea monster. Kupe saw some land. He named it Aotearoa.
By Henry

Friday, August 13, 2010

The tauihu taniwha (boat taniwha)

Most taniwha have a pukana face to scare dangerous sea creatures, and the bow is the front of the waka where the tauihu lives.
They are made out of native trees that are blessed by a tohunga - priest.
Some of the waka have taniwhas.

I want to be like Kupe, but I am a 6 year old girl!!
Written by Alice.

Where are the fish?

Kupe lived in Hawaiiki with his family. Kupe is rowing the boat and is looking for fish.By Loseli.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My waka

The Maori men carved the tree to make a waka.They made lovely Maori designs on the waka.The taniwha looks after the people.By Sulieti.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What a catch!

Kupe is catching the big fish. By Raewen

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bin It

Mr.Burt was sad because children are throwing rubbish on the ground.I can pick up the rubbish and put it in the bin. By Taane.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Venetias waka hourua!

Kupe was the leader of the seven waka, and they were called Mataatua, Tainui, Te Arawa, Kurahaupo, Tokomaru, Aotea and Takitimu.
Over 80 people rowed the wakas and they were twin hulled waka.
They bought food and supplies to survive their dangerous, treacherous journey.
They bought things like bananas, coconuts, chickens and drinking water in
carved out gourds.
Written by Venetia (based on the class collaborative story)

The mighty maori mariners voyage across the ocean!

When the mighty maori mariners voyaged across the sea, the waka hourua sailed from Hawaiiki.
They were twin hulled wakas. Treacherous waves threatened the journey of the mighty mariners! They bought food and supplies to survive the journey.
Written by Amber (class collaborative story)

Alishas first waka picture. . .

"The mighty maori mariners discovered Aotearoa.
They paddled all the way to Aotearoa from Hawaiiki. They bought mice and coconuts, bananas and fat juicy pigs to eat."
By Alisha. (First sentence written by Alisha, the remainder of the story dictated to Teacher)

Kung Fu Fighting

We went to the movies.I saw Karate Kid. He did a back flip and kicked the bad boy in the face.By Lomio-Lee

Friday, August 6, 2010

How to make a waka

The Maori men carved the tree to make a waka. They made interesting designs and patterns. The taniwha was scary.By Johnlee

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sailing Away

Kupe sailed his waka to find a new land.
By Yvarna
(Dictated to the teacher)

Aaron's waka

The Maori men carved the tree to make a waka.They made beautiful Maori patterns on the waka. The taniwha scared the yucky things in the water so people could be safe. By Aaron

Rays of Sunlight

Through the rays of sunlight the Mighty Maori Mariners sailed over the treacherous waves on their voyage of discovery.
(Written as a class collaboration and dictated to the teacher by Mya).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Discoveries

Kupe and the Mighty Maori Mariners sailed their twin hulled waka towards the rays of sunlight.
(Class collaboration dictated to the teacher by Chyrus).

Master Chef

My dad made a banana cake.He put flour in the cake.By Melaia

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My waka

The Maori men carved the tree to make a waka.They made beautiful and cool patterns on the waka.They made a taniwha at the back of the waka.By Lomio-Lee.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday

On Monday it was Loseli's Birthday.Loseli's mum cuts the cake. It was soft and cushy.It tasted like a marshmallow. By Izac