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Friday, February 14, 2020

The History Of New Zealand

The History Of New Zealand

Hi! My name is Zoe. Today I will be talking about The History of New Zealand and the history of how the Maori People found New Zealand.


So It all started with the Eastern Polynesians Sailing across South East Asia, They even made it to South America. They stumbled across an Island and agreed to settle there for a short time. The founders of New Zealand who first arrive Was a man called Kupe and his wife, They Arrived in New Zealand accidentally by chasing an octopus that was stealing their fish. They also Used Waka's(Canoes) to get to New Zealand. 


James Cook was the first person to see the island and Named it New Zealand after the long white cloud but Kupe's wife was the person who named it Aotearoa which means in English New Zealand.

The Polynesians couldn't leave New Zealand due to Strong Winds that would push them back to the Land So they were technically stuck in New Zealand.

The Polynesians brought Crops to New Zealand but it was too cold to plant them. Eventually, they became Moriori. They first hunted fishes for food, then eventually hunted birds for food, one of the birds they hunted was called the Moa, The Moa was a flightless native bird but sadly are now Extinct due to causes. The Moa only laid around 1-3 eggs each year which made it hard for them to survive. 

They eventually settled into places where they could farm their crops where it wasn't too cold nor hot and so they could protect themselves. People say that the Moriori and the Maori People are the same by DNA, Skeletal Evidence and by Language.

As you can see from these sentences that the history of New Zealand is very fascinating to learn about it and there are also some interesting facts about the Polynesians and other facts about New Zealand.


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Hurumanu Maths Reflection.

Hurumanu Maths Reflection.

For the past weeks since school started. This Hurumanu is about Health and Maths. This blog post is a reflection of what we did for the past weeks. What we learned in Maths are Tellicharts, Frequenycarts, and BarGraphs. 

For the Tellicharts, We counted the different colored cars that we saw on the road outside, to see what was the most common car we could see. The different colored cars we saw were, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Silver, White and other(Black, Gold, etc.) Of course White was the commonest car we could see and we found approximately 61 White Cars.

 For the Frequency Chart, we just counted all the colored cars that we saw and added them all together.

For the Bargraphs we explained what is needed to make a Bargraph, For example, The needed things to make a Bargraph are Title, Labels, Measurements, Keys and how many numbers does that object have, for example, Favorite Color, Colors, of cars, Etc).

I really enjoyed doing Maths in this Hurumanu It was super fun and I got to learn a lot of things. Please give me feedback on what I should improve on.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

My Healthy Life Style.

My Healthy Life Style.

Hello, My name is Zoe. Today I will be talking about My Healthy LifeStyle. For me, my health and wellbeing are important since it helps me live a long healthy life in the future. I try to eat fruits daily like Mangoes, Strawberries, Cherries, Apples, and more, I brush my teeth daily, I take a shower every day and then I wash my face every time I go home from school. I also eat a lot of Raw Carrots, Mash Potatoes, Pumpkin and more. I also like to go cycling sometimes and I normally sleep at 9 o' clock or 10 o' clock. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Around The World!

Christmas Around The World!

This blog post is about different traditions of Christmas in other Countries, The 3 Countries I picked are the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan I hope you enjoy this short blog post. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Final blog post for 2019. ( Reflection )

A final blog post for 2019. ( Reflection )

Something I enjoyed doing in Year 7 is doing different types of activities like Japanese, Science, Art and more. I also really enjoyed going to Jellie Park on Tuesday to swim with my friends and do activities like, Water fights, Swimming Races and more.

What I didn't enjoy throughout the year was doing PE since I don't play a lot of sport but I do like some sports like Badminton and Hockey. The sports I don't like the most are Rugby, Basketball, and Touch.

I can't wait for next year since there will be new activities to do and I'm going to meet some of my old friends next year.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Freak The Mighty (Book Review)

Freak The Mighty (Book Review)

Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is a humourous, scary, suspenseful book that explains a boy named Maxwell Kane, a large, kindhearted boy, and Kevin Avery(Nicknamed "Freak") who is physically handicapped but very intelligent. Maxwell Kane was always bullied and used to be always called stupid. Worse still, everyone says he looks like his fearsome dad " Killer Kane", until he meets Kevin, who isn't afraid of anything. They experienced hard and fun times and together they became Freak The Mighty!

Overall my final rating to this book is 7/10 the reason that I gave this book this rating because the book was not that interesting to me and it wasn't really the type of book that I would read if I had the choice too and because that the book had too many things going on in the pages/chapters. If you like a book that includes these genres: humorous, scary, suspenseful, bullying and school I recommend this book for you too read.




Monday, November 25, 2019

Summer Learning Journey( Introduction to Emma)

Summer Learning Journey 

(This blogpost is specifically made for Emma from the Summer Learning Journey.)

Hi, My name is Zoe, I am a Year 7  from Hornby High School, I would really like to learn about art and I am really looking forward to what exciting adventures awaits me in 2020. The Thing that seems interesting to do the Summer Learning journey to me is some of the topics to blog about and mostly the prizes for me. One of the topics I'm really interested in is "All The World's a Stage"( Arts and Entertainment).

What I like bout the Summer Learning Journey is that you can blog about interesting topics and you can also win cool Prizes. I might not be able to participate in the Summer Learning Journey program since we have plans to do in summer-break or I might forget.

I have a question for you to answer, In your opinion which Topic you're drawn to do throughout the holidays?

Conclusion -
My final thoughts are that if I do the Summer Learning Journey is that I would do my best and work hard.