Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Polynesians come to New Zealand

About a thousand years ago the Polynesian people were the first to come to New Zealand. As they arrive they were known as the Maori’s. They travelled here from east Polynesian by their canoes witch are 15-25 meters long. They might have an outrigger, double hull, single hull or also a woven sail.

Did you know a long time ago, trained navigators had to sail across the stormy seas to get to Aotearoa? They had to search for signs of birds in direction to get to their destination. They also followed the stars in the sky as are always in the same place. Only a few people managed to get to Aotearoa.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mighty Mariners Assembly

On Monday the 19 of July our school started a new term. Our new topic for the term is Mighty Mariners. All our teachers put on a performance for us. They dressed up as a mighty mariner such as, Titanic and pirates witch they put on a little act.