Thursday, 3 August 2017

How we ended the term - a trip to Shantytown and climbing a mountain

We packed quite a few things into our last week at school!
On Monday we went to Marsden Valley School at Shantytown and learnt more about Matariki.
We shared some stories and looked at Moa bones in the whare then we headed off to make our own Matariki clusters.

We tried out all the Victorian era games that kids would have played back then.

We finished up by planting our own native plant in the forest around the old School.


13 comments:

  1. miss j i thought having no comments would be quite sad so i'm going to comment this: i remember our time at shanty town with wooden music, making cool stuff and more. i hope we can go again.

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  2. Kia Ora Room 8 love you gyus slide its so cool i been to shanty town it is so fun
    Thanks a lot Na Royal

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    1. Hi Royal, thanks for taking the time to look through our blog. We hadn't been to Shantytown since last year, have you done the Gold Prospecting day? We did it last year and you actually dig for gold in a creek and some of us found actual real pieces of gold and took them home. You had to call out EUREKA when you found some. Have a great day Room 8

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  3. Kia Ora Room 8 I love your guys slide show but next time please could you add more photos or more words.

    Na Lakin

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    1. Hi Lakin we don't have may photos os our teachers phone went flat and then the memory card on the camera was full! We can add some more about it though. Thanks Room 8

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  4. Kia ora Room 8
    This sounds quite cool this kinda reminds me of when our class went camping. I think next time you should do a bit more writing and a few more slides.
    By Rivir

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    1. Thanks Rivir, that's a cool name. Are you named after anyone or anything? where did you go camping? If you go to Shantytown you can do the Gold Panning programme (different to panning that the tourists do there) . and anyway you go down to the creek and really dig for gold yourself and you have to pan all this gravel properly and some of us found real gold that we got to bottle up and take home. We had to yell out EUREKA if we saw any in our pan and Mrs Mears would come and check that you got it within your little Gold Claim area that we had to stake out first - just lik ein the olden day Gold Rush times. Thanks Room 8

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  5. Kia Ora it's me Layken from Te heringa at GMS (Grey Main School). my class went to shanty town a few years ago I liked it. did you stay all day till school ends? my class did did you all have fun? good bye.

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    1. Kia ora layken,
      It is really fun! We only stayed there for the school day
      Na Sammie

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  6. Hi, my name is Sophie. Can you make number 5 clearer please.
    My friend and I can not see it properly. Can you please put more writing about it please.

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    1. Hi Sophie, sorry it was a blurry photo that we took a photo of, but it's a real intact Giant Moa foot that was found somewhere ages ago! Honestly it was so amazing and the claws are so big!!! We were imagining what we would see if we lived a long time ago at it was Matariki and we got up early to go hunting and we ran into one of those birds - yikes is all we can say! We'll try and get round to writing some more next week. Thanks, Room 8

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  7. Kia ora,
    My name is Phillip from Room23 at Owairaka School.
    Going on your Shantytown adventure sounds so cool
    I wish we could go there. What are some of the old fashond games you play
    and were the fun or boring? The whole experience sounds amazing.
    Please have a look at my blog:http://odsphillipa.blogspot.co.nz/ Thanks blog ya later.

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    1. Hi Phillip We leant all about matariki and and we looked at moa bonds and made kites and stars. We also did sticks and stilts.

      Thank you for your comment
      Alex

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