Monday, 30 May 2016

Term 2 - Week 5 2016 - Nga Waka o te Kakano

Before making our waka, we viewed the You Tube clips of Maui me Kupe, followed by the journey of nga waka ki Aotearoa.  We then read about and discussed the arrival of Captain Cook and others to our islands.  We read a LOT of books about all types of boats and their purposes...

he nui te Ao... Nikau, Matangi and Aroha discovering

Triton, Ahurei and Jareau sharing their findings

Te Kakano, finding more about floating 
and sinking through books...

We found various clips on You Tube showing us how some really BIG BOATS are made!

This inspired us to get creative in designing our waka

Pilot Bay, an idyllic place to test our waka

Aroha & Triton - will it float?!

Lindsay, YES!  it held together!  Tino pai tou mahi!

Dry docking...

 ...we even re-trialled our test models

but it was tiring work... Te Ahikaaroa taking 5

 It was a good place to observe all varieties of waka

...and to discuss their uses...

to all the Parent and family members who supported Te Kakano in their journey AND in their assistance with waka building... the wero has been placed.  
(word has it, we can expect an Endeavour on the next challenge!)

a nice soak in the Hot Pools to end an adventurous day... 

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