Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Trip Day!

For many of us this was our very first class trip! It was pretty exciting.  We went on a bus to Te Papa, walked around and looked at different exhibits that showed ways that NZ has changed over time, had our lunch and walked to the Museum of City and Sea where we got told some stories about the Taniwha of Wellington Harbour and much more! 

Here is a time-lapse movie that one of our parents, Linda, made of the day! 

We spotted the Miramar Peninsula on here.  Can you find it?

This exhibit shows how much NZ has changed in terms of its forests and green space since people first settled here.  We talked about how it had become less green and lots of people thought it was because we had cut down so many trees to build houses and schools.  We also talked about how we can try to make NZ more green and there were ideas of replanting, fencing and protecting certain trees and making sure that we don't let rubbish overtake everything!

These were some tools from the past.  We don't use the same things anymore.  But we did recognise the level! We use those to make sure buildings are straight! Things do change over time but some things stay the same!

We did some playing at the museum! We built a hangi putting the rocks and wood in and then adding the food.

We were telling some Maori stories!

We explored different flags.

We explored different ships that explorers used!

We acted out a story.  We had the god of Wind Tawhiri helping Kupe on his journey and we had the rolling waves of the sea!
We explored what things were like in the past.  Telephones were very different and so was money!
We got to touch the carvings and feel how smooth the wood was.  The carvings told the story of Te-Whanganui-a-tara.  The story of the Wellington Harbour.  If you look closely you could see the two taniwha, the wheke, and Maui and his fish hook!

The trip was lots of fun and it gave us some ideas for our upcoming art exhibition! next we will be starting to create our special art to show our learning around our place, where we belong and how we can treasure and look after our special places!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great trip, I know Jack had fun. Thanks Gillian and everyone else that helped. Jo