Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Yes folks, it's here. The quiz is here. The movie above was one of the Yr 5 and 6 extension crew's project. Let see if you knew any of these five, fascinating facts! Time to put your mariner knowledge to the test! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Watch this spot! I am soon going to release a Did You Know movie ! Get ready fro the ultamite Mighty Mariner test! Get your compasses ready and prepare to take the most captivating quiz ever! ( Well, not THE most captivating )
Just remember, my blogging skills are going to test your brain.
So be ready.....
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Vikings are Scandinavian traders. They are known to be a type of pirate, wearing : Helmets with horns on the sides, with braided facial hair. These people are proudly strong and fierce, fighting wars to protect or claim their land. The word viking is used to refer to explorers, mariners or pirates.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Polynesians, were the first to inhabit New Zealand. Over 1000 years ago, early Maoris from East Polynesia came in their canoes. These vessels had : a double hull, or an outrigger , and woven sails. They were 15 - 25 metres long.
Sea swells gave the navigators directions by day, whilst the stars guided them by night. Sailors searched for signs, like birds feeding by the sea (This meant land was near). Many canoes set out to the vast ocean, but only a few managed to sail the empty, stormy seas, to reach Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ahhh, Mighty Mariners. The topic for the third term at Point England. This morning at assembly, we had a visit from Rose (Titanic), Leif Errickson (Vikings), Jessica Wottson (Modern Mariner) and a heap lot of pirates! Mighty Mariners is the topic. Teachers around keep on talking like pirates, parrots are landing on the principal's head, what next? I wouldn't be surprised if Black Beard the pirate came to tea! Mighty Mariners....... here we come!