Friday, 7 July 2017

WLJ Day 1, Activity 1: New Zealand facts

Today i'm going to blog three facts about New Zealand for the winter learning journey. If you don't know what the winter learning journey is it is blogging site that gives you activities  and you have blog about it.

  1. The Maori first arrived to New Zealand in the 1300s  because the were navigators and they were from hawaiki there is not that much information about it but they sailed to find an island and that was New Zealand.  
  2. Treaty of waitangi. I think in the 1800s  the british missionaries came to New Zealand to teach them how to speak english and teach them there abc's . The person who signed the treaty of waitangi was lieutenant governor William Hobson and other chiefs from the north islands.
  3. The war between the British and Maori. They had lots of fights. They had a fight with captain cook and the Maori lost because the Maori had spears and the British had guns.   


  1. Hi AJ,

    It is great to see that you are using what you learnt from our reading lesson about Captain Cook last term! Captain Cook put New Zealand on the map, but he wasn't very good at meeting the Maori! We will be learning more about the Treaty of Waitangi next term, so it is great that you are researching it now. What area of New Zealand History would you like to learn more about?

  2. Hi AJ,

    Welcome to the Winter Learning Journey blogging programme. It is so exciting that you have joined us this holiday! We're really looking forward to blogging with you. We're also looking forward to learning more about New Zealand and about your experiences and interests as we go. I see from the comment posted above by Ms Stone that you will be talking about the Treaty of Waitangi next term. That's perfect!

    If you participate in the Winter Learning Journey programme and learn more about NZ you will be all ready to delve into your lessons with Ms Stone next term!

    I hope to see you online lots over the next few weeks.


    1. Hey AJ,
      Its happy seeing you blogging! I hope you got to a great start to your holiday! Hope to see more blogging!


  3. Hola Aj,

    I am so happy that you have started to blog. You have done such a great job and keep up the great work!