Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Made in Taiwan II Oscar and Nathans Journey.

The main purpose of Oscar and Nathans journey was to find out where they migrated from and how they got to where they are now. They first went to Mahia, to find out more about Nathan and his pre-history. They next went to the Cook Islands as Nathans report said his ancestors may have migrated from there. Moving onto Oscar’s discovery they first went to Samoa where he had lived until he was 3 and later went back to visit after 18 years. After that trip they moved to the next country: Vanuatu, where they found some strong evidence that Polynesians were once there. The last trip was to Taiwan where they noticed how similar they’re language, names and traditional ways were to the Maori Culture.

Some of the discoveries I found interesting in the countries they visited were: The languages and how they were very similar, common foods of one country, pottery they made and they had very similar traditions especially between the Taiwanese and Maori for example, in Taiwan when you are greeting someone you press noses, also used in Maori culture it's called a hongi.

Some evidence supporting the theory suggesting Polynesians migrated from Asia is how some common foods in Polynesia are actually from Asia for example, bananas, taro and yams. Another piece or evidence is that the languages are similar. Simple words like the numbers from 1-10, days or the week and other basic words.

I think that the trip was successful because they found out how similar all of the cultures are in so many different ways. Like traditions, foods, myths and legend and also their pottery/art had the same patterns used in other cultures. Image result for world

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Pasta Salad

1. 2 cups of water into a pot and boil.
 Add pasta and cook until soft.
 Strain under cold water in a colander.

2. Dice half an onion and fry until cooked,
   Add diced ham to the onion. Let cool.

3. Combine everything in a bowl and mix
   it wit mayo, add salt and then serve.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Sponge rolls

Last week we made sponge rolls.
We made a simple sponge cake. We then rolled it in a tea towel. After sitting there we unrolled it to cool. After it was cool we got ready whipped cream and prayed it inside then rolled it. Lastly we topped it with more whipped cream and some chocolate syrup.

Sponge Recipe

One Cup of flour
One cup of sugar
4 eggs

Monday, 26 February 2018

Multi Coloured muffins


Steps: Dry ingredients,

1 - 1 ½ c of S.R.F

2 - ⅓ c or sugar

Steps: Wet ingredients,

1 - 1 c of milk
 - ¼ c oil
 - 1 lid of vanilla essence
 - 3 drops of food colouring

2 - whisk both wet & dry ingredients
 - scoop 1 dessert spoon each muffin and top up with the rest of the mixture
 - 180 degrees for 15 min

Friday, 23 February 2018


There are many theories on where the polynesians migrated from. I will be comparing the theories that polynesians came from both ‘Asia’ and ‘South America’. “

South America Theory
Thor Heyerdahl” is a theorist that studied the case stating that polynesians came from ‘South America’. During his studies he discovered huge statues of the ancient civilisations of South America, also found on ‘Easter Island’ (Island located in eastern polynesia). He also sailed on a raft named the ‘Kon Tiki’ for days to test his theory (That polynesians migrated from south america). He later washed up on “Rairoa” an Island in eastern polynesia.

Asia Theory

Some people believe that polynesians might have also migrated from ‘Asia’. Both languages are very similar and some people decided to look at some mitochondrial dna giving information about maternal ancestry. Also some common foods from Asia, eaten in polynesia are bananas, taro and yams.

My Opinion

I think that both theories were very strong. I can’t choose which one I support more because the evidence on both sides is very good. I believe polynesians could have migrated from both countries and somehow met each other during their journeys.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Reflection of Maths so far..

L: What did I learn?

So far in maths I've explored more around the 'Order of Operations' and 'Bedmas' I also managed to be able to understand how to do Bedmas in more complicated equations.

A: What did people do to help me learn?

I think that getting some help from my friends next to me helped because I'd get stuck on my bedmas and how I supposed to order the equation. It also helped with them practising our basic facts so we could have an easier understanding of our work.

N: What do I want to learn next?

I'd like to learn more about algebra. I think I'm fairly okay with my algebra but I'd like to eplore that subject a bit more.

D: What would I like to do differently?

I would like to change the work given to us through education perfect so it can be easier to finish on time. I think they are too complicated for a timed question.