Tag: Reading

Facts – Kate Sheppard

Kate sheppard’s real name is Katherine wilson malcolm. She was born on March 10, 1847, in Liverpool, England. She was raised and educated in Scotland and then moved to New Zealand in the late 1860s.  Kate Sheppard became involved in the social issues of the day. She believed that women should participate in all aspects of society, including politics. She also encouraged women to take part in activities like riding bicycles, sports, and other physical activities. 

Sheppard joined the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in 1885. Two years later she became the leader of the union’s suffrage campaign (suffrage is the right to vote). In 1909 she was elected as a vice-president of the International Council of Women. Sheppard later became involved in women’s suffrage movements in other countries, including England and the United States. 

In 1896 Sheppard helped set up the National Council of Women (NCW) and became its first president. She supported equality in marriage and the right of women to run for positions in Government. She stepped down from the NCW presidency in 1903. However, she remained an important person in the women’s rights movement. Sheppard died on July 13, 1934, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her image still appears on the New Zealand $10 note


The Fantail SJ L3 Nov 2017

This week my reading group got given a book called The fan tail, in the story its talking about how piri thought he saw a fantail or a piwaiwaka that flew through his window and if you don’t know what that means most people believe that when a fantail or piwaiwaka is seen inside a house it is seem to be bad luck and the news of death. This book was fun n easy to complete, hope you enjoy 🙂


Before the Treaty: Fill in the blanks


Fill in the blanks

WALT:  understand the events that led to the creation and signing of the treaty.


Purpose: you will be able to explain why Maori and Pakeha wanted a treaty. This will help you to understand the importance of te Tiriti o Waitangi.


Use this cloze activity to summarise the events leading to the creation of te Tiriti o Waitangi. You will be summarising the effect of the French, whalers, and the trading partnership between Maori and Pakeha.


This week Room 2 literacy class have been learning about what had happened before the treaty signing. Some of the key words were : Sailors, Traders, Whalers, Missionaries, Maori, Pakeha, British, Annex, French and lawlessness.


The French

The French wanted  annex to New Zealand, but Maori wanted to keep control over their country.  Maori chiefs wrote to the King to ask for a,  friend , guardian and protector

King    friend    guardian    chiefs    French    annex    protector   control


The whalers 

When the whalers came to New Zealand, they brought  fighting and lawlessness  . Kororareka (the main port of New Zealand) became known as the  hell-hole  of the pacific. Because of this, Maori and Missionaries became  concerned and wanted a treaty .

fighting   hell-hole   treaty   whalers  concerned   lawlessness    pacific


Trading Partnerships

Pakeha and Maori  were  trading together. Maori were trading timber for ships  , and also flax to make  rope    for ships. Maori were also trading a lot of pork and potatoes  to whalers and sailors to eat.  Things were positive so Maori and Pakeha wanted to protect their business.

Pakeha     potatoes    positive   trading     Maori     pork    protect    timber    rope


Sticky Problem

This week for literacy my reading group Moro had to act out a play from a book and read it. We picked our own characters. There were eight characters. There was a Zoo directer, Secretary, Assistant Elephant Curator, Chief elephant curator, Chairperson of the roads board, Supervisor of town planning, Chief constable, Amelia Potts. My role was Zoo director. It was so fun to act out a role. Hope you like it Enjoy. 🙂