Friday, May 29, 2009

NZ Music Month Challenges

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Don't forget about the two challenges we have to complete on Wednesday!

1. Mr Webb's Oldest NZ Music Challenge
Locate the oldest NZ song that you can... artist and title!
At the moment the oldest we have is Prince Tui Teka and the Patea Maori Club.

2. The Most NZ Musicians Challenge
On Wednesday we will find out who knows the most NZ musicians to take out the NZ Music Month competition.

Good Luck Mega 25!

Robots As Teachers??

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Yesterday after Reading we had a fantastic debate about whether we would want to be taught by Robots! Robot teachers you say??!! It's not as futuristic as it sounds. Watch this video to see what we mean...





Thanks to JR who gave us the link to ASIMO, which is a robot that has been developed by Honda. Pretty amazing stuff!


So, do you think you would like to have a robot teacher? Leave a comment telling us what you think and why? Don't forget to justify your answer!

RRJ:Moonies By Paul Jennings By: J.R

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This is the scene when Adom is telling his dad he can't read or write.

RRJ:Little black balls by Paul Jennings

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Sally is chasing the billy goat though town.
By:C.H

NZ Music Month 2009 - The Last Week #3!

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This month wouldn't be almost complete without including a kiwi classic...

Patea Maori Club - Poi E


NZ Music Challenge

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Who was the 2 brothers that were part of Split Enz and then made Crowded House...

Answer Below! :)



Crowded House - Weather With You



First Brother - Tim Finn -



Second Brother - Neil Finn -



NZ Music Month 2009 - The Last Week #2!

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The Exponents - Why Does Love Do This To Me?
As requested by CJ and RC





Classic NZ Anthems!
Dave Dobbyn - Slice Of Heaven

Suggested by SLKB



Midnight Youth - All On Our Own
As suggested by CJ and JR



When The Cats Away - Melting Pot

Suggested by EB



Spacifix - Sunshine Day
Suggested by RC



Bic Runga - Sway
Suggested by AC

NZ Music Month 2009 - The Last Week!

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It's the last week of NZ Music Month... we have LOVED finding out about NZ Music and all agree we know many more NZ musicians than we did at the start!

PNC - P- N - Whoa
CS got to meet PNC at the Pacific Music Awards in the weekend! Lucky!!




One of Miss S' favourite Summer songs!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

AS's speech

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RRJ:Licked By Paul Jennings

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Andrew is licking the fly swat and Mr Spinks is being sick.
By:C.H

WUNDERPANTS

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RRJ:Licked By Paul Jennings

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This is the scene when Andrew
is licking the fly swat but it is not the real one it was a
50cent one with lickaresh on it.

By: J.R

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Grammar Practice

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Friday, May 22, 2009

THE STORY OF RANGI AND PAPA

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By n.s.a

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Papervision - Aquarium

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This is very cool!
Click on the picture to go to an amazing interactive 3D sea!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

NZ Music # 7 - Split Enz

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"I Got You" - 1980



"Message to My Girl" - 1984

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NZ Music # 6 - The Mutton Birds

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Early 90's Rock saw The Mutton Birds being a big part of the music scene.
Thanks to JR for bringing in The Mutton Birds to share with us today...

JR's pick - The Mutton Birds with In My Room...



Dominion Road

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wunderpants by Paul Jennings

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"I had to stay in the middle of the creek in the nude..."


Our predictions for the next part of the story are...
* He could wait til everyone goes past. Puts on his pants and then runs to the end and wins the race. -AC
* He will still have all the powers and strengths of the wunderpants. - SW
* Everyone will come past and laugh at him - SH & AS
* Everyone will come past, through rocks and sticks and laugh at him. - CH
* He will stay in the water and wait til everyone goes then put everything back on. - SA

What do you think will happen next?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

NZ Music # 5 - Che Fu - Fade Away

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When Supergroove broke up each band member went their own way. Che Fu started his solo career and is still around today... Thanks to Karl Stevens mum for leaving us a comment telling us all about Karls (Tthe other singer in Supergroove) new band called The Drab Doo Riffs.


Friday, May 8, 2009

AJs Sign Language Lesson #1

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This week is NZ Sign Language Week. Here's some sign language that you could learn:

video


By: AJ

Baby Mammoth Summary

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A female mammoth was found perfectly preserved by Russian reindeer herders. The mammoth was from 37,000 years ago (the ice age). The mammoth will be sent to Japan (Tokyo University) to be studied. J.L.

Baby mammoth is found!

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Two years ago in Russia a mammoth was found by reindeer herders.The eyes,trunk and fur are in very good condition.It is believed to have been frozen for 37,000 years and died at three months old.It is going Japan university to be studied. By:C.H

NZ Music # 4 - Supergroove - You Gotta Know

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Can you spot a face you might recognise in Supergroove as a solo NZ singer?
Leave a comment if you know his name!




Thursday, May 7, 2009

Inquiry

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For Inquiry this term we are looking at changes in nature including New Zealand and Auckland's changing landscape.

This is Room 25's understanding of changes in nature...
We have two that are worded differently which one do you like? Is there anything we could add or change?

*When different or unusual things happen over time we get new plants, a new environment and a new landscape.

*When something unusual happens we get new plants, a new environment and a new landscape over time.

For Maggie

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Today is an important day for us to celebrate the amazing person Maggie is...
This is what EPS will be singing just for her today.



Daydream Believer

By John Stewart

Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings.
The six o'clock alarm would never ring.
But it rings and I rise,
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

You once thought of me
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be.
Oh, and our good times start and end
Without dollar one to spend.
But how much, baby, do we really need.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.

[Instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
[Repeat and fade]

Baby Mammoth

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Could we see Mammoths in the future?



Another News Article...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

NZ Music # 3 - Scribe - Dreaming

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This is a great video from Scribe that talks about not giving up on your dreams. Setting goals for yourself and working hard to make them succeed. Also that it is important to have people around you who believe in you and will help you reach your goals!




Here is the first verse and chorus...

Check it out,1,2,hey yo,hey yo

I came a long way since back in the day
From a teenager trying to make a rap in this way
Ever since I was a kid I had something to say
Rocking mics was a dream I didn't care about pay
I sacrificed late nights and going out with my friends
Just to stay home alone with my pad and my pen
Had my eyes on my prize,my mind on my goal
As I carved these rhymes out with my heart and my soul
I didn't have a CD; all I had was a tape
on the dole thru my flow was my only escape
From a world where they didn't wanna see me prevail
Didn't wanna see me take it all
They'd rather see me fail

It's like...

[Chorus]
I was down and out
struggling
wondered how I'm gonna make it thru
I got a dream (I got a dream)
Holding on (I'm gonna hold on)
I can't let go cos you gotta make it come true

Monday, May 4, 2009

NZ Music # 2 - Herbs

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Carrying on from the theme of looking at how music shares messages is a classic NZ song from The Herbs. It is called French Letter and it is a song that was written about nuclear testing.

The French wanted to test their Nuclear bombs around NZ in a place called Morurua in the 1970s and 80s. In 1985 a greenpeace boat called the 'Rainbow Warrior' that went to protest against the French nuclear testing was bombed in Auckland Harbour killing 1 person who was aboard, all the others managed to escape. On 28 January 1996 then-President Jacques Chirac said the French military would not conduct any more nuclear tests - Wikipedia.

This song is shared the dislike that many NZers had towards Nuclear testing happening around them. The lyrics are underneath.





Lyrics:
Lyrics from Muzic.Net.Nz
Can you see yourself, under a coconut tree
Wanting for nothing, or maybe a cooler breeze
Where all things romantic, in the south pacific
And the only peace is the spit on a feast, your feast yeah

Do you know what makes the ocean glow
Do you know what makes the ocean glow
When unwelcome guests, are making nuclear tests
are making nuclear tests, are making nuclear tests,
are making nuclear tests

Oh yes, no nukes hah ahhhhhhh
Nuclear mis energy, nuclear, nuclear, free yo yo yo yo yo


Is there nothing at all who can appease your greed,
Could you please leave the air we breath
Why is it something we’ve done
You all seem to forget
About nuclear fallout and the long term effects

Is there anything gained when you hide the plane
Anything gained when you hide the plane
Let me be more specific, get out of the pacific
Ki te la pacific, get out of the pacific
Ki te la pacific

Oh yes, no nukes hah ahhhhhhh
Nuclear mis energy, nuclear, nuclear,
Nuclear free yeah
Nuclear free yeah
Nuclear free yeah

Nuclear free yeah
Nuclear free yeah
Nuclear free yeah

Nuclear free yeah
Nuclear free yeah
Nuclear free yeah

Nuclear free yeah

NZ Sign Language Week 2009

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4 - 10 May is NZ Sign Language Week.

Here is the alphabet so you can practice spelling your name.

Friday, May 1, 2009

NZ Music # 1 - Smashproof

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This track is a great one to start NZ Music Month with because it has been Number 1 in the charts for 10 weeks - breaking the last NZ record of 9 weeks. Congratulations Smashproof!




NZ Music Month 2009

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Today marks the first day on NZ Music Month. This is an awesome month where we can celebrate all the amazing music that comes from lil old Aotearoa. This month we will be looking at lots of NZ musicians - some new, some old!