Kia Ora and welcome to Te Rōpū Ngākaunui's blog! We are a year 4/5 class at Gilberthorpe School in Christchurch. This is a place where we can share our learning with you. We would love for you to comment and check out our individual blogs to see what we get up to. Enjoy!
In class we have been learning about the Treaty of Waitangi. We have had many discussions, watched videos and done our own research on what was involved on this important day way back in 1840.
The work we have been doing on the Treaty of Waitangi
We read the Tree hut treaty and then decided to make our own. In small groups, we brainstormed different ideas about expectations from all different people, such as, ourselves, our parents, our teachers, Mr Wilkinson, and even our cleaners. Miss Johnstone put the some of these ideas together to form our class Treaty. Nalanee and Nazif stained it with tea and coffee because we wanted it to resemble an old document like the Treaty of Waitangi. Miss Johnstone then (carefully) burnt the edges, and her fingers, to give it an old look. We think it looks great and it takes pride of place on our wall! We also created class portraits to put around it and act as our signatures. There were hundreds of people who signed the Treaty of Waitangi.. so we didn't have quite as many!