Tag: Inquiry

Early and Modern Mode of Transport. 

LI: To correctly draw and label a diagram. 

Today we were looking at the change of early and the modern mode of transport. We labeled the different parts of one of the land, sea, rail, and air. We also chose to do one of which were the interior, outside, or the engine. 

One of the differences between the two early and modern cars were how this the Benz Patent Motor Wagon, was created with wooden seats, which could’ve been uncomfortable to sit in, if someone needed to travel long distances, whereas the Mercedes-Benz vehicle is made with leather seatings.

I enjoyed doing this activity because it was interesting to compare the differences between the two, and how in the early mode of transport, there weren’t a lot of technology included in the cars. 

An interesting fact I learnt during this activity was how the the Benz Patent Motor Wagon was one of the first ever cars made. 

Evolution of Transportation

LI: To identify how technology has changed when we consider how it was fit for purpose. 

Today we were looking at the change of technology. Over the past 100 years, technology has changed in order to make things easier. This is called fit for purpose. Transportation devices have become more convenient compared to their initial design. 

Fit for purpose is when something is useful. For example, land transport, a car. Since cars are vehicles that transport goods, people, and go long distances, it wouldn’t be fit for purpose if it was broken, and didn’t work at all.

I enjoyed doing this activity because its was interesting to see which cars were fit for purpose when it was driven many years ago. 

An interesting fact I learned during this activity was how much more things got much more better these days, and with better technology. 

Match Girls Strike of 1888

LI: To identify the significance of the Match Girls Strike of 1888.

Today we had a session with David, our PB4L leader. He was teaching us about the match girls strike of 1888. This Strike of 1888 explains the hardships that the match girls went through, this eventually led to a protest trying to raise awareness for women who don’t get appreciate their hard work by not getting paid.

I enjoyed doing this activity because in the 1888 and back, women were looked down because they weren’t men. 

An interesting fact I learnt during this activity was how the yellow phosphorus could damage someones face which would be devastating and how there were people who died from this disease. 


LI: To identify the 4 different modes (types) of transport and their changes over time.

The 4 different modes of transport are air, land, sea and rail. We explored more about the types of transportation and how they have evolved over time to build an understanding of how humanity makes changes to vehicles like cars, boats, trains and planes.

An example of air, land, sea and rail based vehicles are air plane, electric car, sailing boat, and steam trains. Most of the vehicles that are used daily carries goods or people to place.

I found this task interesting because I learnt more about the different types vehicles in each category.



LI: to determine our prior knowledge of celebrations.

This week we were looking at celebrations and what we already understand about them. We know that there are different types of celebrations that different people acknowledge and participate in. However, there are many more specific celebrations that people hold sacred to themselves.

Celebration is a type of event where groups of people acknowledge a holiday or something significant to them or their religion/culture. There can be two types of celebrations. One type of celebration is a religious holiday or religious time, the other type of celebration is a non-religious marking. For example: a religious celebration is like Diwali or Eid. A non-religious marking is like a birthday, mothers day, fathers day or graduation. These are all considered types of celebration.

These are some practices people do during different celebrations or markings; During Eid, Muslims come together and pray in the morning and then go to celebrate Eid throughout the rest of the day. During Christmas, people put out some cookies and milk to ‘feed’ father Christmas/Santa. During birthdays, people recieve presents and a birthday cake.

I enjoyed this activity because I am familiar with many celebrations and have a lot of prior knowledge to do with celebrations.

Healthy Relationships

LI: To understand how a healthy relationship has a positive impact.

This week our Inquiry lesson was focused on showing how we think healthy relationships can have a positive impact.

 In our DLO, we showed how healthy relationships can impact something in a positive manner and what healthy relationships are to us. We all have different opinions on healthy relationships and what we think it could have an impact on. 

This activity was fun because I was able to write my own understanding of what a healthy relationship is. 


LI: To understand the roles in a relationship and understand what a working partnership looks like

To help us understand the vocabulary in this task we defined each word then worked collaboratively to ‘tell me, show me and explain to me’ what these words mean.

This activity was fun because defining the words allowed me to expand my knowledge on the 6 words. 


LI: To strengthen our trust with others

This activity was about having trust between our classmates to see how well we could cooperate. We each had a pencil and paper, and drew something on the paper while putting the paper on the back of our pairs. The person who was drawing against a surface was attempting to mimic their partners drawing as best as they could. This would let us improve our confidence and teamwork with each other.

I found this activity educational because I gained more trust in my classmates while having fun.

Dot to Dot Connections – Relationships

To help us strengthen our connections to our new topic of Relationships we worked collaboratively to draw lines between words we thought connected. The example I have chosen to share is the connection between disagreement and tolerance. These words have a connection because people shouldn’t act out when there’s a disagreement towards something. 

This activity was fun because it allowed me to make connections to each word, and allowed me to grow my knowledge on relationships.

Treaty of Waitangi Summary

My group and I summarized the Treaty of Waitangi in fewer words. To make our summary, we read a text about how it began and how it affeced Aotearoa due to the many promises broken from when they signed the document for peace for both countries, the Maori chiefs and the British Crown. After we collected many information we picked the 20 important words in the first box above, then chose the 6 most important words that would be included/written in the third box.

Something interesting I have learnt from this while looking into more of what happened in Waitangi, that there was a Waitangi Tribunal to investigate disputes.