Saturday, 30 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 , Day 4 - Contemporary Entertainment!

Summer Learning Journey 


Week 4 , Day 4 - Contemporary Entertainment

Activity 1 - Moana


In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?


Have you ever watched the movie Moana ? Well Moana is a Polynesian girl that lives with her family on the island of Motunui. When Moana was born the sea chose her to be the leader. But Maui stole the heart of Te Fiti , and island after island get worsted because Te Fiti was angry. When Moana grew up her dad let her be the leader. Everyone started noticing that the coconuts didn't grow and the fish was gone. Moana tried and tried to get enough food for her family. One night Moana was with her grandmother Tala she showed Moana something that her farther hided for a long time. Moana was shocked she always wanted to go past the reef but her farther disagreed because of some reason. Grandma Tala told Moana why her farther had put away the canoes. Moana was shocked at what she heard but she wanted to help. Her mother and Grandmother told her to go and tell Maui to take back the heat of Te Fiti. Off Moana went into the dark sea.

Moana knew where she had to go but she didn't know how to control the canoe. Moana knew that the sea chose her but Moana got very mad and started to yell at the sea because the ocean wasn't helping her. So that sea did. Moana thought that the sea just was angry at her so the sea ruined the canoe . But she was actual there at Maui land that he hid at . " Your welcome " , " what was that " said Moana , Moana quickly hid underneath her canoe. " Yay a new boat !" said Maui. Then Maui picked it up , " AAAAA ! " Screamed Maui ! Maui was so scared to find Moana underneath the canoe. Maui tricked Moana by singing his favourite song called " Your Welcome " . After the song was finish Moana was stuck in a cave of Maui's. Mean while , Maui was already on her canoe riding to some where else. But Moana quickly found a way to get out. She saw that Maui was on her canoe and she just jumped in the water. She had missed the canoe and Maui started to laugh. But all a sudden the sea helped Moana to get back up onto the canoe. Maui faces was shocked at what he just saw he wasn't expecting that. Moana told him this " I am Moana of Motunui and you have to return the heart of Te Fiti " . Maui's face was shocked. It looked like he was scared of the heart. Moana screamed out " Hello , we have the heart come and get us ". Now at that point Moana didn't know that there would something actualy come and get the heart. But appeared of the fog came coconuts. " Aww , their cute " said Moana. All a sudden they added paint to their face " O never mind " said Moana. " Kakamora " Said Maui. Moana , Maui and the Kakamora fight for the heart. Moana knew that it was just coconuts and she grabbed the heart out of the coconut hand , and off Moana and Maui went.

There journey was long. Maui tried to teach Moana how to sail the canoe but she fall asleep and Maui took over. They arrived at a place. Maui did a haka and the gaped open , in jumped both. A couple minutes after they landed they saw Maui hook. On top of Tamatoa ( The grab ) Moana tried to get the hook but Tamatoa stood up and sang a song to her called " Shiny " . Maui tried to do some tricks with his hook but it didn't work. After all they still got the hook. TO BE CONTINUED!

My Favourite Part of the movie has to be when Moana give Te Fiti her heart back and she goes back to Motunui.


Activity 2 - Country Calendar


Did you know that the longest running television show in New Zealand history is a programme called ‘Country Calendar’? It started on 6 March 1966 and has been running ever since. The programme includes stories of everyday New Zealanders, many of whom are farmers.

Watch this short clip from Country Calendar. What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.


I would not like to become a farmer. But I would love the opportunity to have a week worth of being and living like a farmer , why? well I want to experience what farmers do and how they live. I would also love to spend time taking care of animals and taking care of nature. If I have a week worth of being and living like a farmer I would like to see if their life is like a normal life but with animals. But one thing that I would love to learn is what else do they do. Like do they sell any animals , how do they take care of the nature and animals , how long have been a farmer and much more.


Bonus Activity - Singing A Different Tune

A number of New Zealand (NZ) singers and songwriters have recently burst onto the music scene, becoming popular both in NZ and overseas. One of these artists, Lorde, is gaining a lot of recognition for her unique style and songwriting ability. People all over the world seem to really like the lyrics (words) that she writes in her songs.

Think of your favourite song. Share the name of the song, the name of the person who wrote the song and the lyrics from the song on your blog. You must type the lyrics not cut and paste them in order to earn full points for the activity.


Well one of my favourite song is called " Perfect " By Ed Sheeran. I think that Ed Sheeran is such amazing person and his songs are just so catchy and just amazing.

Lyrics -

I found love for me
Darling just dive right in
And follow my lead
Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet
I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
Cause we were just kids when we fell in love

Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling , just kiss me slow , your heart is all I own
And in your eyes you're holding mine

Baby , i'm dancing in the dark with yo between my arms
Barefoot on the grass , listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess , I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it darling , you look perfect tonight

Well I found a women , stronger than I know
She shares my dreams , I hope that someday i'll share her home
I found love to carry more than my secrets
To carry love , to carry children of our own

We were still kids , but we're so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we'll be alright this time
Darling , just hold my hands
Be my girl , i'll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

Baby , i'm dancing in the dark , with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass , listening to our favourite song
When I saw you in that dress , looking so beautiful
I don't deserve this , darling , you look perfect tonight

Baby , i'm dancing in the dark , with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass , listening to our favourite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel person
And she looks
I don't deserve this
You look perfect tonight



  1. Hey there Leilani, thank you for sharing your thoughts on whether or not you would like to be a farmer. I have to agree with you, it would be fun for a week to see what it's like but I don't think I could do it permanently. There would be some aspects of being a farmer that would be fun, such as being out in the sun, among nature, caring for animals and being your own boss.

    Since you're not that keen on becoming a farmer. Do you know what you might like to do when you're older?

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Kia Ora Billy,

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my Summer Learning Journey. I think that I would love to be a teacher. Because being a teacher is very helpful to other people.
    What did u want to be when you were younger?

    Leilani :)

  3. Awesome choice! I am a teacher and I love it. It's great helping people. You've got the right idea!

    All the best, I hope it happens for you.


  4. Hey Leilani ,

    Well Done on your Amazing Blogpost!!! It Sounds Like you really Know the Movie Moana I really Enjoyed you Telling the Story about the Movie Moana you Really Gave alot of Info which is GREAT!!! Also The Song you Picked was a Great Pick I Like the song you Pick I listen to it and it is a Great Song to listen too . Keep up the Great work !!


    Wishing you all the Best and Kind Regards
    Lillyana FG