Ko te Rāapa tēnei rā, 15 o Paengawhāwhā 2020

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I hope you are all looking after yourselves and keeping busy during this lockdown.

Our learning for the next two weeks will be based on ANZAC Day, which is a very special day in NZ history. I have prepared a few ANZAC tasks for you to complete. Please complete 1 task per day and share on classdojo. Have fun and please email if you have questions regarding the mahi.

A.N.Z.A.C Study - Term 2

Challenge Tahi - Complete this set of questions. (1 week)


  1. Create a Keynote Presentation and name it; “my name – ANZAC 2020”
  2. On the Title slide add a picture and the Title – About A.N.Z.A.C. Day.
  3. Create a new slide for each of the questions below. (Do not put the question on the slide, just put your information that answers the question)
  4. Use the links below to find information, and then write you answers in your own words.
  5. Join workshops with Matua Mohi and Koka Val to learn how to do things in Keynote and how to present your information to show your learning.
  6. When your Keynote is completed, add it to your ClassDojo Portfolio. (further instruction in a Zoom workshop)

Success Criteria:

  1. I have created a Keynote and named it correctly.
  2. I have created a Title slide and a slide for each question.
  3.  I have used the links to find the information, then write an answer in my own words on the slides.
  4. I have joined Zoom workshops to ask questions and learn how to use Keynote.
  5. I can talk about important ideas about A.N.Z.A.C. history and commemorations.


1. Where is Gallipoli?

2. Why do A.N.Z.A.C. Day ceremonies in New Zealand happen at dawn?

3. What do the letters A.N.Z.A.C. stand for?

4. Why is what happened at Gallipoli on the 25th of April special to us as New Zealanders?

5. On the 25th of April 1915, roughly how many New Zealand soldiers landed at the beach that became known as Anzac Cove?

6. How many days did the Gallipoli campaign last?

7. According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission how many deaths were suffered by the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) at Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915?

8. What was Evelyn Brooke’s role at Gallipoli?

9. Who wrote the poem ‘For the fallen’ commonly used at Anzac Day ceremonies?

10. What do the letters R.S.A. stand for?

11. What other event happened at the same time as the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings?

12. What has Anzac Day become closely associated with with in recent years?

13. What is the name of the poppy commonly used as a symbol for Anzac Day?








Challenge Rua - Create an Acrostic Poem

2. Using A is for ANZACs to spell your name

Create an acrostic of your name using the information from the letters in the A-Z of ANZACs online book

·       V is for Villers-Bretonneux

·       A is for ANZACs

·       L is for letters home

·       E is for enlistment

·       R is for Rising Sun

·       I is for ice

·       E is for excellent


  1. Create a new Document in Pages and name it “my name – ANZAC poem”.
  2. Make a text box to put your poem in.
  3. Make an image box to put a picture in.
  4. Use the links to find ANZAC information to make your poem
  5. Join workshops to learn how to use Pages.
  6. Upload your finished poem to your ClassDojo portfolio.


  1. ANZAC – Social Studies

 Follow this link and click on the text button to read the article about the Maori Pioneer Battalion.  Answer one of the following questions about the text.

 4.   ANZAC – Technology & Maths (Measurement)

Bake a batch of ANZAC biscuits.  Take a photo of you or a family member enjoying the finished product.  Make sure you leave the kitchen tidy!


5. ANZAC – Art

Create an ANZAC Day wreath or poppy to put outside your gate on April 25th. Look here for some ideas: 


Pinterest wreath ideas


Take a photo to share with us.

 6.  Create a dance to celebrate ANZAC




Have you done this yet?  If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?!  Find some music and create dance moves with your family. Video yourselves, then send the clip to us.



7. Writing:


Write a message to your friend to see how they are coping with the lockdown.  You should include:

·       a greeting

·       questions about how they are and what they have been doing

·       information about what you have been doing

·       an invitation to reply to your message

 Share your work with me.  When I have checked it, you can send your message.