Monday, October 31, 2016

Waka Ama Made By Chevylee

Waka Ama

On Monday the 31 of October our class did Waka Ama with Matua Rob every Monday.  He teaches us how to hold the hoe / paddles and how to use them in the water. Waka Ama is when 6 people are in a canoe with an Ama out the side steadying the boat. All of our class carried the Waka Ama down to the sea and 5 people in our class put life jackets on and got in. The first lot of people were Kartell, Aliyah, Patience, Billie and me, Matua Rob was the back steerer. We pushed off and we started paddling, I was in seat 2 which meant I was a front steerer along with Patience who was in seat 1. We paddled out past the parked up boats in front of the bridge, then kept paddling for a bit. Me and Patience were told to draw our paddles under the boat to steer while the others paddle, so we did. When the Waka Ama turned where we wanted it to be, we all started paddling again. As we got to the shore some people in our class held the Waka Ama still so we could get out and give our life jackets to the people who hadn’t had a turn. People went out in groups of five, came back and swapped and so on. Our class did Waka Ama until around 2 o’clock then went back to school.  Waka Ama was so much fun.


  1. Hi Chevylee,
    I like how you have used good punctuation and how you began your recount with who, where, what and when. You also gave a lot of detail about how you worked to get the waka moving. Well done! The advice we have for you is to try include interesting language and paragraphs for the different parts. Keep up the good work

  2. Hi Chevylee,
    I like how you are telling us how to padlle a Waka Ama
    Well done

  3. Hi my name is Lilly at ohaeawai primary school I really like your writing.And you used great puncuashion