Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
The sun, 'Ra'
Design. Eight year olds 'Ra', Maori for sun. The children made impressions of the sun using Maori designs based on the tiki. The circle in the centre was practiced and drawn with markers. Then the rays of the sun were designed and added. The colour was limited to warm shades. The children were asked to consider symmetry and patterns when making their designs. The idea for this is from my arty friend Kimberly see; http://www.allsmilez.com/.
Matariki art – children’s art of the Matariki legend
Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. The constellation rises above Aotearoa New Zealand in late May or early June, and for Maori it marks the start of a n…