Opening and closing Karakia
The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day...here are our karakia to open and close the day.
To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.
Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki education resource 2015 - Part 2 | Te Papa’s Blog
During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven membersRead more
Manu Tukutuku- Kites
Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here. Here…
Green Grubs Garden Club
I love having a positive and celebratory learning focus - especially in the middle of winter! Matariki has links to so many areas of the curriculum and key competencies - science, art, myths and legends, gardening, healthy eating, goal setting and reflection to name just a few. I'm sure that most primary teachers will agree that the best way into most topics and inquiry is through a great book - so I've compiled a little list of my favourites! Most of these books come complete with several…
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.