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We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.

Lesson description: Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

Matariki Poster (Matariki is known in English as the Plaeides & the arrival of Matariki signals the time to plant your vegetable garden in NZ)

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.

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.