Friday, May 11, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tūhuru Marae

Activity One:

What did you see? This big meeting place called the Tūhuru Marae. We saw  the carvings from the inside of the
marae. Also the māori gates were colorfulish green and we saw the wharekai (dining room).
What did you hear? Well at the beginning of the marae visit, I heard the karanga (call) welcoming us. Also we
heard people talking and chatting. Then we heard our feet stomping on the wooden floor.
How did you feel? I felt like I never seen it in my life.  Also I felt excited but also nervous. I also felt like that it is a
strange place.
What did you expect? I thought the marae was going to be red but it’s green. I thought the wharekai(dining room)
is like a shade but it’s like a little house. Also I thought the marae was made out of metal.
What surprised you?   When we went inside the marae there were tons of māori people in the past. Also what
surprised me is that there was a karanga (call) welcoming us. Then what surprised me is that it was different to the
What took you out of your comfort zone? What took me out of my comfort zone is that when we sat on the floor
when talked our mihi I don’t know the whole mihi so I just say my name and my school. Also what took out of my
comfort zone is when we did the hongi I was uncomfortable but I just have a go.
What did you learn? What I learned at the marae is that the colourful stones on the carvings are the  māori chiefs.
Also what I learned at the marae the māori people that have the whale teeth are the ones that gone to sea.

List the order of events as best as you can about the pōwhiri and what you saw people doing. When the people
went through the gates we heard a call called a karanga. Then when we took off our shoes there were tons of carvings
that tell the past. Next on morning tea we were playing outside getting fresh air. Last we heard the last speech and
then we went back to school and then we went to the bus and went home.

Activity Two:
Below are some photos of Tuhuru.  Listen to the tangata whenua talk about features that are significant
to them.  Label the relevant pictures with information you have learnt.
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Every marae has protocols and rules that you must follow while you are there.  Listen to the tangata whenua and write down the rules that you
are to follow while you are at Tuhuru.  Present it as a poster on this page:
(Me pēhea)
  1. Always take your shoes off before going the marae.
  2. If you don’t want to do the hongi you can just
  3. shake hands.
  4. When you introduce yourself do it quiet and
  5. silent.
  6. Whisper when you got something to say.
  7. Mouth zipped when at the gates.

  1. No stepping on people.
  2. No elbows on tables.
  3. No running inside.
  4. No silly noises.
  5. No swear words.
  6. No farting.

Final Activity:

Write a reflection on your day spent at Tuhuru Marae.  What have you learnt? What did you enjoy the most?
What was a challenge?  Do you feel that you know a little more about Te Ao Maori? What are you most proud of
doing today?  Is there anything that you now want to learn more about?

What the challenge was is doing the hongi on other peoples noses because people skin felt different.
What did I enjoy the most is that when it was the beginning of the visit the gates have two gods, one is
Tūmatauenga the god of war, and Rongomātāne the god of peace. What I want to learn more about Te
Reo Māori is count all the way to 1 million in māori.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

WALT: Retell a Maori water myth in our own words.

Water: Kupe and the giant Wheke
Kupe was a rangatira, a great fisherman who lived in Hawiiki. Surrounded Kupe’s settlement were the traditional fishing grounds where Kupe and his tribe caught their fish.

When the moon and the tides were right, the fishermen headed out to seas and always return with waka laden of fish of all different colors and sizes- gifts from. Tangaroa and Hinemoana which the whole tribe celebrated. The people gathered at the shoreline to greet them when they return, to divide the catch so each whanau had an even share.

One morning when the fishermen lowered their lines at one of their favorite fishing grounds, they didn’t get the expected tug on their lines. Instead, when they pulled their lines from the water, the bait had vanished. This continued through the morning and into the day, and not one fisherman caught a single fish. This never happened before. Many of the tribe were upset when they returned. This secretly accused the fishermen of disrespecting Tangora and therefore causing their misfortune.

Then one time he saw a giant wheke. “So that’s causing that fish to swim away,” said Kupe. Then he had the wheke as a pet. Then a few weeks later Kupe ate the wheke and they all live happily ever after

The end.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Why do people drink water?

WALT: Plan and write an explanation.

Why do people drink water?
To help you keep hydrated and fresh.

Why we drink water because they keep you clean and strong. Why we drink water is because it keeps your lungs wet. Also keep your brain working.

To keep you healthy and strong. If you need water then get your water bottle ready. Sweat is a bit like water dripping down your face but it tastes like buttery water.

We need water to survive in hot places. If you are outside in the hot, always drink water. Water always refresh you.

That’s why we drink water.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


WALT: Find and convert units of measurement.