HB Piwakawaka - Learning about the Maori Culture T 2 2020

  • Posted on: 21 April 2020
  • By: NadineWalmisley

In term 2, once back from lockdown, HB Piwakawaka will use their afternoons of week 6 to 12, and week 7 and 8 literacy sessions to explore the Maori culture.

* Week 6 - focus on introducing elements of te reo and speaking te reo together.
Monday:
Learn song - Pakipaki tamariki ma.
Introduce Kei te pehea koe?
Drawing emojis and labelling them in te reo.

Tuesday:
Roll using - Kei te pehea koe?
Review - Pakipaki tamariki ma.
Teach how to greet people - How do we say Hello? Tena koe, Tena korua, tena koutou. Practise as a group first.
Learn - Tena koe, hello to one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yyoztp-zWc&list=RDJrLFMMA8yoE&index=1

Wednesday:
Roll using - Kei te pehea koe?
Learn songs - Pakipaki, Tena koe, Teach - Number Song
Practise counting to 10.

Thursday:
Roll using - Kei te pehea koe?
Learn songs - Pakipaki, Tena koe, Number Song, One day a taniwha
Taniwha art - https://www.rowyourwaka.co.nz/resources

Friday:
Roll using - Kei te pehea koe?
Songs - Pakipaki, Number Song, Hari koa ake au (If you're happy and you know it), One day a taniwha
Finish Taniwha Art.

* Week 7 - focus on learning our pepeha.
Monday:
Introduce the concept of pepha/mihi using the book Alix purchased.
Having gathered information from whānau help students learn to say "Ko......toku maunga".
Colour the mountain part of the pepeha poster.

Tuesday:
Go over yesterday’s part of the pepeha.
Learn “Ko……..toku awa.”
Colour the river part of the pepeha poster.

Wednesday:
Go over the previous parts of the pepeha.
Learn “No…..ahau.”
Colour the place part of the pepeha poster.

Thursday:
Go over the previous parts of the pepeha.
Learn “Ko…..toku ingoa.”
Draw themselves on their pepeha poster.
If confident, video the children saying their pepeha - may need several practise sessions before they are confident to do this.

* Week 7 and 8 Literacy - story telling - Te Ika a Maui.
Monday:
Listen to the story - Te Ika a Maui
Discuss the story - what other creation stories do you know?
List the characters together. Discuss their characteristics.
Create - a Maori sun together

Tuesday:
Listen to the story - Te Ika a Maui
Discuss the parts of the story.
Create a story map.

Wednesday:
Review story using the story map. Act it out.

Thursday:
Co-operatively write a version on the story - guided writing session.

Friday:
Co-operatively write a version on the story - guided writing session.

Tuesday:
Co-operatively write a version on the story - guided writing session.

Wednesday:
Finish co-operatively writing a version on the story - guided writing session.

Thursday and Friday: Act out story in groups and video.

* Week 8 - focus on Maori Visual Art
Tuesday:
View kowhaiwhai patterns and learn about the meanings of some of the patterns.
Make a Koru picture with crayons and dye.

Wednesday and Thursday:
View Tukutuku panels and learn about the meanings of some of the patterns. In particular look at the online patterns at Turanga (https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/puawaitanga-o-te-ringa/the-tuku...).
Make a Tukutuku panel using cardboard and wool.

Friday:
Visit Turanga to view the Tukutuku panels there.

* Week 9 (June 8-12) - finish visual art and move on to dance and music (instruments and song)
Monday:
Carving - Learn about carving (tikanga and meanings)
Make a koru pendant with modelling clay

Tuesday:
Make a Poi and practise doing some poi movements.

Wednesday:
Explore Ti Rakau and Haka. Do some of the movements and keep to the beat.

Thursday:
Explore the musical instruments of Maori.
Sing Karakia (learn Tena Kotou).

* Week 10 (June 15-19) - focus on traditional games
Monday: Play hand games Hipitoitoi (a game played in pairs with 4 hand movements - try not to copy the other person!) and Pukana (a group game, passing the hand movement back and forth around and across the circle while maintaining the rhythm), and also Manu Ti (a partner game trying to steal the feather from the headband of the other person).

Tuesday: Play Koruru (knucklebones), Tō kōhatu (stone stacking) and Whai (string games - make the cup and saucer).

Wednesday: Make and try some spinning toys - pōtaka (spinning tops) and porotiti (a spinning disc on strings that makes sounds and can keep spinning for a long time with the right technique). Ran out of time to make pepepe (flax windmills).

Thursday: try to make the pepepe (a weaving activity folding and weaving 2 strips of paper (flax) into a windmill shape that will spin when supported on a spike) and look at pouturu (stilts - using tin can stilts instead of the more difficult wooden pole stilts). Also revisit all other games and toys.

Week 11 and 12 - Matariki.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10pHohzhZckUPXM_toc2sqlCStDzwBU7HxqGK...

Matariki rises 13-16 July.

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