Friday, 28 September 2012
Here we are using the spinners in Room 7 Woow look our parents are having great fun too. We all got to have a turn.
We also played knuckle bones so we were kept really busy trying so many new games....we had real kucklebones here but in our class we had collected stones.
Our parents joined in with us too. They were really enjoying their day too. We love it when our parents come and see all our interesting activities.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Here we are in Room 2 watching their video on Poi dances and Poi Making. It was fun. We know how to make a Poi now. We also watched them do the Haka.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
At first I found this hard but I kept trying
Some of my friends helped me. I threaded the string through my first finger and my end finger -my little finger-and the string was at the front of my hand which I could thread
my fingers through..........by Danny
I did my pattern over and over again. It was good fun I want to try some new patterns
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
In our class we have been learning some Maori Games and practicing them.
AT THE MUSEUM When we went to the Museum we had some parents to help us, Mr Plessius, Mrs Mataroa and Ms Berry.
We left school at 9 o’clock. On the bus we had to share seats but it was great fun. When we got to the Museum we had to wait in the Atrium. Here we are eating a small morning tea before we went to the Meeting House.
It was important to take our shoes off to go into the meeting house. We learnt about the parts of the meeting house the kowhaiwhai patterns on the roof and the tukutuku panels and how the Meeting House has carvings from wood and the tukutuku panels have designs made from flax. The flax is like string. The bigcarved panels tell a story about Grand-parents and they are called “Popo”
In the meeting house we learnt about all the different parts and practised the Haka.
Here Mr Plessius is helping us with the spinner. They also used a hammer-axe to do the carving. It was made with a stone and bound to the stick with string.
It was exciting doing an action song and interesting looking at the boats that brought the Maoris to Aotearoa –they first saw the long white cloud and so it is called the Land of the Long White Cloud-which is the meaning of Aotearoa.
In the display cases were baskets and other tools and clothes from the islands. There were lots of display cases with many displays.