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Physical Education - Ki o Rahi

This term the whole school is learning the traditional game of Ki o Rahi.  Other games we have learnt are Hakareta and Piwakawaka.  

 

Ti Rākau 

Many variations of tī rākau (stick games – also known as tītī tōrea, tītī touretua, tītī tourea and poi rākau) were played by both men and women. Players often formed two rows facing each other, then threw and caught rākau (sticks) in time to a chant.  

Some games involved seated players throwing rākau to each other. In others the participants stood. There were also games where large groups of players threw sticks, and each participant who dropped a stick was ‘out’. The game continued until only one player was left.

Tī rākau helped warriors to practise hand-eye coordination at speed.

https://youtu.be/ZnKHaOBu1Ok

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 Making Maori Fried Bread

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Kohu Art

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‘Ti Rakau’

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The Stars of Matariki

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Maori Boarder Patterns

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Matariki

On Wednesday 8 June, Room 4 attended a Matariki workshop hosted at Mt Roskill Library and taught by Auckland War Memorial Museum.

We learnt that Matariki is a cluster of stars which was used by Polynesians throughout the Pacific to navigate the oceans.  This constellation is also known as Pleiades.  Matariki signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. 

As well as a waiata-a-ringa, we learnt the names of the seven stars of Matariki and what they symbolise

Waipuna ā rangi                people

Ururangi                              weather

Matariki                               the guardian

Waitī                                      fresh water

Waitā                                    the ocean

Tupu ā nuku                       the earth

Tupu ā rangi                       birds

 https://youtu.be/8qDj5gyjBo8

 

Te Ao Maori

Kia ora! Ruma’s Tahi, Rua and Toru are learning Te Reo Māori kupu with Matua Edwards. We love singing waiatas and saying our karakias together.


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