This week in Explore we have been learning about Matariki. We shared a lot of stories about the seven stars of Matariki. We visited Te Papa from our TV and learned how to find the Matariki cluster in the sky. Matariki provides an opportunity for our students in Piako Tahi to explore the values of diversity, community and participation, and respect for self and others.Have a look at some of the activities from Explore this week!
Kupa was very busy matching stars and numbers in Te Reo.
Te Huriwai was practicing her writing skills learning the names of the seven stars of Matariki.
Whai (String games) were very popular. Well done Iris, Elijah, Ella, Nina and Charlotte!
Making kites was the kids favourite activity. Charlie, Kenta, Zach T, Avery, Caleb, Courtney and Koni-Leigh had a great time, as you can see!
Toby and Ethan spent a lot of time together planing and making a waka that follows the Matariki stars to navigate.
Some kids were writing kind messages to their families, teachers and friends. Good job Levi, Aurora, Darcie and Hugo!. Lucky Mr Pike, he had a lot of beautiful messages!
Our addition worksheet was not easy, but we have Tane, Zach M and Logan W doing some serious thinking to count all the stars.