Te Ao Maori Week!
Room 5 loved our amazing week of learning and we had so much fun! We had Maori stations where we learnt different Maori skills - Rakau, Maori dance/drama, poi and some language too.
Amelia and De’Jon wanted to share their writing from our wonderful experiences…
On Friday, we had lots of fun! Room 5 played catch with the poi in a special Maori game. Room 5 did balancing with rakau which were very long and thin sticks. We danced and I was so exhausted. We went outside for Maori activities. Our learning was amazing!
On Friday we did rakau, poi, a ‘wha’ Maori counting game and hand activity. The poi was so wonderful! It was so exciting doing all of these things and so.. So…much FUN!!!!!
After that we welcomed the seniors back from their Noho Marae. I felt elated because we had fun and it was very cool welcoming the seniors back with our song ‘Haere Mai’ that we learnt. Some of the Junior children even did a pukana! I heard our voices booming around the school. We were all happy from our exciting day.