Choose 1 of the green literacy tasks.
Choose 1 of the blue art tasks.
Choose 2 of the red inquiry tasks.
Choose 1 more task of any colour.
Task 4: Create your own piece of writing inspired by Matariki
In this story I have made some things up and also copied some ideas from the book Mrs Love read to us.
Once there was a little girl asked her mum if she could tell the little girl a bedtime story. It was a cold Winter's night and it was Matariki ; the mum wanted to tell a story about Matariki to her daughter. The story went a little like this…
“Once upon a time a long time ago there is lived seven sisters. The sisters make kites every year at this time to celebrate. The youngest sister was finally old enough to make her own kite. When it started to get a bit windy the seven sisters quickly finished making their kites ; ran off into the sunset. Finally the girls had reached the top of the steepest hill in the whole Aotearoa but the wind had stop blowing. It started to get dark and the sisters saw a Rimu tree, tied their kites on a branch and fell asleep on the tree. The youngest sister woke up in the morning and panicked because none of the sisters kites were their. Suddenly the oldest sister saw seven kites floating through the air and shouted “Look they are floating to the moon” and the seven sisters were happy they were able to float in the air. The 4th youngest sister realised that her youngest sister's kite was flying the highest. By the time they got back to the village it was night time again but there were seven new stars and people believe that the stars are the kites that the seven sisters made. The end (well the end of the bedtime story)”
When the mother finished telling the story her daughter had fallen asleep. In the morning her daughter asked more about Matariki and was so into the Maori culture. Every night from now on her mum tells stories about Maori myths but her daughter's favourite story was the Matariki one. She asks for that story when it is Matariki and that is normally the beginning of June.
Task 2- a many pointed star
- Star overlaps in the middle
- Contains Maori designs and symbols
- Is filled with appropriate colour
- Is cut neatly and glued down
Here is my art. The hardest thing about this task was drawing the designs. Also it was hard glueing it together. I am really happy on how it turned out and I think it looks awesome next to all the other art on the wall. My favourite star is the one I put on the top.
In the story, Matariki was a leader and a role model. Choose two people (1 famous, 1 local) and explain why they are a role model to you.
Tony Lamborn: He is a role model to me because he believes that dreams come true and he has talked to me and said that dreams really do come true and that has given me lots of courage.
Zara Larsson: She is a role model to me because she is a great singer and she inspires me to be a great singer.
Matariki is also a time of celebration. This can be celebrating yourself, others or events. Create a wordle or a tagxedo celebrating the last year for you.
Try out this quiz. Read the instructions carefully and keep your answer to yourself. Write your answer below.
Matariki ahungai nui.Meaning: Matariki provider of plentiful food.