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Week 8 Term 2

Posted on 21 June 2019

Kia Ora Whanau!

Wow I was so proud of Room 2 this afternoon sharing at assembly. We have been practicing lots in class, (I am sure that maybe you have heard your child practicing at home too) and it definitely showed in their performance today. Please see the amazing video of their performance below.

We have been looking at rivers as part of our land and we are all very familiar with the waikato river which is so close to us. For some of us we could name rivers from other places where we have been too. In Maori myth and legends taniwha's were creatures that lived in water; rivers, streams, lakes and the sea. Some taniwha's were believed to be the kaitiaki (guardians) of their water home, others were described as dangerous. We discussed as a class how although taniwha's weren't actually real, Maori people still believed in them. 

We have created our own amazing taniwha's that are on display in our class. We were learning to use different textures to add detail. Students chose lots of vibrant and awesome coloured pieces of material to add detail to their taniwha's. Make sure you pop inn and check them out!


Lastly here is the amazing video of beautiful taniwha song, I hope you enjoy it as much as we loved performing it. Thanks to the students who did a fabulous job counting us in and those who were in the taniwha costume. Tino pai to all of you!



Please keep an eye out in your child's homework book next week. There will be a pepeha template coming home. Pepeha's are a way of introducing yourself in Te Reo Maori, where we make special connections to our land and whanau. Please help your child to fill this out and feel free to email me or pop into class if you have any questions.

Ka Kite

Miss Saunders




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