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Te reo me te tikanga Maori 

We are fortunate at Clevedon School to have whaea Ani teach each class for 1 hour per week for Maori language and culture. 

Our te reo programme is based on the Ministry of Education's curriculum guidelines for teaching and learning te reo in English-medium schools. 

 

Our karakia for the term can be accessed by clicking here

Tōtara focus:

We begun the term learning about the Māori legends around the origins of the different weather that we experience - about Rangi and Papa and their sons. Since then we have been learning the kupu for different kinds of weather and ways of describing it e.g paki (fine), ua (rain), hau (wind), āniwaniwa (rainbow), kapua (cloudy), pata ua (showers) makariri (cold), mahana (warm), wera (hot), āwha (stormy), hukarere (snow), ua whatu (hail), huripari (tornado), uira (lightning). We are learning how to ask someone what the weather is like where they are ‘ He aha te āhua o te rangi?’ and how to answer ‘He rangi……’  when someone asks us.

Towards the end of the term, as we prepare for Ag Day, we will be learning the kupu for pets, farm animals, seeds and seedlings.


Pōhutukawa focus:

We begun the term learning about the Māori legends around the origins of the different weather that we experience - about Rangi and Papa and their sons. Since then we have been learning the kupu for different kinds of weather and ways of describing it e.g  paki (fine), ua (rain),hau (wind), āniwaniwa (rainbow), kapua (cloudy), pata ua (showers) makariri (cold), mahana (warm), wera (hot), āwha (stormy), hukarere (snow), ua whatu (hail), huripari (tornado), uira (lightning). We are learning how to ask someone what the weather is like where they are ‘ He aha te āhua o te rangi?’ and how to answer ‘He rangi……’  when someone asks us.

Near the end of the term we will be learning about the legend of Māui fishing up the North Island and about Māori place names around Aotearoa and how to say them.


Kauri focus:

We began the term completing our presentations describing ourselves and what we look like, that we had started last term. Now we are learning the new Māori names for technology and equipment that we use everyday in our classrooms so that we can incorporate these words into our daily lives in the classroom. We have been using the languagenut website to learn and practise the new kupu and phrases and creating labels and an arawhata areta (alphabet ladder reference chart) of the language that we think will be useful to us e.g rorohiko (computer) Īpapa (i-pad), rorohiko pōhaho (laptop), ipurangi (internet), mata (screen) mahi kainga (homework).....

Near the end of the term we will revisit language around ‘Te Huarere’ (the weather) that we began learning two years ago and extend our learning by using it in simple active sentences and relating it to different places as is used in weather reports e.g  ‘Kei te heke te ua ki Rotorua.’ (Rain is falling in Rotorua.), ‘Ka whiti te rā ki Whitianga āpōpō’ ( The sun will be shining in Whitianga tomorrow).


Kōwhai focus:

Following on from last term we are consolidating and extending our knowledge and ability to communicate about numbers into the thousands, ordinal numbers, dates, seasons and telling the time. We are using the languagenut on-line learning resource to target and address individual gaps and stages in our learning and working towards an open-book assessment to demonstrate how we can apply our understanding. We will finish the term revisiting language around ‘Te Huarere’ (the weather) that we began learning two years ago and extend our learning by using it in simple active sentences and relating it to different places as is used in weather reports e.g  ‘Kei te heke te ua ki Rotorua.’ (Rain is falling in Rotorua.), ‘Ka whiti te rā ki Whitianga āpōpō’ ( The sun will be shining in Whitianga tomorrow).