As part of our Diving Deeper programme, Mrs Wendt takes a group of Year 4-6 children for two hour sessions over 5 weeks. Our programme is focused on tikanga me te reo Maori. Last year we looked at the koru and its significance in Maori artworks. We created our own paintings of koru. In 2011, we focused on flax weaving. We researched the tikanga surrounding the preparation and weaving of flax, and we created flax flowers. In the past we have made manu taratahi, puoro (clay flutes), researched Matariki and created podcasts of local Maori legends.
This year in Diving Deeper we focused on Te Reo. We learnt to converse in Maori and wrote a short script. We then used Sock Puppets (an ipad app) to record ourselves. We also drew pictures in kidpix to make a book about our feelings. Please click on the video links below. Our book is called E pehea ana koe?
Please watch Mia and Katie’s short video below. You will love it!