Welcome to Ruma tahi!
We have been learning to speak Te Reo Māori through waiatas (songs) Māori games using rakau and poi and listening to Māori legends. We learnt about Māori symbols so we decided to make our own book. We wrote sentences using similes and we drew straight and curved lines and used collage to make our symbols.
Our pikorua is blue like the pacific Ocean and it looks like number eight. Tamerita, Latai & Teremoana
Matau looks like red hot flames of blazing fire. It is strong as a lion. Eli
Porowhita represents the past and future. It looks like warrior's eyeballs popping wide open.
Toakase, Pauline & Taylah.
Koru represents new beginnings. It is beautiful and you can wear it like a necklace. Jahmani.
It looks like a baby in mummy’s tummy. Ngatokorima.
Matau is a Māori fish hook. It looks like a bonfire. It is parakaraka like a goldfish. Izrayl, Taufa & Mark.
Our porowhita looks like my nana’s earrings. Mahine.
It is blue like fresh air. Susana.
It is blue like the ocean. Miana.
It is white like fluffy clouds. Fakalelu & Sekola.
Koru is a spiral like a snail’s shell. Koru is green like the dense bush and forests of Aotearoa. Taniela & Moses.
Our muri paraoa is black and shiney like the stars.
Our roimata is kakariki like a tall totara tree.