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Classroom 14 Year 5/6 Janette Page


Fun times playing Māori games!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Room 12 were joined by Room 14 to learn some fun Māori games and to sing some waitata. Yesterday we built on our new kupu, mauī (left) and matau (right) to play a listening game. If mauī was called, we all jumped to our left, if matau was called we jumped to our right, Papatūānuku meant we crouched down to touch the ground, and if Ranginui was said we all jumped up with our hands to the sky. This was lots of fun, especially as we could get outside in the sunshine.

Today we played a variation on Simon Says but with te reo kupu. We were pretty quick but the added challenge of new words and listening for the ‘Simon Says’ part was tricky! We sang the Māori version of ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’ to remind ourselves of some of the te reo for different parts of our bodies.
Thanks to Annie Treadwell for taking some of yesterday’s photos!

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