Thursday, 29 June 2017

Welcome Madison

We are very excited to have a new learner in Room 2 and her name is Madison. Welcome to Pukete school Madison.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Toys Designing and Creating

Last week we planned and made our toys as the INSPIRE part of our innovation inquiry.

We had such great ideas and really loved creating our toys.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Whaea Kathy Shares Her Maori Instruments

Yesterday we were very lucky to have Kaea's Mum Whaea Kathy come and share her very special musical instruments with us. She began by introducing herself in Te Reo by saying her Pepeha, just like we are learning to say.

She then shared with us some very special instruments-

A Koauau:

A Putorino:

Purerehua (Butterfly)



Kaea showed us how she could play this beautiful instrument made from a gourd.

Whaea Kathy then read us a story she and Kaea's Dad Daniel had written about Hinemoa and Tutanekai.

Then we got to make our own Maori instrument called a Porotiti.We used cardboard and string and practised very hard to get them to whirl.

Sincere got hers to work beautifully!

We loved having Whaea Kathy share her beautiful instruments and knowledge of Te Reo with us.