Thursday, June 30, 2016

Maori Legends

Over the past few weeks we have looked at Matariki as a scientific focus which brought this learning together in our wonderful production earlier this term.  Now we are shifting our focus to the celebration itself specifically the sharing of stories (through legends).

We have read:
  • Rona and the Moon
  • The Fish of Maui
  • How Maui slowed the Sun

We are learning to re-tell a legend, understanding that we can put the story into our own words then share it with others.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Matariki Morning!

An early morning for many as we gathered at Clyde Quay School Hall.  The sky was overcast so unfortunately no viewing of Matariki however the gathering of our local community with students, teachers, parents and visitors was a fantastic way to see in the Maori New Year.

Korero and a shared kai completed the morning.  A big thank you to those who shared.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dancing time...

We were lucky enough to showcase our dancing moves this afternoon with Footsteps.  We talked about the various styles of dancing and participated in a hip hop jam.  We practiced set moves, repeating these moves with and without music.  Then combined all the moves to create a dancing piece.

Everyone had a good boogie and exerted some energy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Big Show!

After a stellar matinee performance to the school earlier today, we continued into the night performing to a full house!

There was a real buzz in the air.

We all had a lot of fun - singing, dancing and story telling.  A couple of technical issues and yet we showed perseverance throughout.

Thanks to everyone who watched the show.  A great time was had by all :)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Earth song!

We have changed the words slightly:

The Earth spins around
The Earth spins around
That’s why we have night and day
The Earth spins around x2

The moon goes round the Earth
The moon goes round the Earth
A lunar month is 29 days
The moon goes round the Earth x2

The Earth goes round the sun
The Earth goes round the sun
It takes a year to get right round
The Earth goes round the sun x2

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Practice and more practice...

As the Production draws closer (next week)... We are continuing to work together and practice our parts in the show.  We each have a role to play and are showing great perseverance.

Perseverance is when...

"You keep trying and trying and don't give up." Leia

Here is a link to a number of the songs we are learning:

The Sun is a Mass

Matariki Makarena

Happy singing and moving :)

Friday, June 3, 2016

Production Art

The Harakeke and Pohutukawa Production is coming up.  We are organising the parts we will be, as well as doing lots of singing.  
Today we painted the planets, the Sun and the Moon.  We were very busy working together to create a base of colour.  Next we will be decorating the planets…