Room 16 is comprised of eighteen year one students who are 5 years old. They wish to share their learning with you.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Matariki Stars

In Te Reo class, Room 16 has been busy making Matariki Stars to decorate a mural that Whaea Saf has been organising.  Matariki is the celebration of the Maori New Year.  The stars of Matariki are also known as the Pleiades cluster of stars.  They are visible for most of the year but they disappear from the night sky in Aotearoa in late April and reappear in the north eastern sky in late May or early June.  When the stars appear again, and the new moon appears it is the beginning of the Maori New Year.     The seven stars in the cluster are named  Matariki (the biggest star),Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Tupuanuku, Tupuarangi and Ururangi.

Room 16 decorating their Matariki stars.

Gabriella making a Matariki star.

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