Sunday, 17 September 2017

Maori Language Week

Last week was Maori language week and we learnt a lot of new reo (language) that we can use every day.

We learnt to ask - Kei te pehea koe? or How are you feeling? and a whole lot of answers for this that we say in a sentence like this - Kei te ______ ahau (I am feeling _____). We could feel matewai (thirsty), matemoe (sleepy), pai (good/fine), makariri (cold) or many other things - we have posters on the wall. Lots of kids have been asking Mrs Clarke to have a drink by telling her - Kei te matewai ahau.

We also learnt about body part names and colours and even learnt a new waiata (song) called 'Tena Kotou'. Here is a link to the youtube clip of a song we learnt so you can keep singing at home if you like.

On Friday we wrote mihi or pepeha (a way to say where you're from and introduce yourself in Maori. We presented these in a cloak. They turned out really cool - don't you think?






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