Saturday, 18 July 2015

Celebrating Matariki

We celebrated Matariki (Maori New Year) by taking part in lots of fun activities like planting, kite making and cooking.
Matariki is the Maori name for a group of seven stars known as the Pleiades.  Some people think of Matariki as a mother star with six daughters, and it is often referred to as the Seven Sisters.  Matariki appears in the eastern sky around the shortest day of the year.  We worked as a team, to make roasted kumara to share with our whanau (family).  
    Did you see Matariki in the sky, while you enjoyed eating the kumara?

Peeling the kumara.

Liam chops the kumara ready for washing.
Blake and Matthew are great peelers!

Sophie is concentrating really hard!
Matthew adds the notice to his kumara pack

Mmmmm... the kumara smell yummy!

Aayush is putting his kumara in the tin foil. 


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