P Ī T A U 1 - 2019
This term we have been learning about our heritage and identities as part of our Inquiry focus for term 1. We first had to find out some important information about ourselves, such as where we are from, where we call home and different places in New Zealand and around the world that are important to us.
Miss Hix then gave us the task of creating our Pepeha’s to introduce ourselves to one another and for us to see what common connections we have. We found out that most of us call Ōtautahi (Christchurch) home, and some of us were born in different countries.
We then got to learn the correct pronunciation of the Māori vowels and consonants, ngā ara pū - māori alphabet. We used a Total Body Response method to help us learn, the combination of using body movement and actions to engage our memory.
We then got a buddy to help us video record each line of our pepeha and then we built it up using Keynote. There was a lot of teamwork going around the room and outside in the playground to get our tasks completed. It was great to see the transfer of our digital skills that we learnt during our Digital Technologies Workshops with Mrs Togaiso.
Throughout these lessons our children showed a lot of perseverance and resilience as they remembered the correct order and pronunciation of our pepeha’s.
After we created our pepeha’s we then posted these to Seesaw for our parents to see as well. Make sure you check them out, we have a talented bunch of children in Pītau 1.