Maori masks depicting Maori gods. The symmetrical motifs in the background were part of a mathematics lesson.

Maori masks depicting Maori gods. The symmetrical motifs in the background were part of a mathematics lesson.

This pack includes four Year Five, Year Six, Year Seven and Year Eight Maori Myths and Legends literature texts with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three, Listening, Reading and Viewing. www.topteachingtasks.com

Māori Myths and Legends - New Zealand Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking

This pack includes four Year Five, Year Six, Year Seven and Year Eight Maori Myths and Legends literature texts with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks. These link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three, Listening, Reading and Viewing. www.topteachingtasks.com

Mad Awesomeness in Rm 4 at Woodhill School: 7 sisters (Matariki constellation) triptychs (3 panel art works).

Mad Awesomeness in Rm 4 at Woodhill School: 7 sisters (Matariki constellation) triptychs (3 panel art works).

At the bottom of the page, there are 3 utube movies that clearly explain Matariki.

Matariki Story

At the bottom of the page, there are 3 utube movies that clearly explain Matariki.

The creation myth of Maori legend is simply told in Peter's stunning, illustrative style. Bold design and brief text introduce the struggle of the children of Rangi and Papa as they try to part their parents and bring light to the world.

The creation myth of Maori legend is simply told in Peter's stunning, illustrative style. Bold design and brief text introduce the struggle of the children of Rangi and Papa as they try to part their parents and bring light to the world.

This book contains four Maori myths. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.

This book contains four Maori myths. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.


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From Te Papa - Matariki Education Resource - This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for both Early Childhood and Primary learners, and has cross curricular links with the 5 strands of Te Whāriki, as well as Social Sciences, Science, Literacy, and Learning Languages areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

From Te Papa - Matariki Education Resource - This unit of work aims to raise your students’ awareness of Matariki, a significant festival that is celebrated throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for both Early Childhood and Primary learners, and has cross curricular links with the 5 strands of Te Whāriki, as well as Social Sciences, Science, Literacy, and Learning Languages areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too,  then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'

Seven Stars of Matariki - YouTube Link, Toni Rolleston-Cummins reading 'The Seven Stars of Matariki.'

How Maui Slowed the Sun...I wanted to use this  when we did porquoi tales, if YouTube wasn't blocked!

How Maui Slowed the Sun...I wanted to use this when we did porquoi tales, if YouTube wasn't blocked!

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