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…

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

Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

Matariki Myth: Tamarereti.mov

Lesson description: Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

Matariki Ready to Read Book

Matariki is a Ready to Read book at Gold level. This book tells us about Matariki and its importance to those of us living in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Interactive Visual Teaching Aid // Body parts in the reo maori

Interactive Visual Teaching Aid // Body parts in the reo maori


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.: Matariki Fact Recall

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.

More great art ideas for Matariki...! ~ Matariki stars

Get tamariki to colour in some thin triangles then cut them out and glue them together on black card to form star banner :)

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

Matariki Story

Te Pito o Watea – “The Creation of First Light” It was Tane who was responsible for the distribution of Te Whanau Marama – the stars. Tane’s role as the creator of …

Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/

Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a 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.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage…

You could do this with seven stars and arrange them like the Matariki cluster

You could do this with seven stars and arrange them like the Matariki cluster

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