Matariki | Writing Prompt | A set of twenty-four information cards about the Maori New Year called Matariki. These cards are suitable for discussion and writing prompts. They make an excellent starting point for inquiry- based research learning. A great resource to support for Social Studies.

Matariki | Writing Prompt | A set of twenty-four information cards about the Maori New Year called Matariki. These cards are suitable for discussion and writing prompts. They make an excellent starting point for inquiry- based research learning. A great resource to support for Social Studies.

Matariki - the face of god\goddess. In some Maori traditions the star cluster of Pleides is called Matariki, the seven sisters.

Matariki - the face of god\goddess. In some Maori traditions the star cluster of Pleides is called Matariki, the seven sisters.

Matariki Activities year 1 and 2.docx - matarikiwaihi

Matariki Activities year 1 and 2.docx - matarikiwaihi

Matariki is the Aotearoa Pacific New Year. It takes its name from the seven star constellation which reappears over the horizon in late May. In Western astronomy this constellation is called The Pleiades.

Matariki is the Aotearoa Pacific New Year. It takes its name from the seven star constellation which reappears over the horizon in late May. In Western astronomy this constellation is called The Pleiades.

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.

Matariki Star Weaving - YouTube. This clip explains how to weave Matariki stars out of paper strips.

Matariki Star Weaving - YouTube. This clip explains how to weave Matariki stars out of paper strips.

Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan? Or that although we can normally only see 6-7 stars with the naked eye, there are actually over 400 included in the Matariki cluster? This 56 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions and learning about Matariki.  *Also included in this resource is a large wall display banner and a set of word wall cards.

Matariki {Let's celebrate Māori New Year!}

Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan? Or that although we can normally only see 6-7 stars with the naked eye, there are actually over 400 included in the Matariki cluster? This 56 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions and learning about Matariki. *Also included in this resource is a large wall display banner and a set of word wall cards.

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.

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