Friday, 22 December 2017

WK1 SLJ - Activity 1,2 & 3 (D4)

Note: This blog post is intended for yesterday

SLJ - Activity 1: The waiata - A song in your heart

In the past, Māori would often use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions.  A waiata is the name given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite waiata is Kia Paimarie. What about you?

Use Google to research traditional Māori Waiata. Listen to a number of Waiata and read the lyrics. On your blog tell us which one of the waiata you found you like the most. Why do you like it?

I like a well-known waiata called "E Ihowa Atua", also known as New zealands national anthem. I like it because the lyrics talk about our country and god. I also enjoy it because I know the song so well.

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SLJ - Activity 2: Playing games

Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, including Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi, Koruru Taonga and Poi Toa. Read about each of these four games on the Rangatahi tu Rangatira website. Have you played any of them before? Isn’t it cool how the games have been passed down for generations?

Choose one game, and on your blog, tell us the (i) name of the game, (ii) the goal or purpose of the game, and (iii) two rules.

You could try playing some of the games with a friend.

Name of game: Poi rakau

Purpose of game: To be the last one standing

Rules: You cannot dig the stick/raku into the ground and you cannot purposely throw the stick away

Fact: During our school camp we played this game

SLJ - Activty 3: Musical festivals - Matatini

In New Zealand, a huge festival is held every two years, called Te Matatini. This performing arts festival celebrates the tikanga (culture or customs) of Māori. Kapa Haka groups from around New Zealand are invited to attend the festival and each group gives a 25-minute performance. The performances are judged and the best teams win prizes.

The gold medal winning team from this year (2017) was Te Kapa Haka o Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti.

Watch these three clips from previous Te Matatini festivals.

Te Iti Kahurangi

Te Puku o Te Ika

On your blog, rank the performances from your favourite (#1) to least favourite (#3) and tell us why you gave them the ranking that you did.

1st: Te iti kahurangi

Why? Because I loved how they started off so strong! Their voices were amazing and I also loved how they were so confident, they were very good

2nd: Tamatea arikinui

I put Tamatea in 2nd place because I liked their outfits and expressions. They sang beautifuly along with their poi's.

3rd: Te puku o Te ika

I found this one very sad, which I didn't like. So that is why I put it in 3rd place. But they still did a lovely job.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Davarni,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team! It's great to see you've continued to work on these activities. Well done!

    Activity 1: That is a good waiata. Most people know it quite well because it is part of the National Anthem. The lyrics are quite powerful, aren't they. I think it's important that we know the meaning of our favourite songs and not just the tune!

    Activity 2: Good work! It's great that you've played this at camp before! I've only ever played the version that is on the video but I always enjoy it and have a fun time. Had you played any of the other games before?

    Bonus activity: That's an interesting order! My favourite was Te Puku o Te Iki and my least favourite was Te iti Kahurangi! Isn't it funny how personal preferences work? :) The sadness that's in Te Puku o Te Iki is the reason why I like it. But I thought they were all good songs, it was just a matter of small preferences.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over summer.