Here are some maths games you can play at home to practise basic facts and counting in te reo maori.
Ka Hikitia is the Ministry of Education’s goal setting for Maori students.
Tataiako is the Cultural Competencies teachers have to develop to meet the goals of Ka Hikitia.
When we use te reo maori in the classroom we are validating maori language and maori culture. We are meeting part of tangata whenuatanga, a cultural competency where we are recognising the maori culture and its importance in our country.
Here is a slideshow which presents a kind of summary of Tataiako. You might notice our school values have some links to these documents. This document is really useful because it links our PTC or teacher requirements to the cultural competencies. With this help we can better meet the needs of Maori learners.
Te Rehu, Westmere School, has been learning about emotional regulation. The Zones of Regulation is a book that can be used at school, kura, or at home, kainga. It can help us to talk about our feelings and manage our emotions so that we can get on better with others and get more out of our learning.
There is plenty of opportunity to link this to te reo Maori.
Nga Tau: The Colours
This is where we have low energy.
This is where we are ready to learn
This is where we are losing control
This is where we are out of control
Kei te Pehea Koe?
It links into a song:
We have a PDF file of emotions for you that are bilingual so you can learn te reo Maori and te reo pakeha but they are not sorted into colours and the macrons are missing:
The first step of the Zones of Regulation is to learn about feelings and to group them in colours. If you want to find out more, there is a book available and some apps from Google Play or the Apple App store. You can find it all at this site:
Many thanks to Laura and Te Mete from Nga Uri o Nga Iwi for sharing their resources with us.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a new resource available to teachers. It contains in depth information vital to understanding how to teach te tiriti properly. It links in with Tangata Tiriti and has specific ideas for teaching each area. This resource is excellent for teaching about agreements and reminding us of the unique partnership we have in New Zealand between tangata whenua and the Crown.
You can find this book in the library Reference section of our school. There are lovely examples of work children have done on the treaty and excellent ways of integrating te tiriti into writing and reading.
Check out the entire Critical Histories site here.
In this lesson we are learning maths language. There’s a dictionary for pangarau!
We are using this lesson from TKI.
|E hia ngā rākau?||How many trees are there?|
|Kotahi te rākau.||There is one tree.|
|E hia ngā ipu?||How many bowls are there?|
|E rua ngā ipu.||There are two bowls.|
|E hia ngā pea?||How many pears are there?|
|E toru ngā pea.||There are three pears.|
|E hia ngā kau?||How many cows are there?|
|E whā ngā kau.||There are four cows.|
|E hia ngā hēki?||How many eggs are there?|
|E rima ngā hēki.||There are five eggs.|
|E hia ngā pōtae?||How many hats are there?|
|E ono ngā pōtae.||There are six hats.|
Get the kids to colour in Resource sheet 1F Kotahi te rākau as they count.
Times tables: Kapai Group have made these flash cards in te reo Maori
Multiplication hand game in te reo : TimesTablesPracticeMaori
Online games and practice
E Ako is also in English, as are the Wicked Interactives above. E Ako is better in that it is a proper maths website in NZ that you can register your child with. You can sit with them, watch tutorials, do activities and help them do their maths. The site looks like this in English. As you can see there are a range of options for learning. It reads out questions as well.
Multiplication Maths Guide
Here is a maths guide for parents who want to help with maths. If you would like to borrow some maths resources, Learning Studio 3 is opening a maths library. Come and see us!
Toku reo Lesson
Where is your book?
WHERE IS SOMEONE?
Kei hea a Vashti? Where is Vashti?
Kei waho. Outside.
Kei waho a Vashti. Vashti is outside.
Kei waho a Vashti i te kainga. Vashti is outside the house.
WHERE IS SOMETHING?
Kei hea to pukapuka? Where is your book?
Kei konei. Here.
Kei kora. There.
Kei runga i te tepu. On the table.
Kei raro i te tepu. Under the table.