Yesterday, Kowhai Team walked across the bridge to the museum.
We went to learn about Maori art and design, and how early Maori understood the heavens.
|Outside the museum is an artwork called The Tongue of the Dog.|
|We coloured designs, and drew geckos|
|We made a paper waka.|
|Here is the majestic Te Winika, We learned that it was a war canoe.|
|Te Winika is decorated with albatross feathers along its side.|
|It has a beautiful stern.|
|There are many carved ancestors guarding the waka.|
|This one has paua shell eyes.|
|At the bow of the waka there are two big eyes, decorated with albatross feather, to help the waka steer the right course.|
|Decorating a waka|
|We learned about the constellation of Matariki|
|Inside Te Whaanau Maarama|
|These shapes represent the sun and the moon.|
|Elaine told us the story of Rangi and Papa.|
|Inside the museum theatre.|
It was a great trip to the museum. We will go back again!
|After all, it is just across the river!|
|Look at our beautiful pumpkin art!|
|We harvested our kumara. Every class planted a kumara plant last spring. Now we are harvesting them.|
There will be a competition to see which class got the heaviest crop.
|This is Room 5s crop.|