Wednesday, 10 January 2018

SLJ WK 5 Activity

Day 4: Hitting a High Note…

Activity 1: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart
Back in the past, Māori would use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions.  A waiata is a name that has given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite Waiata is a Maori Traditional song. I like this Waiata Because it is a nice song and it has lovely movement .

Activity 2: Playing Games R20A-2.jpg
About Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, it was Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi, Koruru Taonga and Poi Toa.

Did you know that a lot of people love the poi Toa because it is easy to make and people has loved using it in dances and song.But my favourite Game out of Poi Rakua,Ki O Rahi,K Oruru and Poi Toa is Poi Toa Because I have played with it and I have learned a lot from it.

onus Activity: Musical Festivals – Matatini

Well In New Zealand, a huge festival is held every two years, called Te Matatini. It is an performing arts festival celebrates the tikanga (culture or customs) of Māori. Kapa Haka groups from all around New Zealand are invited to attend the festival and each group gives a 25-minute performance. The acts or as other people like to call it an performances are judged and the best teams will mnwin 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

Tell me what you think about these 3 video.Tell which one is your favourite one between First second or Third I choose that

Te Puku o Te Ika came first

Tamatea Arikinuicame secound and

Te Iti Kahurangi came Third.



  1. Hi Tehillah!

    My name is Ellee, I am another part of the Summer Learning Journey Crew that is commenting on your blogs this summer.

    Looks like you have been super busy completing your activities this summer, awesome work!

    Activity One: Waiata
    I can see you have told us the reason why you like your waiata but I can't find on your post which song you are writing about? I thought that maybe you had missed it out by mistake! I would love to hear what your favourite waiata is? (Then we can give you full points for this activity, Yay!)

    Activity Two: Playing Games
    I can see that you have chosen Poi Toa as your game, that's great :) - I am also happy that you have played before! I would love for you to tell us more about Poi Toa: What is the purpose of the game? Are there rules? Are there instructions you need to follow or equipment?
    Hopefully these questions might help you complete the task, if you need an extra hand let us know!

    Bonus: Music Festivals
    Thank you for sharing how you would rank the performances, great job! It would be awesome to hear why you ranked them this way?

    I really liked the Tamatea Arikinui performance because of the amazing poi! I thought they were really skilled and the singing was powerful.

    I also really liked the Te Iti Kahurangi performance because of the song they sang. I had not heard it in Te Reo before and I thought it sounded beautiful! If you want to hear the original song check out this link:

    I can see you are working really hard Tehillah, keep up the awesome work and hopefully I will get to hear back from you soon!

    Ellee :)

  2. Thank you for the tip Ellee I really didn't understand the Question of the work I was doing.I really needed the tip.

    Thank you Ellee