Dawson Inquiry Model
In 2022 our inquiry is focusing on 'Innovation and Exploration' and incoporates some of the units pf work by Tamsin Hanly focussing on Te Ao Māori o Neherā and the British Isles.
Check back regularly to see some of the work being completed in classrooms.
Room 4 used the picture book The Seven Kites of Matariki to explore Te Ao Māori. They were excited to hear the names of the seven stars of the Matariki cluster and learn the Matariki Macarena. They are looking forward to learning more about these stars using the MoE Matariki journal next term.
Room 5 had lots of fun creating their own Te Reo Game. We incorporated Te Reo and Maths, as well as Art (weaving).
We named our game ‘Tahi, Rua, Toru!’ And we made three different coloured woven mats, each other different points (brown - 1 point, green - 2 points, red - 3 points)
The aim of the game is to throw three stones onto the mats and try to score the most points. Whoever scores the most in total is the winner.
We had lots of fun collaborating our ideas as a whole class and coming up with the main idea of the game, as well as creating rules. We worked together in teams to create our game. Some parts were really tricky, but we were resilient, kept trying and made sure to help each other other when we were getting stuck.
R7 re-looked at classroom goals during Matariki and created a neat tree and Matariki stars with things that they are grateful for.
In Room 8 we looked at firstly at our Otara community, the children learnt about where they lived in New Zealand and drew pictures of their houses, learnt their street names and then also found out about buildings in their community e.g. churches, shops, parks, library. They also drew pictures of these. We displayed these on our Inquiry wall.
During Matariki week Room 8 set Matariki goals, both academic and personal, created Koru designs that depicted each member of their families and Matariki lanterns as a symbol of light to light up their pathways.
R10 created a Waka and have been working on their Mihi. They created an amazing display wall including their treaty and work around Matariki.
Year 5 - Room 19 & Room 21
In Term 2 & 3 Year 5 looked at Traditional Maori Origin stories, we learned about the various mythological Gods and their responsibilities. This got us thinking about our own origin stories in which we further explored. We loved watching videos, learning new kupu Maori, thinking about our own personal stories and family values.