Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Exploring our favourite waiata.

This week the children have been asking to listen to "Tūtira mai nga iwi." With great enthusiasm, they dressed up and began singing and dancing along. 
To ensure the children understand what they are singing about, we have explained the English translation to them. This gives meaning and purpose to their actions. We practised standing in lines- tūtira mai nga iwi/ line up or stand in rows together people.
This song reflects ako/ reciprocal learning and manaakitanga/ care and respect which are two cultural competencies  that we value highly at Kindergarten. Whai-a te marama-tanga me te aroha/seek after knowledge and love of others. 
Now we are looking at learning the actions to this song. Tino pai. Great stuff!

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