Tuakana/Teina

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The Senior and Junior Synidate started a Tuakana/Teina program at the end of Term 1. The purpose was to build a tuakanateina relationship, an integral part of traditional Māori society, which provides a model for buddy systems. An older or more expert Tuakana (brother, sister or cousin) helps and guides a younger or less expert Teina (originally a younger sibling or cousin of the same gender). In a learning environment that recognises the value of ako, the tuakana–teina roles may be reversed at any time.

We buddied each senior student with a junior student and took turns at organising an activity to do alongside our buddy. In Term 2 we created more of a structure to the program with a theme and learning outcomes of each lesson.

At the end of the Term 2, we celebrated Matariki by going to Te Papa with our buddies (200 students in total). The experienced enabled the Seniors syndicate learners to step into a leadership role and ensure they cared and looked after their buddy while at Te Papa. The trip was a success with many positive comments from our learners and parent helpers.

 

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Term 2- Theme: Te Reo Maori:                                                       

Week Theme Organisation Resources needed:
Week 1 Counting to 10 in Maori

WALT count to 10 in Te Reo Maori

Senior teachers -Counting picture printed

-Paper for poster

-Pencils/felts for poster

Looking at number poster, saying the word and budding repeating it back, make their own poster showing number, word in English, in Maori and symbol/object to show that number.
Week 2 Counting to 10 in Maori

WALT count to 10 in Te Reo Maori

With the option of going up to 20.

Junior teachers
  • Card (x20) per group.
  • Poster (picture)
  • Pencils/felts to make cards.
Continuing on from last week groups to go back over 1-10 in Te Reo with the option of going up to 20 if buddy seems capable.

Using the cards groups can make flash cards up to 20 or make up a game (maybe snap) if only going to 10. Practice the game together.  

Week 3 Days of the week in Maori

WALT say the day of the weeks in Te Reo Maori

Senior teachers -Days of the week picture printed
Looking at days of the week, saying the word and budding repeating it back,makeupp actions for each word: Monday, Rahina, Making a sign with arms showing m.
Week 4 Months of the year in Maori

WALT say the months of the year in Te Reo Maori.

Junior teachers
  • Months of the year poster for each group.
  • Video of the song – Aroha singing
  • Ukulele and other musical instruments.
Buddies to stay in the class (in juniors) and watch the video of song. Junior kids to teach the seniors the song of months of the year, seniors to read posters with them. Using instruments, practice the song, make up a new one if they want to.
Week 5
*Didn’t do this week, short week and singing practice
Positive praise

WALT give compliments in Te Reo Maori

Senior Teachers -Positive praise sheet

-blank sticker

-colour pencils/felts

Looking at Positive praise with their buddy, saying the sayings and repeating back, picking one each, writing the word and then decorating the word. Aim to say the word and give the sticker to someone who deserves it throughout the day.
Week 6 Matariki

WALT recall the legend of Matariki

Senior Teachers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9wNlCgzzkE
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/for-educators/teaching-resources/maori-customs/matariki-waiata-song
Meet in the seniors, seniors to take juniors back to class, will have a Matariki video to watch.

Song to sing. Talking about Matariki, then with their buddy creating a poster, showing the 7 stars, labeling them.

Week 7 Positive praise

WALT give compliments in Te Reo Maori

Senior Teachers -Positive praise sheet

-blank sticker

-colour pencils/felts

Looking at Positive praise with buddy, saying the sayings and repeating back, picking one each, writing the word and then decorating the word. Aim to say the word and give the sticker to someone who deserves it throughout the day.
Week 8 Describing words in Maori

WALT describe how we feel using Te Reo Maori

Senior teachers -Describing words picture printed
Looking at Describing words, saying the word and budding repeating it back, make up actions for each word: Hungry, Matekai- rubbing tummy. (see picture below)
Week 10 Poi: E Rere Taku Poi

WALT swing the poi when singing

Senior teachers Poi
Using the poi, in buddies (x4, buddy groups buddy up) showing their buddy the actions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEcjtEJ3Si0

 

 

 

 

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