Te Ao Māori

Kei te pēhea koe?

Ka arotahi ta tatou reo i tenei wiki - Our language focus this week is:

'Kei te pēhea koe?' - 'How are you?'

Watch the video clip of some of our Beckenham te kura o Pūroto teachers asking each other how they are - 'Kei te pēhea ...?', then scroll down to see your task. When you have completed it, share all your wonderful learning on Seesaw with us. Ka taea e koe! - You can do it!

Your Tasks - Koutou Mahi

Listen to the song to help you learn how to pronounce the feelings words in Te Reo Māori.

  1. Draw a picture and tell us how you are feeling in Te Reo Māori by using the 'Add Response' button on our Seesaw page. You can print a copy here to print.

  2. Complete the 'Kei te pēhea koe?' activity sheet on our Seesaw page by using the 'Add Response' button. You can print a copy here . You can also use this Kupu (word) sheet to help you.

Nō hea ia?

Our language focus this week is 'Nō hea ia?'

Watch the video clip below then scroll down to see your task. When you have completed it, share all your wonderful learning on Seesaw with us. Ka taea e koe! - You can do it!

You will learn how to ask about where someone comes from, for example:

‘Nō hea ia?’ (Where is s/he from?). You will also learn how to respond when asked that question, for example: ‘Nō Hāmoa ia’ (S/he’s from Samoa)


Tikanga:

In Māori culture, a persons connection to a place is very important, and central to relationships. It is more appropriate to ask someone where they’re from than it is to ask about their job, for example.

Your Task - 'Nō hea ia?'

  • After you have watched the video clip have a look at Bounce and Skip's practice page - they would love to help you.

  • Draw a picture of your toy or teddie and write underneath where they are from (That can be any country (or city / town ) around the world.

  • Include the question ‘Nō hea ia? ’ along with the teddy or toy of your choice.

  • Write the answer ‘No --- ia’ with the te reo Māori place name. (Top Tip: use the online Māori Dictionary to help you find place names.)

  • Share your picture with us on our Seesaw page.