Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Te Reo Maori

Every term Room 15 has a different focus for Te Reo Maori. This term we have been learning about traditions, myths and legends.

We read the traditional Maori legend "How Maui Slowed the Sun". We had lots of fun getting out the old Over Head Projectors (OHPs) and making shadow puppets to retell the story. 

We also made Maori Fry Bread. Mrs Gregory was an expert - she used to make fried bread as a child with her family. She told us that in her family, you always make a wish as you mix the bread dough. Hopefully we had a few wishes come true in Room 15!

Mrs Gregory's Traditional Family Recipe:
5 cups flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cold water
Oil for frying

Combine ingredients and stir the mixture (don't forget to make a wish). Make sure the dough isn't sticky. Roll out until approx 2-4 cm thick. Cut into good sized portions and fry for approx 10-20 minutes until cooked through. Cut into one to make it isn't doughy. Serve warm with butter and golden syrup!

We have also been practising several Maori songs. Here is a video of us singing Haere Mai. We have been practising very hard as we will also be performing this song at the Pukeko Team celebration.

Haere Mai Video from Helen Chalmers on Vimeo.


  1. Fried bread - yum yum!

  2. Room 15, you are all so talented! I could see from the video that you all really enjoyed singing 'Here Mai', I could also see that you all had your favourite part of the song to sing. Well done, you should give yourselves a pat on the back.

    Mrs Gregory.