Te Kura Te Reo

Unit 7 - He aha ō kākahu mō te kanikani? – What are you wearing to the dance?

Activity 1 - Learning the colour names in Māori

Watch Unit 7 Scene 1 where the students leave the classroom to go to the library.

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Watch Unit 7 Scene 2 where Hana and Jo are looking through magazines.

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Watch Unit 7 Scene 1 where the students leave the classroom to go to the library.

Click here to listen

 

Watch Unit 7 Scene 2 where Hana and Jo are looking through magazines.

Click here to listen

 

Two colour names were mentioned – whero and pango. Copy this list into
your Wehi book and read through the Māori names to practise.

whero

red
kōwhai
yellow
kahurangi
blue
kākāriki
green
pango
black

white
pākākā
brown
māwhero
pink
karaka
orange
tawa
purple

 

Try The Following.

If you use different names for some of these colours (e.g. kikorangi for blue) then use those names.

Look at the Māori names and see if you know why they are used.

Research where these names came from and why, e.g., the links to things and animals in nature. 

Record your findings to send in with the Assessment, or write your findings on a piece of paper.

 

Song lyrics.

Mā is White

Mā is white

Whero is red

Kākāriki is green

Pango is black

Mangu is too

A E I O U.

Kōwhai is yellow

Pākākā brown

Kikorangi blue

Pararkaraka is our orange

A E I O U

Wera is hot

Mākū wet

Makariri cold

Ua is rain

Mahana warm

A E I O U

Tahi is one

Rua is two

Toru number three

Whā is four

Rima is five

1 2 3 4 5

Ono is six

Whitu is seven

Waru number eight

Iwa is nine

Tekau is ten

6 7 8 9 10.

 

Tasks

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Colour Names

Two colour names were mentioned – whero and pango. Copy this list into 

your Wehi book and read through the Māori names to practise.

whero red
kōwhai yellow
kahurangi blue
kākāriki green
pango black
white
pākākā brown
māwhero pink
karaka orange
tawa purple

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Try the following:

If you use different names for some of these colours (e.g. kikorangi for blue) then use those names.

Look at the Māori names and see if you know why they are used.

Research where these names came from and why, e.g., the links to things and animals in nature.

Record your findings to send in with the Assessment, or write your findings on a piece of paper.


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Play the song

Mā is White

Mā is white

Whero is red

Kākāriki is green

Pango is black

Mangu is too

A E I O U.

 

Kōwhai is yellow

Pākākā brown

Kikorangi blue

Pararkaraka is our orange

A E I O U

 

Wera is hot

Mākū wet

Makariri cold

Ua is rain

Mahana warm

A E I O U

 

Tahi is one

Rua is two

Toru number three

Whā is four

Rima is five

1 2 3 4 5

 

Ono is six

Whitu is seven

Waru number eight

Iwa is nine

Tekau is ten

6 7 8 9 10.

 

Play the song Mā is White on track 4.

Play the Waiata clip 4.