This week, Tautoru have been learning about the Matariki stars. We now know that there are 9 stars that are kaitiaki of different things.
Waiti = watches over the freshwater environment
Waita = watches over the saltwater environment
Tupuanuku = kaitiaki of food from the ground
Tupuarangi = kaitiaki of forests and birds
Waipunarangi = kaitiaki of rain, hail and snow
Ururangi = kaitiaki of the wind
Pohutukawa = kaitiaki of those who have passed away
Hiwa-i-te-rangi = the wishing star
Matariki = connecting everyone together
Here is a website that gives more information.
Check out some of our finished writing pieces from the week.