We have been learning about Matariki in our class. We learnt that it is a group of stars that marked the beginning of a new year. You know it is the beginning of the new year when the first new moon rises after the stars appear in the sky (you can only see Matariki for a part of the year). To celebrate Matariki we made fried bread, we learnt how to sing "Twinkle twinkle little star" in Maori and we reflected on the year past and the year to come. Here is a slideshow of some of our learning.