By Zach and Fletcher, Hub 1
We started by listening to Selina Tusitala-Marsh’s poem called ‘Unity’. We created doodles in our learning journals to record the themes from the poem such as nature, culture, history, unity, navigation, ancestors and enviro issues e.g pollution. Some lines stuck out to us: ‘Nature’s model of unity’, ‘U and I make Unity’, ‘What we do affects the sea’. During week 1 we were able to explore lots of activities relating to natural resources - a herb tasting science investigation, harakeke weaving, exploring the fibonacci sequence in nature, manu tukutuku/kite making and some cooking for Matariki (rewena bread and also scones to test out the new oven). Our reading and writing has linked to our Inquiry - analysing the poem and also creating our own concrete poems using some examples from nature. In week 2 we looked closely at the poem again and recorded some of our wonderings, mostly relating to how and why people use resources, cause and effect, how cycles work and models of unity from nature.