Bravery & Identity
Bravery & Identity
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Rangitoto tōku maunga.
Ko Waitematā tōku moana.
Ko Pupuke tōku roto.
Ko Ngāti Pāk
Ko Takapuna Primary School tōku kura.
Ko …... tōku matua.
Ko …. tōku whaea.
Ko ….. tōku ingoa.
Tēnā tātou katoa.
My Family Tree
We asked people at home about our ancestors and created a family tree we brought in to share with the class. We put them up on a wall.
My Family Timeline
We asked people at home about our ancestors and created a family timeline we brought in to share with the class. We put them up on wall or put it in our book.
Bravery & Courage Brainstorm
We did some brainstorming on what bravery and courage meant.
Bravery & Courage Artwork
Bravery & Courage Poem
We wrote poems about bravery.
We created some abstract artwork which represented our emotions.
We created some self-portraits using a Cubist style. We used shapes to make our portraits.
We learnt about the meanings of kōwhaiwhai patterns.
We then created our own patterns which represented ourselves and our ancestry.
Room 18’s Kōwhaiwhai Panel
Step 1: Our Stencil Designs
It was hard for all of us to make a pattern. We had to make sure the design touched two sides of a piece of paper which we had folded in half twice. We then cut out our pattern and when we opened the paper if the stencil fell to pieces it was a fail but if it stayed together we were able to use it as our working kōwhaiwhai pattern.
Step 2: Copy Stencils onto Folded Cartridge Paper
After we finished our draft design we traced it onto cartridge paper to use as our final design..
Step 3: Draw the Design on
After we finished our final cartrige version we traced it onto a long piece of paper which a width of 42cm and the length of about 150cm.
Step 4 Paint our Patterns
After we finished our patterns we painted them.
Step 5: Second Coat
After we did our first coat we did our second coat of paint to make a nice deep colour to make sure we couldn’t see the paper through it.
Step 6: White Paint
Next, we needed to put white paint around the red and black..
Here are some of our finished kōwhaiwhai panels!
After we finished painting, of course we had to clean up our huge mess.