Activity 2: The Seven Sisters [4 points]
In the middle of winter, a very special cluster (group) of stars appear in the sky over New Zealand. This cluster is called the ‘Matariki star cluster.’ It re-appears in the sky each May/June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Many songs (waiata) and stories have been written about the cluster. One of these is called ‘The Seven Stars of Matariki.’ It was written by a New Zealander named Toni Rolleston-Cummins. She is from Maketu. Click here to listen to Toni read her story.
On your blog, write a short summary of the book. What was it about? Try to summarise the story in 6-8 sentences.
There once lived a young boy living with his seven brothers. They all were very engage with their looks , that they wouldn't marry any women because they thought they were much prettier. One day the seven brother were hungry so they went haunting for food for dinner. As they were bouncing low trying not to be seen they heard beautiful voices coming from a part of the forest. They followed the beautiful sound and see women with blonde hair singing aloud while brushing their long hair. The seven brothers feel in love but the youngest , he tried to convince his brothers that these ladies were not wroth it. His brothers ignored him and took all seven sisters back to their village. The six brothers who brought the beautiful sisters home always went fishing as the seven laddies didn't like anything but sea food. One day the youngest brother felt that something was wrong about the seven sisters , so he hid behind a tree and waited for the seven sisters do something , he saw seven birds flying out of the whare ( house ) so he followed them. He transformed himself into a bird , sat on a tall tree and heard what the seven women where talking about. They whispered to each other that they would make the seven brothers starve. The youngest brother told the rest about what he saw and heard. The next day the seven women went out again they trapped in a net , told a very special man who is very magical and he took them very , very far away for being mean people. Every winter the special man lets the seven sisters shine.
Welcome everyone! So in today's task the Summer Learning Journey team have set us kids to write a 6 - 8 sentence about the Seven Stars Of Matariki. As seen I have wrote much more than 6 - 8 sentences. I think that I have wrote around 13 sentences , this reason is because this magical story is hard to be written in the given amount of sentences. Because it needs to be explained well. This task we very fun as I got to hear and write the Seven Stars Of Matariki , this book is such a magical story. Hopefully you have enjoyed today's task and I will check in with you all next time , bye!