Friday, 8 July 2016
- Information Report Blog Post Term 2 2016
WALT inform others about an animal/creature or habitat, through our writing.
- Create a title.
- Write a general introduction.
- Use Subheadings -Each new topic is a new paragraph.
- Use facts written in your own words.
- Write a conclusion.
- Use descriptive verbs eg hovers.
- Use topic specific nouns eg kakapo, reptile
- Include technical words eg nocturnal, monotreme
- Write in present tense.
- Vary the sentence beginnings.
- Use complex sentences eg This long, sticky tongue secretes sticky glycoprotein rich mucus, which insects stick to readily.
Penguins are from the Spheniscidae Family and they live mainly in Antarctica.
There are 17 types of different penguins living in the world and they belong to different genuses.
Now I am going to name the types of penguins and their genuses.
The penguins that belong to the Aptenodytes are, Emperor, King.
The penguins that belong to the Eudyptes are, Royal, Rockhopper, Snares, Macaroni, Fiordland, Erect-Crested.
The little penguin belongs to the Eudyptula genus.
The Yellow-Eyed Penguin belongs to the Megadyptes genus.
The Penguins that belong to the Pygoscelis are, Addelie, The Chinstrap and the Gentoo.
And finally the Penguins that belong to the Spheniscus are, African, Galapagos, Humboldt and the Magellanic.
It takes about 3 to 8 years for the average penguin to reach sexual maturity. Once the penguins have reached sexual maturity thus starts the breeding cycle and pattern.
The Penguin has a variety of land and sea predators. The sea predators are, Sea Leopard, Sea Lions, Orcas, Australian Sea Eagle and the Suka. The land predators are, Ferrets, Cats, Snakes, Lizards, Foxes and Rats.
Penguins are a food source for the animals I just listed. A Penguin's stomach blend in with the snow because their stomach’s are white and their back’s are black making it difficult for flying predators to see the penguin.
That was me explaining some intresting facts about penguins.
My next steps are …………………. Use more complex words.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Thursday, 23 June 2016
WALT describe different habitats in New Zealand and species that live in them.
- Write an introduction
- Write a paragraph describing each creature and the habitat
- Write a conclusion
- Add detail about the habitat eg
- Plants, landscape, temperature, weather, animals living there
- Add detail about the creatures eg
- Species they belong to
- If endangered
- Use detail and descriptive words
I have created a New Zealand marine habitat and included 3 creatures that live there,one endemic,one native and one introduced
The marine habitat is a famous sight of Coral. It also has ideal hiding spots for the animals to hide from predators. Some good hiding spots are,underwater caves,deep caverns, ravines and you might spot the occasional anemone or two.
The native animal I have chosen is the Hector's Dolphin.
Dolphins sleep with only half of their brain and with one eye open so they can watch for predators and other treats . Dolphins travel in a group of Dolphins which is called a pod
and it takes around 1,000 Dolphins to make a full pod.
Dolphins are very good divers but the Hector's Dolphin is endangered.
That means that they are becoming extinct that means that there are now very a very little number of them
The introduced animal I have chosen is the Seahorse.
Seahorses are the only animals in which the male (not the female) is to give birth and care for their young. Seahorses propel themselves by using a small rudder on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second.
The endemic animal I have chosen is the Jellyfish.
The Jellyfish has been around more than 650 million years which means they out date both dinosaurs and sharks.
If you touch the tentacles of a jellyfish it will electrocute\sting you.
That was me explaining my species and habitats.
Monday, 20 June 2016
Thursday, 19 May 2016
W.A.L.T consistently read to understand the meaning of the text
The diary of the mayor of England.
July 28th 1914.
I drove to the school to listen to some boys sing God Save The King.
But the piano it had was a German piano and the army of Germany
was at war with the British empire.
A teacher by the name of Mrs Biggs went to the school’s caretaker’s shed and got an
axe. The teacher and myself took turns in Releasing out our rage by smashing the German
piano with the axe.
Then the boys sang God Save The King,the pianist fingered the keys of the song
on her lap and Mrs Biggs conducted the boys and stood on the remaining bits of rubble
left from the piano.e text
WALT use poetic to recount an event we participated in.
The cross country event was usual enough; it had the
Flags, the cones, the grass, the train tracks and even the cheering kids
My friends, my classmates and I did what kids do-
We jumped across the divots ,we felt the blood red on the kids faces,
The over cowering green trees, we hobbled slowly across the tracks,
We saw the cones reflect on the sun, we heard the cheering of the kids
And the flowing flags at the endDoing our best