Friday, 31 March 2017

Create Your Own Spider

Walt: make connections across multiple texts.

This is a species of spider, it is called Hector. Hector is very intelligent but mean. Hector lives in a decaying tree stump. He waits in the stump for something yummy to hop on top, then snap. Hector is a jumping spider. Hector get’s very angry if he is mocked.

Task Description: Creating our own spider. This my spider Hector. We made insects too. So all of the things that we have done all relates, Native trees, Native birds and now Native insects/bugs.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Save The World From Pollution

Task Description: So this topic is about pollution. We have been doing tasks and persuading people to stop littering. There is already too much rubbish in the ocean. There is 8 million tonnes of rubbish going out to sea, every day. So please stop littering.

Hector Spider vs Roddy Insect

Walt: Write a narrative

One misty morning in a deserted jungle there was an insect and a spider. The insect’s name is Roddy, Roddy is a very quiet insect. He likes to hide in flax bushes when other bugs come near.
He likes his colony but he also likes to wander. Roddy is a camouflage bug. Roddy has horns he
uses them to stun his enemy enough to scare it away. Roddy also likes to eat ants and aphids.
If the enemy looks really scary for Roddy then he will camouflage into something else.

The Spider’s name is Hector, Hector does not like to be nice.
Hector is a jumping spider he likes to jump. He is very colourful, he is green and blue. Hector lives in a rotten stump. He catches his prey by waiting in the stump, and while he waits something yummy is outside. He is a very different subspecies of spider.

Roddy was out looking for food, but he saw Hector and Hector looked very hungry for Roddy. So Roddy tried running but Hector kept jumping along beside him, Hector stopped for a while because he could not see Roddy. Roddy is very lucky for being a camouflage bug. But jumping spiders have great eyesight, so after a couple of minutes Hector spotted Roddy camouflaged into a rose.

So the chase went on Roddy got tired of running so he stopped. Hector had him cornered. But luckily there was a big pray mantis. That jumped down in between them, the pray mantis was facing the jumping spider. Then the pray mantis chased Hector far far away. Roddy lived happily ever after. But unfortunately Hector did not.
Task Description: Today we writ a narrative. We were creating insects and spiders. So we did a narrative about our two bugs versing.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mihi For Extension

Kia Ora,

My name is Jaedah, I am a student at Pt England School. I am turning 11 very soon. My cultures are maori and and pakeha. I enjoy playing with my family and friends. I like to go to different places with my family. I like to do lot’s of reading and writing at school. My favourite foods are sushi and butter chicken. My best sport that I play is Volleyball. I really enjoy it because it is challenging and you get to make a lot of friends too. The place that I would like to visit is Paris, because I really want to see the Eiffel tower.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Rounding Numbers

Walt: rounding big numbers to even numbers.

Task Description: This week for maths we were learning about rounding numbers into even ones.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Opinion Weta

Walt: make connections across multiple texts.

Task Description: insects have 6 legs. This task was to ask some people whether they like this insect or not, and why.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Dung Beetle

Walt: to write about interesting vocabulary.

 The Dung Beetle

Screenshot 2017-03-23 at 10.33.15 AM.pngA dung beetle likes to collect dung. It collects the dung, and then some how moulds it up into a nice round ball. They are known to be a very strong insect because of the amount of dung, poop, manure it collects.

Task Description: We have been learning about insects, we had to write a paragraph about a bug that we chose. I chose Dung Beetle. It also had to describe our bug.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Create Your Own Insect

Walt: make connections across multiple texts.

Screenshot 2017-03-22 at 10.06.08 AM.pngWell, this is Roddy he is a very rare insect. He has Black Horns that he uses to try and stun his enemy enough to make it go away. He has yellow dots on his abdomen so he can blend in with things. He has a very big colony that live near some shrubs. But Roddy likes to live near creeks in Flax Bushes. In his colony he goes there help out with different jobs.

Task Description: This Week we will be learning about insects. We had to create our own insect but it still had to be within the lines of an insect. Like having three pairs of legs or 6 legs.

Friday, 17 March 2017

This Week My Number Is... 532

Walt: What is my number.


Task Description: We did the this week my number is... task. We did that and this week my number is 532. We had to explain in as many ways as we could, on how we could make out this number.

Cinquain Poem

Walt: Write a proper cinquain poem.


Task Description: We have been learning how to write a cinquain poem. In a cinquain poem it has 5 lines which describes the topic, that you have picked. I have chosen Kayaking.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Insect Cicada

Walt: Create something using bugs.


Task Description: This week we will be learning about bugs, so this is my bug the cicada. The bug that we chose also had to be native to New Zealand. We learnt Native Trees, Birds and now native bugs.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Year 5&6 Camp

Walt: write about our experiences on camp.

Have you ever been on a year 5&6 camp? I think you have, but I know that I have, and I have twice.
I have and we went on camp on Wednesday the 7th of March. We camped on Pt England School Field.

If you have not been on a camp, this paragraph will tell you. A camp has lot’s of cool activities, you usually get to sleep in tents or a dormitory. You get placed in teams, that you stay in for the rest of camp.  The camp will usually last three or four days, which is really cool. We have camps to experience new things. Our camp lasted three days.

My favourite parts in camp was when we did kayaking at Pt England Beach. I really enjoyed it because while we weren’t kayaking we could help the people that were stuck. When it was my turn I chose Ana as my buddy, so we went in a double kayak. It was so fun. I also really liked the movie that we watched on movie night it was called Storks. It was so funny because the small green headed pigeon said “How you like me know”  in a really weird voice. I love that movie.

would like to say a huge thank you to my mum for paying and letting me have that experience.

I would also say a big thank you to the teachers that set up the tents. Also a big thank you to Mr Burt who made this camp happen. Also a huge thank you to all the helpers that cooked our breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I think that all students should have camps at their school. I learnt that performing in front of lot’s of people is not to bad. I would have preferred less people though.  For the kids that to have camps coming up I hope you have a lot of fun!

Task Description: Write about what we did at camp, what happened.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Jaedah Mute Swan

Camp Writing

Walt: We are doing a cool piece of camp writing.

Have you ever been on a camp before? I think you have and so have I, if not you should because camps are so awesome.

I am looking forward to camp because, I like sleeping in the tents and spending some time away from the family. I am also looking forward to camp because I like the activities that we do too, I also like the food that they cook.

I am hoping for the movie that I picked because, I really like it. We had a google form to fill out. We had six different choices for our movie. Here are our choices,
  1. Secret Life Of Pets
  2. Storks
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Pete’s Dragon
  5. Zootopia
  6. The Angry Birds Movie
I picked Pete’s Dragon because it is quite a cool movie, I have watched it before and it wasn’t too bad.

I am nervous about the weather because on the news, the weather forecast did not look so good. I am also nervous because last year on our camp we had to evacuate at 3:00 in the morning, out of our tents. It was a bit funny though because the tents kept falling down and lots of people were tripping over, the ropes and their blankets.
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Task Description: We were writing about what we were looking forward to in camp what we are hoping for, and also what we are nervous about.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

More Native Birds In Tamaki

Walt: Write Persuasively 

Why do you think that we should have more native-birds in Tamaki?. I think that we could still have some Non-native birds, but more Native Birds. I also think that Tamaki needs more birds.

I think Tamaki needs more Silvereye. I think that because their breeding is very is high which means that it’s not threatened. It has different names like Waxeye, Whiteye, Blight bird, and Tauhou. Length is 12 cm and it’s weight is 13 g. So it’s not that big. A Silvereye is a similar species of Bell bird. So I think that it will fit in very nicely in the Tamaki environment.

I also think that Tamaki needs heaps more Kingfisher. Tamaki needs more Kingfisher because it is very pretty and cool and I think everyone knows that. The other names that people call it is New Zealand kingfisher, kĊtare, green kingfisher, tree kingfisher and the wood kingfisher. The Kingfisher is a very well-known bird too. It has eight sub-species in Australia. That is a reason why I think that we need this more of this bird in Tamaki.

I think that we need less of the pigeon because it makes a me very angry when you have food and then they come and crowd you. Like they are asking for food. I don’t know why but I’m not a very big fan of any type of pigeon. I think that we also need to clear or move some away so that there is enough room for some Native Birds. That is why I think that we need less of this bird.

Lastly I think that we should have more of the Native Birds. Because I would like to see more of the Native ones then the Non-Native. That is why I think Tamaki needs more Native Birds.

Task Description: This week we have been learning about writing persuasively. So we were writing persuasively through native birds, and why we should have more of the 2 native birds that we picked. Also the Non Native one that we should have less of.

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