Saturday, December 30, 2017

Postcard Template




Why I decided to chose these icons
  • Gumboots- Gumboots are the traditional footwear of farmers
  • Jandals- Jandals are a favourite for summertime footwear in New Zealand
  • Kiwi- It is one of New Zealand's native animals
  • Hokey Pokey Ice Cream- Hokey Pokey Ice Cream is a kiwi favourite
  • Buzzy Bee- It has been amusing New Zealand kids since 1940s.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Week 2, day 4

Image result for james ward vc                                       
Sergeant James Allen Ward

James ward was the first New Zealand ariman to win the VC. He was born in Whanganui and was a school teacher before he joined the RNZAF in july 1940. He won his VC while returning from a raid on the German city of Munster on july 7 1941. When his bomber was set alight by an enemy fighter plane, James climbed out onto the burning wing which was several thousand feet in the air and smothered the fire. Although he was unable to block the leaking pipe that was feeding it, the fire eventually burnt itself out and the badly damaged bomber limped back to base. 2 months later, James was killed when he remained at the controls of his buring aircraft after it was hit by flak over Hamburg.


  • Date of action- 7 july 1941 ( over the Netherlands )
  • Date of award- 5 august 1941

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Week 2, Activity 2

  1. A bake sale
  2. A Garage sale
  3. Make something like a community cookbook, then sell it

Bonus Activity, day 2, week 2

Lucky
Alive
Numb
Dumbfounded
Exhausted
Daze

Bonus Activity, week 2 day 1

When i read the poem it made me feel a bit sad for all of those men and women, but it also made me feel lucky and safe.

Week 2, day 1

For this activity i am doing the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland




Image result for Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland


  1.  Name of the Cathedral- Holy Trinity Cathedral
  2. Located- Auckland
  3. When it was built- 1859
  4. How long did it take to build- Can't find

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Summer Learning Journey. Week 1 day 5

For this task we had to write 3 fun things you can do as a visitor in Waitangi.


  • You can learn about the Maori culture
  • You can take tours along the Waitangi river 
  • You see a live Kapa Haka performance 
  • Visit the Treaty house 

Summer Learning Joureny. Week 1 day 4

One of my favourite waitas is E Te Iwi E. Every Tuesday at school my class does Te reo Tuesday. On that day we practice a Maori song. Once we did E Te Iwi E, so that's how I know this song and I really like it.

Summer Learning Journey. Week 1 day 3

For this task we had to write down if we would like to be in a big family with lots of siblings or not.


I don't think I would like to be in a big family because

  • If you were the oldest child in the family you would have to take responsibility for all of your other siblings and that would be hard work.
  • It would be very loud all of the time.





Summer learning journey week 1 activity 2

In the 1800s lots of Maoris ate a easy diet. For this activity I had to write about my favourite food and why it is my favorite. My favourite food is Pizza. I like all of the toppings you can get on pizza and you can get all sorts of flavours. I like to make pizza at home as well. My favourite flavour is pepperoni. Image result for pepperoni pizza


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Summer learning Journey.{Week 1} [ Activity 1]

For the first week it was about " In the beginning". I choose activity 1, which I had to, read the story about Maui and the giant fish then list 3 facts about it. Here are my facts.

  1. Maui had 3 older brothers.
  2. Since his brothers would not give any bait to him, Maui punched himself in the nose and then used the blood from his nose as bait.
  3. Maui was the one who caught the giant fish.
I have also heard about the story of Maui and the sun.
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Bonus Activity 

For this activity I had to watch a short video of a Waka Ama race. Then write about if I would like to be in Waka Ama race or not. 

I wouldn't do the race because my arms would get tired and sore from paddling also I would get wet and then the wind would make me get cold. 



Summer Learning Journey

For the holidays I am doing the "Summer Learning Journey". The Summer Learning Journey is a blogging challenge that goes through the holidays. It goes for 4 weeks, each day you can choose from 3 different activities. 2 main tasks and a special bonus activity. You can choose to complete 1, 2 or all 3 activities then you write a post about them on your blog. Image result for summer learning journey

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My information report. [ finished version ]


Mammals


Mammals have been alive for millions of years, the first Mammals were alive 83 million years ago.


Mammals live in all sorts of places, including the ocean, underground and on land


Now, I am going to tell you more about the habitats of mammals


In the Ocean



Marine Mammals rely on the Ocean for their existence. Marine mammals breathe air, which means they must come up to the surface to breathe otherwise they will drown, but marine mammals can stay underwater for a long time. The sperm whale will stay underwater for up to 90 minutes at a time, while Dolphins and other whales can stay underwater for around 20 minutes.                                                                                          Beached WhaleImage result for beached marine mammals

Marine Mammals are warm-blooded. In order to contain their body heat, they consume large quantities of calories and develop a thick layer of fat or blubber to keep their organs from freezing in cold environments. Marine mammals have streamlined bodies designed to reduce the water when they are swimming, they also have specialized lungs and muscles designed to store oxygen.

Marine Mammals give birth to their Offspring. Unlike fish and other aquatic animals, marine mammals do not lay eggs, instead they carry their children in their Womb until the baby is born. They give birth to live young.l Most marine Mammals only give birth to one calf or pup at a time. Usually they are never able to give birth to twins or large litters.

Maine Mammals produce Milk. marine mammals have mammary glands that produce milk which they use to feed their child. The milk is often filled with fat and lots of Nutrients to help their child grow and develop. Marine mammals feed off the mother's milk when they are young.


Underground Mammals

Some mammals also live underground. Some mammals live underground most or all of the time. Some mammals also hunt for food underground such as the Gopher. The Gopher spends most of its life underground and they hunt underground.

Living Underground has many advantages, such as protecting and hiding themselves from protectors that might try and eat them, protecting themselves from severe temperatures both hot and cold and protecting themselves from overly dry climates.
The burrows of Siberian Marmots are important refuges for foxes and wild cats.Image result for marmot burrow

What is the air like in there? Since the burrows down there are not well ventilated, essentially in wet or heavy soils and dirt. The mammals must work and function in compromised air conditions. Mole rat burrows have been recorded with oxygen concentrations of a mere 7.2 per cent, which is deadly to people.
                                                                                                 Mole rat burrowImage result for mole rat burrow

Familiar scenes,  While underground mammals have poor eyesight, their everyday rhythms are still determined by the photoperiod, seemingly to ensure that they do not appear when being eaten is high. Instead many mammals have greatly developed tactile senses, with sensory hairs all over the body, particularly on the tail. Even hairless species have sensory hairs.


Terrestrial Mammals
                                                                                   
Terrestrial mammals spend all or part of their time on land Savannas are home to a lot of land mammals, including Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalo, Lions, Snakes, Cheetahs and many more. Many mammals that live in the savanna are herbivores which means they only eat plant their is heaps of grass in the savanna.

The location. Savannas are full of grasses and a few trees. Savannas cover half of Africa, large areas of Australia, south america and india. We create savannas by burning grassland and cutting down trees so we can plant crops. Elephants can turn a forest into a savanna, by stripping bark from trees, knocking trees down and tramping on tree seeds.

The werther in the Savanna. When the wet season comes, the mammals will flourish on the savanna, but the wet season is only half of the year. When the dry season comes, surface water from the rain will quickly disappear into the ground from thirsty soil. The competition for water in the dry season is so harsh, usually birds and other big mammals will margaret somewhere else in search of water. Based on the severity of the drought, they may go to a place nearby or far away.


To summarise, mammals live in all sorts of places, Terrestrial mammals spend all or part of their time on land, some mammals live most or all of the time underground and marine mammals rely on the ocean for their  existence.

Monday, November 13, 2017

My DLO


For Maths we have been doing a stick shape problem. This is my DLO for the 4 by 4 stick shape.

Friday, November 10, 2017

My information report

INFORMATION REPORT
Title: Mammals

Macro: (1 general idea about the topic)
Mammals have been alive for millions of years, the first Mammals were alive 83 million years ago.

Macro: (1 general idea about the topic)
Mammals live in all sorts of places, including the ocean, underground and on land

Link sentence: (specifically what 3 things will I tell people about?)
Now, I am going to tell you more about the habitats of mammals

Noun:
Modifier
In the Ocean
(3+ main ideas from my Description bubble)
Marine Mammals rely on the Ocean for their existence. Marine mammals breathe air, which means they must come up to the surface to breathe otherwise they will drown, but marine mammals can stay underwater for a long time. The sperm whale will stay underwater for up to 90 minutes at a time, while Dolphins and other whales can stay underwater for around 20 minutes.Image result for beached marine mammals

Marine Mammals are warm-blooded. In order to contain their body heat, they consume large quantities of calories and develop a thick layer of fat or blubber to keep their organs from freezing in cold environments. Marine mammals have streamlined bodies designed to reduce the water when they are swimming, they also have specialized lungs and muscles designed to store oxygen.

Marine Mammals give birth to their Offspring. Unlike fish and other aquatic animals, marine mammals do not lay eggs, instead they carry their children in their Womb until the baby is born. They give birth to live young Most marine Mammals only give birth to one calf or pup at a time. Usually they are never able to give birth to twins or large litters.

Maine Mammals produce Milk. marine mammals have mammary glands that produce milk which they use to feed their child. The milk is often filled with fat and lots of Nutrients to help their child grow and develop. Marine mammals feed off the mother's milk when they are young.

Noun:
Underground Mammals
(3+ main ideas from my Description bubble)
Some mammals also live underground. Some mammals live underground most of the time or all of the time. Some mammals also hunt for food underground such as the Gopher. The Gopher spends most of its life underground and they hunt for food underground.


The benefits of living underground. Living underground has many advantages such as hiding from predators, sheltering from extreme temperatures and from overly dry climates.

Noun:
Terrestrial Mammals
(3+ main ideas from my Description bubble)Image result for terrestrial mammals swinging from tree
Terrestrial mammals spend all or part of their time on land. Terrestrial Mammals can walk, run, fly, jump, climb, hop, swing and dig. Example of some Terrestrial mammals include Elephants, Cheetahs, Giraffes and Koalas.

Conclusion: (re-state the important bits of information about this topic.  To summarise…)



     References


I have not finished yet.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mammals



For reading the years 7 and 8s have been doing research about something that they want to find out. I wanted to find out about Mammals.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Word Builder (Week 1)

  1. Use a dictionary tool to help you find as many parts to this word as you can
  2. Write them out first if it helps you
e.g. rhineitis
  1. Add them to the word box below to show where they fit













Rhine means
Nose
  • Itis
  • Al
  • Arium


  • En


  • Ceph


  • Al


  • Ic





O







  • Cere


  • Ine

  • Os


  • Lal
  • Rrhage

*Ia
  • Log

*Ist



  • Rrhoa

              Prefix Root word Suffix

The year 7 and 8s do word Builder every Tuesday. We have a root word and the Suffix and the Prefix.