Thursday, 12 April 2018

Information Report

The Dainty Dolphins

Peacefully playing in the pods underwater lives different species of Dolphins. Did you know that there are more than 40 different species of dolphins that zoologists recognise, and each dolphin has their own whistle which identifies each ones uniqueness when they want to communicate. That means that if you were scuba diving you would hear some bizarre noises.

The Destination

Many people think that dolphins just lay around every day with nothing to do, just relaxing on coral and seaweed. But they have a lot more than you think they need to do. Dolphins like to swim really fast and usually swim between 20-25 miles per hour each and every day. Dolphins usually live up to 50 years, so they would swim 365,000 miles in their whole life span. When they are swimming they hear each other with their lower jaw bone, which conducts sound to their middle ear.

Delightful Diet
Dolphins like to eat a lot of food daily. Dolphins are carnivores which means that they eat meat. Dolphins generally eat 10-25 kgs of fish a day, that's not even as much as you would eat in a week. Dolphins are not always in captivity, which means they need to find their own food.They usually find their food by using their unique noise. The noise will attract fishes and when the fishes are not looking, the dolphin will use its tactic and eat the fish whole.

Dolphins are known for playing around like cheerful animals jumping up and down in the crystal clear water, but have you ever wondered what happens to their body when they are in water all the time. When your in water you usually get shrimps on your finger, but they have a special type of skin which is really sleek and also has a really rubbery texture and it also is 10-20 times thicker than an average mammals skin. Some people also use Dolphin skin as leather for handbags or jackets, and they also think that we should be more careful before buying one of the items.

The serious game - Reading - Wanted poster

In the Dr Nefario group we have been reading a book called The serious game. In the book Kae steals Tutunuis whale and drags it along the beach. Then Kae eats the whale and gives some to the village to eat. Tutunui finds out and tells his sisters that he cant come and catch Kae because Kae will find out and hide. Tutunuis sisters do an extremely funny dance and see Kae's teeth. The sisters take him back to Tutunui.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Mouse Character - The Master mind


This week in Room 4 we have been looking at character descriptions.We decided to write a description of the mouse in the book:the Gruffalo . The mouse is a character who outsmarts people.We looked at using different sentence starters and interesting vocabulary.

The Master-Mind

In the mysterious, dark woods lived an microscopic mouse that was no ordinary mouse. Some animals think that he looks like an adorable, astute mouse with pink ears as large as two dinner plates and miniature feet, but that is not the truth. His brain is a problem solving calculator that can calculate problems in and instant.He has no weapons to fight against all the animals in the woods but his brain is as sharp as knives. Animals have said that he was a sly, genius in the woods. The animals in the woods are afraid of him and his quick-thinking brain.The mouse is the most qualified animal in the entire woods and is known for outsmarting the innocent animals.

By - Haley & Rudra

W.A.L.T-use language appropriate to the purpose
W.A.L.T-use a range of interesting sentence starters.

Reflection - I like that I used a interesting range of vocabulary.
My next steps should be to use a range of interesting sentence starters.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

key competencies - 1st half and 2nd half

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)


Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
S
AA
I am willing to try new things
S
A
AA
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
A
AA
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A
AA
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A
AA
I make sensible behaviour choices
S
A
SA
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
AA
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A
AA
I treat others with respect
A
A
AA
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A
AA
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
AA
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A
AA
I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A
AA
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
AA
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
A
AA
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
A
AA
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
S
A
AA

Best beaches in the world - Reading wk 9

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The possum trap - THE POWER POSSUM TRAP! - WALT - to create a pest trap to solve a problem in the bush


THE POWER POSSUM TRAP








The materials we needed to make THE POWER POSSUM TRAP 
  • 2 small cardboard boxes without tops
  • glue gun
  • tape
  • nuts (walnut)
  • wire
  • toilet paper roll
  • magnets
The times we came across difficulties

We came across a difficulty when we did not have a box. We went into the store room and found 2 boxes without the tops we thought that we can join them together and make one box.
Another difficulty was when our door wasn't closing tight enough to keep the possum inside, so we found magnets that we could use and then we stuck one the door and one to the inside of the box. 

Things we could have done better

One thing we could have done better is that we could have used string instead of wire because the wire is harder to bend instead of the string. Another thing we could  done better is we could have just bought one big box instead of using 2 boxes to create one.