Monday, 4 December 2017

Hour of Code


Happy coding!😀

Investigating Invertebrates

Use the following links to find out more about invertebrates.

Think about...💭

What is an invertebrate?
What types of invertebrates are there?
How are they classified?



Videos about Invertebrates



Websites about Invertebrates




Monday, 27 November 2017

Is It An Amphibian?

Use the following links to research amphibians.
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We will use what we find out to write our own information texts entitled 
'Is It An Amphibian?',  
just like the text we read today, 'Is It A Fish?

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Animal Print

As part of our inquiry, Room 9 have been exploring the patterns found on different animals.
We learnt that the patterns found on an animal, such as the zebra, are like fingerprints, with no two animals having exactly the same.
We used pastels to create a close up of the patterns we liked
Here are some examples. 
Can you tell what animals they are from?
















Tuesday, 21 November 2017

How to grow...




Use the Little Garden website to find out how best to take care of your chosen plant.
You will need facts about...

-  best time to plant
-   re-potting seedlings
-  watering
-  pest control
-  harvesting your plant




You can find extra facts here

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Zoo




Use this link to find out more about zoos


Use this link to find out more about the animals at Auckland Zoo


Work with your partner to create ponder pocket questions about zoos/zoo animals
Sort your questions into simple and powerful
Choose 1 question to research 

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Deep Sea Creatures



Use the following links to find out information about your chosen deep sea creature.


Take notes on your animal's
- features
 (what it looks like)

-diet 
(what it eats and how it catches it)

-behaviour 
(how it acts)

-adaptations 
(how it survives in the deep sea)





You can also use Kiddle to search for information on another deep sea creature you are interested in.

Happy researching 👀


Monday, 30 October 2017

Adapting to Life in Hot Places- Cacti


Use the following link to find out how cacti survive in hot deserts.




Complete these tasks using the information you have found.

Create a table and fill in the following information;


List features of a cactus 

Explain how each feature helps the cactus to survive in hot deserts

Now...

Research other desert animals or plants and their adaptations

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Adapting to Life in Hot Places - Camels



Use the following links to find out how camels have adapted to survive in hot deserts.



Create a table and fill in the following information;


List features of a camel 

Explain how each feature helps camels to survive in hot deserts


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Diwali inspired artwork

Last week, Halsey Drive held a Cultural Day to celebrate Diwali and Chinese Language Week.





As part of our celebrations, Room 9 created some Indian inspired artwork.
We were inspired by traditional rangoli patterns and images of decorated Indian elephants.


First, we sketched our Indian elephants heads.






 Then we added designs based on our research into rangoli patterns.







Finally, we either outlined them in vivid, leaving our designs as black and white, or adding colour using pastel.