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.














Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Desert Habitats




Use the link below to scan and locate the information needed for today's reading tasks.



Define   desert
            oasis
            sand dune


List     names of deserts around the world



Compare and contrast hot and cold deserts
                

Monday, 9 October 2017

Chocolate- descriptive poetry

After learning how chocolate was made, we wrote some descriptive poems about chocolate.
Our poems followed a pattern- noun (title),  3 adjectives, 3 verbs, 1 simile, 1 metaphor and 1 example of personification, noun.
Here are our completed poems.

Chocolate

Delicious, delectable, luxurious
Devouring, indulging, w anting
It is a feel good video game  in my mouth.
It is a smooth boulder filled with joy and happiness.
It wraps its creamy arms around my tongue.

By Raaj

 Chocolate

Creamy, delectable, indulgent
Melting, oozing, relaxing
It melts in my mouth like ice in the sun.
It is blades of grass tickling my taste buds.
It races around my body trying to make me silly.

by Caroline
Chocolate

Chunky, rich, smooth
Melting, oozing, breaking
It melts in the sun and creates a puddle.
    It is a brown bear jumping on my tongue.
It wraps its chunky arms around me.
Chocolate

by Sauwarna

 Chocolate

Chunky, creamy, silky
Oozing, melting, touching
It melts in the sun like a snowman.
It is a trip to an exotic country.
It hugs me with its brown fingers.
Chocolate

By Christina
 Chocolate

Silky, creamy, moreish
Indulging, devouring,
dripping
      It melts like a candle stick.               
It is a kangaroo jumping on my tongue.
It wraps its chocolatey arms around my mouth.
Chocolate

By Dhruvi
 Chocolate

Chunky, silky, delectable
Devouring, fading, oozing
It dribbles off my cake like a slothful waterfall.
It is medicine that makes you feel happy when you are sad.
It wraps its creamy arms around my mouth.
Chocolate

by Vrushti
 Chocolate

Bitter, creamy, chunky
Oozing, devouring, indulging
It drips from my fingers like rain pouring from the sky.
It is a milky medicine to help you when your feeling blue.
It smears its chunky arms around my mouth giving me a warm comforting hug.
Chocolate

by Georgia
 Chocolate

Creamy, smooth, delicious
Oozing, dripping, devouring
It melts like ice.
It is a treat when you feel sad.
It wraps it chunky arms around me.
Chocolate

By Grayson
Chocolate

Indulgent, moreish, bitter
Oozing, nibbling, spreading
It flows down like lava from a volcano.
It is a medicine that makes you happy when you’re sad.
It spreads its arms around my mouth with a bulky hug for me.
Chocolate

by Isaac
Chocolate

silky, adhesive, smooth,
indulging, devouring, oozing
It melts in the sun like a dripping candle stick.
It is a trip to an exotic country.
It hugs me with its chocolatey fingers.
Chocolate

by Neelansh
 Chocolate

Delectable, silky, moreish
Devouring, oozing, melting
It melts like a burning candle
It is a unique medicine
It spreads its fingers around my mouth.
Chocolate

by Advika