Thursday, 26 June 2014

A poem by Taki

Year 6 in Room 7 have been attending poetry workshops this week. This is Taki's poem.


7 stars in the sky shining bright in the night
I’m a man walking in the night looking at the 7 stars so bright
I’m a man that got all my question right about the seven stars
My raps are so tight and so bright like 7 stars in the sky.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Alfred read about sharks and this is his presentation about what he read

Maara's presentation from her reading activities

Shannon's presentation about Giant Tortoises of Glapagos Island

Explanation writing about Sharks

Sharks becoming extinct

There once were many sharks in the world. Today, there are not many left. The question is WHY?

The Chinese and the Japanese are running shark finning ships. This is very bad because they kill the sharks in big nets, cut the fins off and then throw the rest of the shark in the rubbish.

Many sharks are being killed each month. If this continues to happen then the sharks will become extinct like the dinosaurs.

We should stop and think about the animals which help sea like sharks. The Japanese and Chinese also need to be punished for what they do to this special sea creature.

Salesi's google presentation about Sharks

Friday, 13 June 2014

Luisa's information report about penguins

Penguins are a member of the bird family

Penguins have two feet and wings. Some penguins have yellow chests and orange beaks and small penguins have hairy eyebrows. Other small penguins are fluffy and cute.

Penguins live on small islands and live near the sea and ocean so they can hunt for food. They also live in Antarctica, New Zealand, Peru and Argentina. Most penguins live in cold places.

Penguins are very strong swimmers and are good at hunting fish. Penguins sometimes slide on their tummies so they can move around faster and don’t need to waddle around. Penguins can stay underwater for up to 18 minutes.

Penguins are carnivores, so they eat fish like Silverfish, lanternfish and Mullets. They also eat  Crustaceans, krill, squid and octopuses.

Lots of birds can not live in cold and icy places but penguins can. They have found a way to survive the freezing conditions.

By Luisa

Information report at giant pandas

Giant pandas live in China in the mountain ranges of Central China, specifically in Shanxi. 

Pandas eat bamboo, meat and leaves. They are ambush killers. They kill all kind of fish and any other prey.

The panda is certainly very different in appearance than the other species of bears. The adult pandas are afraid of any animals bigger than themselves.

By Dallas

Information report about penguins

Penguins are part of the bird family

Penguins have two legs with three toes, which make them walk funny. The small penguins are very fluffy. Some have long blonde eyelashes. Most of them are tall and short.
Penguins live in different countries like Antarctica, Galapagos, Argentina, New Zealand and South(North)America. They usually live in cold places.

A penguin can fly through water.Penguins are good at catching their prey. When there are fish swimming around they fly towards them and catch them in their mouths.

There are 18 species of penguins in the world.

By Maara

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Mrs Tofa @ ALIM

I have been attending professional development seminars at the Waipuna Conference Centre to learn about ALIM (Accelerated Learning in Mathematics).

It's been a great opportunity to learn and reflect on how to improve my teaching practice and also how to implement ALIM to Room 7. 

Our Inquiry team for ALIM is with Mrs Ripata and Mrs Adcock. We are very excited about the changes and improvement we will implement to our teaching. 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Long Bay trip memories

At Long Bay I saw:

1 - sea star

2 - cat eye 

3 - kina

4 - crab 

5 - jelly fish 

By Luisa 

Long trip educational trip

We went by bus and when we hopped off we went to have our morning tea outside. 

Our teacher was James. First he took us for a walk and we had to listen to sounds and put our fingers us to show how many sounds we were hearing. 

James put us in groups and we had to collect different things in our bucket. After we had to sort our items in our buckets in different groups. 

James taught us about people taking shell fish and other things from Long Bay reserve and they go to court. 

The trip was fun. 

By Fineasi.