Friday, 20 February 2015

Reading Activity 4

The Fish Highway by Adele Jackson

WALT: Learning to make predictions on what is going to happen next in the text by using the key words in the preceeding sentences and paragarphs.

The oldest pipes that snake along Wellingtons street are brick lined and they are the stormwater pipes. They have fish living in and near them. Some of the pipes were built about 1880. The pipes are highways for fish and eels. One night a Fish Scientist saw some fish swimming in and out so she decided to investigate. She uses 250 metre long tape measure to tell her if there are any fish. She uses her pack on her back to make the fish unconscious then she puts the fish in and container and measures it, records what type it is. Then she puts it back in the water and finds another fish to record. She records the details about the fish in a notebook. There are 2 types of fish there and the longfin eel. The city are putting up kelp ladders so the little fish can climb them to get into the stormwater pipes. The newest pipes have bricks poking up so the little fish can rest on them and they can go up there if the current is too strong.

Recount Writing

WALT: We are learning to write an Recount

Friday 20 February 2015

On Thursday 19 February 2015 Room 9  students headed down to our school pool. We  saw the swimming instructors from GI pools. They said that we would learn survival Techniques to be safe in the water.

First they put us in 3 groups. Then the instructors told us that we have to jump into the pool and lie on our front under the water for 5 seconds. I was put in group 1. Then the second and third groups did the same as group 1.

The second and third activities are like the first one but they have a slight change in them. The second activity was lying on our back and float for 5 seconds.  For the third activity we needed to do the first and second activities for 10 seconds instead of 5 seconds.

Lastly we put on an imaginary life jacket. We did up the straps and then Leon told us how to check whether or not it is done up properly.

The swimming lessons were cool and I want to do it again sometime soon. I hope other kids can learn from them.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Birthday Cakes

Birthday Cakes

WALT:I am learning to use multiplication to find a fraction of a set.

1) 4 People have to share a birthday cake. There are 8 candles spread evenly around the birthday cake. How many candles are on one piece of the cake? 2

2) Draw little candles on the cake to check your answer.
8 divided 4 is 2 so the answer is 2

3) 2 people share a pizza. There are 20 pieces on pineapple spread evenly around the pizza. How many pieces of pineapple will they get each? 10

4) Draw on the pineapple to check your answer
20 divided by 2 is 10 so the answer is 10

5) 4 people share 16 sweets. How many do they get each? 4 sweets each

6) 5 people share 20 grapes. How many do they get each? 4 grapes each

7) 3 people share 15 oranges. How many oranges do they get each? 5 oranges each

8) 2 people share 18 marbles. How many marbles do they get each? 9 marbles

Our Body Systems

The Respiratory System

Walt: We are learning about our body systems and how they work.

The Respiratory System (also called the Ventilatory System) is a biological system which has specific organs and structures. They are used for the process of respiration in a organism. The Respiratory System is involved in the intake and exchange or oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism and the world. Respiration takes place in the respiratory organs called the lungs.
  • The passage of the air into the lungs to supply the whole body is known as inhalation and the one going out is known as exhalation.
  • The Trachea leads to the lungs through the windpipe
  • The windpipe splits into two different pipes
  • The first one is called the Bronchus and leads into the chest with many different pipes going off the main one
  • The air comes through our nose, through the windpipe to the lungs, then the carbon dioxide comes back up on the other side of the windpipe and out of the mouth
By Robin
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Circulatory System

The Circulatory system, (also called the cardiovascular system) is an organ system which helps to transport blood, gases (such as amino acids), oxygen and nutrients around the body. It helps to nourish the body, but also helps to fight off diseases in the body, keep body temperature as well. It is often composed as both the cardiovascular system (which distributes blood) and the lymphatic system (which circulators the lymph). The heart is made up of four chambers. There are two chambers on each side. The two chambers at the top are called atria, meanwhile the chambers on the bottom are called the ventricles.

Why is the Moon Upside Down?

13 Feb 2015 10:05:14.jpgWhy the moon is upside down?

Niko and Ani had lived and known each other for years. Then Niko’s mum was offered a good job in Japan and Niko’s family moved to Japan.

Ani got an email from Niko and Niko said that the moon looked like is was upside down, so they decided to take a photo of the moon every night for seven weeks. It did not work good because the cameras did not have good zooms so it was not close up.

Niko and Ani agreed that it was not working. Ani thought that they could try drawing the moon. They drew the moon for seven weeks. They found out that Niko’s drawings were the same but they were the other way up.