Tuesday, 3 July 2018

maths work

life of leaf animation

Its a bug's life

Arataki Team Trip

We were all eager to get off the bendy bus. “Don’t slip over” said Ms Green as we run of the bus.

First we went on a breathtaking walk to the a little place where we looked for bugs. We used a object called a pooter, that's how we caught the bugs. One person looked for bugs and one person used that pooter to suck up the bugs. This keep the bugs safe from our hands.Image result for pooter

Next we went to the hall to learn about the life cycle of a leaf. The Ranger told us about the life cycle of a leaf. This is what happens. So water and carbon dioxide goes into the leaf and then sugar (not the sugar that we eat) and oxygen comes out. Then the leaf falls to the ground and then insects come along. Chew, chew, poo, poo, then the poo goes into the ground to make soil and the roots absorb it and then goes up the roots to the tree. It gives the tree power to grow.  I found it amazing that sugar moves through to other parts of plant and gives them power to grow.
Then we went on outstanding walk through the bush. We had to wash our shoes before we went to protect the kauri trees. We had no Ranger to guide us so we did not know where we were going.  All we had was this tiny map that did not tell us that much, it was confusing alright.

First we went on the road then soon after we knew that this was not the right way. So then we went back and went through the itsy-bitsy tunnel. It was very small. We found out that was the right way. Then we got stuck. There were two ways we could have gone, there was the ID track and the loop track. It took us about ten minutes to find out were we had to go and it was the loop track so then we went down it. It was a amazing walk. It blow my mind that this use to be a potato farm.

Arataki is a mind blowing place. I learnt  about how nature recycles and I highly recommend going there.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Arataki School Trip

On Wednesday me Room8, Room6 and Room7 went on a fabulous trip to Arataki we had a amazing time.

here is an photo of us walk in the bush

our 1st activate was us using Rooters to suck up bugs and have a closer look at them.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

insect work

WALT: write an information report
Remember to:
  • Clearly explain what I am writing about in my title
  • Begin with a general comment and a hook
  • Use your planner to help with paragraphing
  • Use action verbs to describe behaviours
  • Include pictures and diagrams, conclude  with an interesting statement about the topic.

Insect report
Do you know what an insect is, of course you but do you know that that all insects have 6 legs and 3 three body parts? If you want to know more facts read this report.

Image result for ladybug

Have you ever seen a lady bird and  noticed it's hard shell? That is called a exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is a very hard shell that most insects have and it protects the insect from being eaten other animals. Did you know that lady Bug shell opens up and its wings come out.

Image result for ant diagram

There is lots of different animals in the insect group like bees, ants, butterflies, ladybugs and that is just some of them.You know how I said that most insect have three body parts that is what I’m going to tell you about. On this diagram you can see the three body parts the head, thorax and abdomen. The head has antennas. Insects use their antennae like we use our noses to smell stuff. Insects have a thorax to hold everything together, its hold its wings,  its feet and its head. The abdomen does not have as much use as the head and the thorax but is does help the insect to walk or move and its make an insect an insect because all insect have them.

Now for some fun facts to finish this report off. Did you know that bees do a little wiggle dance to tell other bees that there is flowers. Did you know that ants can lift 10! Times the amount of their body weight Image result for ants lifting things

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Here is a slide about matariki.