Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Narrative writing plan

By wesley and cedric 

Once upon a time there lived a little but hard bullet ant, A strong and fearless gorilla and also a bad and cheeky leopard.

In the wonderful big rainforest  where there is lots of cool and strong protectors that protect the forest from the evil and vicious leopard. The leopard was so bad that he wanted to eat all of the animals in the rainforest.

Then one morning when the moon was up and the sun was down the vicious leopard climbed the trees and  broke into the rainforest and tried to kill all of the animals that had lots of meat inside of them. He scratched all of the skinny and fat also juicy animals on their faces.

But then the protectors of the forest came and killed the vicious leopard they used their mighty power to cut through the leopards flesh. Then the leopard scratches the gorillas abs. Then the gorilla used his muscles to punch him to the African plains.

Then they all went out to eat muscles. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019



Seahorses-by Wesley
 2.Seahorses like fish
 3.Seahorses eat lots of fish
 4.Seahorses swim fast

2.Lions have sharp teeth.
3.Lions are predators cat.
4.Lion like water

2.Elephant likes circus.
3.Elephant shower with trunk
4.Elephant are big

Monday, July 22, 2019


New words from reading
 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Big idea: within each kingdom there are more different groups that classify animals.

Prokaryotes - a name of a kingdom
Etc means etcetera
Interbreed - when two different animals have babies together

Mnemonics help us remember hard things, for example NEVER EAT SOGGY WEETBIX helps us remember North East South West.

This is the mnemonic i learnt to help me remember the order:
Keep pounds clean of fish get sick


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Animal kingdom

New words from animal kingdom reading
Monday’s reading

Organism - a living thing
Vertebrate - has a spine
Invertebrate - has no spine
Taxonomy - a way to group things
Diverse - a big range
Amphibians -
Heterotrophic - means they must find and eat food
Primates (apes, monkeys)
Rodents (rats, squirrels)
Cetaceans (dolphins, whales)
Marsupials (kangaroos, koalas)
Monotremes (egg laying mammals like the platypus)
Autotrophic - make their own food by photosynthesis
Photosynthesis - how plants make their own food
Vascular - uses roots to absorb water
Nonvascular - uses the whole plant to absorb water
Decompose, decomposition - to break down
Non-flowering - no flowers
Thermophiles - (root word is thermo which is about temperature)

Big ideas from the reading
All living things are called organisms.
They are organised into 6 groups called kingdoms. Each group has certain characteristics that each organism must have.
Can move on their own
Are heterotrophic (can’t make their own food)
Must eat to survive
Vertebrates and invertebrates
They are Autotrophic (they make their own food)
Some are vascular and nonvascular.
If a plant has seeds or fruit, it is a flowering plant.
Are made up of just one cell. They are everywhere. Some bacteria are good and some are bad.
Bacteria called decomposers break down dead plants and anacteria.
Can survive where no other organism can live.
Thermophiles, methanogens and halophiles
Say it fun guy
Mushrooms are a fungi
They are heterotrophic (can’a make their own food)
Use enzymes to break down food

Are related to either plants, animals or fungi (one of them, not related to all of them at the same time)

Monday, July 1, 2019

Mary Anning

Brainstorm and plan. 

Words and ideas to use

Paragraph 2
Early life 
May 21, 1799
Poor - sell stuff
Mary anning born in 1799 nearly died from lightning but it was a miracle. Her dad taught her how to find fossils. Her family was poor so she sold fossils and seashells. 
Paragraph 3
Discovering fossils 
Lyme Regis
Skull of a crocodile - brother - 12 years old
Extinction was a new idea
1812 - ichthyosaur 
1824 - plesiosaur
Curious was the name that she called the fossils that she found. She lived in Lyme Regis. And when she was 12 years old her brother took her to a cliffside. She an ichthyosaur in 1912 and found a plesiosaur in 1824 and she had a palaeontologists that believed her after she had proof.
Paragraph 4
1847 died of cancer 
In 1847 she died of cancer.

We will always remember her.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Prior knowledge

Room 7
Dinosaur knowledge
Prior Knowledge
In 2 weeks, we learnt that...
  • Animal
  • Predator
  • Dino is the root word
  • ‘Saurs’ means something
  • Species 
  • Extinct 
  • Huge
  • Large bones
  • Long necks
  • Eggs 
  • Sharp teeth
  • Long tails
  • Eat people
  • Different kinds
  • Spikes
  • Horns
  • Mammals
  • 4 legs
  • Bipedal means 2 feet and quadruped means 4 feet. Some dinosaurs are bipedal and some are quadrupeds. Some can change between the two stances. They are sturdy.
  • Theropod is a 3 clawed dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs are warm-blooded, which means their blood temperature is always the same
  • Carnivore means a meat eater
  • Herbivore means a plant eater
  • Omnivore means it can eat plants and meat
  • Some dinosaurs are huge and some are small. Typically, huge dinosaurs were sluggish (slow). 
  • Dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago. They started existed 230 million years. 
  • They died because of an extinction event, most people think this was because a meteor hit the Earth. 
  • Dinosaurs legs go out the bottom of their hip bones, whereas reptiles bones go to the side of their hips. Reptiles do not have an extra hole in their skull, but dinosaurs do. 
  • Mary Anning found lots of fossils on a cliffside in England in the 19th century. She was born in 1799 and died in 1847. She survived a lightning strike as a baby. In 1824 she found the first fossil.
  • Non-avian dinosaurs are dinosaurs that are not birds. Avian means birds.
  • Metabolism means how fast or slow your body converts food into energy
  • Diverse means a big range
  • Modifications means changes. Dinosaurs have modifications such as spikes, armour, horns or crests. 
  • Clade means family.
  • Lineage means ancestors/descendants 
  • Paleontologists are scientists that study ancient things including dinosaurs
  • There are 4 main groups of dinosaurs; theropods, sauropods, ankylosaurus and pterosaurs.
  • Titanoboa was top of the food chain after the dinosaurs died. It killed people by constricting people. It spent most of its time in the water because it was super heavy. It was 13m long, as big as a bus. 
  • Hominins existed when 7-6 million years ago, the first humans to walk on 2 feet. 
  • People did not exist when dinosaurs existed.
    • Adaptation is something that changes over time. 
    • Ecology - how animals relate to each other
    • Fossils are made when dinosaurs die and their bones get trapped in rock or mud. The bones break down over time but leave a mould, which is filled with rock. This becomes the fossil. 
    • Dinosaurs sometimes eat each other. 
    • There were 3 periods of time that have dinosaurs. This is called the ‘age of dinosaurs’ also known as the ‘Mesozoic Era’; Triassic period, Jurassic period, and Cretasous period. 
    • Then there were 3 more periods in time, “Age of mammals”, also known as ‘Cenozoic Era’; Paleogene Period, Neogene period and  Quaternary period.
    • Dinosaur fossils have been found on every continent, including Antarctica.
    • Joan Wiffen found the first dinosaur fossil (a theropods tailbone) in NZ in 1975, in Hawkes Bay. She died in 2009. 
    • Dinosaurs laid eggs and they lived in family groups.