Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Trip To Nikau Cave

'A Trip To Nikau Cave' is what we have been reading this week. It is quite similar to 'The Secret Underground', but it is not only about cave weta. It is about more cave dwellers, such as glow worms. What I found interesting while working on this presentation were the 'Stalactites', 'Stalagmites' and a 'Column'. If you want to know what those are. Here is the presentation where you can find out ^. Enjoy:)

The day when my brother went missing

I was overwhelmed with fear when hearing that my little brother was missing around the park. About two to three years ago, on a bright day on Saturday, I remember having a good time at a massive playground for a picnic, far away from home. I was having a lot fun spending time with my family. Laughter were around, and smiles on each and everyone faces.

We were all having a time that we would never forget, until we had realised, that my brother Ryan, was missing. We searched everywhere trying to look for him, but we couldn’t. It was really difficult for us to locate where he was. The park that we were at was huge, and there were a lot of kids running around. So, we were all very concerned. The only thing that was going through my mind was, if he was hurt, and, if we were ever going to find him.

Looking through the bushes, I nearly gave up from the exhaustion I had in me. Instead I didn’t because he was my little brother. So we all kept looking and it took us about 1 hour. My aunty called us to go back to where our things were, while my uncle was still searching. We sat there on the green grass looking around worried. I was eating really slowly because I was focused on trying to find my brother.

Suddenly cutting the silence, shouted my aunty “Yay!”. We all looked around and saw my younger brother on top of my uncle's shoulders. My brother wiped his tears and smiled. “Where was he?” We all asked suspiciously. “He was at the car park looking for us. Checking every inside of car through the windows”. My uncle answered. I was so happy that my brother was back, so I ran up to him and tightly hugged him like I was never going to let go. So, after that tragic. We all went back to being normal and started to play like nothing happened.

Friday, October 16, 2015

History of Superman

Todays inquiry we have been learning about Superman. We watched a video to find out information about him. Our class especially looked at how he adapted from being a normal to a superhero. Here are the questions that was given to us.

History of Superman... 
  • man of underwear or blue underwear? Why did it change? When man of steal first started he had red underwear. But then DC wanted to change it to blue because they thought it would be better.
  • Krypton - what is it? Krypton is where Superman was from.
  • Why was it important to Superman? Because the Queen and King of Krypton sent superman to earth right after the plant exploded. So to honor his birth parents he created a statue of them holding the globe.
  • What part did Superman's parents have in his survival? They sent him to earth with a homemade spaceship.
  • Original powers? Did he fly in the beginning? He was not able to fly in the beginning. His original powers were that he could only jump 1/8 of a mile, and run fast enough to pass the express train. Superman was not as strong as he is now.
  • What changed in term of his super powers? He became from not being able to fly from flying. Superman has more strength.
  • Daily planet - his does he adapt between his human workplace and being a superhero? In his normal life he acts natural, looks natural and talks like a normal person.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Secret Underground

This presentation is the about the differences between cave wetas and other wetas. Reading this article about wetas made me learm much more. I am really surprised that wetas are ancient. Did you know that wetas were here when dinasours were still walking on earth? I really enjoyed working on this. At the end of this presentation you will see my own insect. It is called a Bag Bug also known as B - Bug.  Enjoy

Immersion Assembly

‘Survivor’ is the topic for our school this term. As always on the first day back we have an Immersion Assembly in the morning. Mr Burt was dressed as a parrot that has been extinct. There was one word that he said many times while speaking. It was Adaption. Most animals had been extinct because they have not been adapting. Adapting is where you have to change overtime.

For an example, if an animal had moved somewhere else to live. To stay there they have to adapt or to get use to the place. But if I was to refer as for a human to adapt, an example for that would be they will have to be wearing warm clothes if it was a cold day. So they are adapting meaning changing into suitable clothes for a freezing weather.

Team 1 started off the assembly. “For this term we will be learning about zoo keepers” said Miss George excitedly. “We will be attending a session at the zoo”. All the kids cheered and were very happy. For their skit they had people up on the stage to do a karaoke. Marika had won the karaoke competition and was invited to go with team 1 to the trip at the zoo.

Next up was team 2 and 3, they will be learning about dinosaurs. But they will be doing different things. Team 2 will be exploring and researching more about dinosaurs. What they ate? How did they become extinct? And many types of other dinosaurs. (e.g Tyrannosaurus, argentinosaurus). Team 3 though will be creating and designing their own dinosaurs.

Team 4. Last term the teachers made a movie asking the kids where they were. They were in the green screen, but the teachers were pretending to be in the safari and travelling to many habitats around the world. None of the kids knew what was happening or what this terms topic will be, so they showed the result of what the kids answers were, and it was hilarious! This term team 4 will be learning about different kind of animals around the world.

“It’s time for Team 5!” shouted Mr Burt. As everyone cheered the teachers of team 5 walked up on the stage with a plate of noodles each, with chopsticks. Their performance was about ‘Survivor’ the TV Programme. Mr Wiseman was the host, and the other five were contestants. Their challenge was to eat the plate of noodles with the chopsticks.

“Ready, Set, Go” said Mr Wiseman. Each teacher ate as fast as they could. Miss Peato and Miss Misela quickly sat down eating. Miss Clark was eating real fast, she was beating everyone. But Miss Ingrim and Miss Hockly ate like they didn't wanted to win. “Done!” shouted Miss Clark raising her hands up. Mr Wiseman passed the microphone to her and she said. “That was easy! Because as you know I am from Asia.” She turned around facing the chopsticks in her hair to the crowd.

She then gave the mic to Miss Hockly. “Well I actually moved to Japan. And every time I see them eat, they will always eat it with chopsticks. So, I had to adapt and try to learn how to eat with it as well. Because if I didn’t I would’ve starved”. Everyone agreed. So after they were talking to us about how people and animals should adapt they have ended their skit by showing us drawing. The drawings were of some super heroes. There was ‘The FLash’, ‘Superman’, ‘Thor’ and more.

That was the end of our Assembly. I really enjoyed all teams performances and movies, and I cannot wait to learn about ‘Survivor’ for our last term in Pt England!