Saturday, July 7, 2018

Our Skeleton 

On Friday we looked at our skeleton. Here are some facts that we discovered:-

When your are a baby you have 300 bones but by the time you are an adult you only have 206. This is because some of your bones have connect or ,fused, together.

Our biggest bone is the one from your hip to your knee and it is called your femur.

Our smallest bone is in our ear and it helps us to hear.

Our skull started as 21 seperate bones that gradually connected together but your jaw always remains seperate.

We had some fun making a picture of our own skeleton.


Friday, July 6, 2018

Matariki pictures

This week we looked at Matariki and how it can be celebrated. Here are our pictures for Matariki.


First we had to paint the background of our paper to look like a night sky.

We used the colours black, red and blue.

Then we left them to dry. After they had dried we added the stars. We had 21 stars in total and we had to

Make a cluster of seven stars somewhere on our picture to represent the stars of Matariki.

Here are our finished pictures.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Matariki stars

This week we have been looking at Matariki, what it means and how it is celebrated. As part of our learning we had to make an 8 point Matariki star this is how we did it.


First we needed to get 8 squares of paper

Then we had to fold the paper in half, point to point to make a triangle


Next we had to open up the triangle and turn our square around to look like a diamond

We then folded the point of each side into the middle and fold, this made our square look like a kite


Finally we had to put our 8 points together to make a star


We then decided they would look even better if we added glitter. Here are our finished Matariki stars.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Jellyfish and Octopuses 

Today I did buddy reading with a senior. Today I read an interesting book about Jellyfish and Octopuses. Octopus bodies was my favourite content to read. I learnt that octopuses have soft bodies. The images in the book looked really interesting. I also learnt that a large group of jellyfish are called a bloom or sometimes can be also called a swarm or a smack. Octopuses can swim fast, but only for short distances. Jellyfish can drift with the ocean tides. I learnt the meaning of harmful. Harmful means something that is dangerous. The blue-ringed octopus has a a very poisnuis bite. 

Below it shows you my favourite images of the book.


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By Keira