Wednesday, 6 July 2016

My Information Report about Arctic Wolves

Information Report Blog Post Term 2 2016

WALT inform others about an animal/creature or habitat, through our writing.
Success Criteria:
  1. Create a title.
  2. Write a general introduction.
  3. Use Subheadings -Each new topic is a new paragraph.
  4. Use facts written in your own words.
  5. Write a conclusion.
  6. Use descriptive verbs eg hovers.
  7. Use topic specific nouns eg kakapo, reptile
  8. Include technical words eg nocturnal, monotreme
  9. Write in present tense.
  10. Vary the sentence beginnings.
  11. Use complex sentences eg This long, sticky tongue secretes sticky glycoprotein rich mucus, which insects stick to readily.
The Arctic Wolf
Introduction
The Arctic wolf is a member of the Canidae family. It is a mammal and lives mainly in cold regions of the world.

Appearance
Arctic Wolves are white or grey and they weigh from 18 to 79 kilograms. They are about 1 metre tall, they get up to 1.5 metres in length and they are 63 to 79 centimetres tall.

Diet
Arctic Wolves eat nesting birds, musk oxen, lemmings, ptarmigan seals and caribou. They also eat foxes, Arctic hares, salmon and rodents.

Breeding
The male and female alphas (the head wolves) of the pack will mate, they have one litter of pups per year between January and March. They start breeding between 2 and 3 years old and mate for life.

Habitat
Arctic Wolves live in cold snowy places in Canada and North America. Sometimes if there is no snow it is grassy and they can live here as well. They live in dens underground. Sometimes they dig their dens or they will find another one.

Protection
Arctic Wolves are not endangered at present. They do face threats of endangerment like losing their food supply because of the development of mines, roads and pipelines in their habitat.

Conclusion
Arctic Wolves are an animal that has adapted to the cold and they are facing some threats.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Habitats and Species Writing

 
Liam
WALT describe different habitats in New Zealand and species that live in them.
Success Criteria:
  1. Write an introduction
  2. Write a paragraph describing each creature and the habitat
  3. Write a conclusion
  4. Add detail about the habitat eg
    1. Plants, landscape, temperature, weather, animals living there
  5. Add detail about the creatures eg
    1. Appearance
    2. Size
    3. Species they belong to
    4. Diet
    5. If endangered
  6. Use detail and descriptive words
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I have created a New Zealand ocean habitat and included 3 creatures that live there one endemic one native and one introduced.

The ocean habitat contains different levels of sea plants
and species. The depth of the sea is about 2700 metres. There are plants like sea cucumber, sea weed,kelp and coral. The animals that live there is coastal fish, corals, jellyfish, crabs, crayfish, octopus, squid, plankton, seals, starfish, fish, sharks, rays, blue penguin and whales.

The endemic animal I have included is the New Zealand longfin eel. It is called the longfin eel because its top fin is longer than the bottom fin. It is black and it is larger than the shortfin eel. It eats small shortfin eels, insect larvae,  worms and water snails. When they get bigger they eat fish, crayfish and small birds like ducklings. They are a carnivore.it is about

The native animal that I have chosen is the Hector’s dolphin.The Hector’s dolphin is black, gray and white. They eat fish, squid, red cod, flatfish and yellow-eyed mallet.They live in the waters surrounding the South Island and North Island of New Zealand, most of them live around the South Island.They are a carnivore.

The introduced animal I have chosen is the great white shark.They eat sea lions, seals, sea turtles, otters and small toothed whales like belugas and dead animals.The biggest great white shark was 20ft, in meters thats 6.1 meters.They are gray and white and a bit blue. They live in the waters of New Zealand, Australia and North America.They are a carnivore.

The Hector’s dolphin, New Zealand longfin eel and the great white shark all live in the New Zealand ocean.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Term 2 Goals

Term 2 2016 Goals,  Review and Next Steps
Name: Liam


New Goals for Term 2                                                                         NB: (You write in the white areas)
Term 2 Reading Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT know what different words mean





Term 2 Writing Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT to spell everyday and difficult words accurately in our writing





Term 2 Maths Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Solving multiplication and division by doubling and halving using place value thirding and trebling reversing



From Term 1 (to be reviewed again at the end of Term 2)

Parent Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...






Student Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Focus on my work better and get tasks completed on time.


Friday, 6 May 2016

Basic Facts Goals





IALT recall multiplication facts for 4 times tables
I need to work on these next week so I can pass the test next week.