29 November 2011

Reindeer or Caribou

This week we are learning all about Reindeer. Did you know that Santa Claus only started using reindeer in the 19th Century? We also learnt that Rudolf was invented in 1939 by a shop who wanted to sell more things for Christmas. Did you know Reindeer means 'snow shuffler.' We hope you enjoy reading our Reindeer reports below.

Reindeer are mammals that live in the North Pole, Asia, Russia and Europe. Males are called bulls and females are cows. A reindeer is a mammal. Some people call reindeer Caribou. 
Reindeer have four legs, two brown eyes, two big enormous antlers and a small, small tail. They can be white, brown or grey. They have very wide hooves. 
They eat mushrooms, lichen, a little bit of grass, berried and their babies drink their mummies' milk. They are born in May and June. They run away from wolves or fight with each other. All reindeer actually do is find shelter or find food or make babies. The Antlers fall off and reindeer grow new ones. By Connor

24 November 2011

Rocking Roosters

We have been reading a book called Chicken Food by Jill Eggleton. It is about chickens who refuse to eat slugs and bugs and crickets and worms unless they are made into a burger pattie for them. Today we made Rocking Roosters. We had to colour all the feathers, cut them out, glue them on and add a beak, eyes and lastly stick some feathers on.

23 November 2011

Venus our Pitcher Plant Pet

A Pitcher Plant is a plant. It eats flies. It is slippery and has water inside. When a fly is in the Pitcher Plant, it eats the fly. The Pitcher Plant is green and it has little red lines in the middle. It can't move. When the fly goes inside then the plant eats it. By Harshil

A Pitcher Plant is a plant that is dangerous to insects. It is a carnivourous plant. It is green inside and sometimes it can be slipper, then the insects fall inside. It needs water to grow. Inside the Pitcher Plant there is acid, liquid and mush. It makes mush from the insects. By Michelle

The Arts Festival

This week is the Arts Festival at school. We have our Art displayed in the hall and on Thursday and Friday there is a performance of various music and dances. Yesterday we watched the dress rehearsal. Amisha is doing a poi dance and dancing in BoogieBods to Justin Beiber's song 'Baby.' Keisha is dancing in Bollywood. Kawiti is in the boys Haka group. Today, we went to look at the hall today and felt very proud to have our work displayed.

19 November 2011

Welcome to Warminster

Our teacher had trouble adding Yr 3 Warminster's blog to our page as a link. It is one of our Quadblog schools. Make sure you check out their fantastic blog : http://year3wps.wordpress.com/

15 November 2011

Mrs Yollis' Blogging Comments Advice

Here is an excellent video made by a school in California, explaining how to make a good comment about a blog.

14 November 2011

2MM Muscat

2MM our Quadblog buddies, asked us how to play Robbing the Nest. They followed our instructions and recorded their game. The music is quite loud so you need to turn it down after you have heard their students speaking. We think it is an awesome video and they followed our instructions very well!

Welcome Keryn

We have a new student in our Learning Zone. Keryn comes from Malaysia and speaks English and Mandarin. We hope she enjoys here five weeks with LZ4.

11 November 2011

11am, 11th November 2011

Today we finished our Art. We have been learning about Rememberance Day. That is like ANZAC day but in Europe people commemorate the end of the First World War. We read the poem 'In Flander's Fields' and learnt about the trenches. We learnt some new words like 'allies', 'alliance', 'trench', 'front' and 'poppy.'

Grandparents' Day

Today was Grandparents' Day. We had an assembly to showcase some of the things we do at school. We bet our school is very different to when our grandparents went to school. We made certificates for our grandparents. Ben's paternal grandparents came and Niskil and Connor's Grandmas came to visit our class and share a picnic.

7 November 2011

The Cantankerous Camel Inquiry Questions

Today we came up with some questions to research about camels.

What does a camel eat? It eats everything like a goat. It depends on the weather. They eat fish, bones, leather, cactus. Connor and Michael
What are the humps made from? Fat
How do camels survive in the desert? 
How long do camels live for? 
What does a camel feel like? They have fur on them and males have dark brown fur whilst females have light brown fur. Andre and Harold
Why do camels spit? To scare or disrupt Ms K
How many humps can a camel have? 1 or 2. Liang and Niskil
How do camels find each other? They yell loudly. Harman
How fast can camels go? 100 km/hour. Kawiti and Thaleisha

The Gunpowder Plot

2 November 2011

Simon's cat

This is one of our favourite cartoons which we sometimes watch as a treat at the end of the day.

Money Maths

Well done to Andre who found out who is on all the notes of the new zealand currency. Today we had to solve sums involving how to add money together. It is hard to remember to put the dollar sign in front and the decimal place. We found that there are not many places on the web to find out about NZ money, so if you know of any please could you post a link in the comments. We tried www.sorted.org but it was a bit hard.

1 November 2011

Scary Stories

Whenever I go to the amusement park my little brother makes me go to the Haunted House. It was dark and scary. There was a car. In the car, there was a flashlight and I picked it up and I pushed the button. The light went on. The car started to move very fast! I screamed. Then we came back. I thought it was a dream and my brother was crying. By Liam

Whenever I go to the amusement park I make my sister go in the freaky deadly haunted house. Suddenly there was a boney skeleton glowing in the darkness. Next my sister needed to go to the toilet but there were no toilets. We heard a ghoul noise. It was a scary ghost. Then we went into a guardian palace. Next it was all over. By Michael

Whenever I go to the amusement park my brother makes me go to the Haunted House. We sit in a little carriage. We went through a big massive gigantic door which had a big deadly Australian spider on it. There was a little skeleton drawing with vampire's blood. We looked the other way and saw a bat carrying a person's head! There was a silver ghost which was singing “IF YOU DARE GO TO THAT ROOM WITH THAT BIG BROOM, YOU WILL HAVE YOUR HEAD CUT TO PIECES.” Suddenly the cart raced so fast because zombies were chasing us. Next we came to a dead end. We ran a bit. Suddenly we fell into a hole and landed on something soft. It went forwards a bit into the sunlight and the ride was finally over! By Connor