Saturday, March 22, 2014

Close to 1000

We played a game for maths. The aim of the game was to 
roll the dice ten times and the person that was closest to 
1000 won. I lost this game to Maia but it was really fun.

Friday, March 21, 2014

3200 year old tree

First, read and summarise the article.

It is 3200 years old and it has never been caught on camera until now.

It is called the giant sequoia. It is 247 feet tall and it’s 45,000 cubic feet. There are 2 billion needles and that's more than any other tree on the planet.

Its one of the fastest growing trees in the world. You can only find it on the western slope of sierra Nevada's in California.    

- watch the video and recount how 'they' took the photo.     

It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, and the picture was taken with a camera with a lot of other little ones attached.

The camera takes the top of the pictures and then they joined it all together. It took them 32 days to put all the photos together in the right order.

- describe the photo.

It is very different to other photos because of the way it was taken. The people who took it must be very clever. It took ages but it came out amazing.      

- turn some of the sentences into a paragraphs.

- write about the biggest tree in our country.

The biggest tree in our country is called the Te Matua Ngahere. It is not the tallest because it is  29.9 meters high and the trunk girth is 16.41 meters.

The tree stands at Waipoua forest of Northland New Zealand. The only way to get to it is to walk along a track into the forest. You were allowed to walk right up to it but not know because its roots are too close to the surface, and if you stand on them you will hurt the roots.

Friday, March 14, 2014

My poem about my brother

                              This is my poem about my brother. Its all about what he's like 
                              and some of them are not good things.      

Friday, March 07, 2014

A scene

This my writing about a penguin in antarctica. The penguin was really hungry and then he spotted a pile of fish. I hope you like it.

My scene: A penguin in antarctica

Standing there, I felt happy being surrounded by thousand of other penguins just like me. We were all standing so close together that I felt like a burger being squeezed together. Through my ear I could hear the sounds of penguins diving for their food. Mmm, just then I could smell something really nice coming from the ocean. Just thinking about a fish in my mouth and the juicy taste of it made me hungry. Looking around I could see a pile of fish. I really wanted one of those fish. Thinking about it I thought maybe I could just sneak one. Thats when it happened I couldn’t control myself I headed right for the fish. I got there, finally I would have something juicy to eat. My mouth was moving up and down ready for a fish. The juice was the best taste ever. Just then I saw another penguin looking at me and he didn’t look happy. I waddled as fast as I could but was I fast enough. Turns out I was. woohoo, I had a fish today and tomorrow another.