Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Travis Wetlands

Today we went to Travis Wetlands to explore and learn about a wetlands habitat.

We learned, much to our dismay, that in 1800, 93% of what is known as Christchurch was a wetland habitat. By 2000 that had shrunk to only 3%.

Here are some photos of us today. We will share some of the things we learned in a blog tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New science inquiry - habitats, species and what changed we can make to help

For the next few weeks we will be learning about habitats and animal species, focusing on the big questions of:

What changes do I need to make to protect habitats & species?

Assessment Week

This week we will using art to show our understanding of the different habitats in New Zealand and the species that live in them.

One reading activity for SML is to go to the Department of Conservation website and research a native animal species of New Zealand.

Here is the link

The task is to complete the following:

1. Status information - if applicable

Māori name:
New Zealand status:
Conservation status:
Found in:

2. Facts        -   Chose 2 headings on the fact sheets and record 3 facts for each.

3. Location
  • Take an NZ map and an atlas and locate where your animal is found in NZ (and on Islands outside of mainland NZ). Write the name of the location and colour the area,
  • Glue into your reading activity book

4. Drawing

  • Do a pencil sketch of your animal
  • Once you have done your sketch you can colour it in

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Year 5 / 6 Whanau Hui and jump jam

Each Thursday morning this term the year 5 and 6 classes (Rm 5, 6, 10, 11, 24) meet in the hall for jump jam. This is part of our move to work closer together across a range of learning areas. We do PE and Te Reo together, and this term we include jump jam (fitness), our integrated learning science topic and some mathematics.

Here are a couple of photos and two very brief videos of us in action.