Sunday, May 7, 2017

How a Falcon Hunts

How a Falcon Hunts

A lot of animals hunt by stalking their prey but the falcon a distant relative of the hawk hunts with another clever tactic that works better for this species. It dives on it’s prey to catch them off guard. The falcon generally eats small birds  but will sometimes eat rats or mice.

First the falcon flies up at a point high enough to scan the area and turns around in midair so its prey seems motion less behind it, this is called a fix. A fix allows the falcon to predict what its prey will do next. The falcon opens it claws and flexes them when it has seen its prey. Then the falcon will dive at its prey and  grab or stun the small bird with its claws and beak.

Next the bird hovers about 12-15 metres off the ground and like its enemy the cat, will unusually bite the bird around the neck to kill it. The bird will now be ready to be eaten which the falcon will gladly do.

Finally the falcon will go back to its nest or perch to gorge itself on the dead bird or feed its chicks by chewing it, swallowing it, and vomiting it into the chicks mouth, this process is called regurgitation.

I think falcons are an interesting species of bird and how they hunt is very clever even though 90% of the time its prey escapes it.





Thursday, May 4, 2017

How The Food Chain Works...

The circle of life is an amazing chain that stretches to every animal, but who’s prey and who are the predators?


Firstly most things on the food chain are alive. At the bottom are grass, nuts, berries, leaves. The food chain usually starts of with plants and ends with animals. Although  these animals are weak there are some dangerous plants.


Secondly there are millions of animals that are very close to the bottom of the food chain. These animals include bugs, ants, frogs, and any small eggs that have not yet hatched. they eat plants, berries and leaves.


Thirdly  almost 10,000 animals are big enough to be prey and predators, which means they are hunted by animals but they also hunt themselves.  These animal have longer lives than the weaker animals some of these animals are gazelles and deer.  These animals can still die but are harder to kill then the bugs and insects.


Finally there is there are some special predators that are right at the top i'm talking animals like some snakes lions, tigers and sharks. If you are at the top of the food chain it means that you can't die in less you are taken down by a group or a pack of dangerous animals.


As you can see the food chain is an amazing process.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Maria character description

In the of a small village lived the lonely Maria.
Maria had long black hair that swang behind her pointy ears as smooth as silk. Her eyes were the colour of the deepest darkest ocean.
She wore a long purple silky cloak, a bright green dress and also a shimmering silver crest.
Everyone liked her since the lonely Maria had saved the small peaceful village from a mighty evil dragon. Maria loves to read books, books and books, it helps her at school alot. Maria was very brave kind and helpful even when everyone hated her.

Matilda!

Introduction
In a lovely sized house, on a beautiful street lived the wormwoods they are nasty people with  a terrible sense of humor but not Matilda.


Appearance
Matilda’s eyes are as brown as the branches on trees, her smile is so bright you could see it from a mile away, Matildas short brown hair fly’s with the wind. The dresses and bows that Matilda where's makes her look older in a good way.


Characteristics
Matilda’s reading and mathematic skills are way above the others. She is the most smart, intelligent, kind and caring.


Action
Stelling back things, going on adventures and messing around with her powers are strengths of Matilda’s. Matilda messes around with the trunchbull to get back what she had done to miss hony.


Conclusion
Even though Matilda comes from a horrible family she is still kind,caring and smart.

                        By Matilda

Monday, April 3, 2017

Book week by Charlotte

       Book week

last week it was book week !!!!!
Each day there was a doctor sues theme .
On Monday we wore wacky woolly colourful socks from fox in socks .  On Tuesday we had to were something green E.G  a headband or face paint or if you were in atkin house you could where your house T - shirt . On Wednesday we wore tall hats barays cool hats or any hats you wanted . Lastly we dressed up as our favourite book charter I saw M r twit and Mrs twit , harry poter and alout  of Amazing book charters . 



BY Charlotte      hope you  enjoyed !!!!!!!



Sunday, April 2, 2017

passion projects

This term in hillary team we have been doing passion projects. Passion projects is where the students get to choose a hobby or passion to work on for two blocks each week. If two or more students have the same idea the can form a group. the boy/girl can choose whatever they want so long as they learn something in the end and present it properly. Before the pupil can start their passion project they need to get permission from the teacher or if it involves other people the need to ask the principal and deputy  principal. Some examples of things they are doing are: basketball tournament, bird house, art.

By Margo Renoux

cultre day

hey do you know that different cultures is a strength? this is just one of these questions that kohimarama students are asking. in room 15 we are going to have a culture day celebration how different cultures is a strength. England, Figi, Samoa, china, Japanese, Thailand. these are some places that kohi school kids are researching.

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