Students studied some of New Zealand’s oldest and most recently introduced wildlife and wrote information reports about what they learnt. Learning to ask questions they wanted to find answers to started the process. They read text and highlighted keywords that answered their questions. They added the keywords to their writing plans.
Students learnt that animals have certain requirements to stay alive and that are suited to their habitat. Changes to a habitat can have both positive and negative impacts to their survival. This is what some students learnt.
Students are becoming more aware of problems around them and the part people have played in this. Thankfully, they are realising small things they can do to be part of the solution.
To complete the learning process, Room 11 recreated the landscape surrounding our school with more trees. The streams from the area are flowing into Wairakei Stream and into the Waikato River. Students thought that they could try their best to keep these areas clean by making sure they take their rubbish home and pick up other rubbish they find.