Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Do you know how scientists classify the animal kingdom? Well they classify the animal kingdom into categories based on their characteristics. The two biggest categories are Vertebrates and Invertebrates.

Vertebrates have a backbone such as reptiles, amphibians, birds fish and mammals. Humans are mammals too because they have a backbone, warm blooded and when they are young their mothers feed them milk.

Invertebrates have no backbone. They make up 97% of the animal kingdom and are comprised of 7 groups. Arthropods-exoskeleton, annelida- worms and mollusc's there soft bodied Invertebrates, like snails and slugs. That’s three groups.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Immersion Assembly Term 4

“Oh my gosh” I said to my friends as I walked into the hall for our Immersion Assembly finally I know what our new topic is for this term. At home I had desperately wanted to know and now I did. It was about little critters. I like the Immersion Assembly because all of our teachers come together dressed up and perform a play to show us, what our topic is.

My favourite item was Team 4. They were a bee colony with worker bees and of course the queen bee. She was Mr Barks dressed in a curly wig with a tiara, wearing sparkly clothes. The worker bees fed him, cleaned him and they also cooled him down. Mr Barks kept on laying eggs which was funny as the eggs were teddy bears wrapped up in toilet paper.

The other one that I liked was Team 3 they were NZ Next Top Little Critter every one of them were lady bugs except Miss Mauld she was a bee. It was funny when they were dancing. After the Immersion Assembly I couldn't wait to learn about little critters