Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Over the last ten weeks we have been learning about 
New Zealand Native Birds. 

Our big idea is Sustainability.

We asked lots of questions.....

What are birds?

Where do they live?

What do birds look like?

What do birds eat?

The most important question was- 
What can we do to help our New Zealand birds?

 We worked in our buzz groups, brainstorming and reading books.

Then we started to learn how to write a Report.

A report tells about things. It tells what a thing is, what it looks like, where it is found and what it can do.

Here are some reports we wrote about the Kiwi and Kereru.


Kiwis are birds that we know.
They have brown feathers.
They can not fly.
I like Kiwis. By Riley

Kiwis are birds.
They can not fly.
They eat worms. By Lennon

Kiwis are nocturnal.
They come out at night.
They live in the forest.
Kiwis are special.  By Sophie

Kiwis can't fly.
Kiwis have long beaks.  By Charlie

Kiwis are living things.
They eat worms.  By Anna


A Kereru is a pigeon.
It has a red beak.    By Logan

A Kereru is a bird.
They have short orange beaks
and green and white feathers.
They live in the forest.    By Mac 

We found out hundreds of Kereru are killed or injured when they fly into windows. So are lots of other birds.

We have found a way to help.
We made snowflakes to put on our windows so the birds will see them and won't have crashes.

Riley gave a snowflake to Mr Smith to put on the window in his office. 

We think we are very clever. 

What do you think?


  1. What a clever class and what fantastic work you are all doing. We loved reading the reports on the Kiwi and Kereru and especially enjoy looking at the photos. From Anna and Peter Davies.

  2. The Marsh Family29 May 2012 at 21:28

    Logan has suggested we put stickers on our windows at home so Kereru's wont fly into them. He'd also like us to plant a tree for some birds to live in. What fantastic ideas :)