Tuesday, 28 November 2017
The Peregrine Falcon
Small, sleek and swift, Peregrine falcons are the fastest birds in the world. As they have vast migratory routes they are named after a Greek word ‘Peregrinus’ which means traveller. The Peregrine falcon special, as it carries out its unique technique it surpasses the car on the motorway at nearly 400 kph.
As well as many other animals, the Peregrine falcon feeds on a wide variety of meals. The falcon’s diet consists of songbirds, bats, ducks, pigeons etc. The Peregrine falcon has a special technique to attack and kill it’s prey. It dives to catch birds at 390 kph out of mid air.
Peregrine Falcons live in a wide variety of habitats including tundra, deserts and tropics. Depending on the habitat, peregrine falcons have a different diet. In the 20th century, they were once becoming endangered in the United states. Since then, the populations have soared. The Peregrine Falcons now live on every continent except Antarctica.
Peregrine falcons mate for life. Each mating season, they lay 3-4 eggs. It can take up to 36 hours to hatch out of it’s eggshell. After birth, they dramatically increase their weight. By the time they ar 6 days old, their weight is doubled. As they near their age of 3 weeks old, they are 10 times heavier than their weight on birth. Falcons live for 17 years with some cases reaching 20 years.
Peregrine falcons are prey to Grey Horned Owls, Gyrfalcons and Golden Eagles. Using their diving technique, they can swoop out of the way, therefore not getting caught.
Peregrine Falcons are amazing creatures as they are known to build their nests on skyscrapers. The pigeons are a nutritious food for this amazing bird. With their highly successful diving technique, they are unique animals.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
I promise it is not what it looks like because that day I was on guard. I had that snowball so I could kill anybody who came too close. That day a stupid fox came too close so, BANG!!!!! I smashed the snowball at the the fox at the speed of light. “Insta-kill!” I shouted.
Monday, 13 November 2017
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Monday, 25 September 2017
The Day of Mysteries
Once, on a gloomy day, the eerie sounds filled with the nocturnal life in the spooky forest. The aging bridge snuggles with it’s trusty blanket to keep it warm. Sneaky as a meerkat, the snow patiently waits, like a tiger, finding it’s chance to attack the innocent arched structure. It’s only defence was the stingy stream, washing away the mischievous snow.
An uncertain fox wanders of, howling terrifyingly on the annoyed bridge. The irritating snow hiked too close to the faithful, bearing river and plunged to its death. Naughty, youthful fish splashed and swayed mischievously producing a painful ripple that the strict river would punish them for. The sleepy bridge cuddled its cozy, cuddly blanket soothingly and peacefully. On a windy day, the chatting naked trees’ limitless and boring conversations were transported by their friendly and cheerful servant, the aging wind.
As I near the haunted community, a gut feeling of horror builds up in my compressing stomach. Waves of a panic attack envelope me. The naked trees worry like a parent cares for their child. That was the last of me.
Well done Ali Zain, I like the way you included lots of different types of descriptive language. Next time try to use some more adjectives.
Good job, Great job ,Awesome job. I liked how you used lots of personification. You really gave me the effect of me being there.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Look at the 4 images.. Choose one, imagine you are there in the moment. Describe what you see, think and feel. Give your writing a title. Delete the images and sentence starters you don’t use. Remember to use the Success Criteria to help you.
WALT Describe a moment in time
- Present tense
- Describe what you think, see and feel
- First person - I, we, my,
- Descriptive language - adjectives, verbs, similes, metaphors
- Range of sentence starters
Disaster to Fortune
“Look out” I yell as my friends and I run for cover. Swish Swish Swish The blades from the helicopter swirl like a whirlpool. I anxiously glance at the monstrous beasts with a fleet of killing machines. Enveloping me are a mist of molecules. With an exhausted grunt, I wake up to see a caring pair of hands including a soft, fluffy cushion made of the best cloth I know. The caring nurse tightly hugs me with a gentle kiss. She opens her mouth to speak and… she is blabbering nonsense! A confused face covers me. That very moment I notice… she saves lots of lives!!!