Literacy Key Skills 06.06.15

This week we have been exposed to the Frozen Spire realm and have learnt all about what it looks like!

On the Mandela blog there are lots of description from each individual in Mandela. Along with this, you each have written some fabulous work in literacy this week.

For this week’s key skills, can you please research night time in these places…

Mount Kenya is a great example to begin with:

Mount Kenya in central Africa is so high that every day is summer, and every night is winter…

Once researched, we want you to write a comparison between the two. For example:

During the day time, the grass sways from side to side in the sun’s rays. However, at night time the grass stands tall and still, frozen.

10 thoughts on “Literacy Key Skills 06.06.15

  1. chopper

    At night this magnificent place lights up beautifully with the reflections of the calm silky moon light on there skin. As all the animals come out the owls hunt for there pray, creeping up to it and… SNACH, gone in a flash never to be seen again and the owl sits there waiting for its next victim.

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  2. ASC

    Mount Kenya can fool you in many different ways. This majestic mountain makes people think that all of it’s liveliness is during the day, but that isn’t true at all. At night time Mount Kenya shows how ravishing it looks. Staring at it will blow your mind away. Even though it is extremely dark, you can still see the fresh plump snow on the sharpest blade ever (the top of the mountain).
    As well as what I have already told you, at the bottom of the mountain are ordinary tropical trees then at night they become almost invisible. The gigantic ones you can spot more of but the medium ones you have to blink twice. The grass, which is as green as broccoli, can still be noticed in every single direction. The rocks camouflage in with the stars in the sky. However, you will be lucky to spot them.

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  3. Alicia

    Mount Kenya:

    Mount Kenya – a turbulent place. Everything changes into something different, just between day and night…
    High humidity. Blistering. Hot! Within the sultry hours of the day, the grounds (mostly on the high altitudes of the second-highest mountain in Africa) has been described as a blazing metal rod on fire. Usually, the temperature on these prodigious mountains ranges from 12 degrees Celsius to approximately 30 degrees – during daytime. Extremely torrid weather! Therefore, there are rarely any plants that survive the different
    climates and atmospheres on Mount Kenya. This was the arid side of this place. On the contrary, night time is a complete contrast…
    It is as if death and sudden bitter has bitten into darkness on Mount Kenya. When night falls, the life on the mountain adapts rapidly. Only the animals and vegetation that can change from the heat to the cold can survive. This environment differs from the parching air to the dead, piercing night. Sometimes, inclement, rigorous weather attacks the mountain at night. Unlike in daylight, the earth’s surface becomes glacial and frigid – often frosted with ice. A few species of mammals prefer to hunt in the darkness, as nocturnal animals. Yet, the task of catching their prey during the numbing hours will have had added difficulty due to the intense, slightly tempestuous weathers. Even the temperature will abruptly drop, just after the break of dawn. Maximum of 30 degrees Celsius could plummet to the highest degrees of 5 (or below). There is such an immense inconsistency throughout the daily life circle on Mount Kenya.
    Comparing the times of day and night, there are evidently many huge and miniature differences on Mount Kenya. It appears that every day is similarly scalding summer and every night is biting winter!

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  4. tilli

    While the sun was beaming upon the grass it all started to crumble away. It was no longer the colour green. At noon everything was pitch black whereas in daylight everything comes to life and you can see astonishing views. Up in the sky the clouds come out to say hello and then they slowly drift away back to their homes. It was all still so quiet. When night falls it all suddenly turns ice cold; you can clearly see the mist float from your purple lips. White, fluffy snow lay still on the mountain like a drowsy fish.

    By Tilli Warren

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  5. CED

    As the calming sun rose miles away from Mount Kenya, the grey pebbles tumbled down from the majestic mountain. Bright skies invade the breathtaking country of Kenya. All the courageous animals woke up whilst the glistening sun beamed down on them. The mountain stood as tall and proud as a broad lion.
    Suddenly night time came upon Kenya. Specs of snow on the mountain lit up as if they were stars shining in the sky. The magical country of Kenya fell asleep thus did the wise animals.

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  6. tilli

    While the sun was beaming upon the grass it all started to crumble away. It was no longer the colour green. At noon everything was pitch black whereas in daylight everything comes to life and you can see astonishing views. Up in the sky the clouds come out to say hello and then they slowly drift away back to their homes. It was all still so quiet. When night falls it all suddenly turns ice cold; you can clearly see the mist float from your purple lips. White, fluffy snow lay still on the mountain like a drowsy fish. Stars lit up the whole of Kenya like a magical wonderland.

    By TW

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  7. kasey

    Mount Kenya’s night sky is as clear as water. In addition, the skies are almost starless and the view is hair-raising. At dawn, you will see the real entertainment; all of mother natures wildlife will venture out and show you their true colours. As the animals saunter out of their sleeping environment, they get ready to trek to a new area of their empty space… Animals will regularly hunt at night when the victims are sleeping and where they will be discreet enough to crawl around tourist areas and can easily snatch you or slaughter you… Also, at night time, Mount Kenya is like Antarctica, however, slightly warmer. The grass is a statue and the wind is a human whistling as fast as lighting and citizens/tourists will be coated in many (many) layers!

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  8. C.M

    Gazing out in the night sky, the attractive beam from the stars shine on the river beside. Endangered animals continue to hunt as their lack of eye sight decreases. Meanwhile, fireflies struggle to communicate to each other as they start to loose their glistening
    light from the back of them. Further on in the distance, the volcano’s ashes pour out from the inside spreading outwards followed by kettle hot, blood red lava. Then suddenly… BANG! The volcano had erupted shacking the whole land.

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  9. Lucy

    In the day you can see the significant mountains staggering above each other creating sharp shadows that cover most of the rock but it abandons the tip so it’s coloured in sunlight. However, at night as it is so dark and blistering the whole of mount Kenya looks like a vindictive, malicious lair which inside you can spot a man. A creepy, evil man. Who seems to want to take over the world…no I mean: the Universe!

    By Lucy

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  10. JM

    at night time this place lights up so well and if you are on top of a mountain it looks magnificent and you can see all the lights of Kenya and some of Africa. Also there are animals witch come out at night and you can hear them tweeting and trying to catch there pray. If you are lucky enough you will see the wonderful clear sky witch you can see the stars witch are bright and shiny. However the noises there is owls witch are waiting for there pray and if not they sit up in high trees.

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