Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
S
S
S
S
I am willing to try new things
S
A
S
A
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
A
A
A
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A
A
A
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
S
S
S
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
A
A
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
A
A
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
A
A
A
I treat others with respect
A
A
A
A
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
S
A
A
A
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
A
A
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A
A
A
I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A
A
A
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
A
A
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S
S
S
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S
S
S
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A
A
A

Endangered animals



Room 8 have been learning about endangered animals. We had to write a poem about 
endangered animals.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rules for sports


                      For health this week room 8 learned about good sportsmen ship. We made posters on
                       pic collage

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Butterfly life cycle

   Life cycle of a butterfly

Metamorphosis is when a creature changes it’s form. Butterflies, cicadas, moths and frogs all live within a life-cycle. A life-cycle is when a living creature’s life repeatedly. Let me explain the life-cycle of a butterfly.

                                                          Egg stage  
The life of a butterfly begins with the egg stage. Butterflies lay eggs in safe hidden places like underside a leaf. A female Monarch lays hundred of tiny eggs. The eggs are tinier than a tip of a pencil or like the size of a sesame seed. It takes a few days for the egg to hatch. Once the egg has hatched, It eats the egg to get out.    
     
                                                      Caterpillar stage
Then hatches a little baby caterpillar. They are the size of a worm when they are born but very long. Caterpillars are also known as a larva. They eat their way out of the egg. They can be 100 times bigger than when it had emerged because they have a big appetite. As it gets bigger caterpillars shed their skin about 4-5 times. This is called molting.
                                                            Pupa stage                                                                             
After that, caterpillars are ready to make a pupa. They use twigs and make them in safe hidden places around host plants and spin silk. Caterpillars then curl into a “J” shape. It takes a few weeks to several depending on their species. Sometimes a pupa is see through and others are web like.

                                                          Butterfly stage
Finally, out comes a beautiful butterfly. But the wings are still quite small.  The wings are also are wet, damp and soft at first, so the butterfly needs to wait until the wings are dry and fluid is pumped into their wings. Butterflies practice flapping and working with the wings so they are ready to take of. They are also called an Imago. Butterflies spend their time drinking nectar as food.

It is important that the butterfly keeps laying eggs otherwise it wouldn’t be a life cycle.
                                            

This week, room 8 are learning about metamophisis. That means change. Like butterflies. They live within a life -cycle.
                                   

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Wildself



This week we learnt about adaptations. We got to create our own Wildself. My wildself is called a Rein-fly-tiger.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The beach


The refreshing smell the lovely green elegant trees in the wet forest. A scent of salty water tickles my nose and a strong smell of the cold wind hits me. Brrrr! Sweet aromas of chocolate ice-cream makes me feel hungry.

A gentle breeze slowly lifts the abrasive sand pushing it effortlessly. Slowly a group of waves rush up between my toes and retreats back. Salty water flows and washes the sand of my feet. Suddenly, a ray of sunlight hits my face strongly. Warmth from the sun radiates on the sun as I walk gently when slowly a gust of wind lightly pushes it away.

There’s nothing better than strolling on the beach and eagerly wanting to jump in salty waves when your parents hold you up. I love smelling the fresh air and playing games with my family like beach ball and building sand castles. I collect extraordinary sea-shells and carefully paint  and decorate them. They become shinier than a glimmering emerald. I never want to leave the beach! What do you do at the beach?

This week we wrote a description about the beach. I liked how I used words I don't use often.









Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Fairtrade Soccer ball

                         This term, we learnt about fair trade for our Inquiry and this week we have been learning about a fair trade soccer ball on explain every thing. We had to write a description about fair trade soccer balls.