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

I cooperate well with others when working
A
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
S
A
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
A
A
Participating and Contributing

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

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
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

Red panda poem



This week we have been reading a book about endangered animals. We chose an endangered animal and wrote poems about them. Here is mine.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grasslands




This week for inquiry we have been learning about grasslands. We made slideshows to present our work. Here is my groups slideshow.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beach description



Waves crash against the water surface as it makes the sand damp. Bushy trees tower over the sand creating shade for the hungry seagulls. The cove sits proudly among cliff. The horizon stretches its arms out to the vast expanse of the sand and water. In the distance there are wee islands that meander up and down.

The smell of salt water gushed through my nostrils. Rotting shellfish form a ghastly reek which overtakes the fresh smell of the grass. The scent of the sunscreen makes me cringe as it disgustingly pours down my body. The smell of luscious fish and chips makes my body tingle with excitement.

A calm breeze blows sand all over the beach effortlessly. The gust of wind makes the trees sway side to side. A wave of water squeezed between my toes to meet the dry sand and then retreats back to the ocean ferociously. Warmth from the sun radiates the rocks and sand on the beach.

There is absolutely nothing better than relaxing at the beach and feeling the sand beneath my feet. Once we arrive to the beach I’m always saying “ When can we go swimming?”, or  “Why does it take so long to unpack?”. I love the beach. What do you think?

This week we have been writing descriptions. In my writing I think I did a good job of using different vocabulary.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fair Trade Soccer Ball



This term we have been learning all about fair trade and this week we have been learning about fair trade soccer balls. We have wrote a description on explain everything about fair trade soccer balls. Here is mine.





Thursday, September 21, 2017

Big vs bigger




This week we have been looking at story starters. We had to write our own ending to the story. We had to include compound, simple and complex sentences.