Wednesday, 6 December 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
A
S
I am willing to try new things
A
A
A
A
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
S
A
S
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
S
A
A
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
S
A
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
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
A
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
A
S
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
S
A
S
Language Symbols and Texts

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

My animal poem





This week we reed about endangered animals so we wrote a poem about them

Zoo trip

Zoo trip
The grasslands sprowl out like Mount Roskill ,the girraffe,rhino,and zebras hurrdle around like cheetahs looking for there prey.The two girraffe twins play tag around there habitat.

Allgators lay motionless camaflouging in there mossy habitat in the wetlands occasionally lifting their heavy limbwhen seeing there prey.

The adorable seal glids to the cool and clean water Gracefully like people doing syncronised swimming at the olyimpics.Its streamlined body means it can sweep through the water like a torpedo.It thumps on the rocks trying to carry itself up on the shining rocks.Iasked sarahs mom if we could go to the kiwis she said “we can go after lunch.After lunch we went to the elephants and kiwis.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Grasslands


This week for inquiry we did slide shows about grasslands. We got different topics and my topic was plants. We researched about it and put it together on a slide show.


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Life cycle of a butterfly

Image result for butterfly  Lifecycle of a butterflyImage result for butterfly

Metamorphosis is when an animal changes its form over a course of life. Frogs,cicadas and butterflies all began there life in a different form. A butterfly's life cycle has many stages the first stage is the egg stage number two is the caterpillar the third one is the pupa stage and the last stage is the butterfly stage.
                          Egg stageImage result for butterfly eggs
First the female butterfly lays  hundreds of eggs  at the bottom of a leaf. The egg is as big as a sesame seed. It only hatches when there is a warm weather.After a few days the caterpillar is ready to come out it chews a hole in its egg. When the caterpillar comes out of its egg the first thing it does is it eats its egg.
                          

                    Caterpillar stageImage result for caterpillar
A caterpillar is 2 millimeters long when it hatches. The only things it does is, eat all day and it sheds it’s skin every seven days so it can grow. They love milkweed leaves and  butterfly plants. Once it is big enough it stops eating.The caterpillar grows a hundred times it’s original size.
                       Pupa stage(Holometabolism/chrysalis)
It sheds it’s skin for the last time. They form into a pupa on a plant or twig they also need warm weather to form into a pupa.The pupa is made from silk. A caterpillar forms a protected cover.The pupa remains motionless. It takes 1 and a half weeks to form into a butterfly. The caterpillar forms very slowly. A pupa can be soft,hard,webbed or see through. It also changes colour into green, brown black white.It goes through a series of changes. It takes several minutes to wriggle free.
File:Monarch Butterfly Cocoon 3.jpg - Wikimedia Commons             Butterfly stage
After fifteen days a butterfly emerges out .Its wings are small and wet.The butterfly pumps fluid into its wings to make them strong so they expand. After a few hours the wings are strong enough to fly with. They need to dry so the butterfly can fly.
 Image result for butterfly   Conclusion

It is essential that the female butterfly lays it’s eggs so the life-cycle can continue and not go to an end. If it went to an end butterflies would be extinct.

This week we have been learning to write an explaination about life cycle of a butterfly.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Adaptaions




This week we have been learning about animal adaptions and made our own wild self.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Beach description



Angry waves crash at the surface of the smooth sand like bowling the wickets in cricket.  The tall trees in front of the cove are in order from smallest to biggest.There are hungry seagulls finding food on shore.The horizon stretches out a thin blue line that splits the sea and the sky.The dark cove is as black as a cat .There is a tall cliff with some grass.The beautiful sea shells shine on the beach shore.


Salty water fills my nose with oudur.  Rotting shell fish create a pungent stench which takes over the lovely smell of grass and nauture.A dealious smell of chips draws the seagulls in and my mounth waters.The beautiful smell of sea shells filled my nose.


An gentle breeze hits a tree and makes some leavs gently come out while they float in thin air and silently lands on the sweeting sand.Waves rush up to the sand and the hot sand fights the waves away and retreats the waves shyly go bach to there under water home.

There is nothing better then spending time at the beach with my family and friends.I love playing in the sand with my sister.We make sand castles and play on the playground.We play games like cheat with our friends.    



This week we we wrote descriptions and in my description I used different sentence starters.