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
S
S
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
S
S
S
A
I make sensible behaviour choices
S
S
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
S
S
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

Zoo

The severe sun glistened onto the sweaty torsos of the gloomy, striped zebras, colossal rhinos, and tall giraffe. The netted aviary enclosed the captive birds in a miniature forest.


Steady canine like teeth rest in the motionless alligator's mouth, as it lay next to the bed of moss. Chomping on pieces of dead fish, the seals soared from each hot rock to another. While the other lazy one bathed it’s restless body begging for some food. The lazy one probably wanted it’s belly up.


The eerie reptile lizards snaked across the small enclosure gifted by the zookeepers. When it would be time to eat the lizards camouflaged out of sight on the twig as it was silently staring at its prey. I asked “Where is the lizard?”.

As my head was a bit hot I asked ” Wheres the meerkats?”. My dad said ”Where’s the map though?”. Kaleb rushed up “Wait for me” he panted. In his hand was the glorious stinky map.

On Friday we went to the zoo. We had to do DAD WAVERS. The first D stands for description. The A stands for action. And the last D stands for dialouge. This is my description.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Animal Poem

My Animal Poem

By: Lachlan
My animal is a red panda
Its fluffy fur is red like a hot star.
Its hangs on trees all day like a koala.
Its eyes are black like the night sky.
Its belly is soft like velvet.
Its paws are grippy like sandpaper.
It sounds like eek!!!

Image result for red panda

Image result for baby red panda



This week we have been reading about endangered animals. We had to make a poem about them, this is mine :)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Athletics Day



“Wow this day came so fast” I thought, because today was the annual athletics day for Halsey Drive. We had trained and practised, ready for the events. Morning fitness and syndicate sport had probably paid off. With the sun was shining in my eyes, and an oval two hundred metre track, and green grass, we were ready for the day.

We all clogged the doorways with our bodies, like a drain getting clogged with leaves, then we all tumbled out. We all hoped that it wouldn’t rain a single lonely drop today. Our bodies were shivering with excitement. We lined up and reunited with our house groups, and impatiently waited for our very tall principal to tell us where we would go. At last Miss Knowles announced the nine year olds would go to shot put. I had wished it was either the sprints or long jump first, but I accepted it. (because what else could I do?) As each person threw, seconds felt like minutes, and minutes felt like hours. And then, I noticed there was no one in front of me, it was my finally my turn. I picked up a shot put ball and my arm shot out and the ball went flying. “There’s one” Miss Roberts said as I quickly skipped to the tail of the snake.  (the end of the line) But I didn’t see what place I came.

After a while we went to long jump with Mr Bainbridge, then I took my shoes and socks off. We all lined up and I looked at Boston and in my mind I thought” why do I have to verse him, he is  bigger than me”. Mr. Bainridge looked at me eagerly, then I hit the ground with my feet and sped off to the mat, everyone was cheering for me. Suddenly I was flying!, I wanted to flap my arms, but I didn’t. My feet landed and I was in first place. I walked next to the sandpit, after a while Bryan went but he didn’t beat me but he came third. He came to me and he said “You’re really good”. Then because we had finished early, we went back to our houses.


Next we went to the fun relays with Mr.Tomokino, first we had to run to the hoop and go around it and run back for the first relay. After some relays we had to balance a soccer ball on a tennis racket and do the same. After some more relays we had a sack race and at the hoop you had to do a three second dance, and come back. Then we went back and started to chat at our house groups. People were pouring water all over themselves. Then we had morning tea and we refilled our hangry bellies that was begging for food.

After morning tea we waited until the nine year olds got told that they were going to sprints, so we went to the sprints, after a few races it was my turn, I ran and ran as fast as I could, staring into the distance after the clang of the two wooden blocks, I came third. For me it didn’t really matter because cross country was more my type. We did some more not so interesting races, and then we went back.

Then we had the finals coming up!!!. I went to the sprints track and when I heard the big slam from the bricks my face started to squinched up like if I had a brain freeze. I did it because when I took off the wind was blowing on my face, then I came fourth. Bryan was pretty fast.

Then we had the relay race. I went down, and our team got ready. Our team ran as fast as the wind. The baton was then handed to me, I ran as fast as an aeroplane in the air, soaring through white candyfloss, and then I crossed third. I went back to my waiting mum that had just come. I asked Miss Roberts what was next and she told me that next was the four hundred metre race. After that I went to the four hundred metre race. I thought ”I’m definitely gonna win this race, I won the eight hundred metre, so I’m probably gonna win this one”. I took off after the clang of the two pieces of wood, and I started to jog/sprint around the track. After some time I crossed first.

It had been a marvelous day, we went back to our classes and we got a ice block each, my joints were hurting a bit, but it didn’t matter. I then went to my math class and I felt sleepy. It was a good day.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Grasslands



This week we had to make a slide show about the grasslands for inquiry. We each had a topic to write about. My topic was the animals. This is our slideshow.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rule Poster



This week we made a poster of rules you have to follow to make a fair game. This is mine.