Tuesday, 12 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
A
   SA
I am willing to try new things
A
S
     AA
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S
AA
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S
AA
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A
AA
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
SA
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
AA
Relating to Others

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

WALT-create a pest trap to solve a solution in the bush

Pro Possum Trap 2000



Pro Possum trap 2000
First we got materials for the possum trap. We got wood and a shoe box, nails and hammers, wire, glue, straw and magnets.
When we made the trap we nailed the wood but then after a few days, Meera brought a shoe box and she already cut the holes then we covered the straw with wire and we put it on the opening of the box then when the possum goes in the possum will knock the straw and the magnets will close it shut. We had two problems because the wood was too thick and that made it hard to hammer also the magnets wouldn't shut properly.
Next time I think we should get less thick wood and a metal door so it could close properly.



Thursday, 16 November 2017

penguin by Aryan

penguins

Adaptation means that you change and get use to the environment. Also Antarctica is the biggest cold desert in the world. This desert has cold animals like penguins, seals, polar bears and fish.


In Antarctica the water temperature can’t get above freezing also penguins don’t fly furthermore Antarctica is getting smaller and that means that the ice is melting and then the water will rise. In Antarctica it snows and there a lot of ice. Some people live in the icy desert one animal that has adapted to the freezing desert is the penguin.


The penguin is smart when a group of penguins are going to the water they don’t go straight in they will push each other down to see if there is a seal because the seals are the predator of a penguin. These mammals lay eggs and keep their eggs between their legs to keep the eggs warm. These penguins have a way to keep warm they will huddle together and it would also keep the eggs warm to. These wonderful creatures can be easy to find because some live in packs so you can find a bunch of them.                                                                                                                         


The penguins in the humongous cold desert have adapted like the polar bear because of it’s fur furthermore some penguins have also because of their blubber (fat) and because they huddle together to keep warm. If they don’t adapt to the snowy desert then they will die and they would always have to huddle together to keep warm. The dark coloured feathers of a penguin's back surface absorb heat from the sun, so helping them to warm up as well.


In conclusion, the dessert is a harsh environment and have malicious temperatures that makes it hard for the plants to grow. The penguins are not nocturnal and have adapted in the cold desert by their fur.In summery Adaptation changes things to be able to live in their habitat and not be too hot or too cold.