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

Red pandas

My Animal poem
By: Rachael
My animal is a Red panda
It’s fur is the color of a cherry,
It moves like a monkey,
Its body is as small as a spider monkey
Its ears are small like mine
Its legs are like sticks

It squeaks like a mouse
METAMORPHOSIS is when a living creature changes. The change of a butterfly is what I will be explaining to you which is called the lifecycle. Frogs, cicadas and butterflies all metamorphosis which means they change to a different form.
Eggs
Butterflies lay their eggs in the middle of leaves or stems of plants you could also find the eggs near a plant.The eggs are as small as a sesames seeds. The female butterfly lays hundreds of eggs on or near the leaf. Different species lay different kinds of eggs some oval,some cylinder and some circular.
Caterpillar
When the caterpillar hatches the caterpillar is the size of a worm or the tip of a pencil.A caterpillar eats its way out of its egg then eats it. Caterpillars eat a lot so their skin gets tighter and tighter then they shed. They shed their skin 5-7 times in their stage sometimes it spits open. Caterpillars are sometimes called “eating machines” because they eat a lot. They grow 100 times it’s size from when it is born!.( Fact host and swan plant is the best food for caterpillars).
Chrysalis
A chrysalis is a kind of vessel on twigs. A hard case forms around the chrysalis so no predators attack and ruin the chrysalis and if bad weather comes. Otherwise the tissue limb will not transform and turn it into a butterfly. A chrysalis can also be found other concealed places. The chrysalis will turn black and the butterfly will hatch.

Butterfly
When the butterfly comes out its wings are wet and damp. So  the butterfly clings on to its chrysalis,then open and closes its wings so the dampness and wetness comes off.
Conclusion
The most important thing a butterfly does is lay eggs because without eggs there will be no life-cycle.

Image result for butterfly eggsImage result for caterpillar
Image result for chrysalisImage result for butterfly
By Rachael



Life cycle of a butterfly

METAMORPHOSIS is when a living creature changes. The change of a butterfly is what I will be explaining to you which is called the life-cycle. Frogs, cicadas and butterflies all metamorphosis which means they change to a different form.
Eggs
Butterflies lay their eggs in the middle of leaves or stems of plants you could also find the eggs near a plant.The eggs are as small as a sesames seeds. The female butterfly lays hundreds of eggs on or near the leaf. Different species lay different kinds of eggs some oval,some cylinder and some circular.
Caterpillar
When the caterpillar hatches the caterpillar is the size of a worm or the tip of a pencil.A caterpillar eats its way out of its egg then eats it. Caterpillars eat a lot so their skin gets tighter and tighter then they shed. They shed their skin 5-7 times in their stage sometimes it spits open. Caterpillars are sometimes called “eating machines” because they eat a lot. They grow 100 times it’s size from when it is born!.( Fact host and swan plant is the best food for caterpillars).
Chrysalis
A chrysalis is a kind of vessel on twigs. A hard case forms around the chrysalis so no predators attack and ruin the chrysalis and if bad weather comes. Otherwise the tissue limb will not transform and turn it into a butterfly. A chrysalis can also be found other concealed places. The chrysalis will turn black and the butterfly will hatch.


Butterfly
When the butterfly comes out its wings are wet and damp. So  the butterfly clings on to its chrysalis,then open and closes its wings so the dampness and wetness comes off.
Conclusion
The most important thing a butterfly does is lay eggs because without eggs there will be no life-cycle.


Image result for caterpillarImage result for butterfly eggs
Image result for chrysalisImage result for butterfly

By Rachael

This term in writing we learnt about the life-cycle of a butterfly and had to explain it. This is what I learnt.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beach Description

The smooth sand is scattered with shells ,rock and seagulls searching for food.Trees tower over the loose sand .The  trees come in order from biggest to smallest. A cave sets in the shadow of trees,its archway hole holds a hollow damp secret.A water falls in between the largest and medium trees. Small islands set on the blue horizon.


The salty aroma tornados around me from the deep blue sea. Rotting,dying shellfish send a disgraceful stench! Which tackles the warm,damp grass.The sour smell of sunblock makes my nose twitch side to side when people smooth it across their skin. The aroma of glorious fish & chips swirls around my nose pulling me towards it.


A light breeze settles on the glittery caustic sand and then picks it up effortlessly and lets it blow away. Trees rustle as the swelling wind passes by. Persistent waves run up my toes then reaches the dry sand and then retreats to it watery home. The burning sun radiates the hot sand making it shine even more.

There's a magic feeling when you go to the beach. A happy bright feeling comes to you when you go with your family correct? What do you feel when you go to the beach?

This week we have been writing a description about the beach. In my description I liked how I used my vocab.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Danger at sea



The Wonderful Wonka's read a book called Night on the Reef. A boy got caught in the waves but luckily his dad was there to save him.