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

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

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

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

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

Top beach collage

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The possum escape trap

   
We used a door hinge to flap the door, a toothpaste box to hold the hinge, string to tie and make a kind of balance thing, a tin for the front and back of the trap, hot glue and tape to stick together stuff

We made a lot of attempts but eventually we made it so we stuck the hinge to the toothpaste box to get the correct angle than when we glued the box on we made the back by gluing a can on the back to trap it a make air holes.

There was one problem which was the door never had the correct angle to close so that was when we added the box.

Next time I would probably look more into the wight of each piece because one side was so much more heavier making it harder to use balance for the latch to close

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Desert tortoise

Room 5 had to take notes on desert animals, deserts and adaptation. here is my animal report
     The survival of the Desert tortoise and its adaptations    


Adaptation is the change and difference that an animal makes to try and conquer the conditions and difficulty of living in their environment. The desert is a harsh environment, It's an environment we're water plays a crucial part in the survival of the living animals and plants in the desert. The Desert tortoise is an animal who has made adaptations that suit its body and the conditions of the Desert.

The desert is an arid environment. It's an environment where water is very scarce and valuable. Due to its extremely hot temperature animals find it hard to survive with very little water. Its hot temperature causes problems to living life making them have to adapt to amazing levels. Desert temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees and if there hot enough can go up to at least 80 decrees scorching the environment.

The desert tortoise is a animal with many survival techniques. The desert tortoise can live up to higher than 50 years old. Their thick solid shell shelters there body and protects them from predators. Additionally tortoises can also burrow in the ground also providing shade and protection. Their diet contains wildflowers grasses and cacti. Desert tortoises sometimes like to live in rocky places helping them camouflage like a rock.

The adaptations of the desert tortoises have been very successful. The desert tortoise has adapted to very little water, Being inactive during the day it is able to reduce water loss. When rain falls the desert tortoise digs into the sand and catches rain to drink. Desert tortoises have learnt to utilise use of water and only drink when desperately needed. The urine of the tortoise gets stored in its blood to reduce water loss. When felt threatened it would release it. This can cause death because of so much water being wasted

In conclusion the desert is a arid and difficult environment to live in. The desert tortoise is a very capable animal with many ways to help themselves live under these conditions. Adaptation is a complex complicated idea that has helped all animals and let them adapt to their environment. Overall adaptation is a process that changes animals, plants and people to help them become able to live easier in their harsh environment.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Fire Freezer

We have made a fire freezer to convert salt water to fresh water. This is to help the fresh water crises