Thursday, 29 June 2017

My Key Confidences

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


I am willing to try new things
A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
S


I make sensible behaviour choices
S
S


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S


I treat others with respect
S
S


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
S
S


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
S


I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
S


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
S


Language Symbols and Texts

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



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

TV is a good invention


We believe TV is a good invention. It is educational, entertaining and you find out about different cultures.


 Our first main reason is that some shows on the TV can be educational. For Example little Einsteins, this is very educational because it teaches you about information all around the world.

 Our second reason is television is entertaining . Television keeps everyone entertained because many shows are humorous and interesting. For example : Sponge bob, The Simpsons, Tom and Jerry, The thunder birds, Doctor who and Curios George are very entertaining.

 Our third reason is about different cultures. Some TV channels can teach you about different countries and cultures around the world Eg: Survivor, Travel shows, Maori Television and a lot more.

 After all I think television is a great invention.So go and buy a TV now! Before you miss out .

Delicious, cripy carrots





Sunday, 21 May 2017

WALT: write persuasively

WALT: write persuasively 

Being a Child is way better than being an Adult because you don’t have many responsibilities, you can play when you want to and lots of things are cheaper for kids. 

Children don’t have as many responsibilities as adults. They do not have to pay the bills, cook the dinner, do the washing. Children do not have to go to work. While the adult are doing all the boring thing the kids do fun things Eg: basketball, soccer and also they can play with there friends. 

Children can play whenever they want. Lots of children have brothers and sisters so they have people to play with all of the time. Eg: board games, sports games, imaginary games,device games, There are lots of things in the world that are cheaper to buy for children than they are for adults like a movie ticket, clothing and shoes, going to the doctors or dentist, going on an aeroplane, going to Rainbows End. 

 In conclusion we believe children are better than adults. Children do not have as many as responsibilities as adults, children can play whenever they want and things are cheaper for kids than adults. So why would you want to grow up?

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Chinese rock dwellings

Chinese Goldminers in NZ  - Chinese Rock Dwellings  - Pt 2 No 3 1994
WALT: Write a description of what life was like for Chinese goldminers in New Zealand in the 1860s
WALT: Evaluate whether the Chinese goldmines had an easy life

Introduction - Tanishka
We are describing what life was like for Chinese goldminers in New Zealand in the 1860s.  We are describing their housing conditions and the positives and negatives of it. Their travel, tools, possessions and belongings.  

Paragraph 2 - Describe the housing and living conditions - Vanessa
The gold miners had to live in the rocky houses in the cliffs they were living on top of the Clutha River because they couldn’t build one.  Some houses were built at the bottom of the river. Their houses were small and cosy. Their  living conditions were alright because the temperature didn’t really change if it was cold.


Paragraph 2 - Describe the housing and living conditions - Khushi
There are some positives for the housing conditions of the Chinese goldminers in the 1860s.  Firstly, the rock houses  were high up the cliffs and well protected.  They were cheap to build, had shelter and were cosy.  However, there were some negatives to their housing conditions.   They had to live in rock houses in cliffs away from towns.
                                                                
Paragraph 4 - Describe the travel for the Chinese goldminers - Getting to the goldfields - Micah
The Chinese gold miners had to go across an old, rickety, dangerous bridge. It was dangerous because it had loose floorboards and large holes. They could’ve easily fallen into the Clutha river especially with all their heavy tools.


Paragraph 5 - Describe their possessions and belongings - Kyza     
Gold miners belongings were: Pickaxes, shovels, sleeping bags, food, backpacks and clothes.  Their clothes were dusty because of the dust in the rocks.  The pick axes were made from heavy, strong metal and were sharp.  The shovels were made of steel and wood.


Paragraph 6 - Describe the tools the Chinese goldminers had to collect gold - Sahil
The gold miners used to dig out gold with pick axes and shovels.. The tools were heavy because the tools were made out of metal and iron and would have been hard to use all day to find gold.

Paragraph 7 - Khushi and Micah -  
The Chinese gold miners had a hard life because they had to go across an old, rickety bridge with large holes in it.  They lived in tiny houses that could only just fit their sleeping bags. They had to carry lots of heavy, iron tools
(e.g. pick-axes, shovels) to the goldmines and use these for many hours to dig for gold.

Assessment of Our work


We believe that our description is extended abstract because we have several ideas written down and we have explained our work.  We have also written a good evaluation for our conclusion. By Micah