Sunday, 2 July 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
S


I am willing to try new things
A
A


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


I happily take part in all school activities
S
S


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


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


I show good manners and cooperate with others
N
S


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
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
S
S




Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WALT: compare and contrast a Penny Farthing bike to a modern bikes we have today

WALT: Create an advertisement persuading people to buy something


Reflection: I like the way I used persuasive language.  Eg: Get a puppy now!
I also like how I gave lots of reasons why people should get a puppy.
Next step:  Make my writing bigger so that it stands out and is easy to read.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Persuasive writing by Nidhessh and Ameena

It is Better to be a Kid than an Adult


I strongly believe that it is better to be a kid than an adult!  Children don’t have to worry about money, you don’t have to work and you have more fun!  Why would you want to be a boring adult when the life of a kid is SO great!


My first reason is that children don’t have to worry about money because parents pay for everything.  Eg: bills for electricity, the internet and water.  They also have to buy food, clothes, pay for petrol, a car, try to buy a house or pay rent and for holidays.  How horrible!  Parents must get so stressed out from having so many responsibilities.  They would have to work so hard and be so organised to make sure that everything is paid for.  Meanwhile. Children simply get to enjoy life and not worry about such important things.


Secondly, children don’t have to go to work.    Adults may have to type on computers all day long at work.  This would be SO tiring.  Their eyes would get sore from staring at a screen all day.  They may have to work at night.  When everyone else is sleeping, they are working hard to earn money.  Then they have to sleep during the day while everyone else is having fun and living their lives.  Adults may have a job that they don’t like!  But they don’t have any option, if they want money, they have to do it.  Parents who go to work only get four weeks holiday a year.  Whereas children who go to school get 12 weeks holiday a year.  Some adults work over 40 hours a week and become exhausted!  Children have a whole 12 weeks holiday a year to relax, rest, play and sleep (if they want to).


Finally, children have way more fun than adults.  Children get to have sleepovers and they get to go to friend's birthday parties.  Kids get to play a lot and they go to swimming pools.  Whereas adults have to  clean, cook, go to Countdown to buy food for the family and do boring paperwork.  What a TERRIBLE life!  Being a child is full of so much joy.  Why would you want to grow up?


In conclusion, we believe that being a child is way better than being an adult.  Children have way more fun and freedom, they don’t have to work and they don’t have to worry about money.  Being an adult is a nightmare.

My writing evaluation:
I think I used paragraphs and put a lot of detailed.

Next time I need to add a simile.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

I am learning to describe myself - my ethnicity, culture, beliefs and family history

I am writing a description of where I come from.  I will be describing my ethnicity, my family history and what is special to me.

I came from Pakistan to New Zealand when I was 6.  My mum and dad
were born in Pakistan.  We celebrate Eid in a mosque and we are Muslim.
 My grandmother and my granddad are Muslim too.  We have holy books, there are 13 books and I have read four.  My dad has finished all of the
Holy books but my mum needs to  finish two more of them.  We migrated
to New Zealand in 2015 because NZ has a good education system.  
We like New Zealand, it is a wonderful place to learn.  My brothers and
I were born in South Arabia.  My dad always says to work as hard as
you can in every single thing you do. My mum tells me to be good at
reading and writing.  Pakistan is my special place.  I like Pakistan
because I can spend time with my cousins and my friends.  I really
miss my country a lot, it was really wonderful.  

Student reflection - I think I am a relational thinker because I described several things about myself and explained them in detail.