Thursday, 29 June 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


I am willing to try new things
A
A


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


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


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


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A


I happily take part in all school activities
S
S


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S


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
S
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
S


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
N
N


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
A


Language Symbols and Texts

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



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Roblox is a great game.

 WALT: Write persuasively.
ROBLOX is a Great Game!   


Roblox is a GREAT game! You can talk to others, make friends and play awesome games. So download Roblox NOW!


Roblox have all sorts of games like Prison Life or Natural Disaster Survival. Some games have prisoners and police officers. If you’re a prisoner, you have to try to escape prison. In the other hand, if you are a guard, you have to make sure the prisoners don’t escape!


Roblox is an easy way to make friends. You can look in the chat screen and make them! If you want to play games together with your friends, Roblox is the game for you. Add your friend to the friends list and get playing!  


Talking to people around the world in-game is easy to do in Roblox. When you type in chat, it is shown in people’s screens who are playing from all around the world.

Overall Roblox is a brilliant game. you can also play games and play with your friends. You can also make friends by using the chat section.

I think i added LOTS of good adjectives.

Delicious crispy carrots!!! By Akshay and Sahil!!!






Monday, 24 April 2017

Describing where I come from

Write your description below:
I am writing a description of where I come from.  I will be describing
My history and ethnicity, family immigration, language, traditions, celebrations, taonga and religion.

I live with my grandparents, parents and younger sister.  My ethnic background is Indian.  We speak a
language called Hindi.  Both of my parents and grandpa immigrated from Fiji and my grandma immigrated  
to Fiji from India.  My dad  immigrated to NZ so that he could achieve a high level university education
in software engineering.  My mum came to NZ after marrying my dad in 2001.     

We celebrate all major Hindu festivals like Diwali, the festival of lights and Ram’s birthday.  On Diwali,
we pray to to God and decorate the house with lights.We also pray to the moon because there is an
Indian God on the moon.  One of our taonga is my dad’s soccer trophy.     

In the future I will tell my children about what I explained and I hope they will pass it on to their children.     

By Akshay 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

My caricarure




Reflection:I like The way I made myself look a cartoon. I think I need to work on my background.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Raphaels descirbing the lion dance

WALT: Describe the lion dance by gathering ideas from the article ‘Teasing the Lion’
Pt 3 No 3 1991

Introduction - Khushi
We are describing the Chinese Lion Dance that is performed every Chinese New Year.
We are going to describe what the lion looks like, how the lion moves, how the Chinese people feel about the dance, the sounds that can be heard and how the people inside the lion would feel.

Describe what the lion looks like - Seung Joon
The lion looks like a large cat with a short tail, has human legs and a long body. The lion is really detailed and colourful because he is covered in decorations and he is many colours such as: red, blue, green, yellow etc… like the colours of the rainbow . The lion is marvellous.

How the lion moves - Nicole
First the lion begins to stretch, then he moves backwards when the beat gets faster . When the person in front of the lion waves their fan in front of the lion, the lion has to jump around excitedly like the person is trying to tease the lion.  At the end, the lion does a cool trick like climbing up poles.

Describe how the Chinese people feel about the dance - Akshay
The Chinese people feel lucky because the lion brings good luck to the people.  The Chinese may also feel excited about the dance.   The chinese will go crazy to see the dance. They would seem amazed.
                                                                                                                                                                                 
Describe the sounds heard during the dance - Alex
The Chinese people can hear the drum while they are dancing. They can also hear the whole crowd cheering for the lion dancing.  There are other kinds of instruments too.

Describe how the people inside the lion would feel - Harshit
The Chinese people would feel super excited because they might like doing the dance.  Although when they are doing the dance, they might be feeling hot.  The dancers are not really feeling nervous because they are concentrating on what they doing and making sure the people under the lion aren’t getting too tired- so their minds are filled up with other things apart from who’s watching them.

Conclusion
I believe that the Chinese people think the lion dance is important because the lion dance means good luck to the Chinese people.  The lion dance is a dance happening during the Chinese New year to celebrate it.

SOLO ASSESSMENT

We believe we are extended abstract thinkers because we have described several characteristics of the lion dance.  We have explained many of our ideas and we have evaluated the importance of the lion dance in the conclusion.
reflection:I liked the way we evaluated why it is important.