Sunday, 13 August 2017

Trip To Wellington

Trip To Wellington!


On 21st of July 2017, my family and I flew to Wellington in Jetstar airliner. The reason we were going to Wellington was that of my friend’s birthday party!


Screech! The car’s brakes screamed to a stop. I shoved the door open and sprang out of the charcoal- colored car. I grabbed my bag and a medium-sized- suitcase. As we ran across the zebra-crossing, a giant monstrous shape loomed around the corner and came speeding toward us! We just made it onto the footpath just before the truck rattled by. We then ran into the HUMONGOUS airport right before a group of tourists crowded the entrance. As we sprinted to the baggage check-in, my little sister was looking around, munching food. Next, we jogged to the security check. Finally, we boarded the plane. “Phew,” I sighed.


“Please fasten your seatbelts.” The loud speaker said. Whoosh!  The plane lifted off the ground and zoomed into the sky. As soon as the plane had lifted off the ground and took off into the sky, one of my ears had clogged up. “I hate planes,” I mumbled quietly to myself. I peeked out of the oval-shaped window and saw giant, fluffy clouds. Then suddenly, a huge plane zoomed by! It had a sleek, white body and tiny windows. It had its wheels down, meaning it was preparing to land. Ding! “You can now unfasten your seatbelts,” the loud speaker said. I opened the latch of the seatbelt and after a clicking sound, the belt loosened. “I’m tired,” I yawned and soon I was fast asleep.

Ding! Dong! “Please fasten your seatbelts. We are about to land in Wellington.” The speaker said. As we walked through the hallway to the airport, I could see my friends jumping up and down.

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
S


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
A
S


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


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
S


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
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
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
A


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


Language Symbols and Texts

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



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mud Pluggers - Krishh and Tareeq

W.A.L.T: Make a prediction

It was the grand day of the schools’ challenge. The first race of the mountain bikers was being stop-watched. Glenn was riding down the track when he saw a pothole filled with mud. He tried slamming the brakes but he was going too fast! He landed face down in the puddle. Just then, Simon Foster whizzed past him and poked his tongue out. His dad came walking downhill. The hill was really big. Glenn said to his dad he came third in the race.

Television Is A Great Invention - By Krishh, Akshay And Ashraf.

Television Is A Great Invention
We think TV is a great invention. TV is good for your health and is very educational. It is also very entertaining!


Our first reason why TV is a good invention is that it is good for your health. Watching TV is better than looking at the screen of a laptop or computer because it has a bigger screen and doesn’t harm your eyes as much. Watching TV from a far distance doesn’t give you headaches. If you watch TV from a close distance can cause eye-strain. Eye-strain can harm your eyes because it dries the moisture. Without moisture, your eyes will hurt. If you watch TV for a short time, (e.g) 1 or 2 hours you can also play outside after you have finished watching TV. Ashraf


TV can also be educational. For example, National Geographic shows you about animals, countries and science. Did you know that some channels can teach adults? There are lots of other channels which teach life lessons and lots of facts. Children’s programmes tell you about numbers and words. Another example is Peppa pig which teaches you how to find solutions to problems. Krishh


TV is entertaining because many shows are very humorous and interesting. They have interesting characters, settings and story lines. For example, The Big Bang Theory is the most popular comedy in America. Channels can have VERY funny characters that have VERY weird actions for example Paw Patrol. So the real truth is TV is very entertaining. Akshay


Overall we think TV is a brilliant invention. It has a big screen and is educational for everyone! TV is also very entertaining. So, there you have it, TV is great!  Watch TV today!

Class Comment - Well done boys!  We like the way that you have clearly paragraphed your ideas.  We like how you have stated your opinion in the introduction and in the conclusion.  Next step: Add detail and research to some of your paragraphs and give examples of shows to back up your reasons.







Reflection: I like how we added lots of 

Get A Rock Now! - By Krishh And Seung






Reflection: I like how we used a good slogan and added a good title.