Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Key compentenecies

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
SS
I am willing to try new things
A
A
AA
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S
AA
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S
SS
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S
AA
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
S
SS
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
A
A
AA
I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A
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
S
S
AA
Language Symbols and Texts

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

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Adaptation of the Fennec fox In the Desert

Adaptation is a long process that helps animals to survive in a particular environment.Adaptation takes an animal centuries to fully adapt in a harsh environment.Different types of animals have different types of adaptations they need to adapt to.Even plants and humans have to adapt.In this case it is the Fennec Fox that has adapted to the sahara desert successfully.If a living thing doesn’t adapt properly they might die quicker than normal.Adaptation is complex and hard for an animal to do.If an animal doesn’t adapt there will be more dangers for that particular animal in that particular environment.



The desert is a harsh unforgiving environment that could kill anything that doesn’t adapt properly.Deserts cover ⅕ of the Earth's land.10% of deserts are mountainous which means that it has sand dunes all over it.The desert is so hot that most animals have to stay inactive at day and active at night or early in the morning.Reptiles like snakes and arachnids like scorpions burrow in the ground to keep cool and keep warm at night.Deserts are found in every continent. water is so scarce that animals can only get water from what they eat.the normal temperature in the desert is between 43.5-49 degrees celsius at day at night and 20-25 degrees celsius at night.The desert is so hot that animals don’t even drink water out in the sun when water is available.

The Fennec Fox lives in the sahara desert the most hottest desert in the world.The Fennec Fox’s ears are 15 cm long so they can hear the slightest sounds. fur on the bottom of their feet can help them walk on top the deep sand.The Fennec fox lives for 12-16 years.When the fennec fox is full grown it only weighs 1.6 kg and is as tall as 20 cm.The fennec fox is not surprisingly the smallest fox in the world.The fennec fox eats

Adaption is a process over time that helps an animal survive in an environment.One of the Fennec fox’s adaptations is their kidney have adapted to restricted water loss.The fennec fox stay active at night to restrict water loss.Also they have thick fur to reflect the sun rays,Additionally their fur can camouflage.Fur on the bottom of their feet help the fennec fox walk on top of the desert sand.they have 15 cm ears that can get rid of extra body heat.


In conclusion the desert is an unforgiving stretch of land which has precipitation  annually.The fennec fox has adaptations to survive extreme weather and an barren environment.   

Monday, 25 September 2017

W.A.L.T:make connections

Dear future student,


When I was learning area I thought it was difficult to multiply the height and length.The single digits were fine but the double and the triple digits were the hard ones.The higher the number the more complicated it gets.It was tiring,frustrating it took awhile to overcome area .I remembered how I could get a conversion in rugby I kept on trying until I was successful.So I tried different strategies until area made sense to me and I got the answers correct.Focus on one thing at a time so you don’t get confused.When you know you not getting the answers right you know it’s getting harder

Sincerely,James

Monday, 28 August 2017