Wednesday, 27 June 2018

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
A
S


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
S
S


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


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
S


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
S
S


Language Symbols and Texts

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



Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Halsey Drive Report

Esther And The Junkpile

Esther And The Junkpile
Dad Wavers

The Pungent smelly air filled the whole junkyard piles of unwanted junk whispered
quietly.


Esther threw things around carelessly crack! She only wanted to find valuable
things.


“There is treasure in all the junk but where?”
“How wasteful people are!”


She lived in the middle of the junkyard on the outskirts of town where it was silent.


The old rusty trolley screeched squeakily as it rolled past.


Meandering back to her tent she could feel the excitement in her heart.


Several days passed and the police came to inspect the junkyard the found the
cardboard castle does any on live here then they received no answer.


What will happen next?

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Leopard


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The leopard is one of the five species in the genus Panther, a member of the Felicia. The leopard occurs in a wide range. Its top speed is 58 km/h (Running) that's faster than a car going in 80 speed also leopards have been known to leap as much as 30 feet. In both running and leaping, the snow leopard is highly dependent on its tail for balance, and it is a tail unmatched by any other cat. It is covered with amazingly long, dense fur which makes it appear very thick. It can easily be as long as the cat's body. A male leopards mass is 28-32 kg and a female leopards mass is 23 – 27 kg. The height of a male leopard is 60 – 70 cm (Adult) at the shoulder and a female leopards height is 57 – 64 cm at the shoulder (Adult).Leopards eat small hoofstock such as gazelle, impala, deer and wildebeast. On occasion, they may also hunt monkeys, rodents and birds. They often bring their prey up into the branches of a tree to eat it and protect it from other predators and scavengers. Poaching for skin and body parts, persecution by humans, and habitat loss have threatened the lives of these leopards. A 2017 survey indicated that there are around 12,000 to 14,000 leopards existing in the wild today. Indian leopards live in a wide variety of habitats within their range. Leopards live in the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa. This means they live in more places than any other big cat. Leopards spend a lot of time in trees, often sleeping draped over a branch. Male leopards are up to 50 per cent larger than females. They don't roar as loud as lions, but leopards can also purr. King John kept leopards in the Tower of London in the 13th Century. Leopards can take prey as large as antelopes, but will also eat dung beetles and other insects. Leopards are solitary creatures that only spend time with others when they are mating or raising young. They are also nocturnal and spend their nights hunting instead of sleeping. Leopards spend a lot of their time in trees. Their spotted coat camouflages them, making them blend in with the leaves of the tree. Leopards communicate by roaring and by scent. Their roaring sounds like a person sawing through a very rough piece of wood. Lions and tigers can roar much louder than leopards but cannot purr.Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. However, many of their populations are endangered, especially outside of Africa.Unlike most cats, leopards are strong swimmers and are one of the few cats that like water, although they are not as aquatic as tigers. The leopard cat  is a small wild cat native to continental South, Southeast and East Asia. Since 2002 it has been threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range.

Most leopards are light coloured and have dark spots on their fur. These spots are called “rosettes” because their shape is similar to that of a rose. There are also black leopards, too, whose spots are hard to see because their fur is so dark.
Leopards can be found in various places around the world they live in Sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India and China.
Leopards are very solitary and spend most of their time alone. They each have their own territory, and leave scratches on trees, urine scent marks and poop to warn other leopards to stay away! Males and females will cross territories, but only to mate.
These big cats have a varied diet and enjoy different kinds of grub. They eat bugs, fish, antelope, monkeys, rodents, deer…in fact, pretty much any prey that is available!
Leopards are skilled climbers, and like to rest in the branches of trees during the day. They are strong beasts, too, and can carry their heavy prey up into the trees so that pesky scavengers, such as hyenas, don’t steal their meal!
Nocturnal animals, leopards are active at night when they venture out in search for food. They spend their days mostly resting, camouflaged in the trees or hiding in caves.
Female leopards give birth any time of the year when they do, they usually give birth to two or three cubs. Mothers stay with their cubs until they are about 2 years old.
Leopards communicate with each other through distinctive calls. For instance, when one male wants make another aware of his presence, he’ll make a hoarse, raspy cough. They also growl when angry and, like domestic cats, purr when happy and relaxed.






The Maori Tradition

An Experts Guide To Build The Worlds Best Lego House

If you want to build the most beautiful and successful lego house there is
one main skill which is imagination this skill will help you plan, for example:
the base, structure, rooms, balcony, window and door. Here are some
amazing tips for you to build your own lego house.

Step 1: Get a decent sized base not too big and not too small either.

Step 2: Plan a door any direction then build a wall half way in all directions.
Place the window on the opposite side of the door get a base about ¼ the
base of the whole house fit it onto the wall make sure it is poking out like
a balcony complete the wall make sure you don’t forget to build a wall on
you balcony too. Once the wall is finished, build a pyramid roof and join it
all together.

Step 3: Put an antenna or something like a stick that will fit on lego so that
will look like a radio signal and there it is the best lego house in the world.

I hope my experts guide helped you make your own lego house. ENJOY!

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