Thursday, 21 June 2018

Key Competenices 2018 | 1st half of the year

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
Managing Self

I am organised for the day

I am willing to try new things

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

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

I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them

I make sensible behaviour choices

I happily take part in all school activities

Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working

I treat others with respect

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

I show good manners and cooperate with others

Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others

I listen well to other people’s opinions

I take part in activities outside of the classroom


I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge

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

Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

My K2 diagram |On the Mend

This is my diagram for K2, a kiwi that had a surgery where they made his leg back to normal because he had twisted his foot in a 180 degree angle. This is from the text " On the Mend"

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Billowing Balloon Experiment

Billowing Balloons Experiment!

WALT: Write a specific question and make a prediction for a
chemical reaction.

Question: Will the balloon become more big if you add more
baking soda or vinegar?

Prediction: We  think the balloon will fill with air.
  • 50 ml of white vinegar
  • ½ balloon baking soda
  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Balloon
  • A Clean 1.5 litre plastic bottle

1. Put the white vinegar in the 1.5 litre plastic bottle.
2. Fill the balloon with balloon baking soda using a teaspoon and a
3. Now put the balloon on the top of the bottle.
4. Stand back and watch what happens to the bottle.

Results: The balloon inflated because of the baking soda and
vinegar reacted, making gas fill the balloon. The products we used
were vinegar, baking soda and sodium acetate. This experiment is a
unreservable change because you can not get the baking soda and
the vinegar back to its original form.

This is the reaction for the experiment:

CH3OOH (vinegar) + NaHCO3 (baking soda)  > NaC2H302
(sodium acetate) + H20 (water) + O2 (carbon dioxide)  

Conclusion: The vinegar did react with the baking soda and
when the baking soda fell it made the balloon inflate.
Image result for billowing balloons experiments

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Camp Day 1 | Camp Recount

Walt: Understand the purpose for writting and the processes and features

appropriate for the purpose.

Camp | Day 1

Finally the day all the year 6’s were waiting for; the day we all went to camp for
the three days. The hectic wait was over. We were on the bus and we reached
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education Recreation  Center (MERC.) We got a quick
introduction to MERC and got a knowledgeable lesson about the ocean life.
We got given some jars that were filled with rubbish that were on the beach,
at Long Bay. We got to observe them closely to find out what were inside them.
The next thing we was get all of our luggage carefully into our dorms and
grabbed our lunch boxes for morning tea. After morning tea we were sent
to the hall so the instructors can tell us the activity we were going to do first.

For my group, group two we did kayaking. We got a brief talk about what
we needed to do before kayaking. We got taught the acronym WET. It stands
for Weather, Equipment, Tell. We got to choose our paddles for the kayaks,
I chose a sky blue paddle to match the sea.We started to head to the beach,
the sounds of the mini waves crashing makes soothing sound. Then we
got to the kayaks; I got the same coloured kayak as my paddle. We went
in the ocean with our kayaks and started to paddle. Some people were
speedy at mastering the kayak, but some people like me wasn’t the best
at it. We kayaked down a crek and the smell was naseating.

After a quick lunch break we were doing archery. We needed to walk in
the grimey mud to get to the target. When it was my first time to take a
shoot I missed the target but I got better. Finally after a few tries I hit the
yellow “ Yes 40 points” I said in my head. After that we did a pizza
challenge. Everyone only got cheese and salad expect for one group
who won the competion.  It was afternoon tea, the time everyone got
to share their morning tea. I could hardly wait when I saw all those
brownies and treats. After a scrumptious meal we just got to hangout
in our dorms.

They called us out for a sand castle competion! I knew I needed to take part
in this one in a life time thing. We headed to the beach some other girls and
I decided to make MERC and a long, long river. Unfortunately we didn’t win
but there’s always next time. By then it was time dinner. We got some chicken
drumsticks with potatoes. The next thing we did was washing our plates. After
that we went to sleep and that’s the end of day one. I think that it’s a
experience I want to live again but for now I’m fine in my house!

I think I need to work on more better descriptive language and better language
feature. I think I did a good job in sectioning my paragraghs in appopirate

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

My Paragragh | What is the Aurora

The Aurora Borealis and the the Aurora Austrailis are part of nature's best phenomena to see. The beautiful aurora is caused by collision of particles which come come space with atoms. Earths upper atmosphere releases energy that light the sky.