Monday, 25 June 2018

Matariki (Reading)

WALT: Make connections between key points in a text to infer meaning.

This is my poster of Matariki.

Thursday, 21 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
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

Tanker (Reading)

W.A.L.T : Find and learn the meaning of unknown  vocabulary using different strategy
for question 4 we had to write a poem this is my poem

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Billowing Balloon Experiment

                     Billowing Balloon Experiment    

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

Question: If we add baking soda to vinegar will the balloon blow up?

Prediction: We thought the balloon will blow up.

1L empty clean bottle
1  balloon baking soda
50mls white vinegar

  1. First add your 50mls of white vinegar into your empty bottle.
  2. Add a funnel if needed. Pour a teaspoon of baking
  3. soda into the balloon. Repeat until it fills half of
  4. the balloon.
  5. Gently put the bottom of the balloon onto the rim of the
  6. bottle of white vinegar. Careful not to tip the balloon or the baking soda
  7. will fall out.
  8. Shake the baking soda
  9. out of the balloon and let it pour
  10. into the bottle of white vinegar.
  11. Tip the balloon if there are still baking soda left in the balloon.
  12. Now watch the balloon blow up by itself.

Results: The balloon blew up because the gas had
nowhere else to go. The baking soda reacted with the
vinegar. The products that we created were sodium acetate
water and carbon dioxide.

H3COOH+NaHCO3+=       NaC2H302         
(Vinegar) (baking Soda)     (Sodium acetate)

+H2O ( Water ) + ( O2 ( Carbon Dioxide)

Conclusion: This reaction is an irreversible change,
because the products that we put in can not be changed back to
their original forms.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Camp Mountain Biking (MERC)

Mountain Biking

W.A.L.T: write a recount.

I had a marvellous time at Camp MERC it was so much fun,but my favourite
was mountain biking. I was so nervous but excited at the same time because I
didn’t know how to ride a bike. First we had a discussion about the bikes and
the safety rules, also our instructor told us an abbreviation it’s (ABCS) that
stands for air, brakes, control and seat. After our talk we walked over to the
helmets and bikes, then we all got a helmet then we put  it on then we showed
our instructor to make sure it was on properly. After that he told us to stand
by a bike that's seat was by our waste, then we had to put on a vibrant yellow

Everybody had a bike except Naomi so I let her take turns with me Since
she did not know how to ride a bike herself, we crossed the road and Vlad
our instructor told us about the gears. Then we started to practice and the
grass and the grass was so muddy. It took Naomi about 25 minutes to learn
how to ride a bike and it took me 30 minutes.

The people how could ride a bike confidently went with Vald to the haunted
 house and other people who weren’t so confident stayed with Kristin for
some more practice. Since the grass was so muddy we went to a dryer places,
there were some magnificent pukekos. We started to ride our bike down the
hills and it was so enjoyable then from the power I got from going down the
hill I tried to go up a hill but it failed my bike just started to go back down the
hill backwards. Now it was time for us to join back up together and I showed
Vlad how good I got at riding a bike and he was expressed in how much better
I got in 1 hour and 30 minutes, sadly a girl from our group Kayla fell off her
bike onto concrete and hurt her hand.

At the end I was ecstatic because I learnt how to ride a bike and I hope my
parents can get a bike for me so I can keep on riding a bike and I now know
that I can do anything I want to do.

This piece of writing shows that I can use complex and compound sentences.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Reading: How do waterspout form?

WALT: Use questioning to gain a deeper understanding of a text. this is my info graphic.

Thursday, 10 May 2018