Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Key Competencies 2018

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


I am willing to try new things
S
S


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
S
A


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


I make sensible behaviour choices
S
A


I happily take part in all school activities
S
S


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


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


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
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
S
A


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



Thursday, 7 June 2018

WALT: Design a prior knowledge poster


WALT: use mnemonics to improve our writing


WALT: Use DAD WAVERS to describe the short film “Treasure”

As the old women looked up at the unwanted city of junk she found things that could still be loved and used for other purposes.“ Bang” As Esther skimmered and scattered through the mountains of decrepit, unwanted junk. As she was rummaging through everything pungent odour raised from the very bottom, and it filled the air with a ghastly smell. “What have we here”said the women as she found something valuable.Living blissfully without a doubt in the middle of the isolated junk yard in the outskirts of town meat more than anything for Esther. She could rummage through the piles of unuseful junk freely without anyone staring at her with glaring eyes and offensive faces. Without any late actions Esther excitedly opened the dusty and somehow life changing music box. As soon as she carefully opened the precious box it played a sweet melody, at first in a blink of an eye she could not see anything other than piles of neatly layered handkerchiefs. She lifted it with full caution and found the most beautiful thing she had ever seen in her life.Walking back to her luxurious cardboard castle, Esther could hardly keep the feeling of joy that surrounded her. No more than a day passed. When the final moment had arrived, Esther had found what she had be craving for. She orientated the prized jewel. Her dreams had slipped out of its cage and made Esther's world came alive. Have you ever seen anything as delightful as this?

Reflection:
This term we were looking at mnemonics to improve our writing, this is a tool to help us use more language features. I think that I used DAD WAVERS well because I displayed what the meaning of each letter was. Next time I would try to use DAD WAVERS in other types of writing pieces that we do.