Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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
A
AA
I am willing to try new things
A
A
AA
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S
SS
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
SA
I make sensible behaviour choices
S
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
S
SS
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
AA
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S
AA
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
S
AA
Language Symbols and Texts

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

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Penguin information report

Information Report

The adaption of the Penguin
Adaptation is where an animal gets comfortable where it is living and being able to survive. Adaptation takes a lot of time to get use to, like living in a new territory , with food and animals around. But a cold desert is different from other desserts that you can see. A cold desert has many mountains of ice and snow. There are different types of animals that you see living in the Arctic. For example, polar bears, seals, artic foxes and penguins. They have adapted to their environment successfully so they can survive.

Cold desert
A cold desert is where there is lots of mountains of ice and snow. The average temperature in the Arctic is -34 degrees Celsius. A cold desert is a place where people can not live because it is very cold and you would need a lot of special equipment to wear to be able to survive. But some people stay in the Arctic for scientific reasons like exploring how the temperature is like.

Penguins
Penguins live in the arctic.These birds are a lot different from average birds. Penguins  live in places where it is very mountainous and icy. They are flightless but they are excellent swimmers. In able for them to swim their wings are shaped like flippers so they can dive into the freezing water and search for food that they need.  Penguins have blubber so they can keep warm in the arctic. But they can keep themselves warm by their dark colours. They also have to be streamlined so the drag doesn’t slow them down.  

Adaptation
One of the animals that have adapted in the arctic are the Penguins. Their body temperature normally stay active. Penguins bodies are streamlined to reduce drag in the water. How Penguins have adapted to their environment is by their thick skin and their fat also known as blubber. Penguins stay in groups or huddle together to keep each other warm and protect so no animals or enemies can eat them down. Penguins have a really weird way of hunting down their food. The Penguin who is front will be pushed by a group of Penguins into the water. Then the rest of the penguins wait till the penguin that has been pushed to come back. If the Penguin comes back from the water then it’s safe to hunt but if the penguin hasn't come back up, then the penguin would be eaten so that means it’s not safe to hunt in the water.


Conclusion
To conclude, A cold desert is an Arctic place that is very mountainous with ice and snow. The Arctic is where Penguins have adapted to their environment. They adapted to the Arctic by their blubber or known as fat because it helps them keep warm from the arctic breeze. Penguins have to be streamlined so the drag doesn’t slow them down while they are waddling or searching for food. Penguins have adapted to their environment by their thick skin and their blubber. So I think that Penguins have successfully adapted to their environment in the Arctic.


Sunday, 29 October 2017