Tuesday, 26 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

Sunday, 10 June 2018


We were tasked to create a poster about statistics what we already know about statistics. Here is mine :

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The night of whispers

    At 9:30 pm

The lights flicker and suddenly darkness fills the room as Ms Richardson leaves
the girls dorm with a quick good night. We could just about  hear the quiet
footsteps she was taking down the creaky stairs. Soon after, someone in our dorm
whispers to their bunk buddy “Are you bored “ and then began all the talking and
moving around . As I toss and turn trying to get to sleep, I hear my name being
called repeatedly. I sit up in my bed and in a hushed tone I ask, “Is someone calling
me?“ I quickly hear a reply, “Do you miss your parents ?“  I mumble a quick no
as someone was making their way up the stairs. Once again Ms Richardson tells
us that we are just above Mr Tomokino’s room and he is not pleased about all the
noise. Everyone acts as if they weren't talking but cuddled up in their blankets
                                  5:15 am

Someone decides that it’s now time to wake up all the girls in our dorm and
tell them to get changed. But that someone was not a teacher, so soon after
that everyone was wide awake but there was still 45 minutes until 6:00.
As we all tried to quietly whisper amongst ourselves, some people started talking.
So everyone started to talk and move around from their bed to friends beds.
Luckily time flew by and 6:00 came before we knew it. We were  all tired and
we knew that we would get better sleep tomorrow. That was the end of our first

Sina and the eel



                               Description :
In  a rusty pile of junk lay many unwanted items. A pungent smell
blew through the air as rotten scraps had been there for probably
over a year.
                                  Action :
In the lonely junk yard was an old tiny lady scrambling through the
junk hoping to find some unwanted treasure. Esther inspected an
old umbrella  and other bits and pieces she thought would suit her
                      Dialogue :
“ I wonder why some people just get rid of their belongings without
thinking twice about them. Some of this stuff can be reused easily  “
                         Where :

Esther lived alone in the middle of a junkyard which was on the
outskirts of town. She was used to the small squeaks of the furry
rodents and watching the rubbish man from far who would dump
priceless items without a care in the world. She would skilfully
go through each junk mountain looking for items she desired.
                              Adverb :
Taking quick steps back to her rusty car, Esther sniffed her
lovable junk perfume before laying back on the passenger seat.
She glanced back and saw an ancient wooden box. She opened it
and heard a melodious sound and saw the item she had been looking
                             Verb :                  
  In a rushed limp, Esther made her way to the junk pile and grabbed
the torn umbrella she had seen and an old ripped cardboard box ,
then made her way down to her cardboard castle.

                           Estimation of time :
A hour had passed and Esther was about to put on her dazzling ring
and finish her masterpiece. She had finally accomplished her dream
and she sat back on her old but comfortable chair.

                         Rhetorical Question :

I wonder what next crazy item I’m going to make ?

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Movie Review


“Wait. Didn’t you try to eat me? Show me your teeth.” “Grrrr...” “It was you! I knew it. How are you?
So good to see you.”

For all you animal lovers and adventures Peter Rabbit is the movie for you.
A fun forest themed book that we have all read over a million times, has now made its
way onto the big screen for your entertainment.

This comedy with an all star cast will blow your top off and show you that everyone
makes mistakes but those who accept and fix their mistakes are the true heroes. Peter and his
sisters Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cottontail (Daisy Ridley) live with
their cousin Benjamin Bunny (Colin Moody) next to Mr McGregor’s (Sam Neill) vegetable garden
which proves itself  to delicious for Peter who raids it skilfully despite the threat of being captured and
becoming rabbit pie. When Mr Mcgregor dies of a heart attack ( One of the reasons being he eaten too
many animal pies ) his relative ( Thomas ) moves in and he is not thrilled to be greeted with wildlife
chaos in his house. Thomas wants Peter Rabbit and his family out of his life, but also wants to impress
his next door neighbour, Bea ( Rose Byrne ) , a warm- hearted animal lover. She thinks of Peter as
family and a battle of wills breaks out between Peter and Thomas, not just fighting for their homes
but for also affection and careness from Bea too.

The film is a must see but you will have to take a pain reliever as you will  shriek so much during
the movie, that your throat will ache.

Star rate: We give this movie a 5 star rating, and as a classical forest themed book, Peter
Rabbit is ideal for adult and children viewers.

By: Zahra and Siya

Image result for peter rabbit

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Headlines for storm on 10 April 2018

Broken fences, Unsafe roads,
Will there be more ? Halsey Times
The storm leaves a trail of
destruction ! Halsey Times

By Siya, Moksha, Yohanna, Zahra