Science as a human endeavour: I want to find out different inventions or tools that have helped people discover space.
Earth and space sciences: I want to find out what could cause a planet to stop orbiting another planet.
Science Inquiry Skills
Analyzing and evaluating: I want to get better at summarizing my notes to make it easier for me to understand what I’m looking at.
Unit Goals: Extreme Weather
Unit Learning Goal 1: Science
- I will understand that avalanches and earthquakes can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)
In the context of cyclones and hurricanes and tornados or tsunamis
Unit Learning Goal 2: Science
I will identify discoveries about avalanches that are used to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives
Unit Learning Goal 3: Science
I will identify scientific knowledge of avalanches that is used to make personal and community decisions
Unit Learning Goal 5: Reading and viewing
I will select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings (ACELY1712)
Unit Learning Goal 6: Writing
I will Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1707)
Personal Learning Goals: During this unit, I will . . .
Focus on more than one website to research on for a project. I will communicate and cooperate with my partner in a friendly way to get our work done. I will use graphs and tables to represent my data in a neat way. I will spend my time wisely while researching and not getting distracted.
Here is my reflection to my semester 1 goals
My literacy goals were to improve my writing. I did this by adding more detail and description and changing genre. My maths goals were to learn more about mass and division. I learnt a little bit but I could have learnt more. With my behavior goals I improved with my flexibility and questioning myself if I’m right. I did this by improving my goal reflections and trying all possibilities in maths. I started trying new things to improve my responsibility and willingness to help with things.
Here are my goals for the previous semester
My literacy goals are to improve my writing, try new genres and extend my vocab for my writing. My reading goals are to stop and think when I find a tricky word or if a part is tricky to understand. My other reading goal was to find a new interesting word, look up the meaning and write it down. My maths goals are to learn about mass and get better at division. With division I want to learn about long division. With mass I want to learn how to measure it and what it is used for.
Here are my goals for following semester
My literacy goals are to add more description and detail. I could do this by trying different genres and different types of writing in my 100WC and free writing. My maths goals are to learn more multiplication and vertical multiplication. I could do this by doing more HOTmaths or extra maths homework. I could also focus more in class and do extension activities as well as trying harder things in maths. My reading goal is to read more interesting books. I could do this by getting more books.
I achieved my literacy goal of adding more description and detail. I did this by working in and out of school. I worked on it out of school with my 100WC when I did my homework and worked on it in school with personal writing. I am making the new goal of trying new genres because I mostly stick with the ones I’m comfortable with but I want to try and use different ones.
My numeracy goal was to learn more about multiplication and vertical multiplication. I haven’t fully achieved this goal but I have worked on it a little bit so I will continue with it so I can learn as much so I can some new strategies and methods of working out multiplication. I am going to try and work on it more with HOTmaths and anything I find in the real world that I can use multiplication for.
My reading goal was to read more interesting books. I have achieved this goal by reading a lot more books and books with different types of genres. I think my next goal is to work on my predicting. I could do this lots of times in the real world as well as when I am reading. Like when I’m watching a movie or TV show. I am also going to continue looking for more books with different types of genres so I can get comfortable with some.
Semester goals check in
My learning goals for this semester were to learn more about division, mass and to improve my writing. I think that this semester I have learnt a lot more about all of my goals. With my writing I have improved in adding more detail and using more interesting vocabulary and I think I have improved exponentially with it. With division and mass I have learnt a little bit but I could learn a little bit more.
My goals for how I work are to stop getting distracted during working time and if I come to a question that is a bit hard I question myself to see if I am right and see if there are any other possibilities. With my behaviour I think it has improved so much. I get my work done much quicker and get it done better.
This is my reflection to my term 1 goals for our topic of government.
My first goal for the intergrated studies topic was to describe the three levels of government and some of the key functions of each level. They are Federal, state and local. Each level is as important because they all help us in some way.
My second goal was to demonstrate understanding the process of making and changing laws. The way they do this is with two big groups of the government, the House of Representatives and the senate. The process is long and sometimes if the law isn’t accepted then they might have to do it again.
My third goal is to demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of leaders, and of democratic processes, when engaging in school and community activities. I did this when we did an activity where we made a government out of groups like the labour and the liberal parties and the greens and independents.
My fourth and final goal demonstrate understanding that there are different viewpoints on an issue, and contribute to group and class decision making. I did this when we had to make a law then go through the process of deciding to approve or oppose the law. We had different roles like the speaker, the clerk and the two parties the party that approves the law and the party that opposes the law.
This term our intergrated studies topic is chemistry and these are the 4 goals I have chosen.
- Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways.
- With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be.
- Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations.
- Use strategies to help me read and understand scientific texts that use tier 3 scientific language.
Unit Goals: Civics and Citizenship
As a result of this unit, I will
Unit Learning Goal 1: Civic knowledge and understanding
I will . . . describe the three levels of government and some of the key functions of each level.
I will understand the three levels of government and some of the necessary actions of each level.
Unit Learning Goal 2: Civic knowledge and understanding
I will . . . demonstrate understanding of the process of making and changing laws.
I will understand the means of constructing and modifying laws.
Unit Learning Goal 3: Community engagement
I will . . . demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities leaders, and of democratic processes, when engaging in school and community activities.
I will understand the roles and duties of leaders, and of democratic actions, when participating in school and community activities.
Unit Learning Goal 5: Literacy
I will . . . understand the high level vocabulary used in this topic.
Unit Learning Goal 6: Numeracy
I will . . . understand the way the government uses their money and what they spend It on.
Personal Learning Goals:
During this unit, I will . . . focus on managing my time to make sure I have enough time to complete activities.