Goals

My Goals:

To make sure I get my homework done, I’ll plan out each week’s homework in my diary. I also want to apply what I learn at school to everyday life. Another thing is to organise my thinking in lessons into a way that is easy to understand and look back on. I think I should work on staying on task in class. I could set limits of things I can say to others. I also want to step up and do things like helping others when they are distracted or doing the wrong thing. This is what a good role model does.

Comments:

I have been doing my homework and usually plan out each day’s homework. I have also been talking a lot about my learning at school with my family but I haven’t been applying it to normal life that much. My handwriting has been gradually getting better as well and lately I have been keeping not only my books but my locker neat as well. I have been on task more to be more efficient and I try to make sure others are getting their work done as well so I learn lots and get the most out of my lessons.

Future Goals:

Next year I will be in the highest year of primary school which means I will be a more influential role model than when I was in younger years. I will also be a school captain next year and this means I will have extra work and be doing a lot of public speaking in front of the school and also other people I don’t know. I also want to get my homework done earlier in the week so I don’t leave it the last minute and stress over it. I also want to be as organised as I can to prepare for high school.

Space Unit Goals Term 4

Space Unit Goals Term 4:

Science Understanding:

Science as a human endeavour

To find out how human’s understanding and discovery has evolved since ancient times about dark matter and its effects.

Earth and space sciences

To find discover what makes our solar system similar or different to the rest of space and its stars and planets?

Extra Goal

To use tables, graphs and other representations to record and present my learning in an organised, neat and clear way that can also show meaningful patterns and connections in data or information.

Semester 2 Goal Reflection

These are my goals for Semester 2:

To make sure I get my homework done, I’ll plan out each week’s homework in my diary. I also want to apply what I learn at school to everyday life. Another thing is to organise my thinking in lessons into a way that is easy to understand and look back on. I think I should work on staying on task in class. I could set limits of things I can say to others. I also want to step up and do things like helping others when they are distracted or doing the wrong thing. This is what a good role model does.

Reflection:

So far I have been getting all my homework done and a big part of that was the way I planned out each week to fit in with my other activities. I have also started to use a new homework planner that helps to specifically work out the times when I do each bit of homework. The only homework I need to work on is my reading. I will continue this homework system and improve the amount of reading I get done.

To apply what I learn at school to everyday life. I have definitely achieved this because any chance I get to use my skills I’ve learnt at school I see it as a great opportunity to improve them. I think I should also when I have time set up some real life problems to solve or maybe just improve my reading by looking at a range of books.

My next goal was to organise my thinking in books that is easier understand when I look back on it. I have not fully achieved this goal but I’m trying to improve it and I’m on my way to achieving it fully. This term I’ll also improve my handwriting with is a major part of this goal. I will always use margins and set out my book to be clear and legible.

I’m very close to achieving this goal but need a bit more work. Staying on task in class is very important. This term I will start being very focused to make sure I don’t miss anything important and know exactly what to do. I have improved a lot throughout the year but it needs a bit more work.

I’ll also work on helping other classmates stay on task as I am a school captain for next year and a school captain should be a great role model. This is an extension on my last goal but is very achievable.

 

 

Integrated Studies Goals for Term 3-Natural Disasters/Extreme Weather

 

Unit Learning Goal 1: Science

 

I will understand that Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface.

I will to learn how avalanches and volcano eruptions affect Earth’s surface.

 

Unit Learning Goal 2: Science

 

I will compare data with predictions and use evidence in developing explanations.

I will use evidence in developing explanations for how avalanches and volcano eruptions occur.

 

Unit Learning Goal 3: Science

 

I will with guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation.

I will with guidance pose questions to investigate avalanches and volcano eruptions.

 

Unit Learning Goal 5: Reading and viewing

 

I will investigate how the organisation of texts into chapters, headings, subheadings, home pages and sub-pages for online texts and according to chronology or topic can be used to predict content and assist navigation.

I will investigate how the organisation of texts into chapters, headings and subheadings can help with the understanding and navigation of info in information texts.

 

Unit Learning Goal 6: Writing

 

I will reread and edit student’s own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features.

I will reread and edit student’s own and others’ information texts using comments stating use of text structure and language features.

 

Personal Learning Goals: During this unit, I will . . .

 

Present my learning and research in a way that’s understandable for different audiences.

Communicate ideas and collaborate when working in groups.

Use text structure to improve organisation of information texts.

Term 2 Science Goals Reflection

My goals were to understand how solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways. Knowing that changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting. To understand science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena. My math goal was to compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations. My literacy goals were to take notes on my reading that will help me create a reflection or summary and when I am creating explanations for observations in experiments. Also to create scientific explanations and lab reports that follow a conventional outline and that clearly communicate my understanding. In this unit, we explored the properties of solids, liquids and gases that influence their use. We covered chemical and physical changes and how to identify them. We also learnt about reversible and irreversible changes, why they are or aren’t reversible and what reversibility actually is. Our main focus though was change in states and what influences/exerts them.

To understand how solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways:

I achieved this goal by testing and observing the way these states behave when you add or reduce heat from them. I was also able to identify the different observable properties of solids, liquids and gases. When you add heat to a solid it either changes into a liquid (melts) or changes into a gas (sublimates). When you add heat to a liquid it changes into a gas (evaporates). When you reduce heat from a liquid it changes into a solid (freezes/solidifies). When you reduce heat from a gas it either changes into a liquid (condenses) or changes into a solid (deposits).

Solid Properties-visible, has own shape/doesn’t change shape, compact molecules

Liquid Properties-visible, fills it’s container from bottom, changes shape, pourable

Gas Properties-can be visible or invisible, fills it’s container/room, changes shape

To understand changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting:

I achieved this goal by exploring the changes in states that can reverse other changes in states. Also by testing irreversible changes like burning and rusting and explaining why they can’t be reversed. Water (liquid) can be changed into ice (solid) if you reduce heat. This change is called freezing/solidifying. The change to reverse freezing/solidifying is called melting. Freezing/solidifying is a change from liquid to solid so to reverse that you would have to melt the solid to become a liquid again. Melting happens when you add heat. This is an example of a reversible change. An example of an irreversible change is burning. Burning isn’t a change of state just a change of substance. When something burns it turns into ash. Ash isn’t a state it’s a substance. This means that burning is irreversible. It’s also a chemical change and most chemical changes are irreversible.

To understand science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena:

I achieved this goal when Tiia and I conducted our own experiment. We wanted to find out if salt effected the speed of change in states or not. It turned out that both of the ice cubes we used had salt in them which meant there was no control. As a result, we didn’t find out the answer to our question. However, we still proved part of our hypothesis correct. We thought that when the water evaporated that it wouldn’t evaporate with the salt and that the salt would just stay at the bottom of the container. This turned out to happen. The salt never evaporated because salt doesn’t evaporate because it’s a solid. It would’ve had to sublimate but it didn’t because there wasn’t enough heat. The heater we put the ice next to was at approx. 45°C. This heat was only enough to catalyse melting and evaporation but wasn’t enough to exert sublimation.

To suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem:

I achieved this goal when learning about conducting our own experiment. Our class suggested that when presenting the experiments we could use a video example of the method. I agreed and thought that this would help represent our understanding and help the audience understand the process using a visual example.

To compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations:

I achieved this goal by comparing my data to my prediction when conducting the experiment with Tiia. We didn’t carry out the experiment properly but we proved part of our prediction, that the salt wouldn’t evaporate and would just stay at the bottom of the container. Our explanation was that the salt didn’t have enough heat. For it to turn into a gas it would have to sublimate because it’s a solid. We thought that was because there wasn’t enough heat. Therefor, it didn’t sublimate.

To take notes on my reading that will help me create a reflection or summary and when I am creating explanations for observations in experiments:

I achieved this goal when Tiia and I conducted our experiment. We did a little bit of research and couldn’t find anything about salt being able to evaporate. We also referred to our prior knowledge of change in states. We knew that salt was a solid and we knew that there was a change to turn it straight into a gas and skip the liquid stage. This change is sublimation. This change didn’t happen because the heater wasn’t hot enough. This helped us in concluding that the salt stayed there because there wasn’t enough heat to make it sublimate.

To create scientific explanations and lab reports that follow a conventional outline and that clearly communicate my understanding:

I achieved this goal when Tiia and I conducted our experiment. This link will take you to our Lab Report-Scientific Lab Report

In science, I could improve on my accuracy when testing predictions by conducting experiments. I could improve on this by practising and taking into account all the things that could go wrong in the experiment. Also by communicating with my partner better and making sure that we both know what to do and how to do it. From this science experience I have learnt that experiments need to be very carefully planned out and conducted. Research is a very important part as well. You need to be able to produce explanations not just from your data but from research as well.

My Goals for Semesters 1 and 2

These were my goals for Semester 1:

 

I want to improve on decimals, fractions and percentages. I’ve learnt about them but I want to improve my knowledge of them to 5/6 level. I also want to be more efficient with work so I’m ready for each period. I want to learn about some stronger ways to improve my writing like more sophisticated editing strategies. I’ll always attentively listen in and out of class so I’ll know what to do. Lastly, to be ready for each lesson and remember to bring everything. This is a high expectation for 5/6.

 

This is my reflection for my Semester 1 goals:

 

I have covered decimals when I’ve explored vertical decimal multiplication. However, I’ve improved on how fast I finish my work. I’ve also done lots of work on writing strategies like simple, complex and compound sentences, show not tell and making emotional connections. I’ve been attentively listening and even stepping up to make everyone else do the same. I’ve definitely been organised and I’m sometimes in the room even before Ant! Overall, I’ve been working on all my goals as much as I can.

 

These are my goals for Semester 2:

 

To make sure I get my homework done, I’ll plan out each week’s homework in my diary. I also want to apply what I learn at school to everyday life. Another thing is to organise my thinking in lessons into a way that is easy to understand and look back on. I think I should work on staying on task in class. I could set limits of things I can say to others. I also want to step up and do things like helping others when they are distracted or doing the wrong thing. This is what a good role model does.

Semester 1 Goals

   What I Want to Learn

  • I want to learn and improve on decimals, fractions and percentages
  • To be more efficient with my work
  • I want to learn about some stronger ways to edit and improve my writing

List examples of things I could do that would show I’m trying to meet my goal:

  • See if I can relate fractions to real life as much as possible (make connections to division)
  • Set a time limit and check in along the way to see if I’m going to get it done
  • Have a specific focus for editing, concentrate hard on one particular aspect at a time

         How I Learn and Behave

  • Make sure I’m always attentively listening in class and outside
  • Be ready for each lesson and make sure I remember to bring everything

List examples of things I could do that would show I’m trying to meet my goal:

  • To ignore all distractions in class and focus on the person speaking
  • Create a check-list for when I get things out of my locker to make sure I get everything

 

This year I would like to learn about/get better at:

  • I want to learn more about science and chemical reactions with experiments

Term 2 Integrated Studies Goals-Science

Science goals:

I understand:

Yr 5:

  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways.
    Yr 6:
  • Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting.
  • Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena.

Yr 5 & 6:

I can:

  • Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem.

Maths goals:

  • Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations.

Literacy goals:

  • Take notes on my reading that will help me create a reflection or summary and when I am creating explanations for observations in experiments.
  • Create scientific explanations and lab reports that follow a conventional outline and that clearly communicate my understanding.

Term 1 Integrated Studies Goals-Government

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 government levels and some key info/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 show understanding of how the laws are made and changed.

Unit Learning Goal 3: Community engagement

I will present a point of view on a significant current issue or issues and include recommendations about the actions that individuals and governments can take to resolve issues

I will give an opinion on an important recent issue(s) and also have suggestions about how the government and other people can act to solve it.

Unit Learning Goal 5: Literacy

I will show, through using an information text, that I can present my research and my own prior knowledge in an organised way.

Unit Learning Goal 6: Numeracy

I will explain who can vote and how they work out the numbers of votes and show this information in a diagram

Personal Learning Goals:

During this unit, I will stay focussed and make sure I can collaborate with others and reciprocally teach and help them.