We are a class of Year 3 & 4 children at Vardon School in Hamilton, NZ. The purpose of this blog is to share what we are learning with others. Click into our individual blogs to see samples of our learning and our reflections. WE LOVE LEARNING!!! We also love commenting, so please leave us a comment!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Today in room7 we had 15 out of 20!!!!! WOW that is 75%. The bad thing is that we had 18 wrappers! Hope room7 doesen't have that much wrappers next week!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Egg Experiment

Today we conducted an egg experiment. We put an egg in regular water and an egg in vinegar to see what would happen.

Look at the changes so far to our egg experiment! It only took half a day for us to notice changes!
What do you notice?
What do you think will happen next?

Throwing Practice

Monday, October 28, 2013

Did you know that raisins can dance?

On Friday we asked the question "Can raisins dance?

Here we are making predictions. Most of us thought 'No, raisins cannot dance!"

Mrs Natusch then explained that we would conduct an experiment to see if raisins could dance using fizzy drink.

We used our prior knowledge from a previous experiment and knew that fizzy drink has CO2/carbon dioxide in it and we knew that made it fizz and produced bubbles!

Here are photos of our experiment;

Raisins in normal water.
We found out that raisins in water sink to the bottom because raisins are more dense than water, therefore they sink. 

Adding raisins to fizzy drink.

Comparing raisins in normal water and fizzy drink. 
 You can the see the bubbles from the fizzy (co2 gas) sticking to the raisins and causing the raisins to rise to the top (dancing on the way). The bubbles pop and release the co2 into the air and then the raisins sink. This process continues until there is no more co2 left in the fizzy drink.

Watch our experiment in action.....

Here is a video explaining how raisins dance; starring Leah and Thomas, produced by Zaric.

This is their first attempt at explaining our experiment  Do you have any questions for them, is there anything that you need clarified or perhaps you would like to just leave them a comment?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quadblogging Aotearoa

This week we begin our second round of Quadblogging Aotearoa! Yay!

Each week we visit a new class blog from around NZ, view their work and leave them a comment.

Week 1: Room 4 at Winton School
Week 2: Room 7 at Vardon School.... that's US!!
Week 3: Room 3 at Tauranga Primary   
Week 4:  Room 9 at Takaro School

So this week we visit Room 4 at Winton School. I wonder where this school is? I wonder what other questions we have about Winton School?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wrap free Wednesday

Today it is wrap free Wednesday. We have 11 people wrap free and only 20 people here today. We have a percentage of 55% wrap free.
We only had 3 chippy packets so that means we have achieved our goal of decreasing the number of chippy packets.

Our new goal is to try not to get over 15 wrappers.

By Titus

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Holiday Highlights!

Welcome back to school! It's Term 4 and a busy term is in store for us all!

We hope everyone had a great holiday! Here our are Holiday Highlights below.

Please leave a comment (either on the voicethread or in the blog comment box) about what your holiday highlight was.