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!!!



Friday, December 13, 2013

Goodbye 2013!

Good bye everyone!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

See you in 2014! We start back at school on February the 3rd.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Skyping with a school in Florida, USA

This morning we came to school at 8am to skpye with a school in Florida, USA.
It was 8am for us, but 2pm the previous day for them!

The school we skyped with was South Mckeel Academy in Lakeland, Florida, USA.




The purpose of our skpye was to learn about how another country and culture celebrate Christmas.

We learnt that we have both similarities and differences with how we both celebrate Christmas.







Wednesday, December 11, 2013

End of Year Picnic

Yesterday we went to Ngaruawahia Christian Youth Camp for our end of year picnic.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Swimsafe at Waterworld

Last week we had our Swimsafe lessons at Waterworld.
We learnt a range of skills....

  • freestyle
  • backstroke
  • dolphin dives
  • floating
  • breast-stroke (frog legs)
  • how to rescue people who are in danger
  • how to keep safe in deep water
  • and lot's more!
Here is a video of our swimming.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas around the world

In room 7 we are learning about how other cultures around the world celebrate Christmas.

Here is a website that a teacher (Suzanne Williams)  from Florida, USA has set up for us to learn from each other.


On Thursday we are skyping with South Mckeel Academy. They are in Lakeland, Florida, USA.




Here is a Padlet of how we celebrate in NZ so that other children around the world can learn from us! We are adding our ideas in during this week.


What is your favourite part about Christmas and why?

Keep coming back to this post.... we are adding more....