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!!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Today we took part in the first #kidsedchatnz for the year!

Our teacher @MNatusch was moderating the chat today. We helped design the questions on the topic "Back to School".

Here are some of us tweeting ;)

We enjoyed taking part in #kidsedchatnz today!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our School

Here is a video of our school that Tegan and Zoe made for our quadblogging friends. They used imovie to put the photos and videos together.
Well done girls! You have done a great job!

What questions do you have for us about our school?

Wrap Free Wednesday

Today was our first Wrap Free Wednesday. We had to make sure that in our lunch boxes we didn't have many wraps around our food. Or we tried to be completely wrap free. 

Today we had 46 wraps and 6 out of 22 children wrap free. That is 27 %.

We set ourselves a goal.  Next week we hope to only have 30 wraps or less. We hope that 10 of us, at least, are completely wrap free. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Here is a video of some of us practicing our swimming skills. We are learning freestyle, backstroke, floating, gliding, sculling and the correct freestyle breathing technique. 

Jandals? What are they?

Mrs Beetham teaches at Richard Taylor School. This school is in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.
We are connecting with this school to learn more about each other and to  develop a positive connection. 
Her class is called "Bishopdale" and they would like to know all about.....

Click here for the link to their post about jandals. I wonder if we can help them find out what jandals are?

Post a comment about why you LOVE jandals!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Today group 1 learnt how to record data using tally marks.
Can you read our tally marks? What numbers are we showing? 

Group 2 are investigating our juicies sales from last Friday. Their results will be published later on the week. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

How will you make this year awesome?

Welcome to our quadblogging buddies who are viewing our blog this week!

We hope you enjoy looking at some of our learning. (PS-you can also check out our individual blogs at the side of our class blog!)


Thursday, February 20, 2014


We have been practicing our swimming skills every day in our school pool.

Pic Collage made by Tegan

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quadblogging Aotearoa

This week it's Room 4's turn from Lawrence Area School. They will write new posts on their blog for us to read and leave comments.

Your challenges:

  1. Find out where Lawrence Area school is located in NZ.
  2. Find out two interesting facts about the place this school is located.
  3. Write two questions for the children in Room 4 at Lawrence Area School.
Either record your answers in your Home Learning books or as a comment on this post.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Voice Message

We received a voice message from a teacher in Wisconsin! Wow! That's on the other side of the world. Can you spot Wisconsin on the map below?

 This teacher would like to connect with us through our blog!

What questions do you have for her and her class?
 Add your questions on the Padlet below. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Room 7 2014

This is us! The wonderful, clever bunch of learners in room 7 2014!

We are so excited to see where our learning journey this year takes us!