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!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Maori Phrase of the week

This is last weeks maori phrase. Tegan and Adelei made a Puppetpals movie to show the phrase.

 Ko wai to kura? What is your school?

 Ko Vardon taku kura. Vardon is my school.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Today we had our first tennis lesson. We learnt to balance the tennis ball on our racket and use the forehand swimg and hit the ball to our buddy. We played a fun game called "Poke" to finish.  

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Waitomo Caves

Yesterday we visited the Waitomo Caves. For our global buddies you can find their website here.

Click to read our Geo Message.

More posts to come about what we learnt and enjoyed! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Buddy Reading with Room 6

Today we met with our buddy class Room 6. We read our buddy a story and then they read to us. 
We are going to enjoy working with Room 6 this year! 

The Green award

On Monday we got the Green award because we had over half of our class wrap free on Wednesday. I think we did very well!
By Zoe

Thomas has Talent!

This morning I brought in my ukulele for my reward.
From Thomas

Friday, March 14, 2014

A present for Mrs Natusch

This morning I gave Mrs Natusch a big present. It was a pumpkin! I carved Mrs Natusch's name on the pumpkin. I gave it to her for being a lovely teacher and so she can make pumpkin soup. 

By Jade

Class Award

Today at assembly room 7 received the class award. We received this award because of the connections we are making with other classes around the world. We are connecting with other NZ classes on twitter (@kidsedchatnz), quadblogging with NZ classes and classes around the world and using skype to connect and make global connections. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Netball Skills

This morning we learnt netball skills with Aroha The Waikato Netball officer. We learnt to stop, pivot and defend: Here is a movie about our netball skills.By Thomas.

Maori phrase of the week

This morning me and Adelei made a sock puppet video of the Maori phrase of the week. 

Wrap free Wednesday

Today is Wednesday, the day of being wrap free. 13/25 people are wrap free. Our percentage was 52 %.
We have improved on the number of people who are wrap free. In week 1 we had 6 people, week 2 we had 9 people and this week 13 people!

By Poppy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Our School Tabloids

Last Friday was our school tabloids.

We had a lot of fun taking part in different fun activities. 
Here is a video of some of the activities. At the end is the class tug-of-war competitions and the parents verses teachers tug-of-war competition! 

After our school tabloids we made a dot plot. We asked everyone in class which was their favourite activity. On our first dot plot we had just the seven activities and found out that parachute was the most favourite activity.

Then we added in the tug-of-war competition to see if it would change the data and it sure did! The tug-of-war was definitely the most popular activity in room 7 at our school tabloids.

The crosses on our graph are the activities we didn't like and would like to change for next year.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Our new flag counter

Flag Counter Today we began a new flag counter.I wonder which country our first flag will come from?

Look at our last years flag counter! We collected 56 flags! Can you names the countries? Can you read the total number of pageviews?