Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Change in B4

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'Open the Door to B4' started at the beginning of 2010.
Over the years, through the blog, 
the children of B4 and I have made many wonderful connections 
with classes all over the world.
We have taken part in amazing shared projects, among them

Our World, Our Stories 

This year, I am stepping out of the classroom and will be working in a part-time role at our school.

To all of the teachers and classes who have interacted with us over the years and supported our students in their learning - thank you!
We've had a blast!

from Judy McKenzie

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'Open the Door to B4' will remain online as a learning resource,
and the new teacher in B4 
may decide at some stage to keep it going.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Oh, Christmas Tree - Celebration of Learning 2019

Our 2019 school year has come to a close.
Last week we held our annual 
Celebration of Learning.
Here is B4's item: 

Wishing you all a very happy holiday.
Our 2020 school year begins on 4th February.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Repertory for Kids - some more of the plays

At the end of Term 2 our school held their annual Repertory for Kids event.
You can see our Year 3's play here.

Here are a couple of the other plays that were performed:

'A Sleepless Night'


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Repertory For Kids - B4 presents 'Fearless'.

The Year 3 students presented their play at our school's annual Repertory for Kids afternoon.

There is nothing that will scare Mr and Mrs Brown ... or is there?

Check back over the next week or so to see the Year 2 play, plus the plays of the other classes!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Moon Craters

Have you ever wondered about the moon?
Wondered why it seems to change shape?
Wondered what the moon surface is like?

B4 have been finding out about the moon.
This week we talked about the craters on the moon. 
We did an experiment to find out how the different-sized craters may have formed.
We used a tray of flour as the moon's surface, and dropped a variety of balls onto it.

We were surprised when the little marble went in deeper than the big ball!
Why might that have happened?

Can you see the patterns left in the flour by the softball?

Do you have an interesting fact about the moon to share with us?
Do you have a question about the moon?

Monday, May 6, 2019

Bug Hotels

At our school we believe that homework should relate specifically to the learning that happens in 
our classrooms. 

Each term we try to have an interactive homework task that children and parents can work on together.

Our recent Social Sciences learning involved reviewing our Enviroschool projects that we did last year 
to improve our school environment.

As part of this, the homework task was to make bug hotels. 
Bug motels can encourage beneficial insects into our gardens.

Here are our amazing bug hotels!

What are your favourite bugs?
How can bugs help us?

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Caring For Our Pearly Whites!

We're back! After not posting since the end of 2018, we are finally back into blogging!

As part of the Health topic 'Looking After our Bodies' the
class watched a video to find out why we need to brush our teeth.

The children each received a toothbrush and some toothpaste and watched a video about the best way to brush our teeth.

Finally, we went outside to practise!

What colour is your toothbrush?
How often do you brush your teeth?
Do you have any fillings or do you have no fillings?
Do you have any wiggly teeth?