Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Repertory for Kids: 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'

Our school held its annual Repertory for Kids production 
this week.
The idea is that as part of our English and Arts programmes the students rehearse, prepare props and present 
a short play.
This year the Year 3 students from B4 presented
'Rain, Rain, Go Away'.

Reading the script to learn our words
Getting used to the stage

We hope you enjoy our play:

Rain, Rain, Go Away from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

How do you feel when you are on stage?
Have you ever been in a play?

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Reefton had a day of thick fog  

and it was still foggy the next morning so out we went for a 
fog adventure!
When we came back in we read two fog poems.
Do you know them?

The fog comes

on little cat feet.

It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and then moves on.


 In the Fog

Stand still.

The fog wraps you up

and no one can find you.

The fog opens up

to let you through

and closes behind you.

Here are our responses to our fog adventure:

Do you like the fog?
Which poem do you like best?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thank you, Development West Coast

This year the Year 1-8 classes in our school were lucky enough to be part of the final roll-out of funding 
from Development West Coast to purchase 
technology equipment.
For two years our class has piloted the use of a set of devices, sharing with one other class, but now we don't have to share as all of our primary classes have a set of devices and some have new desktop computers too.

We love using apps to practice towards our goals in numeracy and literacy, 
but we also use apps to create, such as -
  finding arrays around the classroom and 
annotating in Skitch

(thanks to our friend Mrs Yollis for that great maths idea!)

also using Skitch to expand our vocabulary

 and filming our buddies explaining their learning

What is your favourite technology to use in the classroom? 

Do you have a favourite app?

Monday, June 3, 2013


Working as a team has its challenges, 
but the students in B4 were able to work 
co-operatively to plan and create collage pictures in art. 

What skills for teamwork are being practiced?
Tell us about the teams you belong to.