Sunday, May 14, 2017

Metaphor Poems for Our Mums.

Happy Mother's Day to all of our B4 mums!
The children have written metaphor poems for you.
(A metaphor can be used to compare two things that aren't the same, but have something in common.)




















What metaphor would describe your mum?


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bee Stories

We wrote about Alex's nana 
We tried to include something we learned, or something we noticed.
As we wrote, we learned about jumping straight into the sentence, so we could 'show, not tell'.





















What do you know about bees?




Thursday, March 30, 2017

It's Unanimous! - Our Heritage Buildings Inquiry

We have been inquiring into 

We were wondering if it is worth spending time and money to keep them tidy and useable, or should we build new buildings.

As part of our inquiry, we had a local expert come and talk to us about the 
history of the buildings.
We also visited some of the buildings and looked at the architectural features both inside and out.

Inside the old Court House



Inside the schoolroom of the School of Mines
Inside the Sacred Heart church

For interactive homework, everyone chose a building and made a model.
(Thank you so much to the B4 families for helping your children with the models, and for answering our questions - the models look fantastic and certainly helped with the learning)



























We answered our individual inquiry questions about the buildings.


















Finally, we made our decisions on our inquiry question 'Old or New -What's Your View?'
Everyone in B4 thinks the heritage buildings in Reefton should be 
looked after and maintained, because ...

  • lots of people come here to see them
  • it makes our town special
  • it would spoil the town if they weren't here
What special old buildings do you have in your town?
Do you agree with our thinking that the heritage buildings should be looked after?