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Term 3 Various

Sep 24, 2020 | Wētā - Year 4 blog

Here’s a few things we’ve been up to lately:


For science, we have been continuing to explore how sounds works, including how it uses vibrations. Paper cup and string phones are a practical, and fun, way to demonstrate this.

“She said, what?? Give me all the juicy details!”

“I’m sorry, you’ve called outside of business hours. Please leave a message and we’ll get back to you shortly”.


We have also been studying the human skeleton.

Micro-surgery on the lower leg bones

“Sshh, it’s dice in their natural habitat. Isn’t nature amazing?”


For Reading, we recently completed “Literacy Circles”, where groups shared the same novel and had different roles, week-to-week.

Must be serious discussion, based on those expressions

Can you guess who’s crowned himself king of the group?

Have they noticed the rolled up tube and its projectile, creeping on from the right?


For P.E. we have been learning hockey skills.

“Do we wait for the ball to come to us, or should somebody get it?”

He adamantly tells the ball that if it doesn’t behave and go in the direction he wants, it will get a paddle.


With Mrs Poppe, the students recently completed their “Teddy in my Window” music video. It ended up winning “Best Original Story” in the competition!

Lately, the student have been learning to play notes on various instruments.

She trained her to carry that bear, herself.

Ready, Teddy, Smile.

“When do I get to be a Rockstar and live the self-indulgent life?”

It’s all in the cock of the head

Doesn’t even need to look

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