Monday, 16 October 2017

Our Magic School Bikes Movie

Here is a movie that our children have been working on in class.

First we all talked about what we wanted our movie to be on.  In term 3 our topic was on "up up and away", and many of our children had been interested in finding out more about space and rocket ships.  So the class decided that this was a good topic to do a movie on.  

Next we used little sheets of paper to make up a story board where we could draw the scenes that they wanted in their movie.  Next students found images (that were free to use, share and modify) that matched these story board scenes.  We even took some images using our green screen and a rocket ship that we borrowed from Paihia School.  Thank you Paihia school for loaning it to us so that we could use it.

After we had these images stored on our iPad, students recorded each other on bikes in lots of locations around our school, and then we did something that was very unusual.  Children then had to ride their bikes around inside (in front of our green screen).  This was very exciting for all - and seems to be the main highlight of making this movie for many.

Finally students were recorded telling their facts.  These they had to reaseach themselves, and the practice so they could say them loudly and clearly.  When all the recordings were done, children took turns working with Mrs G to assemble it on the iMac.



  1. Great video!! Well done everyone! :)

  2. Wow team Maunga, I just learnt so many facts about space! What a great movie. Well done everyone!

  3. Hi Team Maunga
    Thanks for sharing your movie. I learned so many interesting facts while I was watching it.A movie is such a good way of sharing your learning.

  4. Hi there our names are Ella and Sam and we are students at Ohaeawai
    Primary school. We really like how you used interesting words. It made us think about the solar system. Have you thought about how many planets there are?

  5. Kia ora Te Maunga,
    Thanks for sharing your Magic School Bikes movie. I love how creative you have been with sharing your learning around space and rockets. You have also spoken very clearly and told me some interesting things that I didn't know before. I wonder where you will go next on your Magic School bikes???? Have you had any ideas yet?

    1. Kia ora Tania,
      Thank you for commenting on our magic school bike blog post. We had lots of ideas as to where we might go next. We thought about making one on Australia, on a desert or about the Auckland Zoo. When we have made our next magic school bike movie we will post it onto this blog.
      Team Maunga

  6. Wow! It look like you have been busy researching, thanks for sharing everyone.

  7. I Love watching our Zoo trip I have fun Room 5 & 6 Sienna B

  8. That is so cool Room 5 & 6 I Loved it I Like Enth Too te maunGa I Like the magic school bike movie Sienna B

  9. Kia Ora Team Mauna,
    I loved the movie!! It turned out so awesome ☺️ I have seen your other posts but this one is my favourite. Keep up the great work Team Maunga 😁