Room 16 is comprised of eighteen year one students who are 5 years old. They wish to share their learning with you.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Good Bye From The 2017 Shining Stars

The 2017 Shining Stars have had a busy year.  They have learnt to use an iPad for their learning and fitted in a whole year of learning as well as had lots of fun experiences through out the year.  These include picnics, athletics day, cross country runs, the opening of the bike track, a christmas carnival, a Duffy assembly and Duffy books, visiting Harold in the Life Caravan, making a film for the film festival, a trip to the Star Dome, going to see themselves on the big screen at Sylvia Park theatre and Kiwi Sport activities each week.  In our last movie the children are sharing with you some of the things they have done in 2017.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Christmas Carnival

Having a Christmas Carnival was a great way to finish off the term.  Waterslides, bouncy castles, face painting, christmas stories and colouring, a shared lunch and a visit from Mr Whippy and Santa!  Wow it was a great day of fun with our friends.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Tae Kwon-Do

In Term 4 we learnt some Tae Kwondo moves in Kiwi Sport.  We learnt kicks and punches and on the last day we learnt how to break blocks with our feet!  It always looks so easy in the movies but you need to remember how the instructor told us to use the bottom of our feet or else you hurt your toes.  Jaycob and Heilala showed us how to do it without hurting themselves.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Our Day at the Beach

Our whole school day at the beach was great fun for everyone.  We went swimming, played games, dug in the sand making castles, dams and moats, went sliding down the hill on cardboard, had a picnic together, blew bubbles and hung out with friends.  We can't wait for our next picnic day at the beginning of Term 1, 2018.  Spending all day at the beach with your friends is a great way to finish and start the year.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A Fun Afternoon with Mt Hobson Middle School

Some of the students from Mt Hobson Middle School have been coming to Pt England School on a Friday afternoon to help the children in Team one do art activities, read to them and play games.  We have enjoyed having the Mt Hobson students join us in our activities so we decided to have a party on their last day with us.  They brought along some chickens for us to see and lots of yummy food for a party.  We sang to them.  We all had an ice block and had a great time.  Thanks to the Mt Hobson Middle School - we have enjoyed having you.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Using Our Imagination

After reading some Christmas stories we decided to write our own.  Here are some of our imaginative Christmas stories.

"I wish that I can be tiny because I want to be wrapped up in a present."  By Ahasi

"I went on Santa's sleigh.  It was fun flying and I opened a present."  By Jeremiah

"I'm with my friend Bentley.  I am with my teacher Mrs Dwyer.  We are at Santa's house at the North Pole.  It is cold and snowy outside and the reindeer are learning how to fly."  By Flynn

"I will go with Santa to PaknSave.  We will have fun in PaknSave.  We will buy lots of things to eat on Christmas Day and we will have a party."  By Heilala

"I would like to ride on Santa's sleigh.  It would be fun flying through the air.  The reindeers know how to fly and they are magical."  By Alarmanda

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Festive Art Work

Mrs Ireland has been coming in to Room 16 every Tuesday to help us with our learning.  We had a fun Tuesday making reindeer on Mrs Ireland's last Tuesday with us.  We had to draw around our hands and a foot and then cut out these templates and assemble them to make a reindeer.  A red pompom nose, google eyes and lots of glitter finished the pictures.
A helping hand from a friend makes the job easier.

Xavier giving Jeremiah some advice

Mrs Ireland helping Talanoa