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

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Saying Goodbye

Today was the last day of the term.  Next year you can read our blogs to see what we are doing.  Goodbye from Class 19

Double vision in Pink

Marie and I  dressed up in pink and had a long pink wig on for Wacky Hair Day.  It was a fun day dressing up.  We had a competition at assembly to see who had the best hair.  By Mata and Marie

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Celebrations

Today Class 19 had a party because it is nearly the last day of school.  Tyson's mum made a very big chocolate cake for us with chocolate icing and decorated it beautifully with hundreds and thousands and strawberries.  Thank you very much Tyson's mum for helping us celebrate nearly the end of school with such a delicious cake.  We also had popcorn, chips and iceblocks.  It was
a great way to celebrate.  By Trinity and Tyson

Football Festival

Each Tuesday we have been learning how to play football.  Our teacher's name is Ben and he makes it great fun warming up and learning the skills we need.  At first it seemed hard not using your hands but we soon got use to it and we can now control the ball much better.  We had a football festival to finish off the term.  It was great fun playing our friends.  By Trinity

Our Prize Winners

Trinity, Acera Junior and Jasmine proudly pose for a photo.  Trinity got the citizenship award, Acera Junior got the best effort award and Jasmine got the Team 2 Te Reo award.  Well done you three for the effort you have put into your learning this year.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

2014 Junior Prize Giving

This afternoon we held our Junior Prize Giving ceremony.  Mr Burt presented certificates for best effort and citizenship in each class and then there were special team certificates awarded.  Congratulations to Acera Junior for best effort in Class 19.  The Citizenship Award in Class 19 went to Trinity.  The Team Award for Te Reo went to Jasmine.  For our team item Team 2 did a great job of singing and doing actions to a medley of Christmas songs and finished it with a very loud "Merry Christmas!".  Well done team two.

Class 19 Reads "Mouse Paint"

Class 19 had fun reading the story of "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  Here is their version of this delightful book about mixing colours.

Class 19 Reads Mouse Paint from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, 8 December 2014


Artists at Work By Class 19 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Class 19 have been very busy using different media - dye with crayon, water colours, printing, paper cutting and acrylics.  We have learnt how to mix colours and painted a class mural using the three primary colours.  You can see the results in our movie.  By Class 19

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ten Successful Speller

We have been continuing to learn our spelling each week.  This week we had ten successful spellers.  Well done Farah, Terapi, Naomi, Jasmine, Trinity, Marie, Rozaidah, Acera Junior, AJ and Zane.
By Farah, Terapi, Naomi, Jasmine, Trinity, Marie, Rozaidah, Acera Junior, AJ, Zane.

Wacky Hair in Class 19

We came to school with wacky hair on Wacky Hair Day!  I had red colour sprayed on my hair and Jasmine had her hair in tails that stuck straight out.  Her mum put lots of gel on them.  She found it rather hard to put her hat on at lunch time - hats and wacky hair don't go! By Madison and Jasmine.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Think, think, think ahead.

Class 19 have been learning about what makes a champion.  We found that even champions need to be future focused and think ahead to be the best that they can be, as Madison shows us in our movie.


Class 19 Movie Think, think, think ahead. from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tyson's Rugby Success

I made it to the finals with my rugby team.  My team won the game so we got a big trophy.  We all got a small trophy to take home and I had my photo taken with the big trophy and my small one.  By Tyson.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Celebrating Our Spelling Success

We have come break from our holidays eager to all try to get 100% in our spelling test.  We got 17 super spellers who got all correct so we celebrated our success with an ice block.  Well done Class 19 you are all trying so hard.  Here is a picture of us all celebrating our spelling success.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Welcome to Class 19, Trinity.

Welcome to Pt England, Trinity.  We hope you enjoy your time in Class 19.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Seven Super Spellers

We finished the term off with seven Super Spellers.  Well done Acera Junior, Aaliyah, Jasmine, Madison, Marie, Farah and Terapi for the extra effort to finish off the term with 100% in your spelling test.  By Acera Junior, Aaliyah, Jasmine, Madison, Marie, Farah and Terapi.

Enviro Warriors

These five enviro warriors decided our school yard could do with a clean up so they went around collecting rubbish without being asked.  Well done Madison, Waylan, Nahea, Farah and Mata for using your lunch time to make sure we have a clean and tidy school.  By Madison, Waylan, Farah, Mata

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Two New Super Spellers

This week we had two new 100% correct super spellers.  Well done Aaliyah and Madison for trying so hard to join the super spellers.  Well done also Terapi, Jasmine and Acera Junior for continuing your efforts to get 100%.  By Aaliyah, Madison, Terapi, Jasmine and Acera Junior.

Four Super Spellers

Last week we had four super spellers who got 100% correct in their weekly spelling test.  They were Terapi, Jasmine, Acera Junior and Naomi.  That was a good effort from you all.  Let's see how they go next week - who well join their group?  By Terapi, Jasmine, Acera Junior, Naomi.

Another Super Speller

I got an award for learning all my spelling words and getting 100% right in my weekly test.  I am learning some hard words now.  By Jasmine

Celebrating Tongan Language Week

For Tongan Language Week my Mum dressed up in her Tongan dress.  It has a long skirt and a top in a green and white flower pattern and the ladies wear these dresses in Tonga on special occasions. By Jasmine

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Two Champion Runners

Class 19's two champion runners cross the finish line first and third.  Tisa (on the left) is following the course leader in to gain first place and Waylan (on the right in the red t shirt) came in third.  Class 19 is very proud of our champions.  Congratulations to both of you.

Two Fantastic Runners

At last the Cross Country day had come.  We have been training each day running around the field and finally it was the real race.  Tisa set a very fast pace and came in first out of the year two team and Waylan came in third.  Well done boys!  You found out that it really does pay to be a "PTA" (a person who thinks ahead)and train to be a champion.

Enjoying our new Duffy Books

Our new Duffy books arrived this week and we were all very excited to receive two new books each to take home and read with our families.  Here we all are saying a big "thank you" for our books.  By Class 19

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Five Successful Super Spellers

This week 5 children from Class 19 got 100% in the spelling test.  Congratulations to Terapi, Acera Junior, Tobey, Naomi and Jasmine.  Well done for earning a Super Speller certificate.

Monday, 8 September 2014

AJ's Black Dog

This is a picture of the black dog with a little bit of white on his face that I wrote my story about.  By AJ

Monday, 1 September 2014

Tisa's Spring Story

"There are four seasons in the year.  Today is the first day of spring.  In spring time baby lambs are born and it gets warmer. I know one more thing - the flowers are cool."  I have drawn a picture to show what spring is like.
 By Tisa

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Six Successful Spellers!

We had six successful spellers this week that got 100% in their test.  Well done Acera Junior, Terapi, Jasmine, Tisa, Farah and Te Waka.

A Special Certificate

I tried really hard at Reading Recovery and Ms Walters gave me a special certificate. By Zane


My Special Drink Bottle

I am nearly finished my Reading Recovery.  I read to Mrs Jarman and I did such a good job.  Mrs Jarman gave me a very special drink bottle with Rosie the Cow on it.  By Rozaidah.

A Duffy Certificate for my Spelling

I got a Duffy Certificate on Friday at Assembly.  I got the book "Littledog" because I learnt my spelling and I got 100%  in my test.  By Tobey

Friday, 29 August 2014

Marie's Commonwealth Games story

Marie wrote a story about Valerie Adams and she has recorded it to share with everyone.  By Marie.



Marie's Commonwealth Games story from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.




Monday, 25 August 2014

My Samoan Flag

I brought my Samoan flag to school to show the class.  I had my photo taken with my friend Naomi.  Naomi is from Samoa too.  By Anna

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Getting a Duffy Book

I got a Duffy Certificate and a book about a fantail.  Fantails are friendly birds that live in New Zealand.  We are lucky to be able to get a Duffy book when we do some special work.  By Waylan.

Writing a fantasy story.

I wrote this story today but it is just a make believe story so I started the story with the words "Once upon a time".  This is my story.  "Once upon a time there was a lady called Mrs Dwyer.  One day a robber stole Mrs Dwyer's money and it was all gone but she caught him.  Then she got all her money back.  By Tisa."

King Zane

Today I wrote this story about King Zane.  "Once upon a time there was a king called Zane.  He liked to count his gold.  One day a robber came and stole all his gold but the next day the police found the robber and returned the gold back to the king.  By Zane"

Earning a Duffy Certificate.

I got a Duffy Certificate and a book at assembly today for setting a good goal and trying to achieve my goal. .  My book is about Hinemoa and the class laughed when it was read to us. I like funny books. By Delijah

Super Spellers

We both got 100% in our weekly spelling test and are proud to show off our certificates. By Jasmine and Terapi.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

My ANZAC Poppy

We had a special assembly last Monday for the centenary of the start of World War 1.  Madison was inspired to draw a poppy using kidpix.  Here is her poppy.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Class 19 MOTAT visit




Class 19's Motat Visit from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Class 19 recently went to MOTAT and made a movie of what they learnt at the Flight Centre.  We hope you enjoy watching their movie.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

We can do forward rolls!

Forward rolls from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Jasmine and Shania were doing forward rolls.  We had to tuck our heads under and roll on the mat. By Jasmine and Shania.


"At gymnastics I am going to grow up and do lots of exercises.  My goal is to be a fit, healthy girl for gymnastics" By Shania

Learning a Poi Waiata

Poi from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Today Whaea Safron taught us E Rere Taku Poi Waiata.  It was not easy learning how to swing the poi and singing at the same time.  This is our first attempt.  We enjoyed learning this waiata.  By Class 19

Fun Learning to Skip

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I can skip and jump really high like a kangaroo.  I like skipping. By AJ and Acera Junior.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Our Visit to the Life Education Caravan

We Went to the Life Education Caravan and saw Harold.  Lyn the teacher showed us Tam.  Tam taught us about how our bodies work inside.  We saw the heart, the lungs and the puku By AJ, Shania, and Zane.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Team 2 Spelling Bee

Last week it was the Team 2 Spelling Bee.  It was hard when we tried to spell the words standing up on the stage looking down at all our friends. By Terapi

Flying our planes

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To finish our inquiry unit on flight off we all made paper planes and had a big fly off out on the field.  It was great fun trying to make the planes fly over the goal posts.  By AJ

Certificates at Assembly

Last week at assembly Tyson and I both got certificates.  I got mine for being player of the day at netball.  Tyson got a Duffy certificate for his great "Michael Jackson" performance on stage.  By Jasmine and Tyson.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Singing in the Choir

I was singing on the stage with the choir.  I wore a special microphone so that they could hear my voice.  I had a tie and a glove on. It was good fun singing for my Mum and the school.  By Tyson

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Like a Ballerina

I was in the choir singing the song "A Whole New World". It was fun when I had the ballerina skirt on. I felt like a ballerina when I spun around.  By Mata

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Impossible Balloon

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When we went to the Flight Education Centre I was trying to blow up the balloon but it was so difficult. I was testing air pressure. By Jasmine

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Smallest Plane

The planes at Motat were all different sizes. This was the smallest one.  I wonder how many people can fit in it? By Terapi

A Jet Plane

The jet had short wings. It wasn't as big as the other planes. The pilot needed to lift up the glass canopy to get in. By Tobey

We look very small.

At Motat we saw a big plane with two propellers. It was much bigger than us. We are standing in front of it and we had our picture taken. By Zane and Acera Junior

Watching the Ball

When we practiced our throwing and catching we had to keep our eye on the ball. It was much easier to catch the big balls than the bean bags. By Damien