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

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Farewell from the Shining Stars of 2015

Room 16 wanted to share some of the things they enjoyed about their first year at school.  They have enjoyed blogging about their learning and look forward to having their own individual blogs next year to continue to share their learning experiences.

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2015 A Busy Year

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2015 has been a busy year - these are just some of the things Class 16 have been involved in.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Prize Giving 2015

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We practised our item for the prize giving afternoon so that we could do our best singing and actions for our families.

Jade F was awarded the Class 16 Citizenship award.  Jade F is always helpful and kind towards her class mates and knows how to use the Pt England way.  Kamryn has worked consistantly through out the  year, completing tasks and trying hard in all areas.  Congratulations to Jade F and Kamryn.

Jade F and Kamryn - Class 16 award winners

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Learning to use Ti Rakau

Whaea Saffron showed us how to use the rakau sticks and the children had fun trying to toss and catch them with some success. Kamryn was very surprised to be able to succeed.

MOV08773 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Dancing at the Team One Disco

The Team One end of term disco was just the place to try out some dancing moves.  The children had an ice block and there was rewards for the best dancing.  Here are some of Class 16 moves.

MOV08911 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Making Masks at Makerspace.

"We made masks at Makerspace.  I made a monster." By Teejay

Teejay and Najari made monster masks at Makerspace out of the packaging from apple boxes.  They enjoyed showing us their masks and roaring like monsters.

Friday, 18 December 2015

New Books for Holiday Reading

Class 16 was very lucky to get a Duffy Book to read over the holidays.

Kamryn wrote, "Thank you for giving us some Duffy Books.  We like reading the Duffy Books.  They have nice stories and we can read them in the holidays."

Class 16 with their Duffy Book

Witari, Kohatu and Kyzel engrossed in their books.

Eating Ice Cream and Strawberries with our Friends.

Class 16 invited Class 17 to join us for an "end of great year of learning" party.  We had strawberries and ice cream sitting out in the bay with our friends.  Thanks for helping us celebrate Class 17!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Santa and the Reindeer

Another Christmas story the children have enjoyed is "Santa and the Reindeer".  The children liked the way that Rudolf didn't give up and like a true champion he kept on practising until he was perfect.
"When Rudolf tried to fly he fell down.  He didn't give up and he pulled Santa's sledge.  He was right up the front."  By Teejay

"Rudolf is a reindeer and he can fly because he has got a magical nose."  By William

"Rudolf couldn't fly but he was a champion and he said 1,2,3 and he was flying."  By Jade F

"Rudolf couldn't fly because he wasn't practising enough.  He tried really hard and he didn't give up.  Then he was the leader.  By Kyzel

Kyzel with his picture of Rudolf practising how to fly.

Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers

As Christmas is nearly here we have been reading Christmas stories.  The children enjoyed listening to Slinky Malinki's way of redecorating the tree with himself as a fairy on the top of the tree.  Here are two of their stories.

"Slinky Malinki is a sneaky black cat.  He destroyed the Christmas tree and mischievously hid the fairy under the rug." By Witari

"Slinky Malinki saw the Christmas tree and ruined all of the decorations.  He cheekily hid the fairy under the rug."  By Teejay

Phoenyx drew a picture of Slinky Malinki and the Christmas tree.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Football Fun

We were very fortunate to have Sport Auckland come and teach us how to play football this term.  We practised football skills by playing fun games such as Rob the Nest and Shark Attack and then we played a game against our classmates.  Thank you Coach Jeremy.

Football Fun from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Celebrating a 6th birthday at school!

"It is my birthday today.  We had pizza and a chocolate cake in my classroom with my friends.  It was fun celebrating my birthday with everyone."  By Ryder

Thank you Ryder for bringing your party to school.  It was fun to have everyone wishing you a happy birthday.  Thank you to Ryder's Mum and Dad for organising the birthday party.
Ryder with his classmates eating pizza

Ryder with his birthday certificate.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

See you Later

Our visit to the zoo inspired us to make some animals, some were what we saw, some were imaginary and one was even extinct.  We made some crocodiles and alligators and inevitably the children started saying "See you later alligator.  In a while crocodile."  So we decided to see if we could make up some more sayings and these are the ones we came up with.  We had such fun making our movie - we hope you like it and can perhaps think of some other sayings.  Room 16

Rm 16-See You Later from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Nelson the Baby Elephant

We have been learning about elephants and one of the books we read was "Nelson the Baby Elephant".  The children enjoyed this book and Kohatu and Teejay wrote stories about Nelson.

"Nelson is little.  He fell down because he had wobbly legs. "  By Kohatu

"Nelson is a small baby elephant with thick grey skin.  He comes from a big family who love him."  By Teejay

William's picture of an elephant family.

Teejay's elephant at the waterhole.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Drawing Zebras

We had fun today practicing our iPad skills and drawing zoo animals using the square shape.  We changed the square to the shape we required, duplicated body parts to get them the same shape and then added details.  This is Kamryn's zebra by the waterhole.

My Zebra By Kamryn

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Athletics Day 2015

Athletics Day 2015 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Athletics Day on Friday was a fun day.  We had been practising for the running races for several weeks but the other activities were fun.  We jumped, played with a parachute, did an obstacle course and had a sack race.  In the movie you can see us enjoying our Athletics Day.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Our Visit to the Zoo

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We spent a wonderful day at the zoo studying the animals to see what they need to survive.  We were able to look at their habitats, what they were eating, and how they had adapted to their habitat.  Some came up close to us while others preferred to stay in their enclosures out of the rain but we were still able to learn a lot about them.  Class 16

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Movie Stars!

Today we were movie stars!  Our whole school went by bus to the Sylvia Park movie theatre to watch the movies we had made for the Manaiakalani Film Festival.  We were so excited to go with our buddies and see ourselves on the big screen in our movie "Mouse Encounters" as well as watch movies that other classes had made.  There are some wonderful movies with very talented actors in them.  Have a look at some of the other movies that are on the Manaiakalani site.
Waiting with our buddies

On our way!

Walking in to the theatre.

Mouse Encounters

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tevita's Duffy Certificate

Tevita did "his best at the test" and was awarded the Duffy Certificate this week.  He worked hard to answer all the questions in his maths test.  Well done Tevita and thank you for sharing your Piggity Wiggity book with us.
Tevita with his Duffy Certificate and book.

Two More Classmates Turn Six

On Friday we celebrated two more sixth birthdays as Kamryn and Ashley turned six.  They received their birthday certificates at the team assembly and team one sang "Happy Birthday" to them.  Happy birthday to you both.
Ashley and Kamryn turn six.

Photo Time

Today we had our class photo taken.  We had to wait quietly while another class had their photo taken.  Then we walked over to where there were lots of chairs arranged and we were told where to sit.  Time to put on our best smiles and sit very still!

The Manaiakalani Film Festival Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we are all going to the Manaiakalani Film Festival.  We are all very excited about the big day as we will be film stars on the big screen.  We needed to think about being good Pt Englanders so we wrote and drew about it this morning.  Here are some of our stories and a picture of us going in the bus.

"Tomorrow we are going on the bus to the Manaiakalani Film Festival.  We have to stay with our buddy and listen to them. "  By Anihana

"We are going to Manaiakalani Film Festival tomorrow.  We have to be sensible to each other and watch the movie quietly."  By Najari

We are going to the Manaiakalani Film Festival at Sylvia Park.  When we get there we have to get off with our buddy.  When our buddy walks, we walk out of the bus.  When we sit down with our buddy, we have to be nice and sensible so Madison and Kamryn can do their story.  When they are finished we can clap."  By Phoenyx
Ashley drew us getting on the bus.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Ryder's Duffy Certificate

Ryder got the Duffy Certificate this week because he has been using some interesting descriptive words in his stories.  This is one of Ryder's stories.

"When the giraffes looked around carefully for lions they were thirsty so they were going to the waterhole. The youngest giraffe's mouth didn't reach the water when he tried to put his mouth in the water to drink."

"A lion has a mane on him because it makes him look strong.  He has strong legs to run fast.  A lion does not purr.  Lions have claws and teeth that look like a vampires."

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Team Assembly

Tevita was 6 on Friday so he got a special birthday certificate.  Witari also got a certificate for thinking hard before he gave his answers in maths this week.
Witari with his team certificate

Singing Happy 6th Birthday  to Tevita

Silly Hat Day

We had a Silly Hat Day on Friday to remind us of the importance of wearing our hats when we are outside.  There were some wonderful creations amongst Team One and here are some of them.  Room 16

Practising Cricket

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Two members of the Ellerslie Cricket Club came to Pt England to show us the skills needed in playing cricket.  They set up a rotation of the different skills and with the help of the senior students we had a fun morning practising.  Thanks to the senior students and to the Ellerslie Cricket Club. Room 16

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Navy Band's Visit

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The Navy Band came to visit us and we had an enjoyable time listening to the history of musical instruments, dancing and singing and learning how to conduct a band.  Thanks to the band for taking time to visit and give us such a wonderful learning experience.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Making Animals at Makerspace

Last term we made animals at makerspace from cylinders.  Legs, heads and tails were added then they were painted and decorated.  Our movie shows some of our creations.

Making Animals at Makerspace from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Working Hard at Reading Recovery

Kohatu has been working very hard with Mrs Stickland at Reading Recovery.  They made a book called "At the Playground."  Mrs Stickland took some photos and Kohatu wrote about the things he can do at the playground.

Kohatu with the book he wrote.

Great writing Kohatu and thank you for sharing it with us.

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Studying Zoo Animals

Team 1 are off on a trip to the zoo soon so we have been studying some of animals we will see.  This week we looked at lions and the children have already learnt a lot of facts about them.

William with his lion kidpix picture.

"Lions can roar loud and he has teeth like a vampire.  The lion can run really fast.  He has a big wide mouth and sharp teeth to eat his food."  By Najari

"The lion looks camouflaged in the yellow grass."' By Ashley

"The lion is a golden yellow like the grass he lives in.  He eats meat."  Dictated by Journey Lee
Kamryn took a photo and typed her story on her iPad.

"Father Lion has a furry mane around his head.  It is a messy golden mane." By Teejay

"Shakeout" Day

National Shakeout Day was time to practise what to do in the event of an earthquake.  It provided us with a topic to write about and Kamryn wrote a story about what we had to remember to do.

"In the Shakeout practice when the funny noise played on the speaker we had to drop, cover and hold.  An earthquake is like something shaking on the ground and we got under the table because we need to get down under cover and hold on to the table." By Kamryn
Jade E (Left) and Kamryn practising how to "Drop, Cover, Hold".

We also thought about what to do if we were outside so we practised what "Drop and Cover" would be like outside.  We quickly moved away from the buildings into the middle of the field dropped down and covered our heads.  Room 16

Niuean Language Week

The Niuean group have been busy practising dancing, singing and speaking phrases so that we could share their culture with them during Niuean Language Week.  They did a wonderful performance at assembly sharing some of the history and culture of their island home.  Thanks to the Niuean group and the teachers who helped put the performance together.

Turning 6 years old.

Jade F was 6 on Wednesday so at team assembly she received a special birthday certificate and we sang "Happy Birthday" to her.

Jade F receiving her birthday certificate from Mrs George.

Welcome to Pt England Anihara

Ani joined our class on Thursday and she is settling in well and making new friends.  We welcomed Ani at to Pt England at our team assembly on Friday.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Term 4 Immersion Zoo Movie

This term we are learning about zoo animals and we are going to the zoo in week 3. Our immersion assembly movie focused on some of the animals we might see when we visit the zoo soon.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Learning Taekwon-Do Skills

Room 16 had great fun learning new skills that are needed to practice Taekwon-Do.  We needed to warm up our bodies by stretching our muscles.  Then we learnt to jump up high and jump along between the lines.  We twisted and hopped.  We learnt to use our legs and our arms. By Room 16
Learning Taekwon-Do Skills from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Captain Cashtastic's Visit

Captain Cashtastic visited us to tell us about money.  We learnt to identify notes and coins and that dollars are worth more than cents.  Captain Cashtastic also told us about wants and needs.  "We need to hurry to needs and go slow to wants".  Thank you Captain Cashtastic for teaching us so much about money.

Dancing Stars

"We had to do another dance in tutu's for the production."  By Jade F

Jade F and Kamryn waiting to go on the stage
Madison in her sparkly tutu and head band

Cindy in da House Dancers

Three girls from Room 16 were in the production of Cindy in Da House.  They went to the auditions and practices for several weeks learning two very different dances.  They enjoyed getting dressed up, putting on make up and dancing in front of their friends and family.  Well done girls for the effort and commitment you put in to your first production.
Kamryn, Jade F and Madison ready for their first performance.

"I liked getting dressed up in my red dress.  It was like Jade's dress.  We danced together."  By Kamryn

"It was fun dancing on the stage.  I liked wearing my new long dress and doing my best curtsy for my family."  By Madison

"We had to do our best dancing up on the stage and wear a special dress.  Mine was red like Kamryn's."  By Jade F
Jade F

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Para kore (Zero Waste)

As part of our Te Reo lesson this week we learnt that we have to take care of Papatuanuku and our kura so we went out into the playground and collected up rubbish.  We made sure our playground was free from litter.
Jade E, Phoenyx and Ryder on litter collection

Look at all the rubbish we collected!