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

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

Royal NZ Navy Band Visit from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
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.

IMG_0462 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

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