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

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Olympics Fun Day

Olympics Fun Day from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

The Olympics Fun Day was an opportunity for playing games and mixing with other year levels.  The children were put into groups representing different countries,  They had to work together to earn points for their country by competing against other teams and for good sportsmanship.  It was a great day finishing with a relay with the seniors competed against the staff and helpers.  Thanks to all the helpers for making it such a well organised and fun day.

Friday, 23 December 2016

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
We finally managed to have our school picnic and what a day we had!  The children had a great day  finding crabs, covering each other with sand, making castles and decorating them, having a picnic under the trees and going for a swim with their friends.




Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Swimming like Dolphins

Swimming Like Dolphins from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Recently the children had 8 swimming lessons over at the Glen Innes pools.  With practise, they were all making progress with lots of shouts to "Look at me!" as they mastered a skill.
Many thanks to the instructors for helping to keep the children safe around water over the summer.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Team One's 2016 Prize Giving Item

Year 1 item Prize giving 2016 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.


Prize Winners in Room 16

At the 2016 Prize Giving Room 16 was represented by Hinemoa for Citizenship, Hamza for Effort and Jin for Academic Promise.  Well done the three prize winners.

Jin, Hinemoa and Hamza.

Popping Popcorn

Popping Popcorn from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Room 16 made popcorn as part of our inquiry into how things change.  We found that popcorn "changed from hard yellow kernals to soft, fluffy, white yummy popcorn".  We watched it spinning around "as if it was in was in a tornado" and then "explode out of the machine."  We liked taste testing.  Jin even found popcorn that "looked like an elephant."

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Disco Dancing

Today we had our end of year disco for team one.  We celebrated a year full of learning and activity with an iceblock and a disco.

Khyani, Adrianna, Charlotte and Abbey enjoying an ice block.

Ahasi, Marius and Tevita.

Disco Dancing

Charlotte, Abbey, Vika, Hinemoa and Khyani dancing.

A green alien ! No just Tevita having fun.



Prize Giving Video

Team 1 2016 Prize giving Movie from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
This is the video of all the children in Team One that played at Prize Giving.



Sunday, 11 December 2016

Making Jelly

Room 16 Makes Jelly from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Making jelly was a great way to see the changes that happened when a solid becomes a liquid and then using cooling becomes a solid again.  It provided motivation for the children's writing.

Jeyda wrote, "The jelly wobbled because it was solid in the packet.  Now it is a liquid but it needed to be put in the fridge until it was good for us to eat."

Savanah wrote, "The jelly was wobbly and sticky because when we made it, it looked like it was frozen."

The texture of the jelly was also a writing motivation with Adrianna writing, "The jelly is yummy at school.  It wobbled and wobbled, left and right.  It wobbled sideways."

Marius enjoyed the jelly, "I was eating jelly in Room 16.  Everybody chose their favourite colour.  The jelly was amazing.  I loved the jelly.  I ate it all.  The jelly was wobbly and it stuck on the spoon."


Friday, 2 December 2016

Making Pikelets

This term we have been looking at changes that happen to liquids, gases and solids when we heat, mix or cool them.  Room 16 made pikelets or mini pancakes to see the changes that happened to ingredients when we mixed them and then heated them.  Liquids became solid when mixed with flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  We even used our maths to double the recipe.  The best thing was having a taste at the end.


Making Pikelets from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Moving Dirt

By Adrianna

The Little Orange Tractor



We are very lucky to be getting a cycle track put in around the outside of the playground.  It has provided the children with motivation for their writing and drawing as big trucks come into the playground and dump the track surface material and little tractors dig out the pathway.  It is all very exciting to see how things are made and what will happen next.  Hamza and Adrianna have written their blogs about the happening in the playground this week.


By Hamza


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Abbey is Missing Something.

Abbey has lost her first tooth so we put it in a wee packet so she could take it home.  I wonder if the tooth fairy will visit tonight?

Fun in the Rain

Today it started raining on our way down to the pool for our swimming lesson so we had to run in the rain.  It was fun running to keep warm and dodging the rain drops.  We even wrote about our experience when we got back to school and here are some of our pictures and stories.


Running in the rain by Te Ao

Fireworks Night

By Adrianna

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Zoo Encounters

Room 16 Zoo trip from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Looking at and learning about the animals at the zoo is always exciting.  Most animals keep their distance but on a recent visit, Room 16 were treated to a close encounter at the cheetah enclosure.  Two keepers were patting and petting the cheetahs as if they were family pets!  Then the cheetahs brought their morning snack of bones to eat right in front of the window.   We were able to observe them up close.  This was a highlight for Room 16.


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Another New Buddy

We have another new buddy in Room 16.  Abbey has turned 5 and has joined the Pt England family.  Now we have two sisters in Room 16.   We were very excited to have Abbey join Room 16 as we have met Abbey when she collects her big sister Charlotte.  Thank you Charlotte for being such a helpful big sister.  


Friday, 18 November 2016

Saying Thank You To Our Helpers

We were very fortunate to have parent and support staff helpers on our zoo trip.  The children are learning how important it is to say "thank you" to people who help us .  All the children made cards. Hamza and Jeyda made cards to give to Mrs Forbes.
Jeyda made a lovely card with pictures of the cheetah.

Hamza giving his card to Mrs Forbes.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Up Close to a Rhino


When we went to the zoo we were very lucky to see some of the animals up close and get a good look at them.  The rhinoceros came over to the front of his enclosure and Marius wrote about him.


"At the zoo I liked the rhinoceros because when I saw it, it was coming right up close.  The rhinoceros was ginormous and his long horn was scary and sharp."  By Marius

Gabriella drew a picture of him.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

We Are Movie Stars.

"For our movie at the Manaiakalani Film Festival I was dressed up as a wolf and Jeyda was dressed up as Little Red.  Little Red and Harold helped me be a champion."  By  Marius

Take a look at our movie "Winning Ways" to see how Wolfie became a champion.


Winning Ways



Wolves are usually pretty speedy - well they need to be speedy in most of the stories they feature in.  But this wolf is really "out of shape".  Watch our movie to find out how he succeeds in achieving his dream.

The stars of our movie are Marius as Mr Wolf, Jeyda as Little Red, Savanah as Harold, and members of Room 16 as Wolfie's friends.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

New Buddies in Room 16

We have had two new buddies join our class.  Levi began school on 19 October while Ahasi joined us this morning.  Welcome to you both.  I am sure you will soon have lots of friends at Pt England.
Ahasi enjoying his morning milk.

Ahasi with his classmates.

Leva with her beautiful smile.

Friday, 4 November 2016

A Birds Eye View of the Olympic Rings


At our Olympics we made the Olympic rings while it was filmed from a drone.  We all looked so small from way up in the air but it was exciting to see the end result.  Aren't we amazing!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Bubbles, Fun and Makerspace

Fun, Bubbles and Makerspace from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
At Makerspace Room 16 have been exploring how to make bubbles, what effect friction has on making bubbles and how to clean a plate that has had butter on it.  You can see how much they are enjoying the science aspect this term.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Niue Language Week


2016 Niue days of the week from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
Last week was Niue Language week and Team 4 made a video about the days of the week in the Niue language.  You can practise the days of the week in the language of Niue by watching this video.


Monday, 24 October 2016

Sharing Niue culture

Thanks to the Niue Group for sharing their culture with us this week during Niue Language week. We have enjoyed learning a few phrases in your language, looking at video clips of your beautiful island and learning a little about your history.Your dancing and singing at Assembly was a great way to celebrate the end of Niue Language week.
Niue Group item for Niue Language week 2016 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Ready, Set, Go

Ready Set Go from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
For Kiwi Sport in Term 3 we had Ready, set, go.  We learnt skills such as catching, throwing and listening to instructions and Shannon taught us lots of different games of tag.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Making the Olympic Rings

The weather was finally fine enough to hold our Olympics fun day.  Mr Burt had an idea about making the Olympic rings with coloured plates while a drone filmed it all from above.  The children had to sit around the pre marked out rings holding different coloured plates.  Then on the count of three they held the plates over their head.  It all went amazingly well with some great shots from above.  The children were amused when a local magpie decided to investigate the drone but it all ended well.  If you would like to see the drone footage go to the blog post "A Birdseye View of the Olympic Rings" dated 4 November on our blog.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Our October Birthday Buddies

We have 5 birthdays to celebrate this month at school.  Marius, Tumanako, Vika, Jin and Temalisi got birthday certificates at Team Assembly today with Jin and Temalisi sharing a birthday today.

Jin, Temalisi, Marius and Tumanako with their birthday certificates. (Vika was absent)

Friday, 14 October 2016

A Birthday Party At School

Temalisi turned 6 today and wanted to share her big day with all her classmates.  She was the perfect hostess delivering a piece of her beautiful "Elsa" cake and a goodie bag to everyone.  The children all enjoyed your party Temalisi and loved playing with the balloons afterwards.  Thank you very much Temalisi
Blowing out her number 6 candle.

Temalisi cutting her cake

A perfect hostess

Blowing up balloons 

A Holiday Visit to the Museum



Adrianna went for a visit to the Auckland Museum over the holidays.  Here is her story and picture.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Last Day Assembly

Room 16 made themselves Olympic themed hats to wear to assembly on the last day of term.

Tevita, Adrianna and Jeyda in their hats.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

That Flying Feeling.

Adrianna, Jeyda and Khyani felt as if they were flying in their lovely Loud Shirt Day tops.  You do look like elegant dancers.

Adrianna, Jeyda and Khyani.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Loud Shirt Day

In support of the hearing impaired people we had a loud shirt mufti day.  Room 16 supporters had some beautiful "loud" clothes on right down to matching "loud" shoes.
Adrianna, Jeyda, Khyani, Temalisi, Savanah in the front with Jin standing and Tevita kneeling at the back.

Adrianna is her beautifully matched "loud" outfit.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

End of Term Treats

We had a special treat for morning tea on the last day of term.   It was fun to celebrate the end of term by munching cookies along with our fruit.
Savanah, Vaha, Te Ao, Jeyda munching cookies.

Jeyda, Temalisi, Adrianna, Marius, Jin.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Wheels at School

On the last day of term we had a "Wheels Day" when the children were able to bring their "wheels" to school.  Bikes, scooters and skate boards were brought to school and the children had great fun whizzing around the school on their wheels.


Khyani and Jeyda on their scooters.

Marius and Jin get set for some scootering.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Disco Dancing

It was too wet to hold our Olympic Fun Day so a lunchtime disco was held.  Room 16 all went along to the hall and showed off their best dance moves.

Savanah getting into the swing of the music

Hamza enjoying the music

Temalisi enjoying the dancing.

Khyani showing her moves.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

An Awesome Artist at Work

We went to look at the pictures of our Olympic medalists that Mr Jacobsen has been creating in the hall.  Vaha was most impressed with how Mr Jacobsen drew the images and commented that "Mr J 's an awesome artist."  We all thought he was too and we appreciated the finished images more after we had watched the artist at work.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Team Work to Measure.

It took quite a few children to build a high Duplo tower but with team work anything is possible.


Charlotte, Tevita, Jeyda, Savanah and Jin building a giant tower

Saturday, 24 September 2016

More Mr Bear's Picnic stories

We enjoyed reading the book Mr Bear's Picnic and this motivated the children to write some descriptive stories and illustrate them.  These include stories by Gabriella, Adrianna and Savanah.

Here is Gabriella's story.  "Mr Bear Is a leader of the bees.  Mr Bear carefully took out the honey from the bees golden hive."

By Adrianna

 By Savanah

Friday, 16 September 2016

Measuring and Maths

At present we are studying measuring in maths.  And yes this is maths!  We compared our height to each other to work out who was the tallest and who was smallest and this is what we found!  Great measuring and comparing Room 16 you did a great job at finding out the answer.


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Books are Friends

We were very fortunate to be given two Duffy Books each.  The children were so excited that they wanted to sit and read their new treasures - they comment how nice and new they were and how they even smelt different!  The books were treasured and taken home to share.  Thank you Duffy Books.