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

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Like a Ballerina

Gabriella and Hinemoa practised their balance exercise at gymnastics.  They stood very still on one leg and looked like they were ballerinas practising.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Enjoying Gymnastics

Temalisi was able to make a beautiful bridge pose at gymnastics today.  She got her hands in the right place and pushed her body up high. Temalisi also practised her balance and finally was able to balance without any help.  You look so happy Temalisi.

A lovely high bridge pose

Practise makes you perfect Temalisi!

Friday, 26 February 2016

Hedgehog Stories and Pictures

We have been writing some stories about a little hedgehog and illustrating our stories on our iPads.  Here are some of our stories and pictures.

"Hedgehog is out in the garden eating lunch." By Jeyda

"Spikey the little brown hedgehog is being helpful because he is eating the yummy crumbs on the plate." By Jin, Adrianna, Gabriella

"Hedgehog is licking at his food." By Khyani

Jeyda making her hedgehog spikey

Jarra and Tumanako making round hedgehogs

Jeyda and Charlotte adding details to their pictures

Savanah Finds Words Herself

Savanah tried hard to find words that she needed in her writing and then copy them down.  She was very excited with succeeding to find words that she needed and she shared her story with Hinemoa.  Savanah is our Duffy Award winner this week for trying to become an independent writer.

Savanah found the word "and" that she needed.

Sharing a story with Hinemoa.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Munching Melon under a Tree

On a hot day there is nothing better than a nice juicy piece of melon.  Today we were lucky to get some melon for fruit so we sat outside under the tree and munched the healthy rock melon.

Jeyda and Charlotte enjoying their rock melon.

Khyanis smile shows how much she is enjoying her slice of melon.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Trying Hard at Gymnastics

Standing on one leg is not easy but Hamza has been trying hard at gymnastics.  Here he is trying a balance.  You did it Hamza!  By Mrs Dwyer

Helping Hands

Tumanako knows how to tie laces.  After gymnastics Temalisi needed a helping hand with her laces and Tumanako saw her problem and stepped up to help.  Well done Tumanako.  You know how to be a kind Pt Englander and have been helping lots of your class mates this week.  You are our Duffy Award person for week 3.
Tumanako giving a helping hand to Temalisi.

Colourful Quilts on Kid Pix

Mrs Fester is helping Hinemoa and Te Ao use colours on Kid Pix.  First they drew an outline being careful to close up all the squares.  Then it was into the colours.  You have both done a lovely job in choosing your colours. By Mrs Dwyer
Te Ao and Hinemoa working on Kid Pix
Te Ao's beautiful colourful quilt.

Healthy Milk Drinks

Twice a week we have milk to drink.  It comes in cartons with a straw.  We are learning to "Drink it dry.  Fold it flat.  Send it back."  We help each other with the folding as this is tricky for small hands.  Thank you Fonterra for a heathy treat. By Room 16 

Temalisi and Adrianna "drinking it dry.".

Vaha showing Jin how to "fold it flat."

Charlotte has her carton ready to"send it back."

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Week TwoTeam Certificates.

Week two has seen Marius get a Duffy Award for being a kind Pt Englander and using polite manners.  He choose the book about Big Chicken.  Charlotte got a team award for continuing to do her iPad reading activity even though it got tricky.  She was able to finish her activity - good "stickability" Charlotte.  Savanah who started school on Tuesday got a certificate too.   Welcome to Pt England, Savanah.

Savanah and Charlotte with their Team 1 awards for Week 2.

Marius with his Duffy Award

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Duffy Theatre Visit

"I like the Duffy Show.  Duffy had a time machine with lights and an umbrella."  Dictated by Jeyda

Pt England was fortunate to have the Duffy Theatre visit on Tuesday.  Duffy used his time machine to travel back in time to help Ruby read because Duffy knows how important it is to be able to read.
Meeting Duffy

Singing with Duffy

Duffy's amazing time machine

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Drawing Bubbles with Kid pix

Today we began using Kid pix by learning how to draw a circle and close it up tight like a bubble.  We had to go into the colour swatch, choose a colour and then a pencil before using the mouse to make a bubble.  That was the tricky part but we all had a turn and managed to draw some beautiful bubbles.

"I made lots of bubbles on the computer.  I was practising making bubbles that were closed."  Dictated by Marius
Marius drew plenty of bubbles.

Jin drawing his bubbles.

Reading Activities on an iPad

Marius, Jin and Charlotte were able to do their reading activities on an iPad.  They had to find the text in their reading book.  The clue to help them was a small part of a picture which they matched with one in their book. After finding the correct page it was down to work of sequencing the text correctly on their iPad and read it out to see if it made sense.  Marius, Jin and Charlotte did a good job working as a team to help each other with the tricky steps
Charlotte finds the first word.

Jin and Marius discuss what comes next.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Jump Jam

We enjoyed our Jump Jam session on Friday afternoon.  Watching the video made it easier to follow the moves.  Good following Gabriella, Vika and Jeyda.  You look as if you are enjoying yourselves even though it was hot.  Room 16

Gabriella watching the video carefully.

Using our iPads

We got to write our names on our iPads by listening carefully on how to get into Explain Everything then finding the pencil.  Later we used our iPads for maths and wrote numbers.  It is not easy writing some of our names which are rather long on a small iPad but we soon managed to find a thinner pencil and writer smaller.  Here are some of our efforts.

First Team Assembly for 2016

We had our first Team One Assembly for 2016 on Friday.  We sang some favourite songs and then certificates were awarded to two people in each class for their work during the week.  In Room 16 Marius was awarded a certificate for being focused in reading and being able to do follow up iPad activities by listening carefully to the instructions.  Temalisi was also awarded a certificate for correctly the letters in her name.

A great start to 2016 rewarded with a certificate.


Friday, 5 February 2016

Being Prepared.

Jin has been busy writing  a story about his building.

"I made a pick axe for mining and a sword incase I meet some creatures."  Dictated by Jin

You are well prepared for a day out mining, Jin.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

iPad Excitment !

Today we used our iPads for the first time.  We watched the safety video so we would know how to look after them and then we opened our iPad.  Everyone was very excited and listened carefully.

Charlotte, Khyani and Vika demonstrated the iPad hug.

Listening carefully to the instructions.

Well done Class 16 for a great start to your iPad learning.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

An Amazing Bristle Brick Machine

Adrianna used her imagination to create an amazing bristle brick machine that had everyone wanting to make one too.  It is not easy to build with bristle bricks so you made a good job Adrianna.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The First Day of 2016 School Year

It is the start of a new school year for eighteen children in Room 16.  For some new entrants it is the beginning of their school journey and for others who started at the end of last year it was a time to meet friends and be excited to continue their learning.

Eating lunch with your friends is always fun.
Khyani and Charlotte with their healthy lunches