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

Thursday, 31 March 2016

New Boots

The weather has been wet and it is starting to get cooler in the morning so Jeyda came to school wearing a beautiful pair of new boots.

"They are special because these boots are for rainy days.  They have pink roses on them."  By Jeyda

Your boots look very pretty Jeyda and they will keep your feet dry when it is wet.


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Easter Activities

Room 16 made some Easter decorations and cards for their families.

Tumanako was very busy decorating an egg with colourful paper.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter Hats and Baskets

Room 16 have been busy making Easter hats and baskets.  They were delighted to find that their baskets had Easter eggs in them when they came to school on Thursday.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Camping in a Tent

On Tuesday morning a tent town suddenly appeared on the field.  There was one marque tent and lots of smaller tents that were occupied by the very excited Year 5 and 6's who are having their camp at school.  Unfortunately it has turned rather windy.  The children talked about what it is like to be in a tent when the wind blows and wrote some great stories.  This is Khyani's one.

"The walls of the tent wobbled like a jelly in the wind." By Khyani

What an interesting comparison Khyani as the tent walls would certainly be wobbling and shaking with the wind.


Saturday, 26 March 2016

Practising on the Pavement

Hamza and Khyani have been busy practising their letters on the pavement outside our classroom.

"It was fun writing with chalk outside.  We made big letters."  By Khyani

Friday, 25 March 2016

Some Opinions on the Flag Preferences.

Room 16's discussion on the flag preferences resulted in some diverse opinions.  Here are some of our ideas.


Flag Preferences from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Flag Preferences

While the adult population of New Zealand is voting for their preferred choice of flag, our 5 year olds have also had discussions on this topic.  Here are some of their stories they wrote.

"I like the new flag because it is kikorangi (blue) and mangu (black)." By Marius

"I like the old one because of the colours."  By Adrianna

"I like the new one.  It looks clean."  By Savanah

Jarra's choice of the old flag.
"I like the old flag because I like the red stars and the Union Jack."  By Tumanako

Colouring the flags of our choice.

"I like the new flag because the All Blacks wear the silver Fern."  By Tevita

"I like the old flag.  It is pretty."  By Jeyda



Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Drawing Our Flag

Adrianna and Jeyda illustrated their stories by trying to draw our flag.

"It is hard to draw," said Jeyda

You are right Jeyda, it is quite a tricky flag to draw with lots of detail.  You both did a good job of trying to draw the flag.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Learning to type

Some of the children are learning how to type up their stories on their iPad and are finding this a handy skill.

"It is quicker to type up the words than writing them down," said Marius.

"You need to look carefully for the letters you need," said Jarra

Charlotte is "publishing" her favourite story of the week.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Learning How to Duplicate

Learning how to duplicate from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
We have been using our iPads to learn about doubles in Maths.  We needed to learn how to duplicate the beans so that we had the same amount of beans on each side of our equation.  Jin was very excited to be able to duplicate the beans and showed some of his group how to do it.



Saturday, 19 March 2016

Milky Moustache

At lunch time Tevita laughed when he found he had a milky moustache from eating his yoghurt.  Yoghurt is so good for your body and your brain Tevita.  You had a really healthy lunch.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Thursday, 17 March 2016

A Giant Jump Jam Session

Team 1 was joined by team 2 and 3 for a giant jump jam session.  We enjoyed their company and learning some new jump jam moves. By Room 16


MOV09682 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Room 16 Movie Stars

Our faces show how much we enjoyed watching ourselves on PENN this morning for the first time.  We couldn't believe that it was our turn to be on the big screen!  We were so excited to see ourselves talking on PENN as well as all our class mates.  You all did so well Room 16.

Introducing Room 16

"We are all movie stars" said Vika and everyone was excited to see themselves on PENN.  The children introduced themselves and showed some of the things they enjoy doing at school.  They also showed some of the kind things they can do to help each other. We had fun making our first movie and hope you enjoy watching it.
Introducing Room 16 2016 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.



Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Sharing New Learning

Temalisi learnt how to draw lines to write her story on her iPad.  Then she taught Hinemoa how to do it too.  That was really kind of you Temalisi to help others.

"See you do it like this, Hinemoa," said Temalisi.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Wet Day Fun

It was suppose to be our picnic day but it was too wet for a picnic.  Room 16 decided to use our iPads to take pictures of the rain and write a story while staying dry inside.


Vaha writing his story.

"Is it good enough to use?" asks Charlotte

Friday, 11 March 2016

An Inside Picnic

Today we were suppose to have our school picnic down at the PT England Reserve but the rain put a stop to it.  We decided to be like Sam in our reading book "Sam's Picnic" and have an inside picnic.

"Inside picnics can be just as much fun as outside picnics," said Gabriella.

We all had fun keeping dry and eating our yummy picnic food. Room 16.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Sliding Fast

After playing at the park Jin and Tumanako wrote a story about sliding down the slide.

"I went down the bumpy blue slide as fast as a flash of lightning."  By Jin and Tumanako.

Vika enjoying a slide.

Hinemoa coming down the  bumpy blue slide.