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

Friday, 22 April 2016

Rainbow Fish

This term we have had the theme to "Make Kindness go viral" - Wheoritia  te atawhai.  We read a story about Rainbow Fish and watched a video and we thought Rainbow Fish was so kind that he made kindness go viral.  This is what Jeyda and Tumanako thought.

"Rainbow Fish was very kind because he shared his beautiful sparkly scales.  Sharing is caring." by Jeyda and Tumanako

Temalisi draw a kidpix picture about Rainbow Fish and all his friends.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Introduction on Fiafia Night

FiaFia 2016 intro from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
In this video clip you can see how excited everyone was on Fiafia night.  Everyone was so excited to be dressed in their costumes and to walk out and wait for their turn to perform.  The Jump Jam team made a spectacular entrance with their glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets.  Each group gave their best performance and even the MC's did a marvellous job introducing each item.  Well done everyone!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Fiafia Jump Jam Group

The Jump Jam Group wore glow in the dark accessories which were very effective on the night. Jin,
Savanah and Jarra enjoyed being part of the Jump Jam group.

Jump Jam from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Junior Kapa Haka

Khyani and Hinemoa belong to the Junior Kapa Haka group.

"We are ready to go on stage after all our practises," said Khyani
Khyani, Hinemoa and a friend Faith from Room 17.

Finally It's Fiafia Night

It is finally Fiafia night.   We have practised hard in our different groups to make it a special night for our whanau.  We hope you enjoy it.  Room 16

Junior Kapa Haka Fiafia Video

Junior Kapa Haka from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
The Junior Kapa Haka Group on Fiafia night performed some waiatas.  Hinemoa, Khyani and Jeyda learned their waiatas and the actions.  They enjoyed singing and dancing for their whanau

Tongan Girls Fiafia Video

The Tongan Girls danced so gracefully at the Fiafia in their magnificent traditional costumes.  Vika, Gabriella, Temalisi and Charlotte were in this group.  Can you pick them out?

The Tongan
Tongan Girls from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

In Our Costumes!

Temalisi said, "It takes a long time to get ready for Fiafia and to get dressed in our costumes."  You all look so graceful in your costumes

Charlotte had three people to help dress her.

A huge smile says how excited Charlotte is

Temalisi is happy to be ready to dance.

Gabriella looks ready to go on the stage too.

Tongan Dancing Girls

Charlotte, Temalisi and Gabriella were in the Tongan girls dancing group.  We are looking forward to

MOV09876 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
seeing you dancing in your beautiful costumes.

Fiafia Rehearsal on the Stage

The stage for Fiafia night has arrived on our field and the whole school got to practice on it.  It is getting closer to Fiafia night and Te Ao said, "We are very excited.  I am going to dance for my family."
Patiently waiting our turn

The Dragon Dance

Friday, 8 April 2016

A Huge Brazilian Flag

Room 16 had their photo taken with Flaminio, our gymnastic coach, as he showed us a huge flag from his country.  Flamini explained that his country had a lot of green rainforest so part of the flag was green.  Brazil has a lot of gold so another part was gold coloured.  On the blue part were stars.  One was on its own for the president and the others were the stars in the southern sky.  When we looked closer we saw some stars that looked like they were from our flag.  It was the Southern Cross!

Brazil is hosting the next Olympic Games so we will learn more about this big country later on this year.

Thank you Flaminio for telling us something about your country.
Room 16 learn facts about Brazil from Flaminio.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

"What's that car doing?"

At lunchtime Temalisi went out into the bay outside Room 16 and said "What is that car doing in our bay?"  We all watched and found out that Little Tractor's battery had gone flat and it wouldn't start.  "Has it got a battery like our iPads?" asked Tumanako.  "We have to charge them when they go flat," said Marius.  The car battery helped Little Tractor start and off he went to do another job.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Making the Sun Shine

"We made the sunshine inside our class,"said Charlotte on a wet day.  "We drew around our hands and cut the handprints out.  Then we made a round circle and cut it out.  Gluing the hand prints around the edge of the circle made it look like the sun was shinning."

Your sunny smiles show how much you enjoyed making the lovely sunshine to brighten up the class when it was too wet to go outside.

Khyani, Charlotte and Jeyda with the sunshine they made

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Two more days to the Fiafia!

"Yay, only two more days to the Fiafia!" said all the children in Room 16 when we counted down the days until 7 April.  The whole school is involved in the cultural festival and have spent the last 4 weeks practising their singing and dancing or musical items.  Even the 5 year olds are in cultural items.  They are so looking forward to being up on the stage and showing everyone what they have been learning.

"I am excited to dance in front of my family.  I want to do my very best," said Jeyda.

"My whole family is coming to see me in my special costume," said Adrianna.
 The  Kapa Haka group practising for the Fiafia.
Ryan swinging into practise for the Rock Band.

Friday, 1 April 2016

"Wairua Tapu"

We have been learning the words and actions to our school waiata - "Wairua Tapu".  The waiata has lots of actions so we need to watch Whaea Saf carefully to get them right.

MOV09564 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.