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

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Wigs and Mufti Day

We had fun on Wigs and Mufti Day wearing our everyday clothes or dressing up in funny costumes.  "I didn't wear my uniform today because it is wig and mufti day."  By Marius

Wig Wednesday

We all had fun supporting Wig Wednesday.  See if you can see Room 16 staring in this movie.
Wig Wednesday Movie from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

A Rainbow Butterfly

"I am wearing a butterfly costume and a pink wig.  Everyone likes my rainbow wings and skirt." By Jeyda

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A Scary Purple Spider

Khyani's purple spider made a stir on Wigs and Mufti day.  "My Mum made me a purple scary spider.  She put it in my hair."

Monday, 27 June 2016

Two Friends

Two friends had something new to show us and write about.

 Jeyda (left)  and Khyani

Khyani wrote a story about her necklace. "My Dad gave me a necklace from Fiji.  It has a dolphin on it."

Jeyda had a new headband.  "My new head band is like a tiarra that a princess wears.  It is shiny and makes me look like a princess."

Sunday, 26 June 2016

A Panda at Pt England School?

Tumanako came to school wearing a panda hat pulled down over his face.

Vaha wrote " What is a panda doing at school today?  It was not a real live panda.  It was Tumanako in a panda hat. "                         
 Tmanako wrote "I like my panda hat because it was warm.  I like my panda hat because it was

Tevita wrote "Tumanako has a panda hat.  It is black and white and soft and fluffy."

Sunday, 19 June 2016

A Lion's Smile?

A smiling lion by Jeyda

"The lion is dreaming about lunch, licking his lips and thinking about a zebra."  By Jeyda

Did the lion clean his teeth this morning?  No he did not.  They are dirty." By Te Ao

"I was going to look at the lion's teeth.  I was brave." By Vaha

"The lion has dirty teeth because he forgot to brush his teeth.  You need to brush your teeth every day." dictated by Hinemoa

Friday, 17 June 2016

Matariki Stars

In Te Reo class, Room 16 has been busy making Matariki Stars to decorate a mural that Whaea Saf has been organising.  Matariki is the celebration of the Maori New Year.  The stars of Matariki are also known as the Pleiades cluster of stars.  They are visible for most of the year but they disappear from the night sky in Aotearoa in late April and reappear in the north eastern sky in late May or early June.  When the stars appear again, and the new moon appears it is the beginning of the Maori New Year.     The seven stars in the cluster are named  Matariki (the biggest star),Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Tupuanuku, Tupuarangi and Ururangi.

Room 16 decorating their Matariki stars.

Gabriella making a Matariki star.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Shapes are Everywhere

Shapes are Everywhere from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Learning about shapes has made the children in Room 16 become "shape hunters".  They have been looking carefully at shapes so they can recognise each shapes features and to see what the differences are between shapes.  Using this information, they have been finding shapes in all sorts of things.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Rumble, Rumble, Beep, Beep

Noisy Roller from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
What was all that noise we could hear?  We listened to try to find out where it was come from and decided it was not in the classroom.  Off we went to investigate.  Was the noise getting closer?  Could we guess what it was yet?  It kept changing.  Some times it rumbled and sometimes it beeped.  Then we came around the corner to see a little roller make the rocks smooth to make a new asphalt area for us to play on.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Blues Visit

Imagine having some members of the Blues rugby team come to school to give you a training session! That is what happened to some of the Pt England rugby teams.  The children enjoyed receiving tips to improve their play and others were able to watch the session.
Members of the Blues team training Pt England teams

Supporters were able to watch their favourite team.

Cake Bake Sale

The junior netball teams had a cake bake sale recently to raise funds for netball.  Room 16 went to the bake sale and everyone had a cupcake for our morning tea.  They were delicious.
Jeyda and Adrianna were able to purchase some yummy goodies for morning tea.
Jeyda and Adrianna were able to purchase some of the goodies for their morning tea.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Butterfly Visitors

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Watching two Monarch butterfly visitors to our class helped us learn a lot about their life cycle.  We observed caterpillars munching their way through the leaves on their special swan plant, looked for signs that a chrysalis was about to hatch and  we watched one butterfly that had come out of its chrysalis begin to flap its wings and then fly around the room.

Charlotte making a sketch of a Monarch butterfly.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rapunzel's Tower

On a recent wet lunch hour Jarra made a tower for Rapunzel out of duplo.  The tower was very solid with an opening window for Rapunzel to look out of.  Rapunzel would need very long hair to touch the ground as the tower was very tall.

Friday, 3 June 2016

The Paper Bag Monsters

Room 16 recently enjoyed the book "The Night of the Paper Bag Monsters" by Helen Craig.

Jin wrote," I think they are getting ready for a ghost party and they won the ghost challenge.  They won the trophy."

Jeyda thought "the monsters were scary and colourful."  She drew a picture of one of the monsters on her iPad which sure looked scary with its horrible sharp teeth and yellow eyes.  I think I would have been scared meeting that monster on a dark night!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Measuring a Tower

We have started a new topic in maths about measuring.  Vaha and Jin wanted to measure their tower and see if it was as tall as they were.  Just a few more bricks and it would be as tall as you boys.

Vaha (left) and Jin measuring their tower against themselves.