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

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

For motivation in writing we looked at a picture of a grey and white cat who obviously liked eating up all his dinner.   He seemed to be sitting in the gutter watching what was going on around him.  Jin and Marius have used some good language such as "lounging" and "watching the view" to indicate how he was sitting and from the size of him what he liked doing.

 "A kitty cat is lounging in the gutter.  He must be warm.  I will hug him and give him a cuddle. Meow. Meow. Meow." By Marius

"Kitty Cat was resting and he was watching the view.  He ordered a pizza.  He loved pepperoni pizzas every day."  By Jin

The cat who liked pizza.

Something to do on a wet lunchtime.

We have had quite a few wet lunchtimes to find quiet activities to do.  Marius likes art and drawing and on Friday he drew around his hands.  Then he decided to draw his arms and his picture grew from that.  He added a body in a red Pt England top and legs in black Pt England track pants finishing off the picture with a head.  Well done Marius for finding something different to do.

Maruis's wet lunchtime activity

Monday, 29 August 2016

My Grandma McGarvey Duffy Book

Marius was our Duffy Certificate winner this week and he chose a Grandma McGarvey book.  He shared it with us as Room 16 enjoys her books and then Marius used the story in his writing.

"Grandma McGarvey went to the dump up the hill.  She got in her car.  She drove fast and all of her stuff fell out of the car.  She was upset."  By Marius

Sunday, 28 August 2016

BN2 da GG + W


With all the rain we have had there is a lot of mud around the school grounds so the Friday message at assembly was "BN2daGG+ W".  This motivated some of the students to write and draw about their experiences.
By Jeyda

"We have lots of muddy puddles at school.  Watch out and keep dry and keep your shoes clean."  By Jeyda

"BN2daGG+W There is too much mud on our field.  We don't want mud on the walls or people."  By Hinemoa

"We need to be careful where we play and where we walk."  By Khyani

"I was running to the park.  I fell on the ground and I went to the office because I got so muddy."  By Jin

Friday, 26 August 2016

Our Last Netball Games

We played our last two games for the season last night and won both games.  The girls played so well that it was too hard to pick just one player of the day for the last game.  For the first game Adrianna was great at shooting goals so she was given the player of the day certificate.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

What Hiwi the Kiwi taught us

"We went to the hall and we saw Hiwi the Kiwi.  He is cool and he taught us we have to look after the fish"  By Charlotte

"Hiwi the Kiwi came to school and he taught us how to be safe in a boat and to wear a life jacket.  We are not to kill the seagulls and birds by leaving plastic around the beach."  By Tumanako

"We have got to wear a life jacket when you go fishing.  If you do not wear a life jacket you will drown."  By Marius
Wearing a life jacket and keeping safe on a boat.  By Marius

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Go Lisa!

Room 16 has been watching some of our Olympians preform on the water.  Here is what Adrianna wrote about the New Zealand kayaker Lisa Carrington's gold medal race.

Supporting our Athletes in Rio

To celebrate the Olympics we had a Mufti Day dressing up as competitors and supporters.  We looked like we are ready to help our althletes be champions.  Khyani dressed up as supporter complete with her t shirt, cap and flag.  You looked like a very enthusiastic supporter Khyani.
Room 16 Olympic supporters.

Khyani gets help from Adrianna to fly the supporters flag

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Training to be Champions

Training for our cross country means we need to warm up our muscles, follow the leader jogging around the school three times and then warm down.  We are getting better at pacing ourselves so we are not so puffed.
                                            Gabriella, Jarra, Khyani and Savanah

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Writing to Harold

Harold and Lynn are going to another school to teach more children how to be fit and healthy.  We enjoyed going to Harold's special classroom to learn about what we should do to keep ourselves healthy.  We decided to write and thank them.  This is what Jin and Adrianna wrote:


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Our Friend Harold

"We liked visiting Harold.  He told us how to eat good food." By Savanah

"Harold did not eat good food.  He was tired.  We made a healthy picnic for him."  By Khyani

Monday, 8 August 2016

Our Olympic Champions

We watched a video about the making of one of our Olympic champions.  Vaha drew a picture of Eliza McCartney practising to be an Olympic champion pole vaulter.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Our Olympic Flag Ceremony

At assembly we had an Olympic flag raising ceremony with the olympic flag carried into the hall and raised on a flag pole up on the stage.  The New Zealand flag was also carried in by a proud flag bearer.  The children chose to write and draw about this ceremony.

"In the hall I saw the Olympic flag up on the stage because it is the opening ceremony tomorrow." By Jarra

"Tomorrow is the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Brazil.  They are in Rio." By Tumanako

"Today I am excited because it is going to be the Olympics and I saw cool people holding fire sticks to light the Olympic flame."  By Marius

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Bubblegum Dance Group

The Bubblegum Dance Group came to visit us today.  They showed us their amazing moves that they are taking to the World Championship Hip Hop Competition in Los Vegas next weekend.  We enjoyed watching and joining in their dancing and had a whole school selfie with them.

IMG_5215 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Dr Rabbit's Visit

"Dr Rabbit gave us a tooth brush and tooth paste in a pack and he showed us how to brush and clean our teeth every morning and every night."  By Jin

"In the weekend I got my tooth brush and I brushed my teeth.  It is healthy.  I went to sleep."  By Jarra