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

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Moving Dirt

By Adrianna

The Little Orange Tractor



We are very lucky to be getting a cycle track put in around the outside of the playground.  It has provided the children with motivation for their writing and drawing as big trucks come into the playground and dump the track surface material and little tractors dig out the pathway.  It is all very exciting to see how things are made and what will happen next.  Hamza and Adrianna have written their blogs about the happening in the playground this week.


By Hamza


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Abbey is Missing Something.

Abbey has lost her first tooth so we put it in a wee packet so she could take it home.  I wonder if the tooth fairy will visit tonight?

Fun in the Rain

Today it started raining on our way down to the pool for our swimming lesson so we had to run in the rain.  It was fun running to keep warm and dodging the rain drops.  We even wrote about our experience when we got back to school and here are some of our pictures and stories.


Running in the rain by Te Ao

Fireworks Night

By Adrianna

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Zoo Encounters

Room 16 Zoo trip from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.
Looking at and learning about the animals at the zoo is always exciting.  Most animals keep their distance but on a recent visit, Room 16 were treated to a close encounter at the cheetah enclosure.  Two keepers were patting and petting the cheetahs as if they were family pets!  Then the cheetahs brought their morning snack of bones to eat right in front of the window.   We were able to observe them up close.  This was a highlight for Room 16.


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Another New Buddy

We have another new buddy in Room 16.  Abbey has turned 5 and has joined the Pt England family.  Now we have two sisters in Room 16.   We were very excited to have Abbey join Room 16 as we have met Abbey when she collects her big sister Charlotte.  Thank you Charlotte for being such a helpful big sister.  


Friday, 18 November 2016

Saying Thank You To Our Helpers

We were very fortunate to have parent and support staff helpers on our zoo trip.  The children are learning how important it is to say "thank you" to people who help us .  All the children made cards. Hamza and Jeyda made cards to give to Mrs Forbes.
Jeyda made a lovely card with pictures of the cheetah.

Hamza giving his card to Mrs Forbes.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Up Close to a Rhino


When we went to the zoo we were very lucky to see some of the animals up close and get a good look at them.  The rhinoceros came over to the front of his enclosure and Marius wrote about him.


"At the zoo I liked the rhinoceros because when I saw it, it was coming right up close.  The rhinoceros was ginormous and his long horn was scary and sharp."  By Marius

Gabriella drew a picture of him.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

We Are Movie Stars.

"For our movie at the Manaiakalani Film Festival I was dressed up as a wolf and Jeyda was dressed up as Little Red.  Little Red and Harold helped me be a champion."  By  Marius

Take a look at our movie "Winning Ways" to see how Wolfie became a champion.


Winning Ways



Wolves are usually pretty speedy - well they need to be speedy in most of the stories they feature in.  But this wolf is really "out of shape".  Watch our movie to find out how he succeeds in achieving his dream.

The stars of our movie are Marius as Mr Wolf, Jeyda as Little Red, Savanah as Harold, and members of Room 16 as Wolfie's friends.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

New Buddies in Room 16

We have had two new buddies join our class.  Levi began school on 19 October while Ahasi joined us this morning.  Welcome to you both.  I am sure you will soon have lots of friends at Pt England.
Ahasi enjoying his morning milk.

Ahasi with his classmates.

Leva with her beautiful smile.

Friday, 4 November 2016

A Birds Eye View of the Olympic Rings


At our Olympics we made the Olympic rings while it was filmed from a drone.  We all looked so small from way up in the air but it was exciting to see the end result.  Aren't we amazing!