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

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Duffy Certificate Winners

Heilala has set herself a goal of getting up on to blue level in reading and she has been finishing off all her Explain Everything reading activities to make sure she practises what she has learnt.  She was this weeks Room 16 winner of the Duffy certificate and chose the book about Little Why.  We all enjoyed sharing this book and joined in the reading aloud of it.  Keep up the good work Heilala.

Bentley collected his certificate from August when he was away.  He has been finding new words to use in his amazing story writing.  He also shared his book about the Little Yellow Digger and the children liked trying to guess what the next rhyming words would be at the end of each line.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Disco Dancing

Teams one to four had a Junior Disco at lunchtime.  The children enjoyed dancing and having fun competitions to find the best dancers.  Alarmanda and Maria enjoyed watching the dancers.

Monday, 11 September 2017


In Makerspace the children have been doing gardening with Mr Vogt.  The children have enjoyed it so much that we have planted some seeds in our class so we can watch their growth.
Gardening at Makerspace.

Jerome filling up the watering can.

Our class plants being measured.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Seniors Lend a Helping Hand.

Today three girls from Team 5 came to lend a helping hand in Room 16.  The younger children enjoyed having someone to help them play some maths games and finish off an art project.  Thank you Olivia, Yvonne and Vinolia for your help

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Our Inquiry topic has inspired the children to think about space travel and what rockets that travel between planets might look like.  Abbey, Talanoa and Jaycob have used Hyper Studio to draw their ideas.
Abbey's space ship

Jaycob's rocket

Talanoa's powerful rocket zipping past the stars.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Talanoa's Story

We read the story about Oscar and his best friend Quincy the dog.   They moved to a new neighbourhood and Oscar found it hard to make new friends at school and Quincy found that no one wanted a new dog friend until Quincy has a great idea on how to solve their problem.

Talanoa wrote his story about the two best friends.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Our Visit To Harold

For most of Room 16 this was their first visit to Harold in his special classroom.  The children learnt about food groups and were able to help Harold chose healthy food to give him lots of energy.  They also enjoyed using their energy to dance to Harold's special song.  It was sad to say goodbye to Harold but we look forward to meeting him again next year.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Alfonzo's Duffy Certificate.

At assembly last week Mr Burt talked about how we need to be kind to each other.  Alfonzo has been practising being kind to his classmates and helping around the classroom so he was Room 16's Term 3 Week 4 winner of the Duffy Certificate.

Monday, 21 August 2017

A Monster Came Visiting

" A monster is outside our classroom!" said Flynn.  "Come and look!"

When we went outside we found a giggling monster who gave away who he was because he was having so much fun.
Bentley's cousin had put a bunch of leaves over his face and was pretending to be a monster.

"New Books For Us!"

The children each received a Duffy Book to take home last week.  They were able to choose their own book then they shared the books with each other.  They were very excited to be able to take their book home to share with their families.
Room 16 waiting to receive their new Duffy book.

Jeremiah busy reading with Marzuli.

Evander, Alfonzo, Heilala and Abbey sharing a story.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Evander's Duffy Certificate

Evander was last weeks Duffy Certificate winner from Room 16.  Evander has been putting in a good effort with all his learning.  Keep up the good work Evander.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Making a Model of Harold

Jerome was busy with the Duplo, wondering what he could make when he decided to try and make a model of Harold.  He thought about what Harold looked like by telling me a list of Harold's features - "he has a small face, four long skinny legs, a very long neck and a quite a skinny body."  Jerome problem solved until he had a pretty good model of Harold.  Well done Jerome for thinking the job through.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Dancing for Joy.

The children have enjoyed a new form of movement and music provided by Kiwi Sport in the form of dancing.   The children did warm ups and learnt to move all their body.  Next they learnt some simple dance moves.   They had great fun listening to a story then using the story line to put together some of the dance moves.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Te Reo with the Seniors

Today we went over to the seniors and had our Te Reo lesson with them.  We listened carefully to Whaea Saf and learnt a new waiata -  ko te aroha.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Facts about the Sun

We are learning about the sun and how important it is to us.  Seini has learnt two important facts.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Duffy Certificate Winner for Week 1 Term 3

Heilala was this weeks Duffy Certificate winner and she wrote about the book she selected.

"Messy Jellyfish is best friends with Seahorse.  I am showing others how to be a good Point Englander."  By Heilala

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Beginning Cross Country Training

Today we began training for the cross country run.  As it is so muddy out on the field team one stuck to the hard court area for their run.  The children had an older runner as the leader so they would know how to follow leader around a course.  They warmed up, ran the course then warmed down following instructions and doing their best.  Well done team one.
Getting ready to run.

Xavier in action.

Warming down after the run.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Six Lovely Teachers

The term 3 Inquiry theme is Guardians of the Galaxy.  We had an amazing immersion assembly on Monday with the assembly hall turned into a planetarium with stars on the ceiling and a drone flying through the darken hall like an alien space ship with flashing lights.  Team one is studying the moon and sun so here is our immersion film.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Celebrating Matariki

We celebrated Matariki at Pt England by doing Matariki related activities.  Each student choose to do an activity such as arts and crafts, music, movies or food and then they were put into groups with each teacher taking a different activity with a group of children from teams one to five.
The group that worked in Room 16 made kites.  The older children helped the younger children research a kite design of their choice and then use the available resources to make it.  Unfortunately the weather did not let the children test most of the kites but they had a wonderful day working co operatively with children not usually in their class.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Using Your Imagination

On a wet lunch hour the children saw different possibilities when playing with the bristle bricks.  Alarmanda, Abbey and Talanoa made fidget spinners while James made a plane.
Abbey showing her fancy fidget spinner

Talanoa's spinner

Alamanda with her fidget spinner
James with his plane

Monday, 17 July 2017

Team 5 's Technology Display

Team 5 have had a very busy term thinking of ways they could improve their area - then planning, designing and implementing these ideas.   Team one visited their displays and looked at a wide range of things from a garden, cushions designed and made by the students, and lots of games.

Thank you Team 5 for sharing all your creations with us and for being wonderful guides to help us understand what you have been doing this term.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Hawaiian Hula Group

On 4 July a Hula group from a school in Hawaii visited Pt England and we were able to watch them perform several hulas.  The children appreciated their dancing and thought it was a bit like many of their pacific style of dance with soft hand movements.

"I liked the dancers.  They have beautiful hands," said Abbey.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Matariki Star

Ahasi made a beautiful Matariki Star out of the magnetic triangles.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Back in da Day

The Year 5 and 6 extension group put on a performance of "Back in da Day".  They wrote the script, drew the digital backdrops, performed music which they had written, as well as choreographing and performing dances.  What an amazingly talented group - we all enjoyed the performance and look forward to seeing some of their talents in our school production next term.

Friday, 30 June 2017

This is What Happened during Assembly!

Today during assembly the fire alarm rang.  Room 16 knew what to do.  They quietly and quickly went outside and lined up waiting for the roll to be called.  Then we got the message that we could go back into assembly.  On our way back inside we saw the fire engine and the firemen.  It was all very exciting and proved to be good motivation for our writing.
By Jeremiah

By Alarmanda

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Planning and Making Kites and Paper Planes.

At Maker Space Room 16 constructed a kite.  We found out about the design features of a good kite and how you need to test, modify and maybe even rethink your design.  So when we made paper planes as well as our own kites we realised how real inventors try and try again to get things right.  We had fun constructing and flying our own kites and paper planes.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Greedy Possum.

This is Marzuli's story about the greedy possum from the story "The Apple Tree".  Marzuli is practising his typing skills and how to take a photo on his iPad.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Koala Bear gift

Jerome with his koala bear.
Mrs Ireland who helps us in Room 16 on a Tuesday recently went to Australia.  On her return she gave all the children a little koala bear.  The children wrote cards to thank Mrs Ireland and Talanoa did a great job decorating and writing in his card.
Talanoa with his card for Mrs Ireland.

Talanoa's letter to Mrs Ireland.

Playing Rippa Rugby

A story by Jeremiah.