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

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Our Very Own Film Festival

On Friday we had our very own film festival at Pt England.  The presenters from each class introduced their movie and we were able to watch all the Pt England movies.  The children enjoyed watching the Room 16 movie again.  Odyn and Marzuli did a good job of introducing our movie.
Room 16 presenters - Odyn and Marzuli

Waiting for the show to begin.

Monday, 20 November 2017

"An Owl?"

On looking over our bay wall Room 16 saw a beautiful owl being decorated. Room 15 have finished the first part of painting it so we look forward to seeing the owl when they have finished decorating it.   It looks a very majestic bird.



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Making Music and Exploring Sounds

 Room 16 have enjoyed using their imagination and a recycled container to create a musical instrument.  They discovered you could shake, stroke, hit, tap or blow on their instrument to keep the beat and often there was more than one way to play an instrument.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Seini can "Finish It Off Properly."

Seini has been completing all her work so she got the Duffy Award this week and a book called "Grumpy Grandpa" .  We enjoyed sharing her new book and were pleased that Grumpy Grandpa was not so grumpy after all.
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Listening to Music

We listened to "The Snow is Dancing" by Debussy for our writing motivation.  The children were not told the title but had to use their imagination to say what they thought the music was about.  Here are some of their imaginative stories.

"The sun was dancing on the water.  The music was fast."  By Jeremiah

"I liked the music.  It sounded like the stars dancing."  By Talanoa

"The music was like the moon was dancing in the dark."  By Bentley

"I like the rain dancing on the roof and the music sounded like this.  By Flynn

"Today we are writing about some music.  The music has a piano.  It is like rain coming down."  By Ahasi
Flynn and his friends listening to the music.

The star is dancing with the music.  By Talanoa

Monday, 13 November 2017

Practising for Athletics Day

Team One have been practising for the school Athletics Day on November 10.  The children learnt how to line up in a lane and wait for the command "On your marks, get set, go!"  They had fun seeing who could run the fastest.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Halloween Pumpkin

Ahasi drew a picture of a Halloween pumpkin using hyperstudio and wrote about going to a halloween party.




Saturday, 11 November 2017

Biking At Lunchtime

Jaycob and Jadakiss have been having fun riding around the bike track.
Jaycob and Jadakiss with bike helmets on and ready to ride.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Showing Kindness

Marzuli was awarded a Duffy Certificate because he showed kindness to his cousin.  He was given a bike riding ticket and went around the bike track a few times, before he saw his cousin who wanted to learn how to ride a bike.  He then helped his cousin by holding the bike and telling her what to do.  That was a very kind thing to do Marzuli, as we know how much you like to ride a bike at lunch time.

Marzuli also wrote a story, "In the weekend my Mum went shopping and she bought chocolates for my sister and me and Bella because I got a certificate at school on Friday and my sister got one too."

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

"Kiwi Kids".

Room 16 children enjoy the song "Kiwi Kids" so we decided to use this song for our 2017 Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie.  The children thought about all the things that they could do and some of the things that they dreamed of doing.  They had great fun doing some of these things in front of a camera and decided that kiwi kids really can do anything!





Credit for using pictures from Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons include - Spotlight (Guo Guiyan),  Pohutukawa Tree Metrosideros excelsa Wikipedia,  Rugby Stadium Australia ( File:AUS-URU Nov 05 ET Wikimedia Commons), Fire engine (File Hamilton 411 Wikimedia Commons), Auckland Hospital (File:Auckland City Hospital 02 Wikimedia Commons) Maori Meeting House exterior (File 2001-01 Rotorua Wikimedia Commons), Maori Meeting House interior (Waitangi Meeting House Wikimedia). Thanks for the technological help for Ms King and Ms Davis.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Talaloa's Picture

Talanoa proudly shows his picture he drew of himself in his school uniform in hyperstudio.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

"Harry the Dirty Dog" Story and Picture


"Harry the Dirty Dog" is a favourite story in Room 16.  The children think that Harry would make a great pet as he likes to do the sort of things they would like to do  - to have so much fun getting dirty.  Alfonzo did a drawing of Harry with his friends while Odyn wrote a story about him.
Harry the Dirty Dog playing tag with his dog friends By Alfonzo

"In the beginning Harry took the scrubbing brush and buried it.  Then Harry went to get dirty.  In the end Harry went home and had a bath."  By Odyn

"Harry ran away.  He got dirty.  Then he had a bath."  By Flynn



Saturday, 4 November 2017

Flounder Stories

"We went to sing a waiata to the boys to catch the fish with a net. We went down to the river to see the boys."  By Marzuli



"I saw a flounder."  By Seini

Friday, 3 November 2017

A Duffy Award for Jadakiss

Jadakiss has been working hard at his writing and was rewarded with  this weeks Duffy Certificate.  He chose the book "My Aunt Mary went Shopping" and he has enjoyed sharing it with his family.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Earning Golden Time

When Room 16 earn 10 golden points they are allowed 10 minutes doing some of the activities they like.  This week it was 10 minutes catching up on what was new on our blog.  They were excited to catch up on some of blogs about themselves.

Ahasi, Abbey, Jerome and Heilala catching up on blogs.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Playing Duck, Duck, Goose

It was such a lovely fine day when the Mt Hobson Middle School students came to visit so we all went outside to play Duck, Duck, Goose.The younger children thought it was great that the older students were prepared to join in the game too and had as much fun as them running and chasing each other.  Thank you Mt Hobson students for being such great sports joining in the games.







Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Nana's Birthday

"In the holidays I went to my Nana's birthday.  She bought a birthday cake."

Monday, 30 October 2017

Marzuli's Cat

We have been making some colourful cat pictures to decorate our walls.  Marzuli enjoyed making his cat and decided to make a cat picture in Kidpix.  He used bright colours.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Blowing Bubbles

"Today we went outside and we blew big and small bubbles and they were colourful.  They were blue and pink and yellow and purple."  By Ahasi

"My bubbles go up to the sky."  By Seini


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Gymnastics Fun

Term 3 Kiwi Sport was gymnastics.  We had great fun learning to do new things with our bodies such as climbing up the wall like Spider Man, cart wheels, bunny hops and so much more.  We had to warm up, do circuits and warm down.  We also learnt the names of gymnastic positions. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Immersion Assembly

"Today we went to assembly and I liked the guitar."  By Jaycob



"I liked watching movies.  I like the movies."  By Talanoa

I like Team 1 and Team 2 and Team 3 and Team 4 and Team 5 items.  The music changed and this made the movie different.  By Bentley

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Playing with The Aliens

"I played with the aliens.  We played tag.  I am kind."  By Talanoa

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

End of Term Hats

The children made some hats and decorated them with planets, astronauts and spaceship and wore them to the last assembly of the term.
Alarmanda, Bentley, Seini, Jeremiah and Ahasi in their Guardians of the Galaxy hats.

A Different Place to Write

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Abbey enjoyed writing her name and drawing out on the concrete at the end of the term

Monday, 16 October 2017

Duffy Books for the Holidays

Pt England School was very lucky to be given Duffy books just in time to enjoy over the holidays.   The children were very excited to receive two new books each.
Odyn engrossed in his books.

Abbey and Heilala enjoying their books.

Alfonzo is very pleased with his new books.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Year Five Sharing

As an end of term activity the Year 5 students came and shared with us their learning about Guardians of the Galaxies.  They had first researched aspects of space.  Then they had used this information as the basis of stories and illustrated their stories on hyperstudio.  They made very professional books out of these stories and came and read them to Room 16.  The children were very excited to see and hear what the Year 5 students are learning and to hear that they had written the stories and illustrated the books themselves.  Thank you for sharing your learning with us.
Delijah and Hinemoa sharing their story "The Space Invaders."

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Ignition Trails From Our Rockets

"Rockets have flames coming out the back of them," said Jerome so we made our rockets and shuttles have ignition trails too.
Alarmanda, Marzuli and Talanoa with their rockets and shuttle.

Rockets and a picture of Ra the sun that Maui caught.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Watching The Flounder Fishing

Pt England school, together with Kauri Flats school, is involved in a project to raise small flounder and release them back into the estuary.  Twelve Year 8 children went down to the Tamaki estuary to net some small flounder and we as a whole school walked down to watch them and sing.  They were very successful at catching the flounder so they released back into the estuary most of the catch and put the small ones into a purpose built tank to raise them.  We will hopefully be able to see the flounder grow and be released back into the estuary in due course.

Singing to the Fishermen

Fishing with a net

Walking down to the estuary

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Jeremiah's Scary Alien

On a wet lunchtime the children were playing with the Duplo.  Jeremiah decided to make a scary alien from outer space with long arms to reach out for things.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

What Makes Plants Grow?

"Room 16 planted some seeds.  The seeds have grown into plants because we watered them and put them in the sun."  By Flynn

"We put the plants in the sun because they need the sun to make them grow."  By Abbey

"We are going to make our plants grow.  We need some sun, water, air and soil."  By Odyn

Marzuli knows that plants need the sun to grow.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sun Stories

"I like the sun.  The sun makes me warm and the sun makes me feel happy.  The sun comes to earth to warm up our planet."  By Bentley

"I like the sunshine.  You can play outside with your friends and have a happy day."  By Jeremiah

"The sun is very important to us.  It gives us warmth and light.  It goes down at night and it is a massive circle."  By Abbey

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Our "Maui and the Sun" Pictures.


After reading the book "Maui and the Sun" the children wanted to make some sun pictures.  Using ideas from our inquiry topic, Maori Language week and maths (fractions) we made some sun pictures with the help of nine students from the Mt Hobson Middle School. We decorated a circle with swirls and koru like a Maori carving.  Then we got another circle and divided it up into eight equal pieces for the sun's rays.  We glued these around the outer edge of the circle.  Thank you Mt Hobson students for helping us produce some great art work.

Learning a Waiata with Room 14

Room 14 came to our class to help us near a new waiata to sing when we go to watch the floundering project.  They demonstrated whanaungatangi, helping us learn the words and the tune and being great role models.  Thank you Room 14 and Miss Davis.