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

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Fixing the Teaching Station

The teaching station's wheels became wobbly and wouldn't move very well so I had to ask Mr Andrews if he could have a look at it.  The children were very interested in the tools Mr Andrews brought with him to use - an electric drill, a screw driver and a pair of pliers and they were keen to see how each tool was used.  It didn't take long for the teaching station to be up right and on four wheels that run smoothly.  Thank you Mr Andrews for a lesson in tools and how to fix things as well as repairing the teaching station.
Ahasi, Jeremiah, Jaycob and Jerome take a keen interest in fixing the teaching station

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Munching Melon with Friends

Munching melon on a hot day is great.  Munching melon on a hot day with your friends is great fun!  Room 16 enjoyed big slices of rock melon for their fruit today thanks to the Fruit in Schools scheme.
Seini and Abbey munching together.

Kristina enjoying her slice of rock melon

Friday, 24 February 2017

Cooper the Reading Dog

Room 16 children were introduced to Cooper the Reading Dog when he came for a visit to school.  They learnt how to approach him if they wanted to give him a pat and that he didn't like his tail patted.  We hope to see more of Cooper when he visits again.

Alfonzo, Jaycob and Xavier meeting Cooper.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Our New Cycle Track

Today the whole school attended the opening of our school cycling track.  We have been watching with interest how the cycling track was built with diggers making the pathway then special soil was laid down and compacted and ramps were added.  We sang some waiata to thank Variety, Data Dimension, AT and other very generous donors for the wonderful gift of bikes, helmets and a track to ride around on.  Lunchtimes will be exciting when it is our turn to use the bikes!

Jump Jam on a wet Friday

We were going to have some fun games outside after team assembly but the sun didn't come out.  We had to settle on jump jam inside but Room 16 found it was good fun doing it with their friends.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lunch Box Heroes

The Lunch Box Heroes are back again!  Each class puts the names of those who bring healthy lunches into a draw for 10 yummy snacks.  This week Abbey was lucky enough to have her name selected and she choose something to have for lunch with her family.
Our Lunch Box Hero - Abbey.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Week 3 Team Assembly Awards

Room 16's Team One assembly awards this week went to Flynn and Jaycob.  Flynn is one of the newest members of Room 16 and he has made a great effort to follow class routines.  Jaycob has been helping to keep our classroom neat and tidy without being asked.  Well done Jaycob and Flynn.
Flynn on the stage with his certificate.

A very happy Jaycob with his certificate.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

A Duffy Award for Ahasi

Ahasi was awarded a Duffy certificate and book for consistently being on task and finishing things off properly.  Well done, Ahasi.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Balancing Crocodiles!

Room 16 is very good at balancing crocodiles!  At Get, Set, Go we had to balance animals on our bodies.  Have a look at some clever ways we thought of to balance them.
Abbey and Seini balancing on one leg.

Finding it is easier to balance the animals on their foot.

Marzuli finds an unusual way to balance.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Get, Set Go.

At Get, Set, Go we had great fun learning to balance.  We balanced on one leg, on our tummies on our bottoms and in all sorts of ways.  We had to listen carefully to what Alan wanted us to do.  We found that putting your arms out and not talking helped us balance.

Ahasi balancing with no hands and no feet on the floor!

One elbow, 5 fingers and two knees balancing on the floor.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Team One Assembly Certificate for Talanoa.

Talanoa was listening hard to the swimming instructor and managed to float like a starfish.  He got a Team One Assembly certificate for his efforts in swimming.

Minus 5 Monday

We are a school which promotes healthy eating so we used the Minus 5 campaign to encourage children to eat food with less sugar for their lunch.  Here are some of the healthy examples from Room 16.
Marzuli ate a salad sandwich.

Abbey likes watermelon.

Flynn enjoyed eating some blueberries.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Visiting the Whare

On Thursday we visited the whare for te Reo lessons.  Whaea Saf introduced herself to us and we had to introduce ourselves.  Some of us were shy about speaking te Reo but Jeremiah got up and said in a lovely clear voice, "Ko Jeremiah ahau."  Well done Jeremiah - you got a team assembly award for participation in te Reo this week.
Whaea Saf teaching us te Reo.

Jeremiah with his Team One Assembly award.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Duffy Certificate Awards for Week 1 and 2

Alfonzo was Room 16's Duffy Certificate Award winner for Week one.  He was being very kind using the Pt England Way to look after classmates.  Kristina quietly gets on with classwork after carefully listening to the instructions so she was the week 2 winner.  Congratulations to you both for using the Pt England Way.
Alfonzo and Kristina

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Starting Swimming

Today was the first day of our Team 1 swimming programme.  Eight children from Room 16  enthusiastically participated as their skills were assessed.  Hopefully we will have more children joined the programme.  Thanks to the instructors for providing these classes.
Listening carefully to instructions.

Ahasi kicking across the pool

Kristina showing how she can float.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Duffy Theatre

The Duffy Theatre came to Pt England school today.  Duffy taught Millicent how important it is to learn to read - even if you find it tricky, there are ways of remembering words.   The children thought the costumes were beautiful.  Thanks to the Duffy Theatre for performing for us.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Room 16 Friends

Room 16 is growing in number.  Four more friends have joined us in Room 16.  Can you find yourself in the photo?

Our First Team Assembly

Alarmanda and Marzuli with their certificates.
We had our first Team One Assembly on Friday.  Two children from each class were rewarded for their work.  Alarmanda and Marzuli received certificates from Room 16.  Alarmanda has been trying hard with her reading and Mazuli has been enthusiastic about trying all activities.  Keep up the good work, Alarmanda and Marzuli.
Certificate winners at our first Team Assembly. 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Learning to use our iPads

Each day we are learning new skills on our iPads.  Today we had fun learning to use the camera in Explain Everything.  We took photos of things in our class and our friends and then learnt how to put more than one photo on a page.  The smiles show how much the children are enjoying learning to use their iPads.
Talanoa making sure he pushed the right button

Alarmanda was able to put two photos on one page.

Marzuli centred the picture of a shag to get a good photo.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Exploring our Environment

Today we went to the Omaru Creek to observe what lived in and around the creek.  We sat quietly watching the pukekos, ducks and a shag feeding and listened to other birds calling each other.  We enjoyed our first visit to the creek and hope to see more animals and birds on our next visit.