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

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Duffy Certificate Winner

Jadakiss has been in "the right place",at "the right time" ,with "the right attitude" to make the most of his learning opportunities so he was Room 16's Duffy Certificate.  Well done Jadakiss.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Great Day At The Beach

The children had a great day at the beach - swimming, digging, sliding, having a picnic with friends, flying a kite, playing at the park and playing games.  Our movie showed how much the children enjoyed themselves at the school picnic.

Talanoa has a New Haircut

Monday, 27 March 2017

Friday Fun

On Friday afternoon team one went outside for games and fun.  We played relays with a baton and practised throwing and catching skills we had learnt at Kiwi Sports.  Thanks to Mrs O'Connor and some of the students from Mt Hobson Middle School who helped us with the activities.
Flynn and Marzuli in the baton relay.

Kristina, Alfonzo and Jeremiah waiting their turn.
Marzuli scores points in tossing the small hoop over the cone.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Welcome to Evander

We have increased in numbers again with the arrival of Evander to Room 16.  His classmates welcomed him to Room 16 by having their photo taken with him.

Evander (third from right back) with his new classmates.
Welcome to Room 16 Evander.

Friday, 24 March 2017

A Great Day For Bike Riding

Jaycob and Jadakiss spent the lunch break having fun on bikes.  Jaycob said, "Its fun when you can ride with your friends."

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Israel's Helping Hand

Jaycob was very excited to be able to practise his reading with Israel.  Thank you for coming into our class to hear some of the children read, Israel.  They enjoy being able to read to someone from outside our class.  We look forward to your next visit.

Jaycob reading to Israel.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Gift of Grapes

Today we were very lucky to be given some lovely grapes for our morning snack.  They had been grown by Flynn's Grandad.  The children enjoyed the grapes and thought they tasted and smell different than store bought ones.  Thanks to Flynn's grandad for his gift.

Alfonzo, Heilala, Jaycob, Seini and Jeremiah enjoying the grapes.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Counting in Maori

During te Reo lessons Whaea Saf has been teaching us how to count to 10 in Maori.  These pictures show how the children have been listening to Whaea Saf and enjoying their lessons.
Abbey and Kristina counting.

Jaycob, Abbey and Kristina saying the alphabet.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Another New Buddy

We have another new buddy in Room 16.  Welcome to Room 16 , Oydn.
Odyn (right) with Flynn and Bentley

Odyn with some of his classmates

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Visiting Helpers

On Fridays Mrs O'Connor comes to visit us with some of the children from Mt Hobson Middle School.  They help us with games, jump jam and our reading.

Marzuli was very excited he could read to a big person and "I didn't need any help!"  Thank you for your help Poppy and TJ.
Talanoa read to TJ
Poppy helps Seini with her book.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Making a Tent

After visiting the Year 5 and 6 camp on the school field, Jaycob decided he would like to make a tent out of our magnetic shapes.

"I made a tent out of the triangles.  It is like the tents out on the field."  By Jaycob.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Looking After Ourselves

Nurse Amy came to talk to us at our team assembly.  She talked about her job as a nurse at Pt England and told the children what she does when they report a sore throat.   Alarmanda was very brave and helped Nurse Amy show the children how she takes the children's temperature.  Thank you Alarmanda for helping Nurse Amy.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

A Lunchtime Ride

Jadakiss can ride a bike so he was able to ride one of the Pt England bikes at lunchtime.  He said, "I went round and round the track.  It was fun at lunchtime."

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Visiting Year 5 and 6 Camp

Room 16 went to have a look inside the tent city that has appeared on the school field.  It was rather wet and windy but the campers were enthusiastic to show us inside their tents and telling us a few things they had been doing like riding bikes, swimming and making up an item to preform at a concert on Thursday night.


Monday, 13 March 2017

Team One Awards for Week 6

Seini and Kristina were the Room 16 award winners at the Team One assembly in week 6.  Seini got her award for helping her classmates when she saw they needed a friend.  Seini would quietly go and sit beside them to offer comfort.  Well done Seini, that is a lovely example of being a good Pt Englander.  Kristina quietly gets on with her work and completes her tasks to a high standard.  You have a good attitude towards your learning Kristina.  Keep it up!

Seini(left) and Kristina (middle) were Room 16's award winners for week 6

Working in Kid Pix

Working in Kid Pix using a mouse requires different skills than drawing on our iPads so Room 16 has been busy practising on our class computers.  You all look very engrossed in your work.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Milk and Fruit

Having a mid morning snack of milk and fruit is a great brain break for the children.  They learnt to "drink it dry, fold it flat and send it back" - the milk cartons are recycled into roofing tiles so the cartons need to be completely emptied and folded flat.  The cartons proved to be quite difficult to fold for small hands but with more practise it won't be so difficult.

Alarmanda, Jaycob, Jeremiah and Ahasi sipping their milk.

Bentley's smile suggests he is enjoying his fruit.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Buddy Reading

Reading to your buddy is a popular task in Room 16.  Jaycob is doing a great job of helping Jeremiah with his reading before reading his own book to him.  The children enjoy demonstrating their reading skills to their buddies as well as listening to books read by a different group.


Friday, 10 March 2017

Lifejacket Drill

Safety in the water is very important.  At swimming we were taught how to put on a life jacket - to zip, buckle and adjust to fit.  Then we were told how you need to look after each other by making a huddle.  Even non swimmers got a chance to practise on dry land.  Now we all know what to do if we were ever in that situation in the water.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Room 16 Goes Swimming

Learning to swim over the last few weeks has been fun.  Along with floating like a starfish, making monkey cheeks, splashing with pointy ballerina toes and kicking across the pool with a board the children learnt about safety at a pool and at the beach.  You can see how much the children have enjoyed their lessons.  Thanks to the swim instructors at the Glen Innes Pools.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Learning Skills at Creative Space

In Creative Space each class is given digital support to help the children draw and be creative.   Room 16 goes to Creative Space on a Monday morning where they are learning to use Kid Pix.  They are enjoying learning the basic skills.
Heilala is learning to use the colour splash to complete her tree.  

Flynn finishes his picture.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Maker Space

Every class has time each week at Maker Space where they can learn through hands on activities doing activities or creating projects that are related to the term's inquiry topic.   During their time in Maker Space this term, Team one are planning to make animals, fish or birds that live in the immediate environment of the Omaru Creek to go on a mural.  Room 16 have been practising the skills needed to make a bird, planning, drawing and cutting.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

A Beautiful Day At The Beach

All of Pt England School spent a day down at Pt England Reserve and beach on Friday.  It was a beautiful sunny day made for swimming, digging in the sand, playing ball games, playing in the playground and having a picnic with your friends and families.  There were some very tired children walking back to school after such a fun filled day but the chatter about their day showed how much they had enjoyed the school picnic.  Many thanks to all the parents who came and helped out.  Special thanks to Flynn's Mum and Dad who helped Room 16.

The children were excited to see the octopus kite take to the air.

Alarmanda and Bentley decorating their sandcastles.

Team One goes swimming.

Friday, 3 March 2017

The Importance of Saying Thank You

We have been very lucky to have the expert instruction of the Glen Innes Swimming Pool Instructors these last few weeks when we go swimming.  The children know how important it is to thank people who help us so they have been busy making and decorating thank you cards to show their appreciation.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Team Work Gets the Job Done.

Abbey started to build a tower out of Duplo this morning.  It became so tall that she needed Kristina's help to put the last lot of bricks in place while she steadied the bottom part of the tower.  Great team work Abbey and Kristina.
Team work gets the job done - tower building by Abbey and Kristina.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Jerome's Colouring in Picture

Jerome bought a colouring picture to school today so he could finish it off.  He was very proud of his effort and wanted a photo taken.  You worked hard on your picture Jerome trying to stay within the lines.  Well done.