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

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Tuis for Te taiao o tamaki at Te Oro

"Our tuis are all shiny.  They are beautiful," said Heilala.

Heilala is right.  Now that the children have finished decorating their tuis at Makerspace they do look beautiful and shiny just like real tuis.
Jerome shows one of the tuis.

Heilala shows a beautiful  flying tui.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Wheels and Whacky Hair Day

It was a different day at school when you don't have to wear school uniform and you can bring your bike or scooter to school.  The children enjoyed whizzing around the school at lunchtime.
Bentley, Alfonzo, Heilala, Alarmanda and Ahasi with their wheels.

Ahasi in action on his scooter.

Heilala, Alarmanda, Bentley and Ahasi on the hard court.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Making Tuis and Eels at Makerspace

Team one has studied the animals, fish and bird life that live in and around the Omaru Creek.  This was the basis of a mural that was displayed at the Te taiao o tamaki at Te Oro in the last week of term one.  The children learnt the skills needed to complete the tuis and eels each week at Makerspace.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Munching ANZAC Biscuits

After our school clean up we came inside and read some books about ANZAC Day and munched some ANZAC biscuits.

"ANZAC biscuits are golden brown and delicious," said Jeremiah.

Jaycob, Flynn, Jadakiss, Xavier, Talanoa and Jeremiah enjoying ANZAC biscuits.

Jeremiah and Jadakiss thought their ANZAC biscuits were delicious.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Serve For New Zealand

Today New Zealanders celebrate ANZAC Day.  As we honour those that have served us in previous wars, an initiative has asked New Zealanders to volunteer or undertake an act of service either on, or in the lead up to, ANZAC Day.  Prince Harry backed this initiative saying, "This initiative is a way for kiwis to remember the service of others in the past, and to continue that tradition of generosity and sacrifice in a practical way."
Point England school decided to serve our community by tidying up the local reserve on the last day of term but Cyclone Cook had other ideas.  We have postponed our task of service until next term but we did get out and tidy up our grounds.
Abbey and Ahasi join in the school clean up.

Abbey busy with her collection of rubbish.

Marzuli displays his bag of rubbish.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Wow, Duffy Books!

Pt England School was very fortunate to enjoy a Duffy Assembly recently and all the children received Duffy Books.  The children in Room 16 were pleased to have two brand new books of their own to take home and treasure and they shared their joy in a movie.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bentley's Kid Pix Drawing

Bentley did a picture of himself in his school uniform on Kid Pix.  Here he proudly shows of his picture.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Yoghurt Treats

All the children enjoyed receiving a yoghurt treat.

"Yoghurt is healthy and yummy," said Abbey

Jaycob and Jeremiah(front) with Ahasi, Marzuli and Xavier with their treats.

Flynn and Abbey with their healthy treats.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Hats and Treats

At the end of term, Team One often makes hats to wear to assembly.  These are some of the colourful hats we made along with a basket for easter treats.

Hats and treats for Easter.

Xavier and Ahasi wearing their hats.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Talanoa's Colourful Umbrella

Talanoa has been bringing his colourful umbrella to school as it has been so wet.

"My umbrella has lots of colours.  It keeps me dry when I come to school."  By Talanoa.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Te taiao o tamaki at Te Oro

As we all could not go up to Te Oro to see the performances , art work and other displays we joined in by live feed.  We watched the Point England Kapa Haka team perform and even joined in the singing.  Then the children got a surprise - "There's out tui's!" said Odyn.  The children of team one have been busy making birds and eels to go on our mural for a mural to be displayed so to see their animals being shown was exciting.

The end of the Point England Kapa Haka performance.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Ahasi's Rabbits

Ahasis put lots of detail in his Kid Pix picture of Easter bunny and his friend.

"They won't be hungry because they have lots of carrots to eat.  Rabbits like eating carrots."

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

All Present

This is what Room 16 looks like when we are all here.  We have eighteen beautiful children in our class now.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Friday Sports Inside

With all the rain we have been experiencing this week, Team one decided to have their Friday sports inside the hall.  We had just as much fun inside with different variations of the games adapted to a smaller space.
Talanoa rolling the ball to his partner.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Week 10 Duffy Certificate Winner

Flynn has been trying to write his very own stories, thinking of a good story with some interesting words, sounding out the words he didn't know and putting it all together.  So Flynn was this weeks winner of the Duffy Certificate in Room 16.  What a great "can do" attitude Flynn  and thank you for letting us read your new book.  It was a story we all enjoyed.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Thanks Coach Alan, Coach Ali and Coach Natalie.

It was our last day of Kiwi Sport this term so the children wanted to thank Coach Alan, Could Ali and coach Natalie for all the fun and learning over the last term.  Each child made a card for the coaches writing in their message of thanks.
Jerome was very proud of his card.

Kristina decorated her card with lots of different colours 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Year 8 gives a Helping Hand

Four year 8 students came to give Room 16 a helping hand.  They were able to help us using Kid Pix on the computer, read to some of the children, listen to the children read and help with making some thank you cards.  It was nice for the children to get to know some of the older students and for the older students to remember what it was like when they were five.  The children enjoyed their company.
Dezarae helping Heilala to save her Kid Pix art work 

Presayus listening to Abbey reading

Friday, 7 April 2017

Hot Cross Buns

The children were very pleased to each receive a pre Easter treat of some Rosedale hot cross buns thanks to Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd.

"I like hot cross buns," said Talanoa.  "They are yummy."

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Where in the World is Portland?

The children were very excited to get a comment on their blog from Portland, Oregon.  This led to questions about where was Portland and was it like Auckland?  It was a great opportunity for the children to learn about another country through Goggle.
Alfonzo shows us where in the world Portland is.

Finding out about Magnets

Jeremiah was playing with the magnetic shapes.  He decided to see if the triangular shape would stick to anything else so he went on a hunt around the room.

  He found out they could stick to a chair and also the teaching board.  Good investigation skills, Jeremiah.