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

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Jeremiah's Duffy Certificate

Jeremiah always come to school with a smile and an "I can" attitude so he was the Room 16 Duffy Certificate winner for week 4.  He shared his book "Grandpa's Cardigan" with us and we enjoyed revisiting this favourite.  Thank you for sharing Jeremiah.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Always Here, Never late winners for Term 2 Week 3

There were five winners of the "Always Here, Never Late" certificates in Term 2 Week 3.  They were Bentley, Odyn, Jadakiss, Kristina and Jeremiah.  Well done for getting to school on time each day.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Odyn's Duffy Certificate

Odyn collected his Duffy certificate and selected a Scooby - Doo book which he kindly shared with the class.  Everyone enjoyed listening to Scooby - Doo adventures and on Monday Odyn wrote "My Mum read me a book.  It was my Scooby book."

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Making Kite Tails Fly

At Makerspace the children are making kites.  They tested materials to see what would make good kite tails and found crepe paper was light enough to fly and so would make good kite tails.

Xavier, Alarmanda, Jeremiah, Jerome and Talanoa testing kite tails.

"I flew my kite.  It is good at flying.  It is a blue kite.  It flew up high."  By Flynn

We went to fly the kite tails.  They went up. "  By Odyn

Friday, 26 May 2017

Muddy Puddles

With all the rain Auckland has experienced lately, our playing fields have become a little muddy in places.  While mud is great to slush around in and attracts children like a magnet, Mr Burt asked the children to stay out of the mud and the puddles so that the grass did not get damaged.  The children were very good and remembered to keep out of the puddles at playtime and lunchtime.

"Keep out of the puddles.  I like green grass."  By Bentley

"I have to stay out of the puddles. because we are not allowed in the mud."  By Alarmanda

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Making Dragon's Fire

The first frost of winter provided a good discussion topic for writing.  Jerome went out and discovered the grass was all icy, white and crunchy.  He ran inside and announced he could make "dragon's fire".  Of course all the children wanted to find out how he could do this so he shared his "secret".
"I can make dragon's fire outside in the cold."  By Jerome

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Get, Set Go Kiwi Sport

Through the Get, Set, Go programme the children have been learning a variety of skills from balancing, throwing and catching, doing an obstacle course and listening to instructions to be able to participate in games.  They have all enjoyed learning these new skills thanks to the Sport Auckland coaches.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Always Here, Never Late

These group of children were the term 2 week 2 winners of the Always here, never late certificates.  Well done to Marzuli, Ahasi, Seini, Jerome, Abbey and Bentley for making the most of their learning time.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday Helpers

On Friday afternoon seven pupils from the Mt Hobson Middle School come to Pt England to do Community Service.  They came to help us with some paper weaving activities as it will soon be Matariki (the Maori New Year).  Weaving new baskets is one of the traditional crafts undertaken during Matariki.  It was a bit tricky trying to make the paper go over and under but with an extra pair of hands to help the children were soon able to complete the task.
Bentley is making the ends neat.

Jerome making the paper go over and under with a bit of help.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Making Mothers Day Cards

As it was Mothers Day on Sunday 14 May the children were very busy thinking of the right words to put in their cards.  They did a draft copy then wrote on the card and made designs to finish it.  They were very proud of the finished cards.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Talanoa's Duffy Certificate

Talanoa has put in a good effort with his writing this week so he was our week two Duffy certificate winner.  Talanoa was very proud to receive his certificate and book.

Monday, 15 May 2017

A Visit From The New Zealand Dance Company

Pt England School was very fortunate to have a visit by the NZ Dance Company on Wednesday.  The dancers were very entertaining using mime and dance.

"I liked the part where the dancers made their legs into a piano and Chan played the piano."  By Heilala

NZ Dance Company performance 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Te Reo with Whaea Saf

Room 16 has enjoyed their weekly te Reo lessons with Whaea Saf.  The children especially like learning new wiata and sing proudly.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Practising Letter Formation

Jerome and Talanoa have been practising their letter formation using their iPads and stylus as well as some letter formation charts with white board markers.  They have both done a good job with their letter formation and are proud of their work.

Good work Talanoa.

Jerome is busy working on his letter formation.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Four Kites of Matariki

The team one teachers made a movie for the  immersion assembly today for the term 2 topic of "Now that's thinking."  The focus for team one is on kites and Matariki.