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

Friday, 30 June 2017

This is What Happened during Assembly!

Today during assembly the fire alarm rang.  Room 16 knew what to do.  They quietly and quickly went outside and lined up waiting for the roll to be called.  Then we got the message that we could go back into assembly.  On our way back inside we saw the fire engine and the firemen.  It was all very exciting and proved to be good motivation for our writing.
By Jeremiah

By Alarmanda

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Planning and Making Kites and Paper Planes.

At Maker Space Room 16 constructed a kite.  We found out about the design features of a good kite and how you need to test, modify and maybe even rethink your design.  So when we made paper planes as well as our own kites we realised how real inventors try and try again to get things right.  We had fun constructing and flying our own kites and paper planes.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Greedy Possum.

This is Marzuli's story about the greedy possum from the story "The Apple Tree".  Marzuli is practising his typing skills and how to take a photo on his iPad.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Koala Bear gift

Jerome with his koala bear.
Mrs Ireland who helps us in Room 16 on a Tuesday recently went to Australia.  On her return she gave all the children a little koala bear.  The children wrote cards to thank Mrs Ireland and Talanoa did a great job decorating and writing in his card.
Talanoa with his card for Mrs Ireland.

Talanoa's letter to Mrs Ireland.

Playing Rippa Rugby

A story by Jeremiah.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Mufti Day

Friday was Mufti Day which meant for a gold coin donation the children didn't have to wear school uniform.  Room 16 took full advantage of this and came to school in their colourful clothes.  There was also a sausage sizzle at lunch time.

Jeremiah and Talanoa enjoying a sausage for lunch.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Always Here, Never Late Certificates for Term 2 Week 6

A happy bunch of children who are making the most of all their learning days by coming to school every day on time are Flynn, Abbey, Bentley, Jadakiss, Marzuli, Jeremiah and Jerome.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Getting ready for Matariki

Kristina checking which paper strips are correct
On Friday afternoon instead of Jump Jam we did some craft activities with a Matariki theme.  Bentley and Kristina were very patient in weaving coloured paper through slits in their colourful stars.  What a great way to combine two Matariki themes of learning to weave with a Matariki star.

Bentley concentrating on getting it coloured paper woven through the correct slits.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Abbey's Duffy Certificate

Abbey was the winner of the Duffy Certificate this week as she has been using her big patience muscles and waiting without fuss to talk to the teacher.  She chose a book about puppies and shared it with us.  We learned about different breeds of puppies.

A very happy Abbey with her Duffy Certificate and book.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Our Visit To The Dental Clinic

Team one went on a visit to the Dental Clinic to become familiar with what the Dental Nurses do, the equipment they use and they also learnt how to look after their teeth.  Seini did a good job in showing Room 16 what she knew about cleaning her teeth.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Skip Counting

Ahasi is learning to skip count to 20 and put the counting sticks in the right order.  After recounting, checking, and reordering one stick he gets it right.  Well done Ahasi and Abbey.

Monday, 5 June 2017

A Visit from Kauri Flats School

Kauri Flats School came to visit Point England and two students, Kushal and Ashveer came to spent some time in Room 16. We made paper planes together.  The children watched how Kushal and Ashveer made their planes to see if they made their planes differently and could give them any tips.  Both Kushal and Ashveer were very quick at folding their planes.  Then we went outside to fly them.  The boys enjoyed having so many friends to offer advise and help them and Room 16 enjoyed their visit and look forward to Kushal and Ashveer coming again.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Keeping up his Reading Mileage.

Bentley practised his reading today by reading aloud to his classmates.  The children enjoyed the story about the Toytown Fire Engine rescuing the cat.  They said it was a bit like the "Grandpa's Cat" story.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Always Here, Never Late

Week four winners of our class Always Here, Never Late certificates were Odyn, Jeremiah, Talanoa and Flynn.  Jeremiah now has 3 certificates.  Well done Jeremiah.

Bentley's Paper Plane stories

The children have been learning how to fold paper planes, test them out to see how well they fly and modify them if they need it.  This has been the motivation for some thoughtful writing.

Bentley wrote two stories about his planes.

"I fly my paper plane made of rectangles and triangles.  I tried it again because I needed to fix it to make it better."

"I like my paper plane.  My paper plane went up and over the rugby post.  How high did it go?  It went high to the rainbow."