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

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Our "Maui and the Sun" Pictures.

After reading the book "Maui and the Sun" the children wanted to make some sun pictures.  Using ideas from our inquiry topic, Maori Language week and maths (fractions) we made some sun pictures with the help of nine students from the Mt Hobson Middle School. We decorated a circle with swirls and koru like a Maori carving.  Then we got another circle and divided it up into eight equal pieces for the sun's rays.  We glued these around the outer edge of the circle.  Thank you Mt Hobson students for helping us produce some great art work.

Learning a Waiata with Room 14

Room 14 came to our class to help us near a new waiata to sing when we go to watch the floundering project.  They demonstrated whanaungatangi, helping us learn the words and the tune and being great role models.  Thank you Room 14 and Miss Davis.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Evander's Story

"I went to the dragon shop.  I bought a colourful dragon."  By Evander

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Stardome Stories

"I love the movie.  The movie is cool and I learn't a lot about the planets and the stars."  By Bentley

"Thank you for letting us go to the Stardome and thank you for letting us watch a movie."  By Ahasi

"I went to the Stardome.  I looked at some rockets."  By Flynn

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Visit to the Stardome

Team one visited the Stardome to learn more about the sun and the moon.  Josh helped us see how we get day and night on earth and the seasons.  Then we were able to look at models of rockets and the space shuttle as well as have our photo taken "wearing a space suit".  Looking at the stars and planets in the night sky in the planetaruim was exciting as was watching a movie about visiting the planets.  It was a great way to learn so much more about how the sun and moon are important to us.
Flynn, Seini and Abbey on the bus

Josh showing us how we get day and night 

Marzuli looking at a real space suit
Abbey "trying out" a spacesuit

Looking at a telescope

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Duffy Certificate Winners

Heilala has set herself a goal of getting up on to blue level in reading and she has been finishing off all her Explain Everything reading activities to make sure she practises what she has learnt.  She was this weeks Room 16 winner of the Duffy certificate and chose the book about Little Why.  We all enjoyed sharing this book and joined in the reading aloud of it.  Keep up the good work Heilala.

Bentley collected his certificate from August when he was away.  He has been finding new words to use in his amazing story writing.  He also shared his book about the Little Yellow Digger and the children liked trying to guess what the next rhyming words would be at the end of each line.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Cross Country Day

All our training for the Cross Country race was put to the test on Cross Country Race Day.  The children were very excited waiting to line up and joined in the pre race chants for the teams.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Visit from Mrs Duck and Her Ducklings

Mrs Duck visited Pt England school with her five ducklings.  They all were very busy finding bugs and grubs out on the field after all the rain we have had.  Mrs Duck and her family provided a good topic for our writing this morning.  Here are some of the children's stories.

"Mother Duck and her baby ducklings came to school.  They were looking for bugs to eat for breakfast."  By Jeremiah

"The five ducklings were hungry.  Mother Duck got them some bugs and grubs from out of the grass." By Heilala

"The baby ducklings were cute.  They looked fluffy and tiny."  By Seini

"We went outside and we saw baby ducks.  They were called ducklings.  The mother duck she was big."  By Ahasi

Disco Dancing

Teams one to four had a Junior Disco at lunchtime.  The children enjoyed dancing and having fun competitions to find the best dancers.  Alarmanda and Maria enjoyed watching the dancers.

Monday, 11 September 2017


In Makerspace the children have been doing gardening with Mr Vogt.  The children have enjoyed it so much that we have planted some seeds in our class so we can watch their growth.
Gardening at Makerspace.

Jerome filling up the watering can.

Our class plants being measured.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Our New White Board

Mr Shaw and Mr Andrew came to replace our white board with a new one.  There was lots of noise getting the old board off and underneath there was an old blackboard.  The children had fun writing their names on the old board with chalk.  Now we have a nice clean board.
Look at all our names!

Ahasi adding his name.

Alarmanda confidently writes her name.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Seniors Lend a Helping Hand.

Today three girls from Team 5 came to lend a helping hand in Room 16.  The younger children enjoyed having someone to help them play some maths games and finish off an art project.  Thank you Olivia, Yvonne and Vinolia for your help