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

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Nana's Birthday

"In the holidays I went to my Nana's birthday.  She bought a birthday cake."

Monday, 30 October 2017

Marzuli's Cat

We have been making some colourful cat pictures to decorate our walls.  Marzuli enjoyed making his cat and decided to make a cat picture in Kidpix.  He used bright colours.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Blowing Bubbles

"Today we went outside and we blew big and small bubbles and they were colourful.  They were blue and pink and yellow and purple."  By Ahasi

"My bubbles go up to the sky."  By Seini

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Gymnastics Fun

Term 3 Kiwi Sport was gymnastics.  We had great fun learning to do new things with our bodies such as climbing up the wall like Spider Man, cart wheels, bunny hops and so much more.  We had to warm up, do circuits and warm down.  We also learnt the names of gymnastic positions. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Immersion Assembly

"Today we went to assembly and I liked the guitar."  By Jaycob

"I liked watching movies.  I like the movies."  By Talanoa

I like Team 1 and Team 2 and Team 3 and Team 4 and Team 5 items.  The music changed and this made the movie different.  By Bentley

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Playing with The Aliens

"I played with the aliens.  We played tag.  I am kind."  By Talanoa

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

End of Term Hats

The children made some hats and decorated them with planets, astronauts and spaceship and wore them to the last assembly of the term.
Alarmanda, Bentley, Seini, Jeremiah and Ahasi in their Guardians of the Galaxy hats.

A Different Place to Write

Abbey enjoyed writing her name and drawing out on the concrete at the end of the term

Monday, 16 October 2017

Duffy Books for the Holidays

Pt England School was very lucky to be given Duffy books just in time to enjoy over the holidays.   The children were very excited to receive two new books each.
Odyn engrossed in his books.

Abbey and Heilala enjoying their books.

Alfonzo is very pleased with his new books.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Year Five Sharing

As an end of term activity the Year 5 students came and shared with us their learning about Guardians of the Galaxies.  They had first researched aspects of space.  Then they had used this information as the basis of stories and illustrated their stories on hyperstudio.  They made very professional books out of these stories and came and read them to Room 16.  The children were very excited to see and hear what the Year 5 students are learning and to hear that they had written the stories and illustrated the books themselves.  Thank you for sharing your learning with us.
Delijah and Hinemoa sharing their story "The Space Invaders."

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Ignition Trails From Our Rockets

"Rockets have flames coming out the back of them," said Jerome so we made our rockets and shuttles have ignition trails too.
Alarmanda, Marzuli and Talanoa with their rockets and shuttle.

Rockets and a picture of Ra the sun that Maui caught.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Watching The Flounder Fishing

Pt England school, together with Kauri Flats school, is involved in a project to raise small flounder and release them back into the estuary.  Twelve Year 8 children went down to the Tamaki estuary to net some small flounder and we as a whole school walked down to watch them and sing.  They were very successful at catching the flounder so they released back into the estuary most of the catch and put the small ones into a purpose built tank to raise them.  We will hopefully be able to see the flounder grow and be released back into the estuary in due course.

Singing to the Fishermen

Fishing with a net

Walking down to the estuary

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Jeremiah's Scary Alien

On a wet lunchtime the children were playing with the Duplo.  Jeremiah decided to make a scary alien from outer space with long arms to reach out for things.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

What Makes Plants Grow?

"Room 16 planted some seeds.  The seeds have grown into plants because we watered them and put them in the sun."  By Flynn

"We put the plants in the sun because they need the sun to make them grow."  By Abbey

"We are going to make our plants grow.  We need some sun, water, air and soil."  By Odyn

Marzuli knows that plants need the sun to grow.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sun Stories

"I like the sun.  The sun makes me warm and the sun makes me feel happy.  The sun comes to earth to warm up our planet."  By Bentley

"I like the sunshine.  You can play outside with your friends and have a happy day."  By Jeremiah

"The sun is very important to us.  It gives us warmth and light.  It goes down at night and it is a massive circle."  By Abbey