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

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Watering the Plants

At Makerspace the children have been looking after plants as part of learning to respect our environment.  Because it has been so hot the plants have needed regular watering.  Pene was careful when watering the small plants to make sure all the water went around the small plants.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Working as a Team at Kiwi Sport

The children enjoyed a new game at Kiwi Sport where they needed to work together to be able to put the specified  number of "points" onto a "lily pad".  It involved working out how to solve the problem - who could help them count in 5s or 10s, how many children would be needed then gathering them around the lily pad.  It was great to see the children working together to find the answers.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A Lunchbox Hero for Week 3

Anne Marie's name was drawn out of the Lunchbox Hero box this week at assembly
and she chose a yummy coconut for her prize.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Duffy Certificate Winner for Week Three Term 1

Maria has been able to complete her reading activities on her iPad by listening carefully and following instructions.  Well done Maria and thank you for sharing your book with Room 16.  We enjoyed reading about how friends can get along with each other by helping one another.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Going To Makerspace

Room 16 went to Makerspace for the first time this year and made fans.  They were able to decorate them by writing and drawing on them with felt pens. They were both decorative as well as being very useful to try and keep cool in the warm, muggy weather Auckland is experiencing at the moment.
Joshua and Pene.

Tupou, Mariposa and Chevelle making designs on their fans.

Maria concentrating on her design.
Maggie and Nate trying to keep cool.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Helping To Keep Our School Clean

Pt England School is having a competition to keep the grounds clear of rubbish.  Team One started the competition on Friday and Room 16 had plenty of helpers to make the grounds and bays spotless.
Alexandra and Cyrus putting the rubbish in the right place.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Duffy Certificate Winner in Week 2

Cyrus was Room 16's Duffy Certificate winner for Week 2.  Cyrus has settled in Room 16 and is trying his best with all his learning.  Well done, Cyrus.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Room 16's Lunchbox Hero

Pt England school encourages the eating of healthy lunches by putting the names of those who bring healthy lunches into a weekly draw.  This week Alexandra won the chance to choose something out of the Lunchbox Heroes cupboard. 
A very happy Alexandra with her honey prize.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Welcome to Three New Students

Alazye is the latest new entrant to join Room 16.  At the end of last week Alexandra and Nate joined us.  Welcome to Room 16 to all of you.  It is exciting to have new buddies join our class.

Friday, 9 February 2018

"Our IPads!"

It is always an exciting day when we begin to work on our iPads.  Room 16 listened carefully to the Kawa of Care video so that they all know how to look after the iPads.  Then they followed instructions and learnt how to take a photo and put it into their work in Explain Everything.

Maggie learning how to take a photo.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

First Duffy Award 2018

Alexandra was the first student to receive a Duffy Award this year and we welcome her into Room 16 as she joins Pt England School as a new entrant.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Duplo Building on a Wet Day

It was wet and stormy so the children had to find tasks to do inside at lunchtime.  Building with the Duplo was a popular choice with a boat, plane and a skyscraper being made.

Fateh with his boat.

Fateh and Samson.
Feiloaki made a plane.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

2018 - A New Year, New Beginnings

In our first week of school for 2018, Room 16 has started the year with sixteen children who are eager to share their learning and the activities they do through their class blog.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Good Bye From The 2017 Shining Stars

The 2017 Shining Stars have had a busy year.  They have learnt to use an iPad for their learning and fitted in a whole year of learning as well as had lots of fun experiences through out the year.  These include picnics, athletics day, cross country runs, the opening of the bike track, a christmas carnival, a Duffy assembly and Duffy books, visiting Harold in the Life Caravan, making a film for the film festival, a trip to the Star Dome, going to see themselves on the big screen at Sylvia Park theatre and Kiwi Sport activities each week.  In our last movie the children are sharing with you some of the things they have done in 2017.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Christmas Carnival

Having a Christmas Carnival was a great way to finish off the term.  Waterslides, bouncy castles, face painting, christmas stories and colouring, a shared lunch and a visit from Mr Whippy and Santa!  Wow it was a great day of fun with our friends.