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

Monday, 24 December 2018

Christmas Carnival

Having a Christmas Carnival on the second to last day of school for 2018 was so much fun.  We had bouncy castles, bike riding, water slides and Mr Whippy.  It was a great day topped off with seeing a New Zealand Santa!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

2018 Prize Winners for Room 16

Room 16 had three prize winners.  They were Tupou for effort, Mariposa for citizenship and Nate for academic promise.  Well done to those three boys for their efforts over 2018.

Nate (Academic Promise), Mariposa (Citizenship), Tupou (Effort).

Getting ready for Prize Giving -  Tupou, Mariposa and Nate.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Practising for Prize Giving

Team one have been practising the song "Christmas in New Zealand" for their prize giving song.  They have learnt to sign the last chorus they sing.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Team One Certificates

Feiloaki and Samson have been working hard to get work completed and filed so they were this weeks Team One Certificate winners.  Maggie has been listening to instructions to be able to try new techniques in Art and Maria has been working at learning her numbers and helping her group solve maths problems.  They received their certificates from last week.
Feiloaki, Samson, Maggie, Maria.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Getting Taller

We have been learning about measurement in maths so Mariposa and Alexandra were able to use their new skills to measure the corn as it gets taller.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Watching Our Corn Growing

Last week at Makerspace the children planted corn seeds.  They have been anxiously watching to see if the seeds have germinated and begun to grow.  On Thursday when they arrived at school and checked the containers they found three tiny shoots then on Friday there was one more shoot.  It is exciting watching the tiny plants getting bigger.
Alexandra has been keeping an eye on the corn seedlings

The seedlings are beginning to grow.

Friday, 30 November 2018

A Fonterra Treat!

A big thank you to Fonterra for the treats they gave the whole school yesterday.  Here are some of the children's story which show how much they appreciated their treat.

"I was waiting for the ice block and I liked the kiwi fruit and strawberry bit too.  I collected the rubbish in the rubbish bin."  Story and picture by Samson

"The ice block we had yesterday was yummy.  I liked the strawberry part and the kiwi part.  It was nice.  Thank you Fonterra."  Told to the teacher by Siulua

"We all got an ice block from Fonterra.  It was yummy strawberry and kiwi fruit.  We are lucky because Fonterra also give us milk.  We like the milk too."  Told to the teacher by Tupou

"Yesterday we got a kiwi and strawberry ice block from Fonterra.  It was really yummy and delicious.  We are lucky.'' Told to the teacher by Mariposa

Samson and Anne Marie.


Anne Marie, Pene and Siulua.

Room 16 and 17 enjoy their ice blocks under the tree.

Maggie says, "Its yum!"

Tupou and Feiloaki say "Thanks Fonterra!"

Maria thinks strawberry and kiwi fruit ice blocks are yummy.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Nate's Duffy Certificate

 Nate has been working really hard with his reading and when he was tested recently he had gone up 4 levels.  Well done Nate your hard work has paid off and you earned yourself a great book to read.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Room 16's Lunch Box Hero

Maria has been bringing a healthy lunch to school and so her name went into the draw to be a lunch box hero.  She was lucky to be one of the 10 children to have her name drawn out and she chose the box of strawberries.  Enjoy the lovely fruit Maria.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

More Young Ocean Explorers Stories

"Steve talked about the ocean and he saw a turtle.  He saw a shark and he took a picture."  By Maria
"I saw a shark."  By Pene

Friday, 23 November 2018

Clay Club

The Clay Club were lucky to have a special tutor Jasmine, come to the help the children with their projects.  Maria and Samson were able to join in and experience making objects out of clay.
Maria with the tray of objects and Samson beside her.

Some of the works of art.
More works of art.

Mr Vogt and Jasmine with the Clay club members.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Young Ocean Explorers at Pt England

Steve from the Young Ocean Explorers came to talk to the children and show some footage that he had shot of marine animals.  Steve is an underwater cameraman and he had some amazing photos of whales, sharks, turtles and other fish close up in their environment.  His talk was a great motivation for our writing as these stories and pictures show just how engaged the children were.
"At school I saw Steve and then we saw some little fish.  Steve went diving in the water."  By Alexandra

"I went to assembly and I saw Steve.  I like the sea animals and he talked about the animals and he took a photo of an octopus."  By Samson
"I went to see the sea.  I was looking at Marlin and turtles and I saw Steve.  Me and Steve went to see the animals."  By Nate

Steve is a camera man.  He goes under the water.  He took photos of a marlin.  It came up close.  Sharks, seals and turtles have sharp teeth."  By Tupou

Thursday, 15 November 2018

So Many Animals To See

Going to the Zoo is always a fun thing to do especially when you go with all your friends.  Recently Team one went to the Zoo and we were lucky to have a fine day and lots of parents to keep us safe.  We enjoyed looking at all the animals and some of the animals wanted a closer look at us!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Showing Respect

Showing Respect is Room 16's movie for the 2018 Manaiakalani Film Festival.

This year Pt England has had an overall theme of Respect in our Inquiry topics so Room 16 chose this as the focus for their movie.  Fairytales are well known so we put the two together and came up with "Showing Respect".  In the movie a fairy needed help and she turned to Room 16 because she felt that they knew about respect and could show others how to be respectful.  Here's how they did it!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

A Rainy Day Activity

On a recent trip to the zoo the boys were interested in the tall towers and cranes we went passed.  With the wet weather over the last two lunchtimes Nate and Tupou decided to try and build a tall tower.  They practised and practised how to build a tower taller than themselves and today they finally made it! 
Finding a way to build higher.

The finished tower is taller than the two boys!

The tall towers and cranes we saw on the way to the zoo.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Maria's Duffy Award

Maria knows how to be a good group member in Maths.  She has been helping her group by sharing ideas on how to solve a problem and using her number knowledge to help others with their counting.  She is beginning to feel confident enough to ask questions in her group.  Well done Maria.
A very happy Maria with her Duffy book award.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Practising For Athletics

With the weather becoming finer we started to practise for athletics.  We have a rotation on a Friday afternoon practising sprints, jumping and throwing.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Te Wa Toi

This term's art theme is already very popular in Room 16.  We have started looking at different forms of art not just painting and being able to go and create something on the art table has proved very popular.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Paper Weaving At te Reo

As Art is our Inquiry topic this term Whaea Francis showed the children a video of weaving with harakeke.  They were fascinated at what you could make out of flax.  As a first attempt at weaving we used strips of paper.  This was an activity we had done in class so the children quickly showed off their skills to Whaea Francis.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Duffy Certificate Term 4 Week 1

Maggie wrote a lovely thank you card after our visit to the Zoo.  Maggie took care in making her card the best she could.  She found, and wrote very neatly, all the words she needed and she did a beautiful picture.  Well done Maggie for such a nice way to say thank you.
Maggie on stage with her Duffy Certificate.