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

Friday, 13 April 2018

A Duffy Assembly

Henry came to talk to Pt England school and told the children how important it is to learn to read.  Carol West and Kevin Boroevich also came to the assembly.  They are from Dominion Construction who very generously support the Duffy Foundation and make it possible for the children to receive books to take home and treasure.  The children listened to their talk and presented them with a lei and a thank you card they had made. 
Alazye and Mariposa with the card that all the children helped make.

Sitting ready to listen to Henry.

Henry talking to the children.

Carol West and Kevin Boroevich from Dominion Construction Ltd

"Our books are in here!" 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Wheels and Mufti Day

Being able to bring your own wheels to school and ride around the school made for an exciting lunchtime.  Wearing mufti made it a special Friday.
Room 16 in mufti

Siulua, Maggie, Anne Marie and Alazye

Pene, Feiloaki and Mariposa about to set off for a ride.

Joshua, Alexandra and Anne Marie

Gathering for a ride.

Alexandra ready to roll.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Anne Marie's Duffy Certificate

Anne Marie has been really thinking hard about how to solve problems during maths lessons and she has even helped others to count and demonstrating how she found a solution.  She was the Duffy Certificate winner from Room 16 for week 10.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Finding Matching Words

Maggie and Ann Marie had fun finding matching words on eggs.  They had to look carefully at all the letters to see that they had the right words to match up.  Good noticing girls - you did a good job.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Easter StoriesI

By Mariposa
Easter eggs picture by Alazye

"In the Easter holidays I got a big Easter egg.  I shared it with my Mum and my baby."  By Pene

"In the Easter holidays I had a chocolate Easter egg.  It was delicious."  By Anne Marie


In the Easter holidays I went to the park with my family.  I went on the swings."  By Chevelle

Friday, 6 April 2018

Easter Cards

The children made some beautiful Easter cards for their whanau.  They made the crayon resistant eggs by making patterns on an egg shape with white crayon.  It was hard to see the white crayon patterns on the white paper.  When stripes were painted, the patterns appeared as if by magic much to the children's delight.  The egg was cut out and glued onto a card on which they had written a greeting.  They were very proud of the beautiful cards.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Matching Egg Patterns

                           Mariposa and Alexandra had fun matching patterns on Easter Eggs.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Alphabet Eggs

Nate, Mariposa and Feiloaki  had fun matching the upper and lower case alphabet letters on eggs.  They discovered that you had to look carefully to match the letters and the egg puzzle pieces.  "These eggs make me think of Easter eggs," said Nate.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Our Stories

By Chevelle
"In the weekend I went to get my nails painted.  They are purple and white."  By Ann Maire
By Alazye

Friday, 30 March 2018

Weaving a Fish.

Room 16 was host to the Mt Hobson visitors as it was too wet to go outside so we made a woven pattern on a fish with our visitors help. 

Samson with his fish

Logan and Maria learning how to weave with paper strips.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Team Assembly Certificate Winners

Logan and Samson have been working together on Maths problems.  They were Room 16's winners of the Team Assembly certificates last week.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018

Week 7 Duffy Certificate Winner

Mariposa has a great positive attitude towards all his learning both at school and his home learning so he was this weeks Room 16 winner of a Duffy certificate.  Well done Mariposa.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Another Lunch Box Hero

Chevelle had her name drawn out of the lunch box hero box.  She chose a box of Weetbix from the cupboard.  "I like Weetbix for breakfast," said Chevelle.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Team Assembly Certificate Winners

The Room 16 winners of the Team Assembly certificates were Nate and Cyrus.  They were both awarded certificates for their writing.  Nate has had a more positive "I can" attitude towards his writing and has tried really hard to write his own stories.  Cyrus has been trying hard with his writing even though he finds it tricky.  Well done Nate and Cyrus.
Nate and Cyrus with their certificates.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Sausages For Lunch!

The seniors held a sausage sizzle to fundraise for their camp.  The children enjoyed having a yummy treat for lunch.
Tupou, Nate and Mariposa tucking into their sausages.

Anne Maire and Chevelle enjoying a sausage for lunch.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Friday Rotations

We continued our Friday rotations and the children are enjoying going to different teachers and learning different skills.

Nate used felt pens to add detail to his fish.

Fateh decorating his rainbow fish.

Art work by Siulua and Feiloaki.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Friday Fun In Team One

On Friday Team One had a chance to do cooking, art, craft and music.  The group who were in Room 16 did crafts and made a rainbow fish from a hand print.  Alazye then printed on the scales using a stick of celery. 
Alazye printing on the scales
Alazye's handprint fish

Fateh and friend printing

Alayze's nearly finished rainbow fish. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A Camp At School.

Year 5 and 6 have been having a camp at school.  We visited the camp and saw the big marquee tent and the little tents that the the children slept in.  We saw some of the interesting activities the year 5's and 6's were doing and the children are looking forward to when they can camp at school.
Where has the Marquee gone?  Is it going into the brown bag?
Packing up a little tent

The marquee tent and some of the little tents.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Chevelle's Story

Chevelle wrote her weekend story by herself and illustrated it.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Looking At Our Lunch Boxes

After the visit by the Dental Therapists we had a look at our lunch boxes and look a photo of what we thought was healthy in our lunch boxes.  Then the children drew a picture of what they thought should be in a healthy lunch.
Anne Marie knows what a healthy snack looks like.

What a healthy lunch Feiloaki!

Chevelle draw some fruit for a healthy lunch.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Becoming Tooth Defenders

Two of the Dental therapist came over to Pt England school to tell us about how important it is to look after your teeth.  We learnt that it is important to eat healthy food that are low in sugar, to drink milk and water, not fizzy drink and to brush our teeth twice a day.  Emily read us a story about looking after your teeth and Carol taught us how to be tooth defenders. Thanks to the Pt England Dental Therapists for teaching us some important lessons.