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

Friday, 21 September 2018

A Hedgehog On The Computer?

A picture of a hedgehog on a computer keyboard provided motivation for our writing today.  The children had some great ideas as to what he was up to and here is Alexandra's story.
"Hedgehog likes to work on the computer.  He likes to type.  He typed a notice for Room 16.  Hedgehog writes, "I like to blog."  Story and picture by Alexandra

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Fateh's Weekend Story

Story and picture by Fateh


Fateh has begun to write his own stories.  He wrote "I went to the shops.  I bought some food."  Well done Fateh.  You did a good job at finding some of the words you needed.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Alexandra's Weekend Story


"Me and my brother went on the trampoline to play with our friends.  We played with our friends."  Story and picture by Alexandra


Saturday, 8 September 2018

A Big Thank You!

Some very thoughtful students wrote lovely notes to the teachers.  They were put in our cubby holes in the staff room for us to find at morning tea.  What a nice surprise!  Thank you so much for your cheerful messages.  Your kind words were appreciated by all the teachers.




Thursday, 6 September 2018

Fateh's Stay at the Marae

Fateh spent some time staying at a Marae with his whanau.  He liked sleeping at the Marae and being with all his cousins and his aunty.
"I was staying at the Marae.  I slept in my sleeping bag."  Story and picture by Fateh

Alexandra's Very Hungry Bear Story

"Brown Bear went to look for some fish.  Polar Bear had all the fish but Polar Bear shared the fish,  Brown Bear took Polar Bear to his home."  Story and picture by Alexandra

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Logan's New Haircut

Logan came to school with a new haircut so he wrote about this during class writing time.  Here is Logan's story.
"In the weekend I went to Panmure.  I got a haircut."  Story and picture by Logan

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Happy Fathers Day!

Room 16 proudly show the cards they have made for their Dad for Fathers Day.  Don't forget to give them to your Dad and I hope you all have a happy day with your Dad.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

On Caterpillar Watch

Logan and Feiloaki on caterpillar watch.

Anne Marie looking closely to see if she can spot a caterpillar.

When the children have been drinking their milk outside, they have been eagerly watching to see if there are any caterpillars are on the swan plants.  Their patience has been rewarded and they have finally spotted some baby caterpillars.  They enjoy getting up close and watching them munch through the leaves.
I can see one!



Friday, 31 August 2018

Team Assembly Certificates in Week 4 and 5

During Team Assembly Chevelle received her birthday certificate as she has turned 6.  Happy birthday Chevelle!  Logan has been helping others during maths to solve problems so he was the other certificate winner from Room 16.

In week 5 Chevelle was awarded another certificate for her acting in our class movie.  She did a good job listening to what she needed to do. Tupou has been trying hard to use the Pt England Way.  You have been kind to others Tupou which helps others be kind too.
Logan and Chevelle at Team Assembly. (Logan is 4th from the right and Chevelle 5th.)
Tupou (2nd from left) and Chevelle (3rd from left)  

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Friday Rotations To Move Our Bodies

On Friday afternoons we are having rotations within Team One during which we practise activities which make us move our bodies in different ways.  The activities range from Jump Jam, small ball skills, large ball skills, team games and yoga.  Joshua enjoyed shooting hoops and managed to score several goals.  Well done Joshua for managing to dribble up to the goal then put the ball through a hoop.  You were like a professional basket baller!  Watch out Stevie!
Joshua in action.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Alexandra's Story About Harold

Alexandra likes to write stories.  She wrote a great story about meeting Harold and how he "likes to do some teaching".  I am sure Harold enjoyed meeting everyone from Pt England and teaching them about healthy eating.  We will look forward to Harold's visit next year and learning more from him.

"Flying To School"

Usually the children in Room 16 either walk to school or come by car.  Kura came to school in an unusual way yesterday.  She was riding high on her Dad's shoulders and she had to bend down to get inside the door.
"I came to school with my Dad.  I was flying on my Dad's shoulders.  I was way up high." Dictated by Kura
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Monday, 27 August 2018

Healthy Eating

Harold has taught us about choosing healthy snacks so Room 16 knows what to eat during our morning tea break.  There are no cookies or chips in sight as the children munch on a sandwich or fruit or yoghurt to help with their morning learning.  Well done Room 16 for remembering Harold's messages to us.


Sunday, 26 August 2018

Jump Jam At Friday Assembly

Each Friday members of different teams have been demonstrating ways you can get fit and have fun.  This Friday it was team one's turn to show everyone how we love doing Jump Jam.  Logan, Samson, Anne Marie and Siulua were the representatives from Room 16.  They sure got everyone up and enjoying doing Jump Jam proving you can have fun while exercising your body.


Friday, 24 August 2018

Our Last Netball Game For 2018

Tonight was our last game of netball for the 2018 season.  The Sparkles have remembered what Mrs Lal has taught them.  They can move around the court to get free, pass the ball then run down towards the goal, and they all try hard to shoot a goal.  Well done Sparkles, you have all worked hard as a team and learnt new skills.  Thank you parents for your help and support.
The Sparkles - Aliana, Alexandra,OiOi, Ponyamon, Elijah and Maung Maung (Absent Diamond)

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Feeding the Eels

Today during Makerspace the children visited the eels again.  They were fascinated by the eels on their last visit and this time Tupou and Pene were brave and fed them.  Pene said "They have sharp teeth but they didn't bite me.  I touched Chompy, the eel.  He is getting bigger."  Tupou liked watching the eels swimming.

Siulua, Feiloaki, Pene and Tupou feeding the eels.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Visiting Harold

Traffic lights for food?  Before Room 16 met Harold they thought traffic lights were for cars and traffic.  But now they have learnt that using food traffic lights will help them make good choices of healthy food.  Thanks to Harold and Lynn for teaching us so many new things about healthy eating.




Saturday, 18 August 2018

"Put Your Rubbish In The Right Bin."

At Team Assembly we have been talking about the need to "put your rubbish in the right bin" and the consequences to our environment if we just let our rubbish blow into the creek or down to the beach.  This was motivation for Samson, Maggie and Alexandra to write about why we need to put our rubbish in the right bin.

"I had to sweep the bay.  My brother had to help me.  My Mum came to look at the rubbish and she saw it was cleaned."
Picture and story by Alexandra

"The rubbish goes to the sea and to the fish.  The fish eat the rubbish.  The fish get sick."
Picture and story by Samson

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Alazye and Pene's Team Assembly Certificates

Alazye has turned 6 so she got a birthday certificate at team assembly.  Pene has been really trying hard with his learning and he always has a smile on his face and loves to help others.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Alexandra's Home Learning

Alexandra likes to practise her writing and she enjoys doing detailed pictures to illustrate her stories.  She has been writing and drawing at home and here she proudly shows the work she has done at home.  Keep practising Alexandra as I enjoy reading your work and talking with you about your drawings.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Chevelle's Amazing Body Story.

"The brain had to be protected."  By Chevelle

We have been learning about our amazing body.  Harold show us the digestive system and what happens to our food but we wanted to find out why some of our body felt squishy and some parts felt hard.  We learnt that we have a skeleton made up of 206 bones and that some of these bones help protect the vital organs underneath them.  Chevelle did a great job of illustrating a skeleton with the details of the ribs and skull and remembering that the brain needs to be protected. 

Monday, 13 August 2018

Team Assembly Certificates: Week 3

Maria and Kura were awarded the Team One Assembly certificates last week.  Maria has been getting herself ready for school and arriving on time while Kura has been using her counting knowledge to help her maths group solve problems.  Keep up the good work Maria and Kura.



Thursday, 9 August 2018

Ned's Kindness Adventure

We were fortunate to have Ned's Kindness Adventure visit Pt England this week.  It was very timely as we have been talking a lot about kindness and treating others with kindness.  The children found the show very engaging and from the discussions and writing that followed they learnt a lot from the show. 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Samson's Harold Stories

Harold's special classroom.

"Harold made us dance and he made us run.  He showed us about energy and how to eat healthy food."

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Our Fog Stories

Today it was rather foggy when the children arrived at school.  They looked across the playground and commented that the playground had disappeared so we used a photo I took as motivation for their writing.  There was some great ideas expressed.


"I can not see the playground because it is foggy today.  It is like the clouds have come down low" 
By Logan

"I can see a lot of fog all the way around the sun.  It looks like a ghost."
By Samson

"The fog has camouflaged the playground."
By Chevelle

"I can see the fog.  It is blocking the sun."
By Feiloaki



Friday, 3 August 2018

New Winter Woollies

Bernie and Denise have very kindly donated some warm winter woollies for the children.  They were very excited to get such a lovely gift and proceeded to put them on.  It was lovely to see the children arriving at school looking snug and warm.  Thank you Bernie and Denise for your thoughtful gifts.

Arriving at school in their new winter woolies are Chevelle and Siulua.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A Visit To the Whare Fono

Today we went to the Whare Fono for te Reo with Whaea Francis.  We introduced ourselves to Whaea Francis, learnt to name some parts of the body and sang a waiata.  Thank you Whaea Francis for the fun lesson.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Pene's Dog Story

Pene has a dog at home which he helps to look after.  He loves his dog and he feds him each day.



"I like my dog.  I fed my dog."  By Pene

Monday, 30 July 2018

Immersion Assembly

The theme for term 3 is Move Ya Body so at the Immersion Assembly everyone stood up and danced and moved their body.  Mariposa enjoyed watching Mr Burt dance.  He drew a picture of Mr Burt having fun with his long blonde wig and blue shorts.
"I like dancing and Mr Burt had fun."  By Mariposa

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Our First Visit To See Harold

Our first visit to see Harold in his special classroom was very exciting.  We learnt about which foods we should eat the most and where they come from.  The children were very excited to meet Harold and look forward to learning some more about our amazing bodies next week.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Checking Out Our Blog

The children enjoy looking at the blog to see their work being shared or remembering an event they have taken part in.  They get very excited when someone leaves them a comment.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Cross Country Training

We have begun our cross country training in preparation for our cross country race in week 6.  Each day we hope to do two laps around the background after first warming up.  After the run we warm down doing some gentle stretches.  Today was our first run and the children made a good effort at running.
Fateh and Tupou set off

Chevelle and Maria off on their run

All in a row!

Warming down after our run

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Cyrus's Yoghurt Container

Cyrus has some healthy yoghurt for morning tea.  After eating the yoghurt Cyrus knew what to do with the pottle.  He went straight to the tap and washed it out.  Then it was a trip to the bins where he knew which bin to put it in.  Well done Cyrus for recycling.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Healthy Lunches

Our Inquiry this term is about healthy eating and how our body works.  We took a look at some of our lunches and saw the healthy things the children are eating.  Good on Logan, Pene and Samson for bringing some healthy sandwiches, Kura for bringing some yummy strawberries, Anne Marie for bringing some milk to drink and Cyrus with his yoghurt.
Logan with his sandwich.

Pene enjoying his sandwich.
Anne Marie with her milk.

Samson with a sandwich.

Kura with her yummy strawberry.


Cyrus with his yoghurt.