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

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Swimming Lessons

Learning to swim is an important part of our physical education programme.  The children have daily lessons for two weeks and already their confidence in the water has grown.

Monday, 26 February 2018

More Team Work at Kiwi Sport

Working as a team means that everyone needs to co operate in an effort to get the job done and this is what Room 16 had to do to pass a hoop around a circle with everyone holding hands.  There was lots of laughing but everyone helped with encouragement and ideas on how you needed to pass the hoop along the circle.  We also had to keep a ball between a pair of children while trying to sit down and stand up.  Alexandra and Alazye were the first to work out how to do this.

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.