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

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.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Team Assembly Certificates

During Team one Assemblies some of the children are awarded special certificates in recognition of good behaviour, following the Pt England way or doing some outstanding work.  In week 5 Alazye  and Alexandra got certificates for not missing one day of doing reading practise at home and remembering to return their book bags the next day.  Fateh and Pene have been practising the Pt England way by showing kindness to others in week 6.  Fateh has been showing classmates how to use their iPad when they are stuck and Pene is always kind to others especially if they are feeling sad or they have hurt themselves.  Pene always arrives at school with a lovely smile and brightens up our day.
Fateh and Pene with their certificates for kindness
Alazye and Alexandra remembered to bring their book bags everyday. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Learning about Opposites

Learning about opposites by playing a game makes learning fun.

Chevelle, Samson and Fateh matching up opposites

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Flying Fox Tails!

During our Friday sports rotation we learnt how to throw a "fox tail".  We were relieved that it wasn't really a fox tail - just a ball with a long tail attached.  The Mt Hobson Middle School boys had some good ideas about technique and Room 16 soon had the fox tails flying.
Fateh and Maggie making the fox tails fly.

Winding up to throw a fox tail.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Room 16's Awesome Team

Our first PENN movie introduces all the students in Room 16 .

"Learning to work as a team means that everyone needs to co operate to get the job done.  In Room 16 we have been learning this important lesson and found that you can learn a lot and have fun with your friends along the way.  Here is some of what Room 16 have been learning this term."


Monday, 12 March 2018

Welcome Back Mrs Ireland

Mrs Ireland helped out in Room 16 in 2017 and we are so pleased to welcome her back this year.  The children enjoy reading to Mrs Ireland, playing games or having extra help with their writing.  Thank you Mrs Ireland for helping in Room 16.  We love having you.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Using our iPads

We are learning to copy and paste and we did a maths activity using our skills.
Logan, Pene, Fateh, Feiloaki and Maggie doing a maths activity.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Playing Games Together

Even though the school picnic had to be postponed we had a fun time on Friday afternoon after the rain cleared.  Team one went out for games and the children enjoyed playing "Rob the nest", Duck, duck, goose,  relays and playing on the playground.
Playing our favourite game - Duck, duck, goose

Room 16 enjoying the playground

Nate and Fateh wait for their turn to rob the nest

Friday, 9 March 2018

Wet weather stories and pictures

The wet weather featured in Alazye's and Samson's writing and their pictures.
"We are not going for a picnic today.  It is too wet" By Samson

"We can't go outside for a picnic because it is raining."  dictated by Alazye

Thursday, 8 March 2018

No Picnic on Friday.

It was too wet and windy to have our picnic down at the Pt England beach so the prefects helped everyone have some fun at lunchtime by organising a disco in the hall.   Everyone had a lot of fun dancing and singing.  Thank you prefects for making it such a fun lunchtime.

Siulua enjoying herself at the disco

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Samson's Duffy Certificate

Samson was Room 16's Duffy certificate winner for the improvement in his swimming skills this week.  He always listened to the coach and was becoming so much more confident with his swimming.

Samson with his Duffy certificate and book
Samson floating on his back.