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

Monday, 30 April 2018

Fiafia 2018

For several weeks last term, the whole school was practising cultural and dance routines to preform on the stage for our whanau and community.  Every two years all the children in the school choose a cultural or dance group to join and everyone is expected to get up on the stage and share part of their culture.  The children were very excited to participating in their first Fiafia and even though the weather was against us they all had a wonderful experience.  Video clips can be seen on the link on the Pt England School web site.
Chevelle already in her Rock'n Roll costume.

Aliana getting her face paint on

Nate ready to dance with the Jump Jam group

Nuiean group

Alazye ready to participate with the Niuean group
Alazye with some of her Niuean dancing group

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

Immersion Assembly

On the first morning on each new term we have an immersion assembly to introduce the new Inquiry topic.  The theme this term is "I like to move it."  Mr Burt provided the children with motivation for their writing by skating in the hall.
"Mr Burt is skating on his skate board.  He is good at skating."  By Samson

"This morning Mr Burt was skating in the hall."  By Feiloaki

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.