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

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Logan's Duffy Certificate

Logan was the Room 16 Duffy Certificate winner for week 4.  He has been helping others solve maths problems in different ways and sharing his learning with the class.  Thank you also for sharing your new book with the class.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Rippa Rugby Stories

Some of the boys have begun to play Rippa Rugby on a Friday evening.  They are enjoying learning new skills and Joshua and Samson wrote about it in their stories.
I am playing Rippa Rugby.  I like playing with my friends.  By Joshua

I like to play Rippa Rugby with my friends.  I like to take off the tags.  By Samson

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Solving Problems with Simple Machines

This term our Inquiry theme is about simple machines.  The children are enjoying solving simple challenges and doing rotations with other team one classes.  During the rotation on wheels and axles Samson investigated how he could move a heavy box without using his hands to carry it.

First  he found some dowel sticks and put them in a pattern.  Samson wonders it will help to move the box.

The children were allowed to lift the box onto the sticks and then Tupou and Samson gently tried to roll it.  That worked but they found the box also rolled in another direction and there wasn't enough sticks to roll it very far.

Samson was not satisfied as the challenge was to move it between two lines.  When he saw one stick come out the side of the box he quickly saw what was needed.  He changed the arrangement of the sticks so that they all lay in the same direction and kept putting the sticks that were used and coming out the back of the box up to the front so he could move the box over a longer distance.

Well done Samson for not giving up and for thinking of one solution which led on to another.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Team One Certificates For Week 4

Mariposa has been putting in a lot of effort with his home learning so he was one of this weeks Team One Certificate winners.  Kura was also welcomed to the team with a certificate.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Lunch Box Heroes

Logan and Pene had their names drawn out of the Lunch Box Heroes box.  You need to be caught with a healthy lunch to be able to have your name in the draw and both Logan and Pene know all about healthy lunches.  Well done boys.  You have some more heathy food to add to your lunch boxes now.
Logan and Pene with their choice of fruit from the lunch box.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Certificate Winners in Week Three

Alexandra was the Duffy Certificate winner for her work in learning her words.

Alazye has also been learning her words and was a certificate winner at team one assembly.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Making Twelve

Samson and Alexandra had fun thinking of how to make twelve during Maths time.  Samson asked Alexandra to help him as he needed more than ten fingers.  Great collaborative maths,Samson and Alexandra.

Monday, 21 May 2018


At Makerspace today the children were continuing to learn about recycling.  They helped clean the playground with special rubbish collectors and sort it into the three bins.
Samson and Pene collecting up rubbish and putting it in the right bin.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Alexandra's Story

Alexandra drew all her family at her sister's birthday party and she wrote
"I went to my sisters birthday party.  I got a piece of banana cake."

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Mothers Day Stories

Mariposa's story.
"I bought a present for my Mum on Mother's Day.  She liked it."  By Samson

Friday, 18 May 2018

Learning to Tread Lightly

Pt England has adopted a new recycling scheme.  This means we are learning to put our rubbish in the correct bins.  To help us launch this project Domini from Tread Lightly came to explain how we can easily remember what to put in each bin so that we can help the planet.
Ms Moran helping Domini to sort the rubbish.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Mothers Day Cards

As it was Mothers Day on Sunday the children were busy making cards.  They thought carefully about the words to write inside the card and drew some lovely pictures for their mum.
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Learning to Swim Like Fish

In Term one the children had swimming lessons.  They enjoyed learning to float, going under the water to find the diving rings and using a flutter board to kick across the pool.  Their confidence in the water grew and they all enjoyed participating in the lessons.  Thanks to the swimming coaches at the Glen Innes Pools.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Samson's Picture

Samson liked the plane that the Team Four teachers built when they were thinking about "I like to move it."  Samson drew a picture on his iPad of the teddy who was the pilot as well as adding details about the plane.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Alexandra's Immersion Assembly Story

Alexandra watched the video that the Team One teachers had made for the immersion assembly.  She drew a picture and wrote her story about the teachers going to the beach.
"The teachers are in the car.  They are going to the beach."  By Alexandra

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Friday Fiafia Re Run

Because the weather was so wet on the night of the Fiafia many of the groups did not see other groups performing.  The children were very excited to be able to do their performances again on Friday and watch the rest of the performances.  Here are some photos of the children performing.
Marioposa (centre ) performing with the Samoan group.

The Kapa Haka Group with Logan, Tupou, Samson and Pene.

The Niuean group with Alazye in the centre right.Niuean G

Tongan girls with Anne Marie on the left. 
Nate (in the blue shoes) and the Jump Jam crew

Cook Island Dancers and Alexandra (hidden on the left)
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Alexandra dancing in the Cook Island Group.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Junior Kapa Haka Group, Fiafia 2018

Four children from Room 16 were in the Kapa Haka group.  Logan, Tupou, Samson and Pene performed and sang beautifully on the night.  They had learnt several waiata with the actions.  The boys looked like fearsome warriors while the girls danced beautifully.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Samoan Group, Fiafia 2018

Siulua was enjoying performing for her whanau with the Samoan group along with Joshua, Maggie and Mariposa.
Siulua second from the right with the Samoan  girls group.

Samoan boys performing.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Fiafia Bollywood Group

Fateh was in the Bollywood group for the Fiafia.  The group posed for a photo before they performed their item.  They all had beautiful costumes and were excited about dancing for their whanau. 
Fateh (second from the right in the front row) with the Bollywood group.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Team One Immersion Film for Term 2

The team one teachers made a movie to introduce the Inquiry theme for this term at our immersion assembly.  Our team focus is on how simple machines can help us in our every day lives.  So in a light hearted manner we used a simple machine to solve a problem.