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

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Maria's Duffy Award

Maria knows how to be a good group member in Maths.  She has been helping her group by sharing ideas on how to solve a problem and using her number knowledge to help others with their counting.  She is beginning to feel confident enough to ask questions in her group.  Well done Maria.
A very happy Maria with her Duffy book award.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Practising For Athletics

With the weather becoming finer we started to practise for athletics.  We have a rotation on a Friday afternoon practising sprints, jumping and throwing.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Te Wa Toi

This term's art theme is already very popular in Room 16.  We have started looking at different forms of art not just painting and being able to go and create something on the art table has proved very popular.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Paper Weaving At te Reo

As Art is our Inquiry topic this term Whaea Francis showed the children a video of weaving with harakeke.  They were fascinated at what you could make out of flax.  As a first attempt at weaving we used strips of paper.  This was an activity we had done in class so the children quickly showed off their skills to Whaea Francis.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Duffy Certificate Term 4 Week 1

Maggie wrote a lovely thank you card after our visit to the Zoo.  Maggie took care in making her card the best she could.  She found, and wrote very neatly, all the words she needed and she did a beautiful picture.  Well done Maggie for such a nice way to say thank you.
Maggie on stage with her Duffy Certificate.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Niue Language Week 2018

As it was Niue Language Week last week we had children teaching us how to say greetings, the days of the week and how to count on PENN.  The children immediately saw a similarity with te Reo.  On Friday the Niue Cultural group performed for us at Assembly and Maria was a member of the group.

The Niue Cultural group preforming at Assembly

Maria performed with the Niue group.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Biking Again!

There was much excitement when it was announced that all the muddy puddles on the bike track have been fixed and the children can now use it again. 
Alexandra on a small bike

Samson on a bigger bike joining his friends on a bike ride.

Monday, 22 October 2018

National ShakeOut Day

On National ShakeOut Day we practised what to do in the event of an earthquake.  When the school sounded the alarm the children promptly remembered to "Drop, Cover, Hold".  They dropped on to the floor and quickly moved under the nearest desk and held onto a desk leg to prevent it moving off them.  It was a drill that was carried out quickly and without fuss.  We then thought about the fact that an earthquake might happen when we were outside and Nate was able to demonstrate how we could keep safe outside.
Maggie practising "Drop, Cover, Hold".

Tupou and Nate under a table.

Practising a "Turtle" position outside.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Team Certificates

Joshua and Tupou received certificates for week 1 and Nate received his from last term.
While we were on our trip to the Zoo Tupou tried hard to be on his best behaviour, being kind to his friends and looking out for other Zoo visitors.  He also tried hard to be quiet around the animals so Tupou was awarded a Team Assembly certificate.  The other certificate was for Joshua.  At the Zoo Joshua was the map reader and he was able to tell us which animals we were about to see and how we were going to get to see them.  Thank you for you help Joshua.
Joshua in action at the Zoo

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Now We Are Six.

October has been a busy month for birthdays in Room 16.  These four boys had their birthdays during the holidays and came back to school a whole year older.  Room 16 helped them celebrate with a birthday certificate.
Logan, Pene, Fateh and Feiloaki are now all six years old!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Pt England Cross Country 2018

Room 16 were well represented in the year one boys race with Samson coming first and Tupou coming second.  It was a very close finish.  Well done to Samson and Tupou.  Your training helped you run the whole course without stopping.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Using our iPads for Inquiry

This term in Inquiry we have been thinking about healthy eating and other ways we can keep our self fit and healthy.  At the end of the term the children had to do an activity on their iPad using the skills they have learnt such as copy, paste and duplicate to show what they had learnt.  Here are three of the children at work on the task.
Samson copying an object.

Logan thinking about a choice.

Nate completing the activity. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Saturday, 13 October 2018

E Ruru Taku Poi

Room 16 have been learning to use poi in te Reo.  First they practised with one poi while singing the waiata E Ruru Taku Poi.  With a bit of practise they were soon trying out using two poi with quite some success.

Friday, 12 October 2018

More Ducks At School Stories

Story and picture by Mariposa

"I saw the ducklings on the field.  I like the ducklings."  Story and picture by Chevelle

"I saw the duck and the ducklings too.  The seagull was going to stand on the duckling when the Mother Duck was looking away so the ducks and the ducklings went back to the creek."  Story and picture by Samson

"The duck is on the field and he can fly.  The little ducklings can't fly."  Story and picture by Alazye

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Team Assembly Certificates

Anne Marie has been putting in effort with her learning so she was awarded a Team Assembly certificate.   Mariposa is always an enthusiastic member of Room 16 so he was also a recipient of a team certificate.  Chevelle always has a great positive attitude towards her learning, quietly getting on with her work.  Well done Chevelle.
Anne Marie and Mariposa

Chevelle with her Team Assembly certificate

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Ducks At School

During the recent wet weather the children were amused to see a family of ducks come on to the field.  When it stopped raining we went outside and watched the two ducks and five ducklings looking around for food.  They found some bread to eat but it wasn't long before a big seagull also spotted the bread and decided it was his bread.  We watched the seagull trying to chase the duckling away but Mother Duck was keeping a close eye on her ducklings and kept them safe.
 "Mother and Father Duck and their ducklings came to school.  They are hungry and they like bread.  The big seagull came to school.  He wanted some bread too.  The baby ducklings stole the seagull's bread.  The seagull tried to stamp on the duckling.  Mother Duck said shoo to the seagull and she told the duckling to run home.  What an adventure for the ducklings."  Dictated to the teacher by Tupou

Monday, 8 October 2018

Netball Prize Giving

At the Netball Prizing Giving all the Sparkles received a certificate for their participation over the season but Alexandra got a surprise when she was awarded a well deserved certificate for the most improved player.  Well done, Alexandra.  You practised all the skills and really got into the game, helping you team mates get the ball down the court by finding a gap and getting free from the other team's defence.  I hope you are going to play netball next year.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Kura's Duffy Certificate

Kura has been trying hard to write her own stories so she was a Duffy Certificate winner.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Our "Duck Says Don't " Stories.

Room 16 enjoyed reading the story "Duck Says Don't" by Alison Ritchie.

Goose goes away on holiday and gives Duck the job of looking after the pond while she is away.  Unfortunately Duck is a bit too enthusiastic and signs soon appear everywhere and his friends decide they don't like being bossed around and they leave.  I will let some of our writers share their stories of how Duck solved this problem.

"I saw Goose and he is going on holiday.  Duck is in charge of the pond.  He put up some signs like "No swimming", "No fishing".  At the end of the story he was kind and everyone played with him."  Story by Samson

"Duck said, "No splashing Dragonflies and Frogs."  Duck said, "No swimming, no racing, no jumping."  He was bossy.  Everyone is sad when Duck is in charge of the pond.  He was being mean."  Story dictated by Tupou

"Duck is so not being kind.  Duck was so not being kind when he put up the signs.  Then Duck put a new sign up.  Because Duck was mean to his friends they went away."  Story by Alexandra

Joshua's first two page story about Duck.  A great recount Joshua.
"I like the Duck because he was kind at the end.  Duck was not kind at the beginning and the frogs went away and the frogs found somewhere else to play.  The frogs met some new friends and the Duck said I am sorry frogs."  By Joshua

Monday, 1 October 2018

Feeding Time for the Eels

Off to fed the eels - Tupou, Alexandra and Anne Marie
The children fed the eels this morning and they were rather hungry.  They jumped up to eat the crab meat, splashing some of the children.  The children came back to class very excited that they were able to see the eels moving around their tank and splashing.

"I like touching the eels and I saw the eels.  The eel saw the crab meat on the lid (of the tank) and he splashed my face."  Picture and story by Samson

Picture and story by Alexandra
"I touched the eel five times."  Story and picture by Fateh
"I touched the eels back and he ate the crab meat." Story and picture by Mariposa 
"I touched the eel.  It was slimy.  It was slimy and fun."  Story and picture Kura

"I fed the eels and I had some eel food.  We fed the eels and they were happy.  We had fun and so did the eels."  By Anne Marie