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

Friday, 30 November 2018

A Fonterra Treat!

A big thank you to Fonterra for the treats they gave the whole school yesterday.  Here are some of the children's story which show how much they appreciated their treat.

"I was waiting for the ice block and I liked the kiwi fruit and strawberry bit too.  I collected the rubbish in the rubbish bin."  Story and picture by Samson

"The ice block we had yesterday was yummy.  I liked the strawberry part and the kiwi part.  It was nice.  Thank you Fonterra."  Told to the teacher by Siulua

"We all got an ice block from Fonterra.  It was yummy strawberry and kiwi fruit.  We are lucky because Fonterra also give us milk.  We like the milk too."  Told to the teacher by Tupou

"Yesterday we got a kiwi and strawberry ice block from Fonterra.  It was really yummy and delicious.  We are lucky.'' Told to the teacher by Mariposa

Samson and Anne Marie.


Anne Marie, Pene and Siulua.

Room 16 and 17 enjoy their ice blocks under the tree.

Maggie says, "Its yum!"

Tupou and Feiloaki say "Thanks Fonterra!"

Maria thinks strawberry and kiwi fruit ice blocks are yummy.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Nate's Duffy Certificate

 Nate has been working really hard with his reading and when he was tested recently he had gone up 4 levels.  Well done Nate your hard work has paid off and you earned yourself a great book to read.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Room 16's Lunch Box Hero

Maria has been bringing a healthy lunch to school and so her name went into the draw to be a lunch box hero.  She was lucky to be one of the 10 children to have her name drawn out and she chose the box of strawberries.  Enjoy the lovely fruit Maria.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

More Young Ocean Explorers Stories

"Steve talked about the ocean and he saw a turtle.  He saw a shark and he took a picture."  By Maria
"I saw a shark."  By Pene

Friday, 23 November 2018

Clay Club

The Clay Club were lucky to have a special tutor Jasmine, come to the help the children with their projects.  Maria and Samson were able to join in and experience making objects out of clay.
Maria with the tray of objects and Samson beside her.

Some of the works of art.
More works of art.

Mr Vogt and Jasmine with the Clay club members.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Young Ocean Explorers at Pt England

Steve from the Young Ocean Explorers came to talk to the children and show some footage that he had shot of marine animals.  Steve is an underwater cameraman and he had some amazing photos of whales, sharks, turtles and other fish close up in their environment.  His talk was a great motivation for our writing as these stories and pictures show just how engaged the children were.
"At school I saw Steve and then we saw some little fish.  Steve went diving in the water."  By Alexandra

"I went to assembly and I saw Steve.  I like the sea animals and he talked about the animals and he took a photo of an octopus."  By Samson
"I went to see the sea.  I was looking at Marlin and turtles and I saw Steve.  Me and Steve went to see the animals."  By Nate

Steve is a camera man.  He goes under the water.  He took photos of a marlin.  It came up close.  Sharks, seals and turtles have sharp teeth."  By Tupou

Thursday, 15 November 2018

So Many Animals To See

Going to the Zoo is always a fun thing to do especially when you go with all your friends.  Recently Team one went to the Zoo and we were lucky to have a fine day and lots of parents to keep us safe.  We enjoyed looking at all the animals and some of the animals wanted a closer look at us!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Showing Respect

Showing Respect is Room 16's movie for the 2018 Manaiakalani Film Festival.

This year Pt England has had an overall theme of Respect in our Inquiry topics so Room 16 chose this as the focus for their movie.  Fairytales are well known so we put the two together and came up with "Showing Respect".  In the movie a fairy needed help and she turned to Room 16 because she felt that they knew about respect and could show others how to be respectful.  Here's how they did it!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

A Rainy Day Activity

On a recent trip to the zoo the boys were interested in the tall towers and cranes we went passed.  With the wet weather over the last two lunchtimes Nate and Tupou decided to try and build a tall tower.  They practised and practised how to build a tower taller than themselves and today they finally made it! 
Finding a way to build higher.

The finished tower is taller than the two boys!

The tall towers and cranes we saw on the way to the zoo.