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

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Film Festival Presenters

Filipo and Kalylah did a very good job being Room 16s presenters at the Manaiakalani Film Festival.  They gave up their lunchtimes to learn their lines and practise.  Big thanks also go to Ofili who learnt the script as a backup presenter.
Ofili Kalylah and Filipo

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Working in Hyperstudio

Ofili and Utukura have been busy drawing gingerbread men in hyperstudio.  "It is a bit tricky trying to draw with the mouse," said Ofili.  But both boys have done a great job with their pictures.


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Lunch Box Heroes

Khittamai and Corenilias had their names drawn out of the lunchbox heroes box this week.  Khittamai got a bunch of bananas and Corenilias got a box of Weetbix.
Corenilias and Khittamai

Monday, 18 November 2019

Harmeny's Duffy Certificate

Harmeny did her best at her recent reading test so she was this weeks Duffy certificate winner.

Our Goldilocks and The Three Bears Stories

This term we have been looking at fairy stories.  The children have enjoyed listening to old favourites as well as new ones and writing their own recounts about them.  Here are some recounts about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

" Once upon a time there was a cottage in the woods.  The three Bears lived in the cottage.  They liked porridge but not too hot.  Goldilocks liked porridge too and she ate Baby Bear's porridge all up"  Story and picture by Aie Sorn

" The Three Bears were making porridge.  Then Goldilocks walked up the stairs.  Goldilocks sat on Dad's chair but it was too hard.  Mother Bear's chair was too soft and Baby Bear's chair was just right."  Story and picture by Mele

Mele's picture of the three bears going for a walk

"Mother Bear made some porridge and the porridge was too hot so they went for a walk.  Goldilocks came by.  She looked at the three bowls.  There was a hot big bowl and a cold middle sized bowl and one that was just right."  By Isabella

"Goldilocks liked porridge.  Mother Bear made good porridge."  Story and picture by Corenilias

The bears house and Father Bear by Corenilias

" Goldilocks went to the Bear's house.  She opened the door.  Then she went inside.  She was hungry and she ate the porridge."  Story and picture by Khittamai

"Once upon a time the toru Bears went for a walk.  Goldilocks was eating the porridge.  Father's porridge was too hot.  Mother's was too cold and the little Baby Bear's porridge was just right."  Story and picture by Ofili

" Goldilocks and the three Bears.  Goldilocks ate Baby Bear's porridge.  Goldilocks went up the stairs and she went to sleep and the Three Bears found her in bed."  Story by Darren

Friday, 15 November 2019

Recent Team Certificates

Kalylah with her spelling award
Harmony, Third from the right
Kalylah fifth from the left
Harmeny tried hard in Taekwon Do.

Corenilias did a lovely painting of a bear while Khittamai did some great reading for his test.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Going Up in the World

With the finer weather having arrived the children are enjoying getting outside during lunch time.  Climbing the trees is a popular activity and Hitelenisia and Mele like to swing on the branches.

Going up



Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Making a New Friend

Room 16 children made a movie about how to make new friends. Sometimes it can be hard to make new friends but Room 16 all agreed that being kind and helpful went a long way to showing others that you wanted to be a friend. We hope you enjoy our movie.  Please leave us a comment on our blog.


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Harmeny is a Lunch Box Hero

Harmeny is a lunch box hero and she chose some yummy pears.  I hope you enjoyed it with your family, Harmeny.

Monday, 11 November 2019

AJ's Picture

AJ had been reading a book about Chug the tractor and his reading activity asked for him to draw a picture of Chug.  AJ did such a good job of his picture I took a picture of it for the blog.  Well done AJ.  I like the details on the front of the tractor.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Repairing The Window Winders

Today Mr Shaw and Mr Andrew came to repair our window winder.  They used an electric drill and we learnt how it put the screws into the wall.  It also provided a discussion on how a screw is a thread fastener as well as being a simple machine.   Thank you Mr Shaw and Mr Andrew for our impromptu science lesson and for letting us look at some of the tools you use.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Halloween and Fireworks Stories

With Halloween and Guy Fawkes being celebrated this last week we talked about having fun but keeping safe.  The children were able to have discussions about safety and included this in their stories. 

"Tonight is fireworks.  Children can't touch fireworks."  By Mele

"Its fireworks and they are not for children.  My Dad can do it so that it is safe."  By Ace

" My Mum lit up the fireworks.  It was pretty.  We will not light fireworks.  We will look after our pets."  By Paaka

"The fireworks look like silver and gold up in the sky.  Tonight will be fire works night and fireworks are fun." By AJ

"Last night I went to Halloween at my neighbours home and I saw the lollies.  They were looking tasty.  I was going to eat my lollies and my Dad said to eat healthy and I ate the fruit."  By Ofili

Friday, 8 November 2019

Isabella's Story about "The Lion and the Mouse".

Isabella shared her reading book with her parents over the weekend and she enjoyed the story so much that she wrote about it on Monday.  "The Lion and the Mouse" is a funny story because you wonder how a mouse can help a big lion.  It all turns out fine in the end.

"In the weekend I did my reading to my Mum and Dad.  I read "The Lion and the Mouse".  It was a funny story about a mouse helping a lion."

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Practising for Athletics Day

On Friday afternoons we have a sports rotation when the Mt Hobson students visit us.  We have been practising sprints for our athletics day.  Thank you to the Mt Hobson Middle School students for your help with the games and sprints.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Team Assembly Certificates Week 2 Term 4

Paaka is third from the left and Utukura is fourth.
Paaka and Utukura were the Team certificate winners this week.  Paaka is great at helping to keep our class tidy.  He can see when things aren't in their right place and he will tidy up without being asked.  Utukura has been busy practising his words and has gone up another level in his spelling.  Well done to both boys.
Paaka (on the left) and Utukura with their certificates

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Another Lunch Box Hero

Aie Sorn heard her name called out when they did the lunch box hero draw at assembly today and she went up and chose some Weetbix out of the cupboard.  I hope you enjoy your Weetbix for breakfast Aie Sorn.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Exploring Seashore Treasures

Team One went down to Pt England beach to explore and see what animals live there.  We had a great time watching some of the snails, crabs and creatures crawling and scuttling around.  We did not bring any of the creatures back to school but left them where they belong.  We did take lots of pictures which made this movie for us all to enjoy.

Friday, 25 October 2019

"What Is The Cat Symbol?"

Mrs Craruthers helping AJ
We have finally found out how to use "Scratch" when Mrs Carruthers came to show us.  We sat in a circle and listened carefully so that we could make a coded instruction to make a character dance then we added a noise and an extra character.  Coding is great fun!  Thank you Mrs Carruthers for helping us with our learning.
Khittamai's Scratch coding
Utukura chose a different character and background.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Duffy Award Term 4 Week 1

Hitelenisia was our Duffy Award winner in week one of our new term.  She has been trying very hard to write stories by herself and to sound out a word and write down the sounds she can hear.  Well done Hitelenisia for trying to write words yourself.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Niuean Language Week 2019

Mele in the centre of the group
This week it has been Niuean Language week and a group of children gave up their lunchtimes this week to practise some dances which they did at assembly on Friday.  You were all so beautiful and graceful.  Thank you for showing us something of your culture and thank you Mele from Room 16 for taking part.
Mele third from the right in the front row.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Another Lunch Box Hero

Filipo knows about bringing a healthy lunch so he can learn lots and he was lucky enough to have his name drawn out of the lunchbox heroes draw box.
Filipo with a bunch of bananas - a popular choice!

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Gardening at Makerspace

Our class garden looks very bare.  During Makerspace this week the children started to dig up the soil so that we can plant something in the garden.  I wonder if we will plant some flowers or will we plant some beans like Jack and the Beanstalk?  Watch this space to see what we plant.
Harmony with her gardening gloves on using a folk to try and break up the soil.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cinderella Stories

AS our Inquiry topic incorporates fairy tales we have started learning about the fairytale Cinderella.  There are different stories based on Cinderella but we all liked the traditional tale best.  Here are some of our stories.
"Cinderella's step sisters were going to the ball.  They were not kind to Cinderella.  Then the Fairy Godmother turned her dress into a beautiful dress with glass shoes."  Story and picture by Kalylah

"Cinderella went to the ball in a golden coach.  The coach driver took Cinderella to the ball."  Story and picture By Mele

"Cinderella looked at the time.  It was 12 o'clock.  She had to leave quickly because the magic began to run out."  By A J

"Cinderella went to the ball.  She had a beautiful dress and glass slippers."  By Aie Sorn

"Cinderella had two unkind stepsisters and a step mother.  They made Cinderella clean the house.  She cleaned the house for ever."  By Utukura

"Cinderella went to the ball.  She danced with the Prince.  They got married."  By Harmeny

National Shake Out Day

We had a practice earthquake drill on National Shake Out Day.  The children immediately recognised something was different when they heard a "new" noise on the intercom system.  I quitely explained that it was an earthquake drill and that we were staying inside and getting under the tables to stop, drop and hold.  There was no fuss and the discussion afterwards raised a good point - "What do we do if it was at lunchtime?"  Utukura was able to show us how we could protect ourselves outside.
Well done Utukura for showing us all what to do.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Kalylah's Team Certificate

Learning her spelling is helping Kalylah with her reading and her writing.

Kalylah, fifth from the left, proudly showing off her certificate.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

New Duffy Books

It is always exciting when we have a Duffy Assembly and are each given books to take home and read with our family.
Ace and Mele with our box of books

Sharing a book with a friend Filipo and Ofili
AJ engrossed in his book.

Kalylah and Hitelenisia enjoying their books  

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

"Life's a Stage" Immersion Assembly Movie Term 4 2019

This term our Inquiry topic is "Life's a Stage". Team One will be learning to tell stories through dance and drama. The team one teachers made a movie to show how a fairy tale story can be adapted to tell a story about the need to be kind.


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Making Sea Creatures

Making sea creatures was a great end to our term about "Something in the Water."  The children chose what media they wanted to use as well as what animal they wanted to make using their imagination as well as some of the information they have learnt about various animals.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Wheke the Octopus Stories

  Picture by Hitelenisia

"The octopus was camouflaged.  He is the same colour as the rocks around him.  This protects him from his enemies because they can't see him."  Story by AJ

"The wheke was in the water. He was hiding from the shark.  To make the shark go away he squirted some ink.  He squished into the rocks to hide."  Story by Isabella

"The octopus was in the rocks.  He squashed under the rocks.  He has no bones and we can see his tentacles."  Story by Kalylah

""The octopus was hiding in the rocks because he was scared of the shark.  The octopus squirted ink at the shark."  Story by Khittamai

"The wheke is under the rocks and he is in the water.  I can see the wheke's eye.  He is watching the shark."  Story by Utukura


"The seaweed is swaying and the shark is scared of the octopus."  Story and picture by Mele