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

Saturday, 21 December 2019

2019 Christmas Carnival

We had a great day for our junior Christmas Carnival.  There was bike and scooter riding, Mr Whippy, water play, water slides, a shared lunch and then "the Man in the Red Suit" arrived in true New Zealand style in a trailor sitting on a kayak.  What a great fun day!

Friday, 20 December 2019

Our Day At The Beach

The whole school went down to the beach for a picnic and had a wonderful day.  We were able to swim, play games, dig in the sand, have a picnic with our friends and slide down the hill.  Here are some of Room 16 enjoying themselves at the beach and on the playground

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Our Shared Lunch

Room 16 and 18 had a shared lunch out under the tree to celebrate the end of the year.  We had pizza, chips, strawberries, popcorn and an ice


Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Junior Kapa Haka 2019 Prize Giving

Four students from Room 16 were in the Junior Kapa Haka group that performed at the Junior Prize Giving.  Isabella, Mele, Kakala and Paaka went to the practises and performed on the day.

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Khittamai's Duffy Certificate

Khittamai's positive attitude to all his learning earned him a Duffy certificate and he chose the book "A Message in a Bottle".  I like the way you have really been trying with all your work, Khittamai.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Our Billy Goat Gruff Stories

"Once upon a time there was three Billy Goats Gruff.  They went trip trapping on the bridge. Then the Troll went up on the bridge.  The Troll let the small Billy Goat Gruff go to the sweet grass up on the hill."  Story and picture by Khittamai

"Once upon a time the three Billy Goats Gruff went to look for grass.  They were very hungry.  "I will go first," said the Little Billy Goat." Story and picture by Hitelenisia

"Once upon a time the Three Billy Goats Gruff wanted to go and eat the sweet grass on the other side of the bridge.  But the problem was there was a troll under the bridge and he liked to eat goats.  The goats thought of a plan.  The big Billy Goat was going to knock the mean troll off the bridge and into the water.  The Goats would be able to eat the sweet grass on the other side of the river."  Story by Filipo

Friday, 13 December 2019

Darren's a Lunchbox Hero

Darren's name was drawn in last weeks lunchbox hero draw at assembly and he was very pleased to get a lovely bunch of bananas.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Last team Certificates for the Year

Kalylah has been an awesome classmate in Room 16.  She is always kind and helpful so she got one of the last team certificates.  Khittamai did a great job with his end of year reading test.  Keep up the good work both of you.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Celebrating Together

We had a great day celebrating all our learning together at Prize Giving.  It is so hard having to just choose two awards for each class when everyone has been working hard. 
Celebrating with the prize winners

A very happy AJ

Filipo with his lei

Ace with his leis

Filipo, Harmeny, Paaka, Mrs Dwyer and Kalylah

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Room 16 Prize Winners

At the end of year Prize Giving Mele, Ace, Filipo and AJ got awards.  The class award for effort went to Ace, with the citizenship award going to Mele.  AJ got the 100% attendance award.  Filipo was one of the team one academic promise award winners.  Well done award winners - you have worked hard this year.

From the left AJ, Ace, Mele and Filipo

Friday, 6 December 2019

Reading to Mrs Wilson

Aie Sorn and Harmeny have both turned 6 years old and they went and read with Mrs Wilson.  They both received certificates for doing a good job with their testing.

Aie Sorn proudly shows off her reading certificate

Harmeny did a fabulous job too

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Acting Out Fairy Tales

As part of our Inquiry for term four we have been using fairy tales to act out familiar stories.  Kalylah, Mele and Darren found the fairytale castle duplo a good set for acting out Cinderella.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Room 16 Visits The Zoo

Team one recently went to the zoo.  When we first started looking at the animals they all seemed to have slept in.  But it wasn't long before we found some animals who were wide awake and we were able to watch them playing and being fed by the keepers.  We saw so many animals and had a great day at the zoo.

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

An Exciting Outing

It was an exciting outing going to see ourselves on the big screen at Sylvia Park for the Manaiakalani Film Festival.  Year Four buddies looked after us on the buses and in the theatre.
All ready to go

Tevita looking after Ofili (right)

Khittamai (left)

Harmeny with her big sister

AJ (right) and Hitelenisia (left)

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."

Filipo's Athletics Certificate

On Athletics Day Filipo came third in the 50 m sprints and was awarded a certificate at assembly.  Well done, Filipo.

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.