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

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Drinking Milk

Drinking a carton of cold milk on a hot day was a welcome way to cool down. "It is yummy and cold," said Mele.
Isabella and Sia enjoying their milk

Sakura and Mele drinking it dry

Utukura, Corenilias, Filipo and Ofili

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Darren's Good Writing

Darren did a great job with his writing this morning and proudly displayed it to have his photo taken with it.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Gardening with Mr Vogt

Many hands made light work of moving some soil when gardening during Makerspace last week.  The children enjoyed helping to get the job completed.
Mr Vogt with Room 16

Mele with a spadeful of soil

Even using a small spade helped get the job done.

Nearly finished!

Monday, 25 February 2019

Team Assembly Certificates

Thursday is certificate day at Team Assembly.  This week was the first week of certificates for 2019 and Darren and Corenilias were both awarded certificates for being prepared to try something new.  They listened carefully to the instructions so they were able to try new things on their iPads.
Darren and Corenilias with the certificates for trying something new.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Our IPad Journey

We are continuing our iPad journey learning how the tools can help us with our learning.  Writing with a stylus was so different than writing in a book but we all managed to find the pencil and write our name. 
Darren wrote his name with  his stylus.
Filipo's smile tells of his success.

Darren listen carefully how he could draw on his iPad
Ace doing a good job at writing.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Team One Sports Afternoon

Team one has a sports afternoon on Friday with  a group of children from Mt Hobson Middle School helping run the rotation.  It was so hot last Friday so we set up the activities in the shade and enjoyed jumping and throwing activities under the trees.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Going to Makerspace.

Room 16 went and met Mr Vogt and Max at Makerspace this week.  At Makerspace the children do a variety of activities from gardening, weaving, art activities, designing and creating models, feeding the eels and learning about recycling. 
Room 16 at Makerspace with Mr Vogt and Max

Monday, 18 February 2019

A Duffy Award for Filipo

Filipo is kind and helpful to his classmates, showing them what to do and comforting them when they need a friend so he received Room 16's Duffy Award in week 2 of Term 1.  Thank you Filipo for sharing your book.  We all enjoyed "The Bath Monster" and we hope your family enjoyed reading it with you.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Graphing Information

In Maths we are learning how to graph information.  We found out what everyones favourite colour was by choosing a coloured cube.  Then we grouped those who liked a particular colour and counted up how many were in that group.  We put this information onto a graph using the number in each group and were then able to answer the question - what colour does Room 16 like most of all?
Isabella showing the information we grouped together

Ofili showed what colour that Room 16 likes most

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Ace Uses Hyperstudio

Room 16 is fortunate to have Mrs Fester come in and show us how to use Hyperstudio.  Ace listened carefully proudly showed his drawing.  Well done Ace as it is so different from using an iPad.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Learning How To Play A Game

As part of our first weeks activities we learnt how to play games, being patient and taking turns.  The children enjoyed a memory type game called "Shopping".  Working with a buddy, they had to turn over two tiles then check their shopping list to see if the tiles were on their list.  If the tiles were on their list, they were then placed in their shopping trolley.  Harmeny and Sia worked well together and were the winners.

Khittamai trying hard to remember where a tile was.

Darren and Ace trying to make a choice.

And the winners were Sia and Harmony.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Learning How To Use Our iPads

Using our iPads for the first time is exciting.  We watched a movie about the Kawa of Care of our iPads then we practiced using two hands to carry them carefully around the classroom and listened to instructions on how to get to our  learning.
An exciting moment in our digital journey

A very happy Hitelenisia

Filipo with his iPad

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Ace's Duffy Certificate

Ace has been using the Pt England way of being kind and helpful to others so he was awarded the first Duffy certificate of 2019.  Thank you Ace for sharing your new book with us. 

Monday, 11 February 2019

Room 16, 2019

To begin the year in 2019 there are sixteen year 1 in Room 16.  We had a photo taken outside under the tree to celebrate the beginning of the new school year.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Four new Buddies

Four new buddies have joined Room 16 this year.  Welcome to Pt England Hineiturama, Harmeny, Khittamai and Utukura.
(Left to right) Hineiturama, Harmeny, Khittamai and Utukura with their new book bags

Saturday, 9 February 2019

First Assembly of 2019

Four new children from Room 16 received a "Welcome to Pt England" and proudly went up the front of assembly to get their new book bags.
First assembly 8 February 2019

Wednesday, 6 February 2019


Having read the big book called "Bubbles" we decided to try and see if we could make bubbles go "up, up, up".  Isabella and Filipo knew how to blow gently on the bubble wand to make lots of bubbles and they did float up into the air before they went "pop, pop, pop,pop".

Filipo managed to blow gently enough to make some bubbles

Isabella has a big bubble coming out of the wand.

Monday, 4 February 2019

A New Year, A New Class

A new class with new friends to make can be exciting as well as a little bit scary.  But by the end of our first day for 2019, we were all having great fun, working together and helping each other and looking forward to to meeting up again tomorrow.