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

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Writing About the Duffy Assembly

Filipo with his story.  His picture shows the box of Duffy books with 16 on it.

"I got my Duffy book in the Assembly.  Me and Ofili got the box."

Isabella with her story and picture.

"I like the Duffy books.  The Duffy books are cool."

"At Assembly we got a box of Duffy books.  Thank you Dominion Constructors."  Dictated to the teacher by Harmeny

Friday, 29 March 2019

A Special Duffy Assembly

Today we had a special Duffy assembly.  Each class was given a box of books so each child could receive a Duffy Book to take home a book to treasure  thanks to Kevin and Carol of Dominion Constructors who sponsored the books.

Filipo and Ofili are all smiles when they collected our books.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Darren's Robot

Darren built a robot when he was playing with the Duplo before school.  I liked the way he used the blocks to make a head with eyes, a nose and spiky hair, arms and a body.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Kalylah's Duffy Award

Kalylah has been practising her reading each night at home as well as putting lots of effort into her follow up reading activities on her iPad, so she was the winner of Room 16's Duffy Award for week 7 in Term 1. 
Kalylah with her Duffy Award

Monday, 25 March 2019

Lunch Box Heroes

Room 16 had two children's names pulled out of the Lunchbox heroes box this week.  Harmeny was very brave and she went up on the stage to show the pineapple that she chose out of the cupboard.  Aie Sorn was too shy and Filipo was very kind to her and comforted her so she could have her photo taken.
Harmeny with her pineapple.
Filipo with Aie Sorn

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Making iPad Patterns

We have been learning how to use the tools on our iPads.  We have learnt to take photos, duplicate shapes, lasso and cut out a shape and now we can lock the shape down so that it doesn't move.  Here are some of our efforts.
Filipo and his locked down pattern

Sakura made a different pattern

Darren with his castle.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Matching Pairs

Filipo and Ofili had fun matching up the name mittens of all their class buddies and putting them into a long line.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Lunch Box Hero

Khittamai's name was drawn out of the Lunch box heroes draw this week and he chose some Weet Bix as his prize.  Khittamai will be able to have a healthy breakfast as well as his healthy lunch to set him up for a lot of great learning.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Team Assembly Award Winner Week 6 Term 1

Ace has been listening to the coaches at swimming and trying his best to float like a star fish and roll over from his front to his back so he was the Room 16 team assembly winner this week.
Ace stands up proudly to display his swimming certificate at team assembly.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Learning Together is Fun

This is our Term 1 movie for PENN.

There is so much to learn when you start school and Room 16 have found learning together is fun.  Here are some of the things they have been doing this term.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Visiting Camp

The Year 5 and 6 students are camping at the school grounds so we went for an inspection to see how Ms Squires and Mr Vogt put up the smaller tents.  The big tent was put up by the men using a sledge hammer.  It was very big and made lots of noise as they hammered in the tent pegs.  We then watched Ms Squires use a small hammer to put in smaller pegs.  The hammer just made smaller tapping noises.  Mr Vogt had to use a bigger hammer called a mallet as the ground was so hard to hammer in the pegs.
Mr Vogt showing us the mallet he was using.
The men using a sledge hammer.

Ms Squires using a hammer.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Week 5 Stars of Team Assembly

Hineiturama and Harmeny were the Week 5 stars of the team one assembly.   Hineiturama has been trying hard to complete iPad tasks by listening carefully to the instructions while Harmeny has been listening hard so that she can finish her learning tasks  Well done girls.

Sunday, 10 March 2019


We have started our swimming programme this week.  All the children are very excited to go to the local pools and have a coach teach them some basics of swimming.
Listening carefully to the coach.
Friends having fun.  Ofili and Filipo.
Playing Ring a Ring a Roses.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Sakura Can Duplicate

Sakura is sharing her iPad work with the class on the apple TV.  She was able to duplicate a star shape and to change the size and colour of the stars.  Great work Sakura.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Hitelenisia is a Lunch Box Hero

Hitelenisia's name was drawn out of the Lunch Box Hero draw on Friday at assembly and she chose a big bunch of bananas.

Playground Fun With Friends

It is great fun playing on the playground with friends.
Hineiturama on the low bars and Isabella is on the rings getting some help from Hitelenisia
Corenilias swinging on the monkey bars.
Khittamai on the bumpy blue slide

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A Healthy Lunch

Khittamai had sushi for lunch as a healthy alternative to sandwiches.  "I like sushi. It's very healthy," said Khittamai

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Using our iPads

Today we had fun learning how to take a photo, lasso and crop it, then duplicate and make a pattern.  There were lots of steps to follow but the children were all able to listen carefully and make a pattern.  The cropping was tricky but they all made a good effort on the first try.
Harmeny is pleased with her pattern.

Mele taking the first photo.
Ace thinking hard about what he needs to do next.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Sharing a Favourite Book

AJ brought his favourite book to school to share with the class.  We enjoyed reading about Terrance who showed Thomas that even if he was different than Thomas they could still be friends.  Thank you AJ for sharing your favourite book.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

All Here Today!

We had to take a photo on a day when everyone was at school.  Here are the smiling faces of everyone in Room 16!