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

Friday, 31 May 2019

Harmeny's Duffy Certificate

Harmeny collected her Duffy Certificate from term 1.  She had listened carefully to the swimming coach and made a big improvement in her swimming confidence.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Player of The Day Certificate

Isabella has started playing netball with the Sparkles team.  She was player of the day helping her team to get the ball down to their goal.


An Extra Tall Tower

Using the alphabet letters to make a cube, then joining the cubes together to made a tower was a great way to make a stable tower that was eventually taller than Hitelenisia and Mele.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Making Bee Masks at Makerspace

Making bee masks was rather popular at Makerspace this week.  They learnt about the two compound eyes of a bee that are made up of hundreds of hexagonal units.  Bees can see things that are invisible to humans like the patterns on petals that guide the bees towards the flower's nectar stores.
Khittamai with his bee mask on his head

Room 16 with their bee masks and some of the honey frames they painted.

Monday, 27 May 2019

Team One Awards for Week 4 Term 2

HItelenisia has been putting effort into all areas of her learning this week and so she got a Team one Award.  Filipo also received a Team One certificate as he has been busy showing his classmates how to be kind to each other.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Our Rosie's Walk Stories

We read the book "Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins during the week.  It was a story that engaged the children as they needed to look at all the details in the pictures.  The children enjoyed writing a recount about the story and here are some of their stories and pictures.

"Rosie the Hen went for a walk.  Fox went for a walk too.  He wanted to eat Rosie but he didn't catch her" story and picture by Mele


"Rosie the hen went for a walk and she got home safely."  Story by Ace

Picture by Aie Sorn showing where Rosie went to on her walk.

"Fox went on the wagon.  The wagon went into the bee hives.  Fox went home very fast."  Story by Hitelenisia

"Fox went for a walk passed the fence.  He landed on the wagon."  Story by Utukura

"I liked fox because he did not eat Rosie.  The bees chased him home."  Story by AJ


Saturday, 25 May 2019

Ofili's New Shoes

Ofili has some new shoes that light up when he stamps the ground.  They look pretty special when they light up red.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Lending a Helping Hand at Home.

"We did the dishes at my house.  I was washing the dishes for my Mum."  By Hitelenisia

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Jump Jam Session

On Friday afternoon instead of our usual sports rotation we had a session of Jump Jam.  For many of the children it was the first session they had had of Jump Jam and they were able to follow along and have fun.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Going to Nana's.

"In the weekend I went to my Nana's.  I went to the park." By Kalylah

Duffy Award Term 2 Week 3

Hitelenisia was awarded a Duffy Certificate for writing some great stories during the week.  She chose a book about sea turtles which she shared with the class.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Kiwi Sport - Get, Set, Go

We enjoyed learning skills such as balancing, catching and throwing during Get, Set, Go.  We will be able to use these skills when we play netball and Rippa rugby later in the season.


Friday, 17 May 2019

Team One Certificate Winners For Week 3 Term 2

Sometimes it is hard to try new things.  When you are brave and try new things you sometimes find it wasn't so hard and it really was fun.  That is what Aie Sorn and Harmeny found at Kiwi sport yesterday.  They persevered, were able to do some tricky things and ended up having fun.  Well done girls for being brave.

Harmeny ( third on the left ) with Aie Sorn standing next to her.

Aie Sorn (on the left) and Harmeny showing their certificates

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Team Assembly Certificates for Term 2 Week 2

Hitelenisia is on the left with Filipo standing next to her
Filipo and Hitelenisia were Room 16s team assembly certificate winners this week.  They were proudly showing their certificates at assembly.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Makerspace and Creativespace

This term Room 16 go to creativespace with Mrs Lagitupu as well as creativespace with Mr Vogt.  In creativespace the children have been using Hyperstudio to drawing bees while in creative space they are making a bee hive.

 At Makerspace painting the inside of the bee hive


Isabella at creativespace

Mele getting some help from Mrs Lagitupu

Monday, 6 May 2019

Team One Awards in Week 1 Term 2

Khittamai and Utukura were this weeks award winners in Room 16.  Khittamai has been trying really hard with all his learning even doing extra work at home.  Utukura has been perservering when things get tricky.  Well done to both boys.
Khittamai and Utukura with their well deserved awards.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Duffy Theatre

Duffy Theatre
The Duffy Theatre came to Pt England to perform for us on Tuesday.  The children enjoyed the story where Duffy ended up inside a game but thanks to the fact that he can read, he was able to find a way out just in time before he was going to be stuck forever.  The production provided a lot of discussion amongst the children as well as some good writing.

"Duffy and his cousin Sam and his Aunty disappeared into the game."  Story by Mele

"Duffy and Sam went in the bricks game."  Story by Isabella

Some of the Duffy Theatre characters
"Duffy thought how to get out of the game.  He read a book." Story by Ace


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Team Assembly Awards Term 2 Week 1

Khittamai and Utukura were awarded the Room 16 certificates this week.  Khittamai has been busy doing extra work at home and he has improved his handwriting with all his practise.  Utukura has been persevering even when things are tricky for him.  Well done boys you both have worked hard.
Khittamai and Utukura with their certificates

Friday, 3 May 2019

Immersion Assembly Film Term 2 2019

At the beginning of each term we have an immersion assembly to introduce the terms new inquiry topic.




Thursday, 2 May 2019

Up Close With Mr Jacobsen's Robot

On the first day back at school each term we have an immersion assembly about our new Inquiry topic.  This term it is called "I like your Latitude".  Mr Jacobsen built this wonderful robot and he was inside the robot making it move around the stage much to the children's delight.  We were able to get up close and see all the items he had used to make the robot look so good.
"I watched Mr Somerville making the robot move.  It was squirting water" Story by Ofili

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Something is Missing!

Aie Sorn and Hitelenisia arrived back from the holidays with something missing.  Can you work out what it is?
Hitelenisia and Aie Sorn with their lovely smiles showing a gap with a missing tooth.