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

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Lunch Box Heroes

Kalylah with her pineapple and Utukura with his Up and Go that they chose  from the Lunch box heroes cupboard.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Ofili's Duffy Certificate

Thank you for sharing your Duffy Book "Giraffes can't Dance" with us, Ofili.  We all enjoyed the story.  You have been working well helping your group in Maths.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Looking at Coding

We have been having fun learning about directions and looking at coding by playing some simple coding games about getting a bee to the hive and avoiding things that are harmful to them.  We also played a game with pirates.  The children have enjoyed thinking about moving on a grid and they have been helping each other get the directions correct.

"What is this for?"  Isabella guessed it was like a map.  Good thinking Isabella

Finding out what the grid was for - playing a pirates coding game. Darren, Paaka, Utukura and Corenilias
Isabella, Kalylah, Filipo, Corenilias, AJ, Utukura helping get the bee to the beehive.
Ace, Filipo and AJ working out their next move.

Coding: Getting the Mouse to the Cheese

We have been thinking of different ways of getting the mouse to the cheese and came out with several different ways.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Paaka and Kakala's Team Assembly Awards

Paaka and Kakala were awarded the team one awards this week as they has been very focused with their learning.

Team One Awards

Isabella received a team one certificate as she has been very helpful in the class and Ofili has been learning his spelling words each week.  Darren received his certificate from last week as he has been trying very hard with his reading and writing.
Ofili and Isabella


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Visiting the Honey Stall

Room 16 were very lucky to be invited down to Room 13 where there was a Honey Stall and station set up to see what it was like to be a beekeeper.  The children had a wonderful role play experience.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Team Assembly Awards for Week 6

Ace and Kalylah were awarded certificates in week 6.  Ace got his certificate for not giving up when things got tricky but persevering and learning from doing so.  Kalylah has been focussed and listening during the week.
Kalylah and Ace

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Learning to do Animations

Mrs Carruthers has been teaching us how to do animations on our iPads.  We took a selfie photo on our iPad then drew a bee body.  On another page we drew some flowers in a garden.  The next step was to put the bee in the garden being careful to lock all the parts of the bee before putting it in the garden.  It was like magic when it appeared in the garden.  The fun bit was making up a sentence about what our bees were doing and recording it as we moved our bees around.
Isabella's work

Kalylah showingher bee picture

Isabella recording her sentence

Friday, 14 June 2019

A Lunch Box Hero

AJ had his name drawn out of box for being a lunch box hero and he selected a pineapple to be able to share with his family.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Wet Day Activities

On wet days the children like to get out different activities.  Utukura and Paaka made a zoo for all the animals and Harmeny made pizza shapes out of the magnetic triangles.
Utukura and Paaka's zoo.
Harmony experimenting with the magnetic triangles.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Always here , Never Late

At Team Assembly this week certificates were awarded for attendance.  Three children in Room 16 were awarded 100% certificates.  What a great record - coming to school every day!  Keep up the good record Mele, Utukura and AJ.
Mele, Utukura and AJ

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Rippa Rugby Stories

Mele and Hitelenisia proudly display their stories.
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Story and picture by Mele
"On Friday night I went to rippa rugby.  I played with my friend.  I like rippa rugby." Picture and story by Hitelenisia


Friday, 7 June 2019

Bee Keeper Stories

"The bee keeper is looking after the bees.  The bee keeper has a special suit.  A special suit protects the bee keeper.  It has a veil on the hat."Story by Hitelenisia
A bee keeper in her special suit by Hitelenisia
"Bees are looked after by bee keepers.  The bee keeper is taking the honey."  Story and picture by Isabella

"The bee keeper wears a special suit to protect her from bee stings.  Bees only sting you if you make them cross." dictated story by Utukura

Thursday, 6 June 2019

New Buddies in Room 16

We have two new buddies in Room 16.  Kakala and Paaka have joined our class from Room 13.  Welcome to our class.  It is lovely to have two new children to be with us.

Paaka and Kakala with their new buddies in Room 16


Bees Are Amazing Term 2 2019 PENN Movie

"Bees are really amazing insects.  They help flowers, food crops and trees grow and we use their honey.  They may look small and cute but they are very hard working.
A bee can fly up to 9 kilometres to find pollen and nectar to take back to the hive.  When it finds a good source the bee shows the other bees how to find the nectar.  It does a "waggle dance" to show the position of the flowers in relation to the sun and the hive.
Bees are important and we need to look after them."

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Filipo's Bee Story

"The bee can sting when you annoy them.  The bees make honey in their hive."  Picture and story by Filipo 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Team One Awards Week 5 Term 2

Ace and Mele with their certificates.
Mele has had great helping hands this week.  She has been helping make our class movie.  Ace has been learning his spelling and gone up a level.  Well done to both of you for being this weeks Team One certificate award winners.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Utukura's Duffy Certificate

Utukura has been helping me tidy up the classroom after school while he waits for his sister to collect him.  He wasn't asked to help but he saw the chairs weren't up and some of the things weren't in the right place so he decided to use his "helping hands" to help.  Thank you Utukura for seeing what needed to be done and doing something about it.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Rippa Rugby Player of The Day

Filipo has started playing rippa rugby on a Friday night for the year 1 and 2 team.  He scored three tries for his team and was awarded the player of the day certificate.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Khittamai's Duffy Certificate

This weeks Duffy Certificate (Week 4 of term 2) was awarded to Khittamai.  Khittamai has been listening carefully in writing.  He is writing his own stories and practising his writing at home.  Well done Khittamai for putting in the extra effort to get things right.