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

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Kalylah's and Mele's Gingerbread Man Stories

We used a picture from the story of "The Gingerbread Man" for our writing.

Kalylah looked very carefully at the picture and noticed a bird watching what the fox was up to.  She wrote

"Bird is watching the fox.  He is worried about the Gingerbread Man because Fox is a sly fox.  Fox is looking at the bird.  He wonders does Bird know I plan to eat the delicious Gingerbread Man all up and leave no crumbs for him?"

Mele thought about fox tricking poor Gingerbread Man when she wrote -

"The fox is sly.  He wanted the Gingerbread Man to hop on the foxes tail.  He was too heavy for foxes tail.  The Gingerbread Man hopped on the foxes back and then his nose."

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Ace's Duffy Award

Ace was this weeks Duffy Certificate winner in Room 16.  Ace chose a book about George's dragon Sparky.  We enjoyed reading about Sparky's visit to the fire station. George's Mum thought Sparky couldn't get into trouble at a fire station but Sparky always creates trouble with his fire but finds a way of being helpful too.  Thanks Ace for sharing your new book with us.  I hope you enjoy sharing it with your family too.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Team Assembly Certificates Term 3 Week 5

We have had some helping hands in Room 16 who without being asked will help others with their work and help tidy the classroom.  Isabella and Ofili have been awesome helpful Pt Englanders.
Isabella and Ofili have great helping hands

Term 3 Week 5's Team certificate winners

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Room 16 visits Harold

Room 16 went to visit Harold recently.  We learnt about where our food comes from and after visiting Harold we had a look in our lunchboxes to see if we are eating mostly healthy food from the ground.  We were able to identify the different groups of food.  When we eat a balanced diet we have lots of energy to learn and play.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Duffy Certificates

We had three people with Duffy Certificates this week.  Filipo was this weeks award winner as he has been helping to show his class mates how to use their WITS.  Paaka and Kakala were away on the Fridays when they were awarded their certificates.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

AJ's Piano Socks

AJ wore his piano socks to school.  "It would be really great if they were real piano socks.  I could play a tune any time, said AJ.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

NED's Mindset Mission Visit

We were very fortunate to have the Ned's Mindset Mission perform for us at Pt England school.  This programme helps students face challenges in their lives with story telling, magic and yoyo tricks, humour and a puppet called Yet.  Students are inspired to Never give up, Encourage others and to Do your best.  The children enjoyed listening to Ned climbing up Mt Everest, uncovering inner treasure on a Caribbean Island and growing his brain while helping to repair a spaceship.  Ned is a great role model.
Ned and the presenter

Yet and the presenter

Some magic tricks with Ned
The presenter practising her yoyo tricks

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Immersion Assembly Film Term 3 2019

This term our Inquiry topic is "Something in the Water".  Team one is looking at what animals live at the beach?  We are also looking at four other questions - Where do they live? What do they look like? What do they eat How are they suited to their habitat?  Here is our movie for Immersion Assembly.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Team Certificates for Week 3 Term 3

Khittamai and Utukura received this weeks Team certificates.  Khittamai has been practising his writing at home and Utukura has been trying hard to write his own stories.
Khittamai and Utukura with their certificates

Saturday, 10 August 2019

"Look After The Baby Trees"

We are very fortunate to have some new pohutukawa trees being planted along the boundary fence to give us shade in years to come.  Mr Burt told us to "look after the baby trees" so we went down to see one of the trees being planted.  They are only baby trees now but we hope they will soon grow up tall and strong.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Shark Socks

We are looking at what creatures live at the local beach.  We know that there is seagulls and lots of other bird life along with crabs.  We are going to find out what else lives in the sea.  AJ thought there might be some fish and maybe even some sharks like on his blue shark socks.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Going Up

On a recent cold wet lunch time, Ace and Filipo made a very tall tower.  They succeeded in making it taller than themselves.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Lunch Box Heroes

Room 16 was lucky to have two names drawn out of the Lunch Box Heroes box this week.  Ace chose some Weetbix and Filipo chose a coconut.  "I love eating coconut," said Filipo.  "I am going to share it with my family."

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Training for the Cross Country Race

We have begun to train for the cross country race.  First we warmed up then with the help of two senior students we jogged around out the front gate, along to the kindy drive, around the hard court and back for another round.  The children managed to keep up a good pace.  It was a good start to their training.
Filipo heads out the front gate

Ace and Utukura follow in Filipo's footsteps

Paaka runs at a good pace

Through the gate by Kindy

Friday, 2 August 2019

Vision Testing

Today all the students in Room 16 had their vision tested by the Optometry students from the University of Auckland.  The children had to look at a smiley face while the machine made an assessment of their vision.  Then it was on to a series of tests to verify the readings.  The children enjoyed this new experience.
The special machine that made an initial assessment of Ofili's eyes 

Kalylah having her eyes checked

Ace being tested

Hitelenisia identifying a letter shown to her.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Our first Visit to Harold

On Thursday we went to visit Harold.  Harold was asleep when we arrived and we called softly to him to wake up.  We did some dancing and Hitelensia commented that her heart was beating fast.  Lynne asked her to stand in front of the screen and suddenly we were able to see what her heart and lungs looked like working hard.  Harold also told us about how some foods are grown in the ground, some are from animals and others are processed.  We are looking forward to lots more learning from Harold on our next visit.
Harold with his little friend

Lynne with "Super Hero" Harold and his sandwich