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

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Turning Six

Filipo and Darren have recently both had birthdays and are now 6! 

Friday, 27 September 2019

Loud Shirt Day

To celebrate Loud Shirt Day the children were allowed to wear a "Loud Shirt" to school instead of their school uniform in return for a gold coin to go towards helping children with hearing problems.  We supported this great cause and thought it was a great end of term activity.
Room 16 happily supporting Loud Shirt Day on the last day of term.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Cross Country Winners

Room 16 was well represented in the recent cross country race with a first and a second as well as a fourth and a fifth.  Well done to everyone for a great effort in practising hard and turning out for the race. Congratulations to Filipo who won the Year one boys race and Isabella who came second in the year one girls race.  Kakala ran fourth and Mele fifth in the year one girls race.

Filipo crossing the finish line in first place among his house supporters

Filipo with his first place certificate
Isabella with her second place certificate.

Isabella and Filipo with their certificates.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Tongan Language Week

T ongan Language week was celebrated with a special assembly as well as activities in the library.  There was Tongan stories, dancing and food.  The children from Room 16 went along to enjoy the Tongan stories, dancing and food.  It was a lovely way to learn a little bit about Tongan culture.
Darren and Filipo enjoying some Tongan food

Kalylah and Isabella

Monday, 23 September 2019

Lunch box Heroes

Isabella and Khittamai were both lucky enough to get their names drawn out in the Lunch Box Heroes draw.  Isabella choose the Up and Go while Khittamai choose some Weetbix to have for his breakfast.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Mele's Duffy Certificate

Mele was an excellent observer on our recent beach trip finding lots of different creatures and telling us about them.  She received a Duffy certificate for her efforts.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Two More Lunch box Heroes

Paaka and Kakala had their names drawn out for being Lunch Box heroes.
Kakala choose a coconut while Paaka choose some Weet Bix for their lunch box heroes prizes.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

The Fire Alarm

When the fire alarm rang in the morning the children knew exactly what to do and it provided a focus for our writing.  Aie Sorn wrote -

"The alarm went and we didn't stop to put on our shoes.  We walked outside quickly and we sat down on the court and were counted."
"When we practised we walked outside and sat down.  The teacher took us then we went back to class." Story and picture by Mele

Kalyah's picture and story

" We didn't stop to put on our shoes.  We were walking outside and we sat down outside." Story and picture by Hitelensia

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Friday, 13 September 2019

Our Stories About Tiddler

With our Inquiry topic being about "Something in the Water", we have been reading stories about fish and the children particularly liked "Tiddler" the story telling fish.  Here are some of our stories.

"Tiddler is a little grey fish.  He is swimming.  Tiddler is a story telling fish.  He is frightened and scared when he got caught in the net." Story and picture by Corenilias

"Tiddler is late for class and the Teacher called out Tiddler's name.  Tiddler swam fast.  Tiddler is good at swimming.  He went home."  Story by Mele

"Day after day Tiddler is late.  He got caught and he swam as fast as he could and he got away.  He was scared because he was caught.  He swam all the way home." Story by Hitelenisia

"Little Tiddler was late for school because a squid stopped Tiddler and then he got to school."  Story by Ace

"Here is Tiddler.  Tiddler got lost.  Tiddler got stuck in the net."  Story by Utukura

"Tiddler is lost in the deep ocean in the middle of the sea."  Story by AJ


Thursday, 12 September 2019

Makerspace Fun

Cutting out shapes and sticking them in patterns was a fun occupation at Makerspace this week.  The children found a bit of help from Mr Vogt was welcome when it came to cutting.
Harmeny showing her work.

Mele busy cutting out a shape

Ace and Mr Vogt.

Utukura concentrating on the job at hand.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Utukura's Good Day

Utukura had a good day last Friday.  He was a Duffy Certificate winner as well as a lunch box hero.  Utukura has been trying hard to improve his reading and writing.  He practises each night at home often bringing his writing to school to show others so he was this weeks Duffy award winner.  He also knows how healthy eating helps with his learning and brings a healthy lunch each day. He choose a bunch of bananas from the lunch box cupboard and enjoyed some of the bananas as a snack!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Ofili's Weekend Story

Ofili had an exciting weekend when he went to watch his Uncle play rugby.

"In the weekend I went to my uncle's rugby.  He tackled and tackled.  We shouted "Fiji" and my Uncle won the trophy."

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Practising for Cross Country

It is nearly time for the real Cross country so we had a practise run around the cross country course. So far we have just practised running on the hard surfaces as it has been too wet and muddy on the field.  It was good to challenge ourselves to run around the whole course.