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

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Team Assembly Certificates Week 2 Term 4

Paaka is third from the left and Utukura is fourth.
Paaka and Utukura were the Team certificate winners this week.  Paaka is great at helping to keep our class tidy.  He can see when things aren't in their right place and he will tidy up without being asked.  Utukura has been busy practising his words and has gone up another level in his spelling.  Well done to both boys.
Paaka (on the left) and Utukura with their certificates

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Another Lunch Box Hero

Aie Sorn heard her name called out when they did the lunch box hero draw at assembly today and she went up and chose some Weetbix out of the cupboard.  I hope you enjoy your Weetbix for breakfast Aie Sorn.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Exploring Seashore Treasures

Team One went down to Pt England beach to explore and see what animals live there.  We had a great time watching some of the snails, crabs and creatures crawling and scuttling around.  We did not bring any of the creatures back to school but left them where they belong.  We did take lots of pictures which made this movie for us all to enjoy.

Friday, 25 October 2019

"What Is The Cat Symbol?"

Mrs Craruthers helping AJ
We have finally found out how to use "Scratch" when Mrs Carruthers came to show us.  We sat in a circle and listened carefully so that we could make a coded instruction to make a character dance then we added a noise and an extra character.  Coding is great fun!  Thank you Mrs Carruthers for helping us with our learning.
Khittamai's Scratch coding
Utukura chose a different character and background.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Duffy Award Term 4 Week 1

Hitelenisia was our Duffy Award winner in week one of our new term.  She has been trying very hard to write stories by herself and to sound out a word and write down the sounds she can hear.  Well done Hitelenisia for trying to write words yourself.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Niuean Language Week 2019

Mele in the centre of the group
This week it has been Niuean Language week and a group of children gave up their lunchtimes this week to practise some dances which they did at assembly on Friday.  You were all so beautiful and graceful.  Thank you for showing us something of your culture and thank you Mele from Room 16 for taking part.
Mele third from the right in the front row.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Another Lunch Box Hero

Filipo knows about bringing a healthy lunch so he can learn lots and he was lucky enough to have his name drawn out of the lunchbox heroes draw box.
Filipo with a bunch of bananas - a popular choice!

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Gardening at Makerspace

Our class garden looks very bare.  During Makerspace this week the children started to dig up the soil so that we can plant something in the garden.  I wonder if we will plant some flowers or will we plant some beans like Jack and the Beanstalk?  Watch this space to see what we plant.
Harmony with her gardening gloves on using a folk to try and break up the soil.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cinderella Stories

AS our Inquiry topic incorporates fairy tales we have started learning about the fairytale Cinderella.  There are different stories based on Cinderella but we all liked the traditional tale best.  Here are some of our stories.
"Cinderella's step sisters were going to the ball.  They were not kind to Cinderella.  Then the Fairy Godmother turned her dress into a beautiful dress with glass shoes."  Story and picture by Kalylah

"Cinderella went to the ball in a golden coach.  The coach driver took Cinderella to the ball."  Story and picture By Mele

"Cinderella looked at the time.  It was 12 o'clock.  She had to leave quickly because the magic began to run out."  By A J

"Cinderella went to the ball.  She had a beautiful dress and glass slippers."  By Aie Sorn

"Cinderella had two unkind stepsisters and a step mother.  They made Cinderella clean the house.  She cleaned the house for ever."  By Utukura

"Cinderella went to the ball.  She danced with the Prince.  They got married."  By Harmeny

National Shake Out Day

We had a practice earthquake drill on National Shake Out Day.  The children immediately recognised something was different when they heard a "new" noise on the intercom system.  I quitely explained that it was an earthquake drill and that we were staying inside and getting under the tables to stop, drop and hold.  There was no fuss and the discussion afterwards raised a good point - "What do we do if it was at lunchtime?"  Utukura was able to show us how we could protect ourselves outside.
Well done Utukura for showing us all what to do.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Kalylah's Team Certificate

Learning her spelling is helping Kalylah with her reading and her writing.

Kalylah, fifth from the left, proudly showing off her certificate.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

New Duffy Books

It is always exciting when we have a Duffy Assembly and are each given books to take home and read with our family.
Ace and Mele with our box of books

Sharing a book with a friend Filipo and Ofili
AJ engrossed in his book.

Kalylah and Hitelenisia enjoying their books  

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

"Life's a Stage" Immersion Assembly Movie Term 4 2019

This term our Inquiry topic is "Life's a Stage". Team One will be learning to tell stories through dance and drama. The team one teachers made a movie to show how a fairy tale story can be adapted to tell a story about the need to be kind.


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Making Sea Creatures

Making sea creatures was a great end to our term about "Something in the Water."  The children chose what media they wanted to use as well as what animal they wanted to make using their imagination as well as some of the information they have learnt about various animals.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Wheke the Octopus Stories

  Picture by Hitelenisia

"The octopus was camouflaged.  He is the same colour as the rocks around him.  This protects him from his enemies because they can't see him."  Story by AJ

"The wheke was in the water. He was hiding from the shark.  To make the shark go away he squirted some ink.  He squished into the rocks to hide."  Story by Isabella

"The octopus was in the rocks.  He squashed under the rocks.  He has no bones and we can see his tentacles."  Story by Kalylah

""The octopus was hiding in the rocks because he was scared of the shark.  The octopus squirted ink at the shark."  Story by Khittamai

"The wheke is under the rocks and he is in the water.  I can see the wheke's eye.  He is watching the shark."  Story by Utukura


"The seaweed is swaying and the shark is scared of the octopus."  Story and picture by Mele

Saturday, 5 October 2019

More Lunch Box Heroes

Room 16 has had some more names drawn out of the Lunch Box Heroes box.
Kakala and Paaka with their rewards.


Khittamai, Ofili and Darren with their lunch box rewards

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Weekend Stories

Hitelenisia wrote about a book she read during the weekend.  It was the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

"In the weekend I read the Little Red Riding Hood story.  Red Riding Hood went to Grandma's house.  The big wolf went to eat Grandma.  He is pretending to be a Nana."  Story and picture by Hitelenisia

Khittamai is looking after his Nana's cat and he went to get it special cat food.

"In the weekend I went to my Nana's house to see the cat.  We took the cat to our home to look after the cat."

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Cross Country Races

Hitelenisia running across the finish line
Hitelenisia relaxing after a great run.
Relaxing after the event.
"...Along under the trees..."
"...Across the field..."
"On your marks..."

The Year One boys are lining up to go out to the starter.
The year one girls getting ready.