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

Monday, 10 August 2020

Carnita's Team One Certificate

Carnita got a Team One certificate for working with Elena to film some of our movie.  Carnita listened carefully to the instructions and got it just right.  It's not easy being in a movie.

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Attah and his POD certificate

Attah is enjoying playing Rippa Rugby on a Friday night for the school.  He received the player of  the day certificate at assembly last Friday and was very excited to go up on the stage with all the other winners of certificates to show it to the school.

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Three Lunchbox Heroes

Last week Room 16 had three representatives with their names pulled out of the lunchbox heroes box of names.  Meria got some baked beans, Bavin got a coconut and Elena got a bunch of bananas.  I hope you managed to share your goodies with your families.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Cruze and Attah's Certificates

Cruze and Attah were awarded Team One certificates last week.  Mrs Fester took a photo of them standing proudly in front of assembly with their certificates.  Attah is fourth from the left and Cruze is fifth from the left.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

New Clothes

Sam Bacon generously donated some warm clothes to Pt England school children.  The children in Room 16 enjoyed being able to choose some warm sweatshirts and were quick to put them on and show each other their new clothes.  Thank you Sam you have made some children warm and very happy with their new clothes.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Two Lunchbox Heroes

This week we had two lunchbox heroes drawn out of the box.  Joelle and Elevina had their names put in the box because they bring healthy lunches and they were the lucky winners.  Joelle chose a bunch of bananas and Elevina chose a box of Weetbix.

Brain Gym

We have been doing brain gym and other exercises in the morning to wake up our body and brain ready for learning.  The children enjoy the different movements and join in each morning to help with their learning.

Rataimore doing an exercise that is rather tricky

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Pleased to be Back!

The children were all very pleased to be back at school after two weeks of holidays.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

A Lucky Day For Elevina

It was a lucky day for Elevina when she received a Duffy Award and she also had her name drawn out of the Lunchbox heroes box.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Team One Certificates For Week 1 Term 3

Chad and Olivia were awarded the team one certificates for Room 16 this week.  They have both been putting lots of effort into their reading.  Keep up the good work, Chad and Olivia.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Saying Thank You

We have been very fortunate to have Ms Allen helping in Room 16 during Term 2 so we made her a card to say thank you.  We will miss you Ms Allen and it has been so nice to have you in our class.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Rippa Rugby!

On Friday night, Rippa Rugby is starting.  Ms Va'afusuaga came to try on our rippa uniforms and the children who are playing were very excited.   They are really looking forward to being able to play rippa rugby.
Bavin trying on his uniform

Is this what we wear?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Making A Pretend Volcano

A volcano science experiment was something the children enjoyed doing after learning how volcanoes are formed.  They knew that a volcano is usually a conical shape when the molten rock or magma, ash and gases from under the earth's surface escapes from an opening so when we made some pretend volcanoes out of sand, they were able to make a conical shape.  The next step was to put some baking soda and vinegar into the "crater" to make the lava and watch the results.

Monday, 13 July 2020

A Few Highlights from Terms 1 and 2

It was a strange term one and two this year - the beginning of term one and the end of term 2.  We were busy in the second term enjoying being back together after not seeing each other for so long.  Here are a few highlights of some of the things we have done in the first half of 2020.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Team One Certificates

Tone and Taylor both got Team One Certificates this week.  Taylor has been trying hard with his learning and Tone has been helping to keep the classroom clean and tidy even when it is not his mess.  Thank you for your great team attitude Tone, that we all need to help each other.

Tone with his Team One Certificate

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Chad's Duffy Certificate

We had a visitor at assembly last Friday and Chad got to shake his hand when he went up to get his Duffy Certificate.  The visitor was Joseph Parker!  He spoke to the children, played the guitar and then presented the Duffy Certificates.  You never know who will turn up at assembly!

Friday, 10 July 2020

Peyton is a Lunch Box Hero

Peyton was lucky to be able to choose something from the lunch box hero cupboard because she brings a healthy lunch each day.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

More Maths Measuring

When we wanted to find out who was the tallest person in our class we just compared our heights.  So when we wanted to find out who had the longest name in our class so we wrote our names on a piece of paper then tried to compare them but we found a problem.  Some people wrote in lovely big letters and some had small writing.  This made a long name look small and a small name look big.  What could we do to make a comparison seem equal?  Then someone remembered that to measure two things, the units of measurement need to be the same - if we all wrote in the same size squares then we could count the squares.  It didn't matter if the writing was big or small!  Rataimore had the longest name as she needed 9 squares to write her name.

Bavin pointing out some names looked big and some looked small

Elena counting squares to see who had the longest name

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Thank You Genesis!

At Assembly last Friday Cruze and Elena got a surprise gift. Mr Burt was handing out caps and t shirts from Genesis and Cruze was lucky enough to get a cap and Elena got a lovely orange t shirt.  Thank you Genesis for your generous gifts.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Duffy Certificate Awards

On the last day of term Room 16 had 2 Duffy certificate winners.  Both were for reading and Mrs Wilson awarded a certificate to Meria for her enthusiastic sharing of what she had learnt in reading.  Room 16's award went to Chad for the great improvement in his reading.  Mr Burt also gave out some certificates from early in term 1 and Olivia got a certificate for swimming.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Cruze Made Chocolate Muffins

Cruze had some delicious muffins in his lunchbox.  He said he had been cooking with his Mum and the muffins were really yummy.
Cruze with his tasty lunch

Cruze showing us his cooking talents wrapped up for his lunch

Friday, 26 June 2020

Team Certificates for Term 2 Week 11

Peyton and Rataimore were our team certificate winners this week.  Peyton has been getting on with work and making sure she gets things finished while Rataimore has been trying hard to write down the letter sounds that she hears.  Keep up the good work both of you.
Rataimore and Peyton with their certificates at Team Assembly today.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Animal Yoga Poses

As part of our Engage programme we have been doing some animal yoga poses.  We found if we did our breathing exercises first to get ourselves feeling calm then it was much easier to stand on one leg like a flamingo.  Also if we focused on something that didn't move but looked straight ahead it was so much easier to balance.
Olivia hung upside down like a bat

Rataimore found standing like a flamingo was easy

Elena used her "outstretched wings" for balance

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Our Volcano Stories

Bavin with his great story of how the lava cascaded down the mountain

Attah's volcano story

Rataimore drew lots of rocks and wrote about them in her story

Elena wrote about the lava bubbling out of their volcano

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Look What I Can Do!

Rataimore was able to follow the gymnastics coaches's instructions to balance on her tummy and put her toes up by her head.  You are very flexible, Rataimore and good listening to be able to do the exercise.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Getting Ready For Our Class Photo

On Monday we had our class photo taken.  We were asked to get in height order from tallest to smallest.  It was easy as we have been learning about how to compare how tall we were with a friend so we were able to quickly get the job done.
Cruze compares his height with Taylor to make sure he was in the right order for our class photo

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Duffy Certificate Winners

Cruze and Attah were recent Duffy Certificate Winners.  They have both been working hard and were pleased to choose a book to take home and share with their families.

Cruze with his book about the Little Yellow Digger

Attah with the story book about the ANZAC Puppy 

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Team Assembly Certificate Day

We are finally back to having team assemblies again!  It was nice having Thursday certificates again to reward the children who have been working hard in class.  It is always hard to decide who to give certificates to when everyone is working so hard but Ms Hockly says - just two!  This week Bavin has been planning his stories and trying to use his letter sounds to write words that he doesn't know.  Elena has done some exceptional work in Maths.  When I tested her she really thought hard before answering and in class discussions she was able to add more information and help other people see why she thought an answer was a better one.  Well done for your hard work this week Bavin and Elena.
Bavin second from the left and Elena third from the left holding their Team Assembly certificates

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Attah's Construction.

Attah has enjoyed using some cardboard boxes, his scissors and glue stick to do some construction work.  Here he is hard at work.

Monday, 15 June 2020

Cruze Cooks Dinner

Cruze enjoys cooking so when he was asked to write a story, he wrote about helping his Mum cook dinner and he drew a detailed picture.  Good work, Cruze.

Sunday, 14 June 2020

This is how we did maths today!

We are learning about measuring in maths.  We found out you could compare two things to see which thing was the bigger.  So now we are at level 1 and we can be near one another we decided to compare how tall we are compared to our friend.  Then we all stood in a line and found out who was the tallest and who was the smallest.  This is how we look!