Thursday, March 24, 2016

Week 8 in Room 16!

This week, our class did some writing about our green bag that went missing. Our focus was to use sparkling vocabulary to make our writing more interesting and exciting for a reader. Have a look below at some of our awesome stories! And no, we haven't found out who stole it ... yet!

Have a safe and relaxing Easter weekend.

Mathletics Champions: Week 8

Please be reminded that any Mathletics accounts which have not been paid for by the end of Week 9 (next week) will be closed. Mathletics is a very valuable tool which is used not only for Homefun, but forms an important part of in-class learning during maths.

Even though this has been a short week, Room 16 still worked hard at their Mathletics. Well done to everyone who did their best. An extra big well done to our three champions this week: Keira, Denzel, and Rishaya.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Week 7: Singing with our buddy class

This week, Room 16 learned a new waiata called Wairua Tapu. Mr Woodfield taught the words and actions and we knew it so well that on Friday we shared it with Room 3, our buddy class. Have a look below to see the words (in maori) and a youtube video of the New Zealand Youth Choir who sing it beautifully - and with the actions, too!

Mathletics Champions: Week 7

This week we did fantastically at our Mathletics. Room 16 are proving to be excellent at setting and meeting high standards - well done to everyone who did their very best in completing tasks and made at least 1,500 points over the week. An extra big well done to our champions, who this week are Seren and Logan. Keep working hard and doing your best, everyone!

Friday, March 04, 2016

School Hats

Room 16 started the year incredibly well, with 29 out of 29 children having hats in the very first week. There was even a post on the school Facebook page about how amazing we were!

Since then, our hat wearing numbers have dropped. Please remember that it is a school rule for every student to have a hat and wear it during break, PE, and fitness times during Term 1 and Term 4.

Tui Team Homefun Club

To help our students become more self-managing and responsible about completing and remembering to bring their homefun to school by the due date, the Tui Team has implemented a Friday "Homefun Club" during morning tea and lunch eating times for students who have not completed or forgotten their homefun.

Students are still able to eat and are not expected to spend their entire break times in the club.

After three weeks we have already found that children are developing their self-management skills and are understanding the importance of completing tasks set for home.

We acknowledge that there are times when students may not get their Homefun completed for one reason or another. In these instances, please feel free to email or send a note to let the teacher know, and they will be excused from the Homefun club.

Tips to help your children become more independent with their homework
  • Provide a break between getting home from school and starting their homework.
  • Set aside a specific time and place for Homefun.
  • Let your child's teacher know early on in the week if there is anything that is confusing or not clear about the Homefun.
  • Children will always have Homefun, unless you receive notification otherwise.

Week Five

This week was super busy! We spent much of our time preparing for Tui Team Celebration and Goal Setting Conferences.

Thank you to all the amazing parents and students who came along on Thursday afternoon and evening. It was great to be able to share and discuss our learning goals for the year ahead. If you weren't able to come along, feel free to email Mr Woodfield to discuss setting up a time in the next week or so. Alternatively, because we completed our goals on our Chromebooks, you could get your child to share their goals with you themselves!

This Friday we had the first proper celebration of the year, and Tui Team were awesome! Room 16 shared a class poem which we wrote based on observations of summer. The children took turns to reading one of the lines from their poem. You can see our slideshow below.


Well done Room 16 on another fantastic week with Mathletics. This week was great, although not as overwhelmingly impressive as last week. A super special congratulations to our top achievers this week, Logan, Sam, and Charlie.