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Room 16

Kiwis for Kiwi Project

Room 16 decided to support the fabulous Kiwis for Kiwi Project this term. On Friday 27th October we took time out from our busy classroom schedule to spend the morning creating Kiwi inspired biscuits. 

We used mallow puffs for bodies, icing for eyes and banana candy for beaks. Our creations were then sold at morning tea time with all proceeds from the biscuit sales going to the Kiwis for Kiwi Project. 

Well done to Matipo Primary as we raised over one thousand dollars for the Kiwis for Kiwi Project.

Rm 16 - Kiwis for Kiwi

Room 16 Gymnastics Trip
On Wednesday 18th October Room 16 had the opportunity to go to the Waitakere Gymnastics Club for the morning. This opportunity allowed
students to apply some of the skills that they had learnt during PhysicalEducation in Term 3 to a variety of different gym equipment
which isn’t available at school.

As you can see from the photos some of the stations set up were amazing and challenging. The foam pit and trampolines proved to be a big hit with the students. The class returned to school very tired and worn out from their exciting morning at the Waitakere Gymnastics Club.

Room 16 - Gym

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those parent helpers who came on the trip and helped to supervise and run the variety of different stations that had been set up for the morning gymnastics.

Room 16

Father’s Day

This week Room 16 took some time out of our busy schedule to create cards for our amazing fathers. We also took this time as an opportunity to read some wonderful picture books about how unique and funny fathers can be. 

We also had an opportunity to share some funny stories about our dads. We particularly liked this quote from one of the stories that we read “Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a Dad.” 

Room 16 - Fathers Day

As you can see from the pictures we had a great time creating our Father’s Day cards this week.

Happy Father’s Day 

from Room 16

Room 16’s Assembly

Towards the end of last term Room 16 had the opportunity to host the school assembly.

Our hosting of the assembly coincided with the Book Week Dress Up Parade.

We thought that this would be a great opportunity to share with the school some of our favourite book characters.

We created our pictures using oil pastels and dye.

As you can see from the pictures we had a great time dressing up and sharing our characters with the school.

The class did really well coming up on stage and speaking clearly and loud enough in front of a large audience.

Well done Room 16!!

Handwriting Peer Assessment in Room 16

This term we have started doing peer assessment of our handwriting. The objective of this assessment is for the students to work together and identify successes in their partner’s handwriting. 

Feedback is provided both verbally and written. The feedback is based on our learning intentions which focus on shape, size, slope, spacing and neatness of our letters. 

After discussing the feedback with their respective partners. Students then record the feedback given in the form of a sentence starting with “Great job with your…”. 

Room 16 - Handwriting

The next step in our peer assessment journey is for partners to provide an area to work on in our next handwriting lesson. 

For example, a feedback sentence could look like the following “Great job with the size of your letters today Jamie. Remember next time to work on your finger spacing.” – Sarah. 

Take a look at our photos showing peer assessment in action in Room 16.

Large Ball Skills with Room 16

Room 16 - PE Skills

This term for Physical Education Room 16 are focusing on developing confidence and hand/eye co-ordination when passing and catching a large ball.

We will be looking at improving our skills in soccer, rugby, netball and basketball over the forth coming weeks. 

This week for P.E. we were learning how to kick, pass and trap a soccer ball. 

Take a look at the fun we had at our Tuesday afternoon’s lesson.


Room 16’s Special Visitor

This week Room 16 had a special visitor to our classroom. 

Police Education Officer Paul Stanko visited the classroom as part of the New Zealand Police’s ‘Keeping Ourselves Safe’ programme which is currently being taught throughout the school.

The purpose of the programme is to teach children a range of safe practices that they can use when interacting with others.

As you can see from the photos the children had a good time learning how to be safe with the Police Education Officer.


Meanies in Room 16

This week for shared reading we have been reading a big book titled “Meanies”. We discovered that the Meanies were horrid and mean characters. We decided to create our own Meanies and add descriptions of something we learnt about them. Take a look at our amazing Meanies.

Meanies Rm 16