Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Term 4  

Room 5


Inquiry:  Room 5 students will be doing two inquiries this term, a "Let's Be Friends" Inquiry to promote lasting friendships and a Science Inquiry about "Change" as we explore changes in our world. We will be looking at temporary and permanent changes and doing some fun experiments related to this. To support this Inquiry we will be visiting the Sweetas Popcorn Factory as an introduction to this Inquiry.

Literacy: Recount, Descriptive and Procedural writing gendres will be covered. The students will carry out experiments and will be recording the procedure carried out for these. 

Maths: Prime Maths will continue to be taken this term covering the Addition and Subtraction strands. There will be a focus on learning addition and subtraction basic facts to 20 and using counting on and back, doubles and place value strategies to solve 1 and 2 digit addition and subtraction problems. The Geometry strand covering Position and Orientation and 3D shapes will done within the Prime Maths programme.

ICT: The students visit the DMC once a week and will use the Word, Paint and Kidspirations programmes to do activities related to our Inquiries. They will use different iPad apps as part of their weekly learning programmes and will also use the Seesaw app to take quality photos inside and outside the classroom. taken such as Sprints, Long Jump, High Jump and Throwing.

Art: They will do a collaborative Class Jigsaw to recognise their diversity (culture and  interests).  

Te Reo Maori:  Nga Kai (Food) will be covered this term. The students will also be taking part in our school-wide Te Wiki o te Reo Maori competition. They will select from our Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T. (Honesty-Pono; Excellence-Hiranga; Aroha-Love and Kindness; Respect- Manaaki; Teamwork-Kotahitanga) class treaty which value/s is/are most important and relevant to them and collaboratively illustrate this and include the Maori word for that/those values.