Inquiry: Our Inquiry for this term is “Learning with H.E.A.R.T.”. The children will be thinking, discussing and learning about what supports them to be a great learner. The aim is for them to know and understand what helps them with their learning and assists them with being a positive member of any group (family, class, sports team, etc) they belong to. Our school wide “Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T.” values (Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect, Teamwork), “Key Competencies” (Thinking, Relating to Others, Understanding texts and symbols, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing) and “Citizenship with Excellence” programmes fit well with this topic.
ICT: The children will be using the iPad and digital camera to take photographs of a friend and class mates showing H.E.A.R.T. The H.E.A.R.T photographs will be used to compile a H.E.A.R.T. booklet. The children will use the Word Programme to type up a mihi (personal greeting) about themselves to display on the “Learning with HE.A.R.T.” Inquiry wall.
P.E. – Swimming and the Fundamental skills of hopping, skipping, jumping, side stepping and galloping will be covered and used in games this term. The children will swim in ability groups and cover Swim Start skills and activities at their level of confidence and ability.
Art – The children will do a Personal Profile chart comprising of their own profile photograph, hand and foot prints and Mihi (personal greeting).
Te Reo Maori & Tikanga Maori (Maori Language) & Music: Pronunciation of Maori Vowels, basic Greetings and Farewells will be covered. The children will write and share a personal mihi (personal greeting). The mihi will be shared with all class mates in getting to know each other. The Te Rapa School song will be regularly performed with all students learning the meaning of the Maori words and the actions to the song. They will perform this waiata a ringa (action song) to others on appropriate occasions such as for Powhiri (Welcome Ceremonies to new people to our school and visitors). Nga Tae (Colours) will be covered with students making their own colour wheel and utilising it in class.