Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

welcome to term 3!

This term we are taking part in an Arts rotation.  If we are involved in the school production this is when we get to practice our dance.  If we aren't involved then we are participating in 3 weeks of Music, Visual Art and Drama.  There will be lots of noise coming from Room 8 as we learn the recorder!


- Reading: The first half of the term is focused upon Poetry.  We are learning to recite a poem using expression which we will share with the class.  The focus is on ''reading to learn'.  Through guided reading, independent reading, shared books and being read to students will develop greater understanding of texts.  We are also developing our understanding of vocabulary we meet.

- Maths: All classes are working with the Pr1me programme.  Some of us are learning to add and subtract with regrouping or place value.  Basic facts continues to be an important part of each Maths lesson.  We enjoy getting to work with other children in the syndicate in our mixed Maths classes.

- Maori: Te Tinana and clothing is our first focus.

- Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T: We are continually returning to these values and looking at what they mean for us.  We are using Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect and Teamwork to help make our classroom and school a happy and safe place for everyone!

- Key Dates:

  • 31 July & 1 August: Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences - School day ends at 2pm

  • 22 August: Poetry Recital Finals

  • 5 & 6 August: Sports Photos

  • 20 & 21 August: Hamilton Cricket Awareness Sessions

  • 23 August: Full School Assembly

  • 4 September: Netball Prize Giving

  • 5 September: Hockey Prize Giving

  • 25 & 26 September: ‘The Bigger Picture’ School Production

  • 27 September: Full School Assembly and end of Term 3.