Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to Room 11 for Term 3.

Welcome to Term 3, back and ready for a busy term with lots on and lots to look forward to. 

Here are Room 11’s focuses for Term 3.

  • Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T – focusing on Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect and Teamwork. How can we integrate H.E.A.R.T into our daily activities, thinking about self-improvement regularly.
  • Reading- Guided & Shared – reading strategies, re-reading, reading on, breaking words down and sounding out words. Buddy reading, comprehension, how to solve words/self- correcting/retelling and using the library well by finding information effectively. Plays will be an important focus this term learning to understand the conventions of drama texts: play language, characters, plot, themes and morals. 
  • Writing – exclamations marks, question marks and speech marks. Consistent use of correct tense and language features like similes. Turning a small narrative into a play and building on previous learning to make our plays interesting to read and perform. Using reference sources to improve and upgrade our work.  
  • Maths – children are grouped into ability groups and the major focus is Number. Mathletics is central to learning basic facts and extending our knowledge and strategies.
  • Oral language – how to be good listener and part of an audience. Clear delivery of my poem through poetry recitals and articulating clearly as a character in a play.
  • I.C.T – Using Information Communication and Technology to research certain topics and deliver back my findings. Using Publisher. 
  • P.E –Team Building, Fitness and Cross Country Running as our main focuses.
  • Inquiry – The Arts “Nga Toi” – dance, drama, art and communication through different cultures – studying arts that motivate me and learning to appreciate these through presenting my findings.  
  • Maori – Instructions, Calendar, Numbers and Feelings. Kapahaka.
  • Art – Baseline sketching and drawing/modelling – looking at triorama (similar to dioramas) – plays – setting, plot and characters.

Thank you for your support

Matt Foster

mfoster@terapa.school.nz