Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School



What's Happening This Term?

Written Language – Information Reports, Topic Sentence and Paragraph Development, Proofreading and Editing Skills

Speeches - Writing and presenting speeches on a topic of their choice

Reading – Reciprocal Reading - focusing on Non-Fiction material with a variety of follow up tasks to extend their thinking and development around a topic

Maths – PR1ME Mathematics Programme

Discovering Me - Sexuality Road

Maori – Kapahaka, Maori Language – The Body/Clothing, Food and Calendar

Friday Rotation - involving Dance, Drama, Music, Science, Technology and Simple Coding

Health & PE Cross Country - Track running and fitness games to build endurance


Upcoming Events...

Friday 10th May - Mad Hair Day

Friday 31st May - Full School Assembly

Friday 31st May - Cross Country

Monday 3rd June - Queen's Birthday

Friday 7th June - Tough Guy/Gal

Friday 21st June - Northwest Sports Day

Tuesday 2nd July - Team Speech Finals

Friday 5th July - Full School Assembly

Te Rapa

As part of our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ school wide programme we will continue to focus on ‘Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T.’ this term. Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T. incorporates the school values we already have and is part of everything we do at school. This term we will continue to develop our understanding of each aspect of H.E.A.R.T. 

                                                H = Honesty

                                                E = Excellence

                                                A = Aroha

                                                R = Respect

                                                T = Teamwork

Year 5 & 6 Independent Learner

A major goal for the students in the Year 5 and 6 Syndicate is to work towards becoming an ‘Independent Learner.’

This encourages them to take charge of being ready to learn and also helps them to monitor their own learning.  This learning will help to ensure that they will be prepared for future years of learning.

Criteria for being an Independent Learner:

I ask myself these questions frequently, ‘Do I know what I am supposed to be doing?’,  ‘Am I doing it?’ The independent learner would answer ‘Yes’ to both questions on a regular basis.

I plan my time carefully on a task so that I can ensure I get it finished.

I look after all of my own learning resources, if I misplace one it is my own learning that suffers.

I am ready to start at the beginning of the day with a clear and organised desk as well as a clear and organised frame of mind.

I know the best way to learn is to ask questions of others when I do not understand.  The person that sits and stresses about not knowing will never know.

I work quickly and quietly on set tasks so that I can maximise my own learning but I am also conscious of others learning needs.

I set realistic goals and work hard to achieve them as I can see that education plays a very important part in my future.

Cross Country

With Cross Country this term it is expected that all students have appropriate clothing as well as appropriate footwear (optional) for running. This will mean that they cannot wear long trousers. Cross Country training will be compulsory and students will need signed notes from parents excusing them from physical activity if they are unfit to participate. Cross Country training will begin in Week 1 so please ensure your child is prepared for this by having the correct gear at school every day.

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Our students should be gaining confidence using the Scholastic Literacy Pro Programme. Literacy Pro is designed to develop successful readers by evaluating their reading abilities and motivating them to read more at appropriately challenging levels. This will be used in the classroom this term and we encourage our students to use this as part of their reading at home programme. Please take an interest in this with your child. Have them read some of the text aloud to you and share their quiz responses with you. If you have any questions about this programme please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Abby Ritete