Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School



What's Happening This Term?

Term 3 Activities

Written Language - Narrative and Poetry

Reading – Focus on Narrative and Poetry within this, also looking at Plays

Maths – PR1ME Mathematics Programme

The Arts - Everyone is an Artist - a focus on Visual Arts Rotation (Paper Mache, Chalk Pastel and String Art, Tiki Art and Aboriginal Dot Art)

Maori – Kapahaka, Maori Language – The Body/Clothing, Food, Instructions or Calendar

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

Health & PE - Large Ball Skills

Upcoming Events...

  • Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, 2pm finish

  • Monday 5th August (pm only) and Tuesday 6th August - Sports and Cultural Photos

  • Wednesday 7th August - Hamilton West Sports Exchange held at Te Rapa Primary School

  • Friday 23rd August - Full School Assembly

  • Tuesday 3rd September - ICAS Digital Technologies

  • Wednesday 4th September - ICAS Science

  • Wednesday 4th September - Netball Prize giving, 3.30pm in MPR

  • Tuesday 10th September - ICAS Writing

  • Wednesday 11th September - ICAS Spelling

  • Monday 16th September - ICAS English

  • Tuesday 17th September - Interschool Cross Country (team to be confirmed)

  • Wednesday 18th September - ICAS Maths

  • Wednesday 25th September - Production Evening Performance #1

  • Thursday 26th September - Production Evening Performance #2

  • Friday 5th July - Full School Assembly

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.

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

Kind Regards

Tania Turner