Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 14 Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3 in Room 14. I hope that all families have had a wonderful holiday and the children are well rested and ready for another busy and productive term.          

Term 3 Activities

Written Language – Instructional Writing, Figurative Language and Narrative Writing

Spelling – Switched on to Spelling –Stage 2, Vivid Vocab to develop word knowledge and meanings

Reading – Key Into Series, Guided Silent Reading and Comprehension Boxes

Maths – PR1ME Maths Programme, Basic Facts and IKAN Knowledge development

Big Idea– The Power of Words - Our words have an effect on people – Context: Leadership

Friday Rotation – Involving Dance, Drama, Music, Technology and Simple Coding

Health & PE – Fitness games and Cross Country training

Maori – Kapa Haka and Maori Language: Calendars, Te Marae, Classroom Objects and Following Instructions

Competencies & Values – Learning Logs – Goal Setting, Reflecting on Learning

Still a major goal for the children 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 they will be prepared for future years of learning.

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 un-fit 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.

Literacy Pro

Our students should be gaining confidence using the Scholastic Literacy Pro Programme and also see growth as their Lexile grows. 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 continue to 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.

Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T

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 class understanding of each aspect of H.E.A.R.T. as well as investigating well known New Zealander’s who display these values in the public arena. If you can think of any as a family; please share these with your child.

Important Dates

31st July – ICAS English

1st August – Rhythm Interactive – Performance

7th/8th August – P/S/T Conferences

10th August – Japanese Visit and Looking for Alaska Performance

14th August – ICAS Maths

20th August – NZ Playhouse Performance

21st August – Hamilton West Sports Exchange

23rd August – Kids for Kids Concert

24th August – Full School Assembly/Cross Country

30th August – Gymsports Festival

5th September – Netball Prize Giving

6th September – Hockey Prize Giving

14th September – Fraser High School Performance

18th September – Interschool Cross Country

20th September – Year 4-8 Disco

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Kind Regards

Trudie Curtis

Room 14 Classroom Teacher