Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 13 Term 4

Welcome to Term 4! It is incredible to think how fast this year has disappeared. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and managed to find some warm weather to soak up when the sun was out. 

Term 4 promises to be another busy term with a lot going on in the classroom and many school events scheduled. 

Term 4 Activities

Term 4 Activities

Word Work - Long vowel sounds

Written Language – Poetry, Procedural (Instructions) and developing structure and language choice in a variety of different genres

Reading – Guided Silent Reading (Non-Fiction and Fiction) providing responses and reasoning to demonstrate understanding and Novel Studies

Maths – PR1ME Mathematics Programme, basic facts and number knowledge

Big Idea – Energy - It comes in many forms - solar, electrical, wind    

Health & PE – Athletics and fitness games, Swimming (when weather permits)

Maori – Kapahaka and Maori Language - Feelings, Animals and Instructions

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


Children will begin practising the different events that will take place from Week 1 of the term. They will rotate around each activity in the first 4 weeks of the term to ensure they are exposed to each event, before our Athletics Day. 

Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing to take part in these activities.

This year our Year 5-8 Athletics will be held at Porritt Stadium on Tuesday, 12th November. More information will come early in Term 4 regarding timing of the day with a request to help out on our Year 5-8 Athletics day at Porritt Stadium.

This year there is an 800m race at the Interschool event. We will be running the school competition for this separately, on Friday 8th November at 11.10am. This will be for those students who wish to run the event. Entry is not compulsory.

Those children who make it into the Interschool team will compete on Tuesday, 3rd December at Porritt tadium.

Home Learning

In Term 4 the students of Room 13 will begin a fortnightly Home Learning Choice Board . The children have input into the optional activities so please be encouraging them to complete these as some of them are designed to benefit you. Whether it is helping cook dinner, doing chores or even give you a relaxing massage! The items listed on the contract with a   next to it are ‘Must Do’ activities and need to be completed and signed by a parent/caregiver

Important Dates

Labour Day - No School: Monday 28th October

Year 5-8 Athletics Day at Porritt Stadium: Tuesday 12th November

Book Fair: Week 6 

Whanau Evening: Wednesday 27th November 

Year 5 & 6 Disco: Thursday 28th  November

Interschool Athletics: Tuesday 3rdDecember

Syndicate Big Day Out: Thursday 12th December, more information to come later in the term

Prize Giving – Wednesday 18th December

Final Day - Friday 20th December