Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 13 Term 1

Welcome to Room 13 for 2019. This term is already turning out to be action packed with loads of opportunities for learning and reflecting…and of course, CAMP.

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:

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

Term 1 Activities

Written Language – Recount, Instructions, Developing Vocabulary to suit a task and proofreading and editing skills

Reading – Guided Silent Reading, Blooms Taxonomy Tasks, Recounts

Maths – Maths knowledge (basic facts, place value, fractions), PRIME Mathematics Programme

Inquiry/Big Idea – Belonging and Citizenship: What are my rights, rules and responsibilities

Maori – Mihi and greetings

Arts – Portraits and visual art related to camp

Health & PE – Swimming and Triathlon, Fitness Circuits

Competencies & H.E.A.R.T.– Learning Logs – Reflection on learning

Assessment – Running Records, Journal Reading Assessment, Writing Samples, PAT’s, Basic Facts, IKAN

Camp Papamoa/Mount

Fun in the Sun!

4 Action packed days away beginning with a day at Waimarino Water Park, followed by Beach Education and fun activities in and around the Mount. 19th - 22nd of Feb.

Home Learning

In Term 1 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

Up and Coming Events for Term 1

Orientation Evening: Thursday 14th February

Camp: Depart Tuesday 19th February at 7.30am and arrive back on Friday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Year 5/6 Triathlon: Wednesday 6th  March Postponement Date: Tuesday 12th 


Class Photos: Wednesday 27th March

Year 5/6 Swimming Sports: Friday 15th March

Northwest Swimming Sports: Tuesday 19th March

Northwest Triathlon (Interschools): Tuesday 26th March

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences: Wednesday 10th April and Thursday 11th April