Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to 2019
Room 20

A big welcome to all my students, Year 7’s beginning their time as seniors and Year 8’s, your final year at Te Rapa Primary.  I am looking forward to getting to know all of you during the year and providing an exciting and rewarding year of learning.

Our Values ...  Te Rapa HEART ... 

Honesty                 Excellence                      Aroha                                  Respect                           Teamwork


We will begin the year by revising our Number and Algebra knowledge using the Connecting the Strands resource.  PRIME students will go to Room 17 or 19 for Mathematics.


Our writing will begin with links to our Inquiry for the term:

Poetry : Bio Poems, Where I am from ... , linked to ‘Great Leaders

           Biographies: Linked to Leader      Scripts: Hot Seat Activity

Personal Recounts

We will also review the purpose for writing, use of dictionaries and thesaurus, selection of precise words and word types such as nouns, verbs, adjectives and how to structure a sentence.

Spelling and Word Work                                                 

 We will be using  Spelling Under Scrutiny resource.  

This will include:

Weekly spelling, vocab development, phonics, grammar & punctuation activities, spelling rules & testing


Guided Reading Focus:

Making connections, asking questions, identifying the main idea.   

Class Novel: Charlotte’s Web


 Belonging is key to leadership

Key Learning Area: Social Sciences

Deep Understandings:

Why a sense of belonging is important.

Why different cultures show belonging in different ways.

Great leaders possess certain qualities.

Physical Education - Aquatics

We will be covering the following skills in preparation for our school swimming sports.

 Water confidence

Techniques – freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke

Speed development

                                                            Technique – diving                                                                                                                                                                                   


A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms within our classroom programmes. All classes are using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis.

Week 2

Orientation Evening "Meet the Teacher"

Week 4

Testing Week

Week 5

Full School Assembly @ 9.15am

Week 6

Swimming Sports

Week 8

 School Photos

WFPS - Swimming Sports

Week 9

Top School

Week 10

Parent/Teacher/Pupils Conferences

Full School Assembly @ 9.15am

Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.
Mrs Nicola Allen
Email: nallen@terapa.school.nz