Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to term 3 in
Room 20

Term 3 is shaping up to be an exciting and entertaining term.



We will begin term with a focus on Algebra and then onto Geometry/Measurement later in the term. Students in Rooms 17 & 19 math will continue with Prime Maths. Dragon Maths will continue to be a homework focus for all students.


 Speeches will be a focus for the first few weeks preparing for our Syndicate Speech competition in Week 6.   Classes will also continue to work on specific writing and recrafting skills. We will finish the term writing short stories.

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: Critical thinking ,Reorganisation and Synthesising.  Later in the term we will Inference and Evaluation and then we will finish the term with a Novel Study - Complex Plots/Themes/Reading Mileage     


This term their Inquiry will be an Individual Inquiry a Passion Project.

Their guiding question will be ...

 Inquiry Question: How can I use my passion to give back to my community? Student will lead their own inquiry driven by their passion while finding a way to use their passion to benefit others.

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Physical Education 

Our PE focus for Term 3 will be Fitness  and  GAMES - Encouraging teamwork and leadership.



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

Our Values ...  Te Rapa HEART ... 

Honesty                 Excellence                      Aroha                Respect                          Teamwork

Week 1

Technicraft new sessions - Rm 18,20,21 (am) Rm 17,19 (pm)

Week 2 

  • Mid Year Conferences/NEMP (selected Yr 8 students)

  • Week 3 

  • Sports Photos/ Ham-West Sports

  • Week 4 

  • Waimaths/Looking to Lead Student Councillors

  • Week 5 

  •  Classroom speech finals/Yr 7 Vision Testing/ Full School Assembly

  • Week 6 

  • Syndicate Speech Finals.

  • Week 7 

  • WFPS  Regional Speech Finals/ICAS Digital and Science/Netball and     Hockey Prizegiving

  • Week 8 

  • ICAS Writing and Spelling/WFPS Cross Country

  • Week 9 

  • ICAS Maths and English/WFPS Speech Finals

  • Week 10 

  • Production Week/ Full School Assembly and end of Term 3.

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The Bigger Picture

Our production this year is a variety show where a group of primary aged students share their ideas about how people live their lives so differently. Just because life is different and can challenge us or make us feel uncomfortable, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong or right...it's just different…

Save the date ...25th and 26th of September.

Come along and see the talented students at Te Rapa Primary ...SING ...DANCE ... and ... ENTERTAIN.

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