Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Mr Hamish Marsh
Room 18

Welcome back to our class page. We have another very busy and exciting term planned with lots of learning, activities and events organised.

Outlined below are the major learning focuses for the term and key dates for Syndicate events:

Mathematics - Streamed ‘Connecting the Strand ‘classes continue to focus on Measurement and Geometry.  ‘Prime Maths’ continue to focus on Fractions/Decimals and Measurement/Statistics

We also have two teams busily training for the Waikato Waimath competition.

Writing - 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.

Grammar - Continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary.

Reading - Our reading comprehension  focuses for this term are Reorganisation and Reaction. Reading will also link to both our Inquiry and Writing focuses for the term.

Inquiry - Our main focus for this term will be “Enterprise” making connections to the purpose of advertising and persuasion.

Physical Education - The focus for Term 3 will be building stamina and endurance through running to prepare for our Whole School Cross Country. Team building fitness sessions will also be activities that we will use to keep our students fit.

ICT- 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.

Rotations - These will continue on a Monday afternoons and cover a range of curriculum areas such as: Languages: Mandarin, ICT:Powtoon, Design Tech:Lego, Drama Skills, Musical Performance.

The Arts

This term has a focus on performance and we are fortunate to have a number of visiting performances including: Rhythm Interactive, Fraser High School, NZ Playhouse, Looking for Alaska.

Key Dates for Term 3

Week 1- Technicraft new sessions - Rm 18, 20, 21 (am) Rm 17, 19 (pm) Science Fair Electives
Week 2 - ICAS English/Science Fair Electives
Week 3 -Spelling Bee Begins/Mid Year Conferences
Week 4 - ICAS Maths/Waimaths
Week 5 -  Classroom speech finals/Full School Assembly/Whole School Cross  Country/Science Fair/Ham-West Sports Exchange
Week 6 - Syndicate Speech Finals
Week 7 - Spelling Bee Testing/Regional Speech Finals
Week 8 -
Week  9- School Production /WFPS Speech Finals /WFPS Cross Country
Week 10 - Full School Assembly and end of Term 3.