Outlined below are the major learning focuses for the term and key dates for Syndicate events:
Mathematics - We will be continuing with Number and then onto 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.
Writing -Students will be focused on developing complex sentence structures, figurative language and paragraphing. Writing will also be integrated with our ‘Wellbeing’ inquiry with the purpose being informative and entertaining.
Spelling - Developing knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, prefixes and suffixes and new vocabulary through our school wide spelling programme.
Reading - Researching and using keywords to locate relevant information will be the initial focus. The skills of inference and reorganisation will also be covered during the term.
Inquiry - Through the curriculum area of Science and Health/Physical Education, our topic will be: ”Wellbeing”. The context will be “Living World - Life Processes” where a combination of different programmes and learning areas will be used to cover a range of factors which contribute to a person’s well being - Discovering Me - Keeping Ourselves Self, Functions of the Human Body Systems, Sexuality Road, Nutrition, Self Image and Self Esteem.
Physical Education - We begin the term with Cross Country training- teaching strategies for running middle distance races and developing endurance and stamina through a range of games and running. The second half of the term will see the students involved in developing knowledge and skills linked to a range of winter sports.
ICT- Activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and a range of apps to enhance learning within our classroom programmes. E-portfolios will continue to be developed showing a snapshot of the students learning and reflections.
Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T : Each fortnight a different aspect of H.E.A.R.T will be the focus with one student from each class receiving the class award at the end of each fortnight. We begin the term with Honesty and finish the term with Teamwork.
Week 2 - EPro8 Competition, PTA Mad Hair Day, Sports Camp parent meeting
Week 3- Young Leaders Day
Week 5 - School Cross Country, Full School Assembly
Week 6 - Queen’s Birthday Holiday, No Tech, Tough Guy/Gal Challenge
Week 7 - Sports Camp Week
Week 8 -Looking To Lead- Student Council, Northwest Sports
Week 9 - Gymsports Festival, PTA Quiz Evening
Week 10 - Full School Assembly
We wish all our Te Rapa representatives all the best in the events they are involved in this term.