Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School


Term 1

Mr Hamish Marsh Rm18




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



Reading - guided focus - comprehension - understanding themes and characters from a range of shared short stories. We will also work through a series of shared readings to discover and learn about famous leaders.

Writing - grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocab development, personal recounts and biographies.

Maori - Pepeha (as part of our Inquiry focus: belonging), maori culture and beliefs (through a selection of short stories), classroom instructions.

Mathematics - Number and Algebra (streamed classes). Rms 17 & 19 Math class- Primemaths.

ICT - Developing Google Docs skills, collaborative tasks, E-portfolios and vector drawings.

Inquiry - Big Idea -Belonging and Leadership

Health and P.E. - Kiwi Swim Safe Swimming Programme, team building games and investigating the impact of leadership on peer relationships.

Arts - Visual Art - Three dimensional/perspective drawing, creating our own Te Rapa Tartan design and hot seating drama activities to portray the lives of great leaders.

Technicraft- Visual Art, Soft Materials, DVC-electronics, Food Technology



Important Dates

    • Orientation Evening - Thursday 14th February

    • Y7/8 Immunisation Education- Wednesday 20th February- 10am

    • PAT Testing Week 4

    • Full School Assembly - Friday 8th March

    • Swimming Sports –Wednesday 13th March

    • Class and Portrait Photos – Wednesday 27th March

    • Information Evening - Sexuality Education
      - (more information will follow soon) - Thursday 28th March

    • Top Schools Games- date TBC

    • Conferences Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April

    • End of Term and Full School Assembly - 12th April