Inquiry: Our Inquiry for this term is entitled ‘Learning in a HEARTbeat’. The students will be thinking, discussing and learning about what supports them to be a great Te Rapa citizen and learner. The aim is for them to know and understand how the “Te Rapa HEART” values (Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect, Teamwork), “Key Competencies” (Thinking, Relating to Others, Understanding texts and symbols, Managing Self, Participation and Contribution and “Bucket Filling” initiatives can guide and assist them in becoming positive, happy and successful learners.
Literacy: Recount and Descriptive writing gendres will be covered. The students will write about their experiences and descriptions of themself, special places and people and book characters.
Maths: We will be doing Prime Maths and exploring numbers in the range 0 to 1,000. Intiatilly they will learn a variety of Maths games that they will play throughout the year. Addition and Subtraction is the main strand and Statistics is the minor strand covered this term.
ICT: The students visit the DMC once a week and will use the Word, Paint and Kidspirations programmes to do activities related to our Inquiries. They will use different iPad apps as part of their weekly learning programmes and will also use the Seesaw app to take quality photos of the students working inside and outside the classroom.
Art: They will do a collaborative Class Jigsaw to recognise their diversity (culture and interests).
Te Reo Maori: "Ko Christine Shadbolt ahau. Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, ko Ngati Porou te iwi! Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa!" This term my students will be writing their own Pepeha. We will also be covering Nga Mea Karaihe (Classroom objects). The students learn waiata-a-ringa (action songs) beginning with learning the actions to our Te Rapa Primary School song.