Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School
Welcome to Term 1 in Room 4!

A very warm welcome to Room 4 for 2021. I am Miss Morgan Foster, Room 4's class teacher. Scroll down to check out some of the things Room 4 will be doing this term.

What's Happening this term?

Inquiry: This term children will be learning what school is all about, how to ask questions, and talk about how they learn. This will tie in with our school values: HEART (Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect and Teamwork) and Learning Assets (Researcher, Thinker, Collaborator, Self Manager, Communicator). Essentially, it is all about children wondering about their world and coming to their own conclusions and asking about things that might not make particular sense.

P.E: We will be exploring a range of fundamental skills such as running, skipping, and hopping, alongside learning simple ball skills.

Swimming: The Junior Syndicate will be swimming every day, weather permitting, and it would be very helpful if everything, including towels, are named and in a bag.  Swimming is compulsory so if your child is unable to swim please send a note to school with them.  If the weather is looking indecisive before school, still send your child with their togs as the weather can clear as the day progresses.

Library: Our library day is Friday. Please help your child to make sure that they have their library book back at school by Friday morning so they can choose a new one. Bookbags are to be at school everyday.

Literacy: Throughout the term we will be unpacking a range of shared books and engaging in fun language experiences. This term we will be discovering what reading and writing is all about.

Maths: We will be starting our Getting Ready for Pr1me programme.

ICT: Room 4 have the opportunity to visit our schools Digital Media Suite every week. During these sessions we will be learning skills such as working a computer mouse and keyboard.

Junior school key dates

  • Week 2 - 18th February - Orientation Evening 5-6.30pm 
  • Week 5 - 12th March 1.30-3pm - Swimming Demonstration 
  • Week 8 - Easter 2nd April - 6th April
  • Week 9 - A & P Show Trip 9th April
  • Week 10 - 14th and 15th April - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
  • Week 10 - 16th April end of Term 1 

Here are some cool art tutorials Mrs Foster made for you to follow alongside. Check them out!

Morgan Foster

mfoster@terapa.school.nz