Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School
Welcome to Term 2 in Room 4!

A very warm welcome back to Term 2 in Room 4. Scroll down to check out some of the things Room 4 will be doing this term.

What's Happening this term?

Inquiry: Our class Inquiry is entitled ‘How can I think and act like a scientist’. The Science strand we will be covering is Making Sense of the Physical World and the children will be exploring everyday examples of physical phenomena e.g. forces. The underlying concept is Energy. The children will come to understand that energy is how things change and move. It's everywhere around us and takes all sorts of forms. It takes energy to cook food, to drive to school, and to jump in the air. 

Weekly Quiz : As a part of the school's weekly social science focus, the Junior Syndicate have decided to paste the question into your child's home learning book. Please take the time to discuss the quiz with your child and once they have completed it return the tear off slip to school by Thursday the same week. This enters them into a draw to win house points for their school house group and also broadens their knowledge of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

P.E: Life Education - What does our body need to stay healthy, happy and thriving?

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. We will be doing our usual guided reading and writing programmes, building on the skills we learnt last term.

Maths: Continuing 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 1 - Life Education Caravan (In class) 
  •  Week 3 - Friday 23rd May - Pink Shirt Day (To support anti bullying week) 
  •  Week 5 - Friday 4th June - Teacher Only Day (No School) 
  •  Week 6 - Monday 7th June - Queen's Birthday (No School) 
  •  Week 10 - Friday 9th July - Last day of Term 2

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

Morgan Foster

mfoster@terapa.school.nz