Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to Room 1, Term 1, 2021!



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 explore 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. Please send togs everyday or a note if your child is unable to swim for a medical reason.

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 big books and engaging in fun language experiences. We will be learning about 'Casey the Caterpillar' (a handwriting programme) and focus on building our sight word knowledge. 

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


  • 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