Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School
Welcome to Room 5
Wow, what an incredible group of learners make up Room 5! Everyone made their way through a bumpy Term 1 amazingly well.  I can't wait to see all the learning that is going to take place in Term 2.

Check out some of the things happening for us! 

Literacy - This term we will be following the Ministry of Educations' "Better Start Literacy Approach" which will help build greater phonological awareness and vocabulary knowledge.  

We will continue with Circle Time and 'I See, I Think, I Wonder' in our Oral Language time.  

"Casey the Caterpillar" approach will continue to be used for handwriting.
Writing foci will include: using a variety of sentence beginnings, writing both simple and compound sentences and learning how to use simple dictionaries.

Mathematics - Using the Pr1me programme to continue building knowledge of numbers to 20 or 100; Learning and recalling addition and subtraction basic facts.  

Art - Observational drawing / sketching focusing on proportion, shape and shading.

Inquiry - We will be unpacking together our Learning Assets to find what it means to be a powerful learner and how we can be one.

Digital Technologies - Unplugged coding activities using directional language.

Digital Fluency - Integrating iPad apps in curriculum areas to support our learning - Book Creator,

Te Reo Maori - Greetings/Farewells; Nga Ahuatanga (Feelings) & Matariki
You might enjoy participating in this Matariki Macarena!

Health - We will be starting the term by investigating 'Respectful Relationships' and what these are.  One activity is that each break time we will be trying to get to know another one of our classmates by talking to them.  We might ask them questions from our 'Circle Time' to help.  This unit links really well to our Te Rapa HEART.
Week 3 is 'NZ Bully-Free' week which will follow on really well from our 'Respectful Relationships' kit.
Later in the term we will be focusing on being Firewise.

Throughout all this learning we will be working on showing Te Rapa HEART in all that we do!

Library Day: Friday

P.E. Day: Wednesday - Remember suitable shoes and clothing for being outside.

I can't wait for another wonderful term ahead in Room 5!
Karen Wymer