Term 4 2021
INSPIRE – CREATE – EXPLORE
Room 6 are 'learners' and 'teachers' as we continue our learning
adventure together, full of wonderful experiences and discoveries.
Wow!! It is hard to believe that we are beginning the last term of the school year.
Term 4 - It is going to be a very busy term and a short term of 9 weeks.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS TERM?
Week 2: Monday 25th October - Labour Day (public holiday)
Week 5: Tuesday 16th November - Book Day
Week 5: Friday 19th November - Year 1/2 Athletics Display
Week 6: Monday 22nd November - Teacher Only Day (no school)
Week 7: Wednesday 1st December and Thursday 2nd December
Te Rapa School Production - "A Lesson in Time" at Clarence Street Theatre
Week 9: Wednesday 15th December Year 0-2 Big Day In
Week 9: Thursday 16th December Prize-Giving and Reports go home
Week 9: Friday 17th December - Last Day of the term.
Te Rapa School Production - "A Lesson in Time"
Our Whole School Production is on Wednesday 1st December and Thursday 2nd December. Therefore, the Inquiry focus this term will be the Arts. Students will get the opportunity to explore drama, dance and visual arts at the classroom level while some older students will be lucky enough to participate in the school production.
What do we know about "The Arts"?
Are "The Arts" important? Why/Why not?
This term students will be continue to learn about what school is all about, how to ask questions, and talk about how they learn.
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.
We will be Reading every day – “learning to read” and “reading to learn”.
Our reading programme consists of guided reading, shared reading (Big Book/Poem) and reading to, which will include books that link to our Inquiry topic, Te Rapa HEART and topics of interest to the students.
We will be learning to:
Some students will continue to be scaffolded at Maths time, giving students knowledge and understanding to connect to maths principles to enable them to complete the Prime 1A maths programme in Term 4.
We will be covering number knowledge, place value, fractions and groupings including addition and subtraction. We also will be learning Maths vocabulary to help our understanding of mathematical thinking.
Why do we wash our hands?
We wash our hands to get rid of the bad germs that make us sick and stop the germs from spreading to our friends! So that means we wash them EVERY TIME..
Please name your child’s lunchbox. Initially it is quite helpful to put your child’s snack break, morning tea and lunch in a different compartment in their lunchbox.
We have morning tea at 10.40am (healthy snack fruit or yoghurt) and lunch at 12.40pm (sandwich/fruit/yoghurt/sushi). Please try to avoid overloading your child’s lunchbox, they need to spend some time playing outside during morning tea and lunchtime.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either before school or by email to arrange a convenient time to catch up. I look forward to working with you and your child/children throughout this year.