Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School


 Term 4 2021



      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.



Important Dates:

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. 

 Key Questions: 

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:

  • write every day. 
  • write simple recounts of exciting things that we have completed or write simple descriptions. 
  • focus of learning our letters and the associated sounds to help us spell new words.
  • use Stephen Graham’s descriptors will help us with our writing e.g. Number, Colour, Size, Position, Doing, Shape and Texture. 


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.


Healthy Habits

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..

  • after going to the toilet/bathroom
  • before we eat or touch food
  • when our hands are dirty
  • after we touch animals
  • after we sneeze or cough
  • after we blow our noses.


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.

Michelle Middleton