Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

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Welcome back to Room 7 for Term 4

We hope you had a super holiday!!

Welcome to the new children joining us in Term 4. 

What’s Happening in Term 4?


Our Inquiry focus for this term is The Arts - Cultures of People in New Zealand.

We will  extend our thinking of the Learning Assets - Self Manager, Communicator, Thinker, Collaborator and Researcher.Introducing the Learning Assets in Upper Primary | Mrs Fintelman Teaches


We will tie in our School HEART values - Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect, Teamwork with our Inquiry. We also include our Wonderings – I See, I Think, I Wonder

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Literacy – will include:

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  • Early words 
  • Reading 
  • Writing


  • Correct pencil hold
  • Casey Caterpillar - Forming letters and numerals correctly
  • Writing name correctly


Number – will include:

  • Numeral ID
  • Forming numerals correctly
  • Forwards and backwards counting to 20/50/100
  • Ordering, understanding 1 more, 1 less
  • Patterns to 10
  • Simple Adding & Subtracting


Geometry – shape, size and colour attributes

Measurement – comparisons of length, weight, time & temperature

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Health & PE – for the first 5 weeks we will be building our skills with Athletics in preparation for the Syndicate Athletics Day.

We will have a daily fitness activity, building basic ball, skipping and movement skills.

Swimming, when weather permits. 

Te Reo Maori – will include: 

  • Counting to 10, Colours and Body Parts through action songs
  • Simple Greetings and Farewells

DMC / Digital Fluency

We have a DMC time on Thursday afternoons and will use our buddy class for support. 

We will explore Unplugged activities using the Beebots and Colby the Mouse.


Museum Trip – 26th October

Hamilton Gardens Trip - 14th December

Parent Reminders 


Library day is Friday

Please keep Library Books in Book Bags   


Home Learning: will include:Shop Book Bags

  • Early Words
  • Handwriting – correct name & letter formation
  • Home Reader/s
  • Weekly Poem

Pleas keep Home Books in Book Bags as we use these often.

Room 7 Teachers

Mrs Diane Darlington

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

I have been teaching at Te Rapa Primary, in various roles and at all levels for over 30 years. Over 20 of these years as a fulltime teacher.

I especially enjoy teaching the younger children and helping them settle into school. 
I love getting to know them and seeing their progress.


Mrs Fiona Greaves

Thursdays, Fridays

I come from an early Childhood background and have spent over 20 years in this sector. I am passionate about supporting children’s transition to school through positive, nurturing relationships. I love using music and movement to consolidate lessons.