Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

WElcome Back To Term 4 in Room 8!

Kia Ora all! It's so hard to believe we are heading into the last Term of the year! We have had some fantastic learning happening in Room 8 and are looking forward to what is coming up in our final Term.


What's Happening in Term 4?

Literacy:  We are focusing on letter writing and procedural texts - the text structure, language and different strategies we can use to explore and develop these. 

Maths: Building our basic facts knowledge and problem solving strategies with a particular focus on word problems, basic facts and place value knowledge. Across the Year3/4 team we will be using PRIME maths.


Maaori: Kapahaka every Friday. We will be exploring feelings, legends and marae protocol.




Physical Education: This term we are training for athletics with a build up to our athletics day competition. The latter part of the term we will be learning about water safety.  

Inquiry: We continue with THE ARTS + Culture = ? What can the arts teach us about culture.We will be exploring communication, identity and creativity through the Arts. 

We will be using the LEARNING ASSETS to guide and support our journey:

In Room 8 I am a... 

COLLABORATOR
THINKER
RESEARCHER
SELF MANAGER
COMMUNICATOR


In Room 8 we show
  HEART

HONESTY

EXCELLENCE

AROHA

RESPECT

TEAMWORK


Look at some of the cool masks Room 8 made for Art!

And an amazing effort from Room 8 in Term 3 Mathletics - Overall winners for the Term! (again!) I wonder if we can achieve this for Term 4?



Personal Introduction

Hello my name is Ginny Grenfell. I have been teaching for 17 years. My teaching career began at Forest Lake Primary School then I moved to Whitiora School. During my time at Whitiora I trained and taught as a Reading Recovery teacher alongside being a Team Leader. Following Whitiora I moved onto the lovely Te Rapa School who has amazing  staff and children! We are all very lucky!

I love teaching and the children and people who make it an amazing journey. I strive to install a love of learning and in all of my students to reach their potential. I strongly believe all children have the capacity to learn – as teachers we just need to find the way to teach them. 

I have adult children - Jacob, Saffron, Madison, Luca (Maddy and Luca are twins) and Charlotte. I have two amazing grandchildren - Maiah who is 10 and Easton who is 6 years old. Family is hugely important to me and with even grown children family life is busy!

My passion and hobbies are horses and animals! I live rurally on a farm where I own and ride my own horses and agist others on my property. I have a passion for rescue work and as many may tell you we have has a few animals visit our class. We also five lovely dogs, four cats and some chooks! I love the outdoors and the peace of the country and enjoy the farming lifestyle.

I am absolutely looking forward to getting to know all your children and working with them as a team throughout the year. If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me ginnygrenfell@terapa.school.nz.