Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Term  4

Welcome back for Term 4, a term that is looking action packed with lots of opportunities for learning and fun! I hope all families have managed to have a break and Room 14 children are ready to go again for Term 4.


Term 4 At A Glance

Written Language – Narrative and Poetry - Structure, descriptive and figurative language and general grammar and sentence structure 
Reading – Guided Silent Reading (Non-Fiction and Fiction) providing responses and reasoning to demonstrate understanding  
Maths – Developing Mathematical concepts and understanding with a focus on Problem Solving and Knowledge Development through the PR1ME Mathematics Programme 
Inquiry/Big Idea – Health and PE - WELL BEING - The choices we make affect our well-being   
Maori – Numbers and Marae/Maori Art - Kapahaka 
Friday Rotation – Involving Dance, Drama, Music-singing, Technology and Simple Coding  
Health & PE – Athletics and fitness games, Swimming (when weather permits) Competencies & HEART – Learning Logs – Reflection on learning, HEART values and expectations reviewed


Children will begin practising the different athletic events that will take place from Week 1 of the term. They will rotate around each activity in the first 4 weeks of the term to ensure they are exposed to each event, before our Athletics Day.  Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing to take part in these activities. This year our Year 5 and 6 Athletics will be held at school on Thursday, 12th November. More information will come early in Term 4 regarding timing of the day with a request to help out on the day. Those children who make it into the Interschool team will compete on Wednesday, 2nd December at Porritt Stadium. 


Swimming will begin in the later part of Term 4, weather dependent. Further information will come home as we get closer to summer.


Please ensure that all stationery requirements are at school. It is expected that students have the required stationery at school every day and if certain items run out, break or go missing, students must organise to have these replaced as soon as possible. 


Homework is given out fortnightly, with the priority tasks being reading and learning of basic facts at your child's level. Homework sheets are given out on the odd week.  

Up and Coming Events for Term 4

Amazing Race - Selected teams to participate on the 21st October at Hamilton Gardens 
Hamilton Cricket Sessions: Thursday 22nd  and Friday 23rd October 
Labour Day - No School: Monday 26th October 
Parent Camp Meeting for Term 1, 2021 (Year 5’s only): Thursday 29th October, 6.30pm in school Staffroom 
Year 5 and 6 Athletics Day at school: Thursday 12th November  
Book Fair: Week 6  
Food for Thought: Week 6 
Whanau Evening: Wednesday 25th November  
Interschool Athletics: Wednesday 2nd December 
Year 5 & 6 Disco: Wednesday 2nd December 
Syndicate Big Day Out: Thursday 10th December, more information to come later in the term 
Prize Giving – Wednesday 16th December 
Final Day - Friday 18th December

Trudie Curtis 

Rm 14 Classroom Teacher