Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 13 2022

Term 4

Welcome to Term 4! This year has flown by and Term 4 looks like another productive and busy one leading up to the end of year. Make sure you keep up to date by checking the School App (EDGE) and emails for latest news and notifications.

Learning Experiences in Term 4

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

Health & PE – Athletics, Swimming (when weather permits), Fitness Games, Cycle Safety

Competencies & HEART – Learning Logs – Reflection on learning, HEART values and expectations reviewed

Inquiry/Big Idea – Continued from Term 3

Compelling QuestionThe Arts - How do The Arts teach us about culture? 

Underlying Concept: The Arts open up ways for us to communicate why we think, feel and act as we    do - our cultural beliefs and values 

Context - The Cultures within our class

Up and Coming Events for Term 4

Monday, 24th October - Labour Day - school closed

Wednesday, 26th October - Amazing Race

Thursday, 27th October - Camp Meeting, NZ Shake Out Day

Friday, 28th October - Amazing Race Postponement Day

31st October - 4th November - Bike Safety week

21st - 25th November - Book Week

Wednesday, 23rd November - Syndicate Athletics day

Thursday, 24th November - Syndicate Athletics postponement day, Syndicate Disco

Wednesday 30th November - NW schools Interschools Athletics Event

Friday, 2nd December - Art Competition closes

Friday, 9th December - Syndicate Big Day in

Friday, 16th December - Full School Assembly

Monday, 19th December - Full School Prize-giving

Tuesday, 20th December - School finishes

Home Learning

This year, in the Year 5/6 Syndicate, we will have ‘Home Learning Activities’ which will be done over a fortnight. This will consist of activities which are the priority activities to be completed (Reading and Basic Facts). The other activities on the list will be optional.

Those children who complete the required tasks, with signatures and evidence if required at the end of each fortnight will be rewarded.

Te Rapa HEART: 

As part of our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ school wide programme we will continue focusing upon “Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T” this term. Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T are our school values which are embedded into culture of our school. 

H = Honesty   E = Excellence  A = Aroha  R = Respect  T = Teamwork


Year 5 & 6 Team - Teachers

Room 12 – Miss Georgia Gilmore - ggilmore@terepa.school.nz

Room 13 – Ms Penny Jackson (Team Leader) - pjackson@terapa.school.nz

Room 14 – Mr Shaun Wright - swright@terapa.school.nz

Room 15 – Miss Esther Prendergast - eprendergast@terapa.school.nz

Room 16 – Mr Mike McCurry mmccurry@terapa.school.nz

Part time teachers: Mrs Tania Wood and Mrs Abby Ritete