Motutapu Camp dates: Monday 19th October - Friday 23rd October.
Please ensure your child has a spare pair of clothes for athletics training at school each day.
Year 7 students need to be at school by 8:30 each Thursday, ready to leave on the bus for technicraft. Year 8 students depart school at 11:45 for their afternoon session at Hamilton Junior High.
Focuses for Term 4 Mathematics - We will be focusing on components of Algebra (Expressions, Formulae, Equations, Relationships and Patterns) and Number Review to finish the year off. Room 19 maths students will also be completing Measurement and Geometry before moving onto the topics above. Prime math students are continuing to work towards completing their current book and will be completing another review before the end of the year. All students will also be reassessed on their basic facts and number knowledge before the end of the term.
Writing - Students will be working on Explanation & Essay writing skills, developing paragraphs and supporting evidence. We will also look at some Narrative & Poetry Writing. Spelling and Grammar -We will continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and vocabulary development. We will also be focusing on proofreading & editing skills.
Reading - The reading focus will be the Availl Programme - Comprehension using subtitles, Critical thinking ( identifying bias, fact, opinion, perspective, relevance, validity) and Evaluation . Students will learn how to make informed decisions about topics using their texts.
Inquiry - Our main focus for this term will be The Human Impact on our Environment. We will also be exploring career pathways for students to have a look at.
Physical Education - We will be preparing for Athletics Day which is in Week 5. We will focus on techniques for shot put, sprints, discus, long jump and high jump. Towards the end of the term we will be starting our summer swimming programme, focusing on survival skills.
Art - With the Waikato Full Primary School and the Te Rapa Primary School Art competitions to enter, students are invited to enter their best pieces from over the year or can complete a new piece either at school or at home. Room 17 will also be participating in our annual School PTA Calendar Art work. Key Dates for Term 4
Monday 12th October - Term 4 begins - Preparation for Senior Camp
Week 2 Senior Camp - Motutapu Island
Week 3 Monday 26th October: Labour Day Looking to Lead (Student Councillors 9am - 12:40pm)
Week 4 Possible Arts Performance: The Minstrel
Week 5 Wednesday 11th November: Yr 7/8 Senior Athletics Day Friday : Full school Assembly
Week 6 Looking to Lead (Student Councillors - Time to be confirmed) Formal Dance Lessons begin Swimming Instruction may start this week (weather dependent)
Week 7 Wednesday 25th November :WFPS Athletics Day
Week 8 Tuesday 1st December - : Rainbows End for Student Councillors Week 9 Wednesday 9th December - : Big Day Out at Te Awamutu Pools Friday: Full School Assembly
Week 10 Monday 14th December -: Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner Wednesday 16th December - : School Prize Giving Friday 18th December - : School finishes @ 12pm
If you have any queries or concerns please contact classroom teachers through email, dropping into school or for longer discussions through appointments. Kind Regards
Mr Joshua Louden