Welcome to an exciting and adventurous Term 4 in the Year 7 & 8 Syndicate.
A summary of our learning plan for Term Four is outlined below
The reading focus will be linked to our Motutapu Island Camp and also our Inquiry for the term. We will look at Critical thinking ( identifying bias, fact, opinion, perspective, relevance, validity) and Evaluation . Students will learn how to make informed decisions about different topics using their texts.
Through the curriculum subject of Social Science.
Our main focus for this term will be The Human Impact on our Environment. We will also be exploring career pathways linked to protecting our amazing natural environment here in New Zealand.
Incorporating daily te reo Maori into the classroom. Teaching of te reo, tikanga and history throughout the term.
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.
Classes will be streamed and students in Room 17 will work on the PR1ME mathematics programme with other classes working from the Connecting the Strands resource.
Students will be working on Explanation & Essay writing skills, developing paragraphs and supporting evidence. We will also look at some Narrative & Poetry Writing.
We will be developing our knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary. We will also be focusing on proofreading & editing skills.
On a Thursday you will be split into year groups to attend Tech Art and Science/Music/Spanish lessons here at Te Rapa.
The Year 8's will leave at 11.50am and return to Te Rapa at 2.50pm
Camp - Motutapu Island - Term 4 19-23rd October 2020
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