Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome  to Term 4, it is shaping up to be an exciting and entertaining term.


The classes will be continuing to work through the strands in the mathematics curriculum with a focus on consolidating number knowledge and introducing new concepts.


We will identify surface and deep features which need to be developed using the students term 3 writing samples. We will then plan targeted lessons to teach these through narrative, recount and poetry writing.



We will be working on addressing any common gaps in reading comprehension strategies with a particular focus on critical thinking and evaluation.




Our focus curriculum area is : The Arts.  

 Our Compelling Question is   Why do humans create through The Arts?

We are continuing to inquiry into this due to the disruption to our learning during Term 3 level restrictions.

 Physical Education and Health 


The students will participate in a rotation where they will have the opportunity to develop their athletic skills.  The rotations will include: discus, shot put, long jump, high jump, sprints.


 A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms within our classroom programmes. All classes are using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis. We will also continue to use our eportfolios to share our learning. 


The students will complete a careers unit during their Thursday rotation time.  

The focus will be on “How can I prepare for the future?” as the students inquire into these understandings: 

We have a distinctive set of qualities and interests.

There are different ways of learning the skills we will need in the future. 

 A career is not a job  - and it isn’t only about work.       




 Each fortnight, a different aspect of H.E.A.R.T will be the focus.  One student, from each class, will receive the class award at the end of each fortnight.  We will begin the term with Honesty and finish off with Teamwork.     

 Finlay Park Camp - 2nd-5th November 2021 

 Final contributions are due by Week 1 Term 4.


Production 2021

‘A Lesson In Time’ Performances will be at Clarence Street Theatre on the nights of   Wednesday 1st December and Thursday 2nd December.  


Key Dates for Term 4

Week 1

Level 3 Learning Bubbles and Distance Learning 

Week 2 

Shakeout Day (Thursday)

 Week 3 

ICAS Science (Monday)

CAMP WEEK (Tuesday-Friday) 

Week 4 

ICAS Spelling (Monday)

Week 5 


 ICAS Math (Monday)  and  Yr 5-8 Athletics (Wednesday)

Full School Assembly

Week 6 

Teacher Only Day (Monday) 

 Week 7 

 Production (Wednesday and Thursday)

WFPS Athletics (Wednesday)

 Week 8 

Big Day Out (Tuesday) & Whanau Performance (Wednesday)

Disco (Thursday)

Full School Assembly

 Week 9 

Leavers' Dinner (Tuesday)

Prizegiving (Thursday)

School Year ends (Friday @ 12pm)


Reminders for Term 4

  •  Please ensure your child has a spare pair of clothes for athletics training at school each day. 
  • Year 7’s  need to be at school by 8:30 each Thursday, ready to leave on the bus for TechArts.
  • Year 8’s depart school at 12pm for their afternoon session at TechArts.

 If you have any queries please do not hesitate to  contact me through email, dropping into school or for longer discussions through appointments.

Looking forward to another awesome term with Room 19

Mrs Allen.