Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 18

Welcome to our final term for 2020!

Welcome back to Term 4. We hope you have enjoyed a well earned break and some time together as a family. We have a very busy term ahead of us with the first major event being our syndicate camp at Motutapu Island during Week 2. 

Key dates for Term 4

Curriculum foci for this term...

Term 3 2020 (You can still refer to t2 below T3)

Welcome back!

COVID UPDATE - Level 2 (August 12th)  Click HERE to go to the school's most recent Newsletter(Google Docs).

You can also go to the COVID website for more information.

GENERAL

REMINDERS

  • FUNDRAISING: Hell Pizza (w5,7,9) and Sushi (w6,8,10) alternate Wednesdays. 
  • Motutapu Island Camp from 19th-23rd October.  CHOCOLATE SALES HAPPENING NOWCLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!    
  • Locking / Securing Bikes and Scooters in the School Racks - Please be aware that bikes and scooters stored onsite must be locked. Students are responsible for securing their bike / scooter to the racks. 
  • Lost Property - Parents/Caregivers... Please check every so often and make sure your child does too - if they misplace any items of clothing or property.
  • Drink bottles  - This saves disruption of learning to all students by not having to leave the room. 
  • Stationery - Please make sure you have everything required for learning; including glue stick, ruler, black, blue and red pens, scissors, eraser(s), pencil sharpener.  
  • Spare change of clothes for outdoor, grubby play!  
  • Tech Arts - Thursday Year 7'S leave at 8:45 so they need to be at school by 8:30.

Weeks 1-4

  • Reading: Kiwikids news current events, Strategies: Inference, skimming and scanning, and Evaluation, Reading Eggs (for those who require).
  • Writing: Persuasive Speech writing (Due for presentation week 3)


  • Math: Varies within math classes.  Rm.18: Problem Solving (Otago and WaiMaths),  Mathletics - Integers, and Financial Literacy - Kiwisaver...

  • Inquiry: Can Art Persuade?  What messages does some art give?
  • P.E: Cross Country Training (12:15 each day) Please bring shoes that are appropriate for running.  Netball, Hockey and Dance - Led by students (experts).
  • H.E.A.R.T: School Values - Honesty - refer to Term 2) and Excellence... Our class define map is here:
  • Te Reo Maori: Maori Vowel sounds and basic greetings.  This is the site we are using:  AFED SQUAD Guardians of the knowledge
  • S.M.A.R.T GOAL SETTING AND REFLECTING:  We are continuing to set daily goals and reflect on them, and completing our Term 2-4 Long Term Goals.
  • HEALTH: The Road to Sexuality (excluding Reproduction)

GENERAL

Children at School Too Early Health & Safety - No students at school too early please. Health & Safety - the school cannot provide supervision for a child who is under 14 years old until 8.15am. Drop off is 8.15am please.

Clearing the School Grounds at 3pm - Students are to leave the school grounds promptly once dismissed for the day when the 3pm bell sounds. Please instruct your child to make their way home by the quickest / safest route, and parents collecting students by car should have collected your child(ren) by 3.25pm please.

Office Hours - 8am to 4pm - Please remember that our Administration Office opens at 8am each morning when school administration personnel start work, and it closes each day at 4pm.

NO RIGHT TURN - Turn left ONLY  when exiting our driveway. 

Sick Students Should not be attending School Please Te Rapa Primary is a large institution with approx. 550 students and 50+ staff and we ask that parents keep your son / daughter at home if they are not well. If your child is away sick please contact the school office on 8492232 after 8am and before 9.15am on the day.

REMINDERS

CAMP: Hell Pizza and Sushi alternate Wednesdays. Funds go towards subsidising  Motutapu Island Camp from 19th-23rd October. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Locking / Securing Bikes and Scooters in the School Racks - Please be aware that bikes and scooters stored onsite must be locked. Students are responsible for securing their bike / scooter to the racks.

Lost Property - Parents/Caregivers... Please check every so often and make sure your child does too - if they misplace any items of clothing or property.

Drink bottles  - This saves disruption of learning to all students by not having to leave the room.

Stationery - Please make sure you have everything required for learning; including glue stick, ruler, black, blue and red pens, scissors, eraser(s), pencil sharpener. 

Spare change of clothes for outdoor, grubby play! 

Tech Arts - Thursday Year 7'S leave at 8:45 so they need to be at school by 8:30. 

Key Dates for Term 3

Week 1 - Technicraft new sessions - Year 7’s (am) Year 8’s (pm) 

Week 2 - Mathethon Pre-Test 

Week 3 - Ham-West Sports, Mathethon 2 minute challenges 

Week 4 - Waimaths, Sports Photos, Class Speeches 

Week 5 - Full School Assembly, Syndicate Speech Finals, ICAS Science,  Whanau Meeting: Wednesday 19th August at 7pm in the staff lounge.    

Week 6 - Looking to Lead: Student Councillors, ICAS Technology and English 

Week 7 -Sports Comp Week, ICAS Spelling and Math, PTA meeting: 7.30pm, Wednesday September 2nd, Staff Lounge... Parents / Carers Welcome.  

Week 8 - WFPS Regional Speech Heats, National Young Leaders Day - Student Councillors, Kids for Kids concert, Tough Guy & Gal Challenge 

Week 9 - WFPS Speech Finals, WFPS Cross Country, Mathethon sponsorship returned. 

Week 10 - Motutapu Island Camp Parent Meeting, Mathethon prizegiving.

Ms. MacKenzie

Coming Up

ICAS Science and Digital Technology Exams - Term 3 Forms to be handed back into the office ASAP.

Week 11:  

Looking to Lead - Student Council

DISCO:

Date: Thursday 25th June 

Time: 6:45pm-8:30pm 

Theme: 'Come as you are' -  you can come as anything!

Week 12: 

Conferences (July 1st and 2nd) Please make sure you book a time to see me - with your child preferably - so they can share their learning and next steps with you.

GENERAL:

Camp Fundraiser - Hell Pizza: Wednesdays

CAMP: Motutapu Island: Term 4: 19th-23rd October Information has gone home to parents asking if they are prepared to assist. Please get those forms in quickly to nab your spot! 

Further information to come later in the term regarding cost and fundraising opportunities. 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

reminders

Drink bottles

Stationery - Please make sure you have everything required for learning; including glue stick, ruler, black, blue and red pens, scissors, eraser(s), pencil sharpener.

Books - Please try to get a small notebook for your Math and Literacy Enrichment

Spare change of clothes for outdoor, grubby play!

Tech Arts - Thursday Year 8s leave at 8:45 so they need to be at school by 8:30. 

TimeTable


Weeks 10-11 (5-6)

WHAT WE'RE UP TO...   

WRITING: We completed our assessments ("Cameos") in week 9 and they have been given back for us to see what we can do, and our next steps for writing.  

This was our achievement objective and a guide to help us:

Reading: We have started our new novel studies that are being done both in class and as Homework.  They are due First Monday back of Term 3 (July 21st).

Maths: We are in different classes for maths but are looking at what we can do and what our next steps are.  We are putting the information into our e-portfolios to share with parents/guardians at the conferences next week.

Inquiry:  Our energy inquiry in full motion now and we even tried making our own circuits this week!  It was a bit tricky because we didn't have enough switches (that worked) but we still managed to get a few bulbs going!  This is the task we have to complete by next Tuesday - It's meant to be a fun one with some room for great imagination!


H.E.A.R.T  RESPECT: We created a list of words and phrases that relate to Respect.  We all contributed to it.  Then, using an example map - like the one below - we created our own in our "My H.E.A.R.T" Slideshow. They will be in our e-portfolios.

HALF-YEARLY S.M.A.R.T GOAL SETTING We are setting goals for the rest of the year. There is a goal each for Academic, Sports and Cultural, Values and Virtues (H.E.A.R.T), and Personal.  These are going to be published by Friday when they will be printed, laminated and attached to our desks so we are reminded of them.

Key Competencies:  We have looked at the Key Competencies and recorded what we think we can do and what we know we need to work on.  These are also going into our e-Portfolio.  Below are the K.C's and how we go about achieving them.

We are pretty busy at the moment preparing for conferences but are excited about showing our families what we have achieved since lockdown.   

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Week 9 (4)

HOMEWORK:

WHAT WE'RE UP TO...  

WRITING: We are learning how to write paragraphs using a variety of sentence types and combinations

Success criteria: 

  • Sentences formed correctly eg. simple, compound, complex 
  • Correct punctuation used e.g . , ! ? ; ... 
  • Strong adjectives, verbs and adverbs used Precise nouns - Names, Places, things/objects

INQUIRY

WEEK 2-3 (7-8)

WHAT WE'RE UP TO...

SAMOAN LANGUAGE During the week we have been researching to learn about Samoan Culture and Language.  Check out some of the fun clips we watched as a class...

Body Parts   Counting to 10   Greetings

H.E.A.R.T - HONESTY: Our definition is below.  We all contributed to this using our map of ideas.  We then talked about describing it by using the questions in a template.  We will complete our own using our ideas and experiences.


This is how we will describe it...


MATHS - STATISTICS

1. Tally Charts: Workshop shared in Classroom. 

2. Statistical Investigation: We brainstormed some ideas and chose a question we wanted answered by the class to gather data. We created our surveys using Google Forms. 

INQUIRY - ELECTRICITY: We started our Term 2 inquiry about Electricity.  We each have our own choice board with "must do" tasks.  We are to create our own Slideshow or Google Doc to present our work.

OUR ENVIRONMENT: We re-capped what we wanted our environment to be like.  It's all about it being a safe place for us regarding our wellbeing and learning.

S.M.A.R.T GOAL SETTING AND REFLECTING:  Goal setting and reflecting is a very important part of our learning.  We need to make sure we know what our next steps are and set them as our goals to achieve.  We are going to set small daily goals and also look at our assessment results to set goals for the year. The link will show you how we do that.

READING: Our reading is being done through the Research in our inquiry at the moment.  The Reading strategies we are using are: Activating Prior Knowledge, Inferring, Self-monitoring, Making connections, summarising, Questioning, and Skimming and Scanning. 

WRITING: Ms. MacKenzie wanted to see how much we remember about writing since we had a big break from it during Lock-down. This information will help us set our yearly goals.  We have also started looking at sentences and figurative language features to help us write recounts next week.

What does Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T. mean to me?  We have started making posters that show everyone what Honesty, Excellence, Aroha, Respect and Team Work means to us as individuals. We can use our poster to remind us if we forget.

Term 2 Duties & Roles