Welcome back to Term 4 in what could be a very different term. Covid 19 is definitely showing us how changeable and ready to adapt we need to be. I hope everyone had a good break away from the daily routine of school, in what could have been a very challenging school holidays. Let's hope that Term 4 is not too interrupted by alert level changes and we can get back to school as soon as possible!
Te Rapa HEART
HEART continues to be a focus for us here at Te Rapa Primary School.
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.
2021 School Production - ‘A Lesson In Time’
‘A Lesson In Time’ Performances will be at Clarence Street Theatre on the nights of Wednesday 1st December and Thursday 2nd December.
This term we will begin be focusing on narratives and poetry writing. The children completed writing samples at the end of the term and these will guide much of the teacher for writing skills this term.
Reading this term will focus on the skills of inferencing, reaction and evaluation of texts.
‘Connecting the Strand ‘classes continue to focus on consolidating Number and introducing new concepts.
‘Prime Maths’ continues to focus on developing a strong understanding of Number as well as discussing and learning strategies to solve word problems.
This terms focus is The Arts.
Our Compelling Question is Why do humans create through The Arts?
Physical Education and Health
The focus for Term 4 will be building Athletics skills in our children. Each child will have the opportunity to develop run (sprints), throw (discus and shot put) and jump (long jump and high jump) skills. We will complete a rotation around each of the disciplines.
Year 5-8 Athletics Day is at Porritt Stadium this year on Wednesday 17th November. More information to come early in Term 4.
A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Draw 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.
Finlay Park Camp 2nd-5th November 2021
Final contributions are due by Week 1 Term 4.
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.
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 BOOK WEEK 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 21