Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School


Welcome back to school in Term 4

Welcome back to all our families for another action packed term which started with Motutapu Camp last week. What a great start to a full on term ahead for everyone.  

This term we have many events coming up including Syndicate Athletics, Year 8 Leavers Dinner, Syndicate Big Day In, Prize Giving and events to celebrate our student leaders for 2022. 


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.    

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Literacy

Once back from camp, we will have a quick recap of recount writing then children will explore and write Short Stories, focusing on developing language use while doing this.  If time allows, we will also look at Poetry forms, focusing on language choices. 

Reading: During the start of the term we will focus on Inferencing and Evaluation skills. When we begin writing short stories we will also incorporate this into our Reading programme, analysing short stories and looking for sophisticated plots and themes. 

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Mathematics

 This term we will begin with Statistics and alongside this, some Multiplication and Division recap will be happening.

Maths homework will differ depending on your child's class. 

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Inquiry - Continued from Term 3

This term our Inquiry will be based around the Arts Curriculum. 

How do the Arts teach us about Culture?

We will continue to weave the Learning Assets through our daily learning, especially in Inquiry. 


Physical Education and Health

 The focus for Term 4 is Athletics. The first half of the term will be spent preparing the children for Athletics in Week 5. This will include training in sprints, long jump, high jump, shot putt and discus.

Once Athletics finishes and if the weather allows, we will also look to swim and have a focus on Water Safety. 

 ICT  

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.    


Tech Arts

Tech Arts continues this term, with the students having already started their final rotation. 

Please make sure your child comes to school in covered shoes for Tech Arts. This is a health and safety requirement.

The students receive specialised teaching in the following areas:  

 *Food - Design and Evaluation; *BioTech - Body Products, Digital Imagery & Product Labelling; *Hard Materials - Design Process; *Visual Art. *Electronics - DV.

This year we will be going to TechArts in class groups. Rooms 19 & 21 will leave at 8.30pm for Tech Arts and arrive back at Te Rapa at 11.45pm. 

Key Dates for Term 4

Week 2 - Monday 24 October: Labour, Thursday 27 October: Tech Arts / PCT Challenge, Friday 28 October: Tech Arts (catch up) 
 Week 3 - Wednesday 2 November: Looking to Lead, Thursday 3 November: No Tech Arts 
 Week 4 - Monday 7 November: Year 8 Leavers Photo, Wednesday 8 November: Whaanau Hui 
 Week 5 - Tuesday 15 November: WFPA Kapa Haka Festival, Wednesday 16 November: Year 7/8 Athletics Day (Postponement date: Monday 21 November), Friday 18 November: Full School Assembly / Year 8 Immunisations Week 6 - Book Week, Tuesday 22nd November - Book Day, Thursday/Friday(catch up): Tech Arts 
 Week 7 - Tuesday 29 November: Looking to Lead, Thursday 1 December: Tech Arts (Last class for the year) / WFPS Athletics
 Week 8 - Monday 5 December: Student Council Trip, Tuesday 6 December: Year 7/8 Big Day In, Wednesday 7 December: Whaanau Performance, Thursday 8 December: No Tech Arts and Year 7/8 Disco  
 Week 9 - Wednesday 14 December: Year 8 Leavers Dinner, Thursday 15 December: No Tech Arts, Friday 16 December: Full School Assembly
 Week 10 - Monday 19 December: Prize Giving & Reports go home, Tuesday 20 December: Last day of the year (finishing at 12pm)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 Miss Curtis 

 tcurtis@terapa.school.nz