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Room 20 - Mrs Nicola Allen

What’s happening in Room 20 this term ...


I am Mrs Allen, the new teacher in Room 20 and am looking forward to be part of the Te Rapa Learning Community. Please feel free to drop into school to meet me and remember that I am available by email to answer any queries, concerns or to make an appointment time to meet. nallen@terapa.school.nz


We have a busy term ahead with exciting topics to cover, learning goals to focus on and of course our school production, ‘Turn The Page’. Outlined below are major learning focuses for the term and key dates for Syndicate events:


Focuses for Term 3



Streamed classes continue to focus on Measurement and Geometry for the next six weeks then will move into Statistics for the remainder of the term. We also have two teams busily training for the Waikato Waimath competition which will be held in Week 4.



Speeches will be a major focus for the first two weeks, preparing for our Syndicate speech competition in Week 7.  Following this students will be learning how to write short stories. Teachers will then select two stories from their classes to enter a short story writing competition.


Continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary. We will also be focusing on proofreading & editing skills.



Our reading comprehension focuses for this term are Reorganisation and Evaluation. Many of our reading texts will align with our Arts Inquiry topic.



Our main focus for this term will be “The Arts” to run alongside our school production.  Looking at how art pieces can be used to express ideas, feelings, culture and to promote messages to specific audiences.


Physical Education

The focus for Term 3 will be building stamina and endurance through running to prepare for our Whole School Cross Country. Weekly Jump Jam & Team building fitness sessions will also be activities that we will use to keep our students fit.



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.


Key Dates for Term 3


  • Week 1- Camp fundraising products will go home.

  • Week 2 - Fairfield High School Talk for Year 8s (Monday 31st)/ICAS English

  • Week 3 - Hamilton West vs. Te Rapa Primary School Sports Exchange/Whanau      
                    Meeting (Wednesday 7pm)

  • Week 4 - Classroom speech finals/ ICAS Maths (15th  August)/Science Fair

  • Week 5 - Sports photos/ Full School Assembly & Whole School Cross Country

  • Week 6 - Father’s Day (3rd  September)

  • Week 7 - Syndicate Speech Finals (Venue and date and time TBC)

  • Week 8 - Looking to Lead (Student Councillors)/ WFPS Speech Semi Finals         
                      (Venue, date and time TBC)

  • Week  9- School Production /WFPS Speech Finals (Ohaupo Primary       

                              Primary School-Thursday)

  • Week 10 -WFPA Cross Country Finals- Tuesday/ Friday 29th September- Full                            

                              School Assembly and end of Term 3.

Looking forward to a busy and exciting term in Room 20.


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