Tuapapa

  • Class Overview

    Our new entrant classroom
  • Tūāpapa

    Tūāpapa is Castlecliff’s beginning class, dedicated to building the social, physical and academic foundations for learning through the ‘Walker Play-based Learning’ philosophy. Whaea Daphne and Whaea Terrayne are the teachers and Whaea Samantha, Whaea Marisa and Whaea Melissa are the teacher aides. After joining the whole school for Start-Up we return to class for ninety minutes of learning focused investigation. Our morning tea is at 11:25 a.m. followed by literacy learning until lunch at 12:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m. sees us back in the hall for PMP, then mathematics in the classroom. 
    • Age Group:
      New Entrant (Age 5)
    • Team Size:
      24 Children
    • Classification:
      Immersion
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  • Class Educator

  • Tēnā ra koutou katoa
    My name is Terrayne Whata and I feel privileged to be teaching in Tuapapa, our new entrant class with Daphne. I am also excited to be working in our new learning environment based on the Walker Learning System.
    Since moving from Rotorua to Whanganui in 2015 with my daughter Aliyah, we have felt welcomed and supported by whanau and the community. My endeavour is to ensure tamariki also feel welcome and supported as they continue their learning journey here at Castlecliff School.

    — Terrayne Whata
  • Hi. I am Daphne Stedman. I live on a lifestyle block in Maxwell with my husband. I travel down to Wellington regularly to see my two daughters and my two granddaughters and plan to go and see my third daughter in Switzerland sometime. I love walking and swimming, singing and playing piano. I love worshiping God at Westmere Presbyterian church and am kept busy with many activities there. I really enjoy seeing children develop so quickly in these early years, and it is a privilege to be teaching and learning alongside them.

    — Daphne Stedman
    • Foundational Movement Skills

      Learning both big and small movement skills.

    • Socialisation

      Learning to manage our bodies, feelings and minds.

    • Alphabet Knowledge

      Learning letter names and sounds.

    • Language building

      Building our language by doing things and talking to each other.

    • Writing and Reading

      Writing our names, letters and numbers. Learning the beginning words for reading.

    • Mathematics

      Recognising numbers, patterns and shapes. Counting and understanding quantity.

  • Class Timetable

  • Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Library/Library Bus
    Reading
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Developmental Play
    Waiata, Games etc.
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Story & Pack-up
    1:30 pm
    2:15 pm

    Assembly
    School Assembly
    2:15 pm
    2:45 pm

    Monday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Writing
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Reading
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Tuesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Writing
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Reading
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Wednesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Writing
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Reading
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Thursday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Reading
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Library/Library Bus
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Friday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Reading
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Maths
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Developmental Play
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Story & Pack-up
      1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Assembly
      2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am

    Monday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Tuesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Wednesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Thursday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Friday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am
    Phonics
    9:30 am
    9:50 am

    Reading
    Literacy
    9:50 am
    10:25 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Maths
    Numeracy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Developmental Play
    Waiata, Games etc.
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness

    Monday

    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Writing
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Reading
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Tuesday

    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Writing
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Reading
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Wednesday

    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Writing
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Reading
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Thursday

    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Reading
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Friday

    • Phonics
      9:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Reading
      9:50 am - 10:25 am
    • Maths
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Developmental Play
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm

    Monday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Thursday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Friday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Monday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Tuesday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Wednesday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Thursday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Friday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Monday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Tuesday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Wednesday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Thursday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Friday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Library/Library Bus
    Reading
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Story & Pack-up
    1:30 pm
    2:15 pm

    Assembly
    School Assembly
    2:15 pm
    2:45 pm

    Thursday

    • Library/Library Bus
      10:35 am - 11:25 am

    Friday

    • Story & Pack-up
      1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Assembly
      2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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