Totara Year 4

Learning Leader

Rose Watson


Carrie Waldegrave

Part Time Teacher

Leanne Hackett

Learning Assistant

Kristie Parkes

Learning Assistant

Suzie Strachan


Year 4 is a year where the children mature and consolidate their learning - with a continued focus on building self-confidence and developing the competencies of managing self, effective communication and collaboration.  Please read our meet the team presentation below

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga

Fill the basket of knowledge

Term Overview and Newsletters

Click on the images to read the Term 2

 2023 Overview and Team Posts

Totara Term 2 Overview 2023
Copy of Term 1 2023 Totara Newsletter (1).pdf

Trips and Events

We are planning several trips and events throughout the year to promote the learning themes of the team. Photo's and artefacts will be recorded here as the year progresses

Tuning in to Aotearoa New Zealand History 2023

We begin the year with an integrated inquiry about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This will be the first unit of study from the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum.

As part of our swimming programme at the tepid baths, the Totara team learns Water Safety.

In 2022 we had a fabulous morning down at Herne Bay beach, observing the surroundings and discovering some wildlife. This trip was the inspiration for our inquiry into the Hauraki Gulf.

Student Showcase

Click on the image to view a collection of fabulous work by the 2022 Totara team

Supporting your child's learning 

How can you help at home

Click on the image to find examples of learning and ideas for helping your child reach the expected levels by the end of year 4 in reading, writing and maths.