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Term 5 - Go Wild!



Our theme for this term is

Go Wild!

In Tiger Moths, our learning focus will be on animals of all varieties!

We will learn about animals and their habitats in Science. We will discuss how to care for all creatures and how important it is to look after animals.

We will compose and dance to our own animal themed music and listen to different animal focused songs.

In Geography sessions, we will compare and contrast 2 different farming communities.


In Year 1 Maths this term, we will work on multiplication and division, fractions and position and direction.

With the Reception children, we will consolidate addition and subtraction, counting and ordering numbers and 2D and 3D shapes.


In Phonics this term we will focus on Phase 4 - there are no new sounds to learn but the words are trickier to sound out and blend as there are more syllables. 

We will continue to work on reading and recognising the tricky words (words which cannot be sounded out) said, have, so, like, come, do, some, little, one, were, there, out, what, when

As well as consolidating the words I, to, no, go, the, into and he, she, me, we, be, my, was, you, they, all

Year 1 children will continue with new Phase 5 sounds.


Reading and Writing 

Tiger Moths will bring home a book to share with you. Please remember to record every time you read with your child in their Reading Record. Books are currently changed once a week, this gives plenty of time for you to:

* read the story to your child first

* discuss the pictures - what is happening?  Do the pictures give clues as to what might happen next in the story?

* talk about the characters, their reactions, why they behave as they do

* allow your child to read to you, encouraging them to use their phoneme fingers

* ask your child to read the book through a 2nd or 3rd time to help boost their confidence

* pick out individual words out of context, encourage your child to use their phoneme fingers to sound them out

* think of a new ending for the story or make up a new story about the characters 


This term we will focus on constructing whole sentences and re-reading them to check they make sense. We will work on writing targets and make sure we have included capital letters, full stops, cursive handwriting, finger spaces and checked for sense in all of our writing.  We will use our sounds to spell new words and ensure we have spelt any tricky and common exception words correctly. 




We will focus on animal themed stories by Judith Kerr and Julia Donaldson!





PE is on a Thursday and is taught by a specialist sports coach.

Please make sure PE kits are clearly labelled and in school everyday, including plimsolls or trainers. 

Show and Tell:

Parents will be informed when it is their child’s turn for Show and Tell.

It will continue to take place on a Friday afternoon and Reception children can bring in something related to the topic. 

As our theme for the term is ‘Go Wild!’ it would be lovely if the children could bring in something related to this.  It might be their favourite animal teddy, a photograph of their pet, a fact sheet on their most loved animal – anything at all!


Other Information

Remember water bottles (filled with water only please), PE kits, book bags and reading records need to be in school every day. Please also make sure all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's name.

If you have any worries or concerns, we are always happy to help!


Please remember to check Tapestry regularly for updates and Homework. 

If you are having trouble accessing the site or would like paper copies of any Homework, please see Mrs Desforges. 


The Tiger Moths Team



Sturton by Stow Primary School