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Reception and Year 1


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Term 4 - Once Upon a Time...



Our theme for this term is

Once Upon a Time...

In Tiger Moths, we will be reading and basing all of our learning around Traditional Tales. Our first story will be Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

In RE we will learn about Easter and the concept of ‘God’ in various religions and in PSHE we will think about what we are good at, our talents and what makes us important.

We will have two MSP PE sessions this term on Mondays and Thursdays so please remember PE kits.


In Maths this term we will continue to focus on place value (Y1 to 50 and beyond). We will continue to practise counting in 10’s but also in 2’s and 5’s. We will also work on measure – length, height, weight and volume.


In Phonics this term we will learn the Phase 3 trigraphs.  We will continue to sound out words using our 'phoneme fingers' to help. 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 to consolidate Phases 3 and 4 and begin Phase 5.  


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. 




The story we will focus on this term is:


Goldilocks and the Three Bears



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

Please make sure PE kits are clearly labelled and in school everyday. 

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 ‘Traditional Tales’ it would be lovely if the children could bring in a Traditional Tale to talk about with the class, perhaps they could share the story or talk about their favourite character or illustration in the book.


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, please see Mrs Desforges. 


The Tiger Moths Team



Sturton by Stow Primary School