Reception and Year 1
Term 2 Learning Behaviour:
Curiosity and Questioning
This term we will focus on developing curious little learners. We will model asking and answering questions, we will talk about what makes a good question and how being curious can help us become a better learner.
Term 2 - Science: The Seasons
Our topic for this term is
We will learn about the different seasons of the year and focus all of our Science learning around this. We will become little Scientists and investigate rainfall, wind direction and shadows. In Geography we will learn about weather and climate in different parts of the world and compare this to where we live.
In RE we will learn about special people to us.
In PSHE we will learn about relationships, about our friends and family. We will discuss how we develop positive relationships with others, how to take turns, listen to others and be kind.
In Maths this term, we will focus on addition for the first half. We will learn how to use the part, part, whole model and use it to help us partition numbers. In the second half of the term, we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes.
In Phonics this term we will continue to learn the rest of the Phase 2 sounds and begin Phase 3. We will continue to sound out words using our 'phoneme fingers' to help. We will work on reading and recognising the tricky words (words which cannot be sounded out) he, me, she, we, be, they, all are, you
Year 1 children will continue to consolidate all of the Phase 2 and 3 sounds and read and write Phase 4 words and sentences.
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
* 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 cursive formation of letters and writing simple words. We will make predictions about stories and give opinions on the books we read.
Year 1 children will write sentences using the connective 'and'. They will learn about adjectives and how to add the 'ed' suffix to words.
We will read poems, talk about the language and learn some off by heart.
The stories we will focus on this term are:
PE is on a Thursday and is taught by a specialist sports coach. This term we will be doing Games.
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.
This term it would be great if the children could bring in something related to their favourite season to talk about. It might be a beautiful autumn leaf, a conker they found during autumn, a shell from the beach in summer or a photograph of a snowman they helped to build in winter - anything at all. We would like to know why it is your favourite season and what is special about your object/photo etc.
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!
The Tiger Moths Team