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Reception and Year 1


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Term 6 - Taking Off!



Our theme for this term is

Taking Off!

In Tiger Moths, we will consider journeys of all varieties and consider what it’s like to travel to different places including the Seaside!

We will also consider ‘Taking Off’ in terms of moving on to new and exciting adventures in preparation for our new school new year!

In Geography we will learn about the human and physical features of different places and in Science we will learn all about forces and carry out our own experiments.



In Maths this term, we will continue to learn all about fractions, time and position and direction.

We will also consolidate all of our previous Maths learning.




In Phonics this term we will continue to work on Phase 5 and alternative graphemes with the Year 1 children.

Reception children will continue to consolidate all the sounds taught this year and attempt to read polysyllabic words such as  ‘desktop’  


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



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 continue to work on our handwriting, spelling and sentence structure.

Y1 will learn how to redraft and make their writing better and more detailed – adding ‘and’ to make their sentences longer.

Reception children will be working on writing sentences using their phonics sounds to spell, leaving finger spaces between words and reading their writing back to check it makes sense.





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 ‘Taking Off’ and we will be thinking about our next steps, it would be nice if the children could reflect on their favourite item of learning from this year. It might be something they learnt about an animal, some facts about the Great Fire of London or even a favourite book we shared. Children might want to talk about something they learnt in Maths even! 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