This term, our class text is 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We will be using the talk for writing process to consolidate our knowledge of adjectives and instructions. We will also focus on continuing to improve our use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.


In Phonics, the focus will be on developing and improving our decoding skills ready for the Phonics Screening Test on the week commencing 11th June. This will include playing interactive games, learning alternative sounds and applying these sounds in written words. Spellings will go out every Friday and will be tested the next Friday. The spellings that are handed out will be based on the grapheme or high frequency word your child has learnt in that week.


In Mathematics, we will consolidate our knowledge of division. We will then move on to fractions where the children will be using food to understand a whole, half and a quarter of a shape and quantity. The children will also continue to develop their counting skills, including counting in 2's,5's and 10's.


This summer term, our topic is 'Man Or Nature - Who is the best designer?'. There will be a big focus on Art and Design where the children will be able to build their own structures and use a range of textures and techniques to create their own art work. We will also have the opportunity to study a range of famous Artists.


This also links into our summer Science topic. This term, we will learn about Animals and their Habitats.


This term, PE will be taught on a Wednesday morning by the coaches and gymnastics will be taught on a Thursday afternoon.


At Gilberdyke, we understand the importance of reading for enjoyment. The new library area in KS1 allows the children to choose and read their own choice of book. With the new home reading book system, the children are given a colour band depending on their reading ability. They are reminded and given the opportunity to change their home reading book daily if they wish.


Stay and read for KS1 is on a Thursday morning from 8:45 until 9:10, we look forward to seeing you there to help promote our love of reading!