# Spring Term 1

This half term we are reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

In Literacy, we are using Talk for Writing to learn the story so we can write our own version. We have been selecting and using adjectives to describe our own characters and we have painted pictures of our own settings.

## The Three Little Angels by Rida 2F

As part of our learning, we have walked around Stoneyholme to look at the bridges in the local area- what types of bridge they are, what materials they are made from and what they are used for.

## Investigating Bridges around Stoneyholme

During National Storytelling Week, we read our own stories to the children in EYFS, who loved joining in with actions of their own.

In Maths, we will continue to deepen our understanding of place value, adding and subtracting numbers, including money. We are also going to explore the properties of 2D and 3D shapes so we can sort them into different categories.

The words will use include: circle, triangle, rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, sides, corners, edges, vertices, faces, surface, cube, cuboid, pyramid, cylinder, cone and sphere.

In Science, we will be carrying out simple tests, using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. We will be taking part in the Primary Engineer-Leaders Award, a national competition that closes on the 29th March. Please keep an eye our for photos of our entries.

We have already begun to explore how shapes can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We had lots of fun- please take a look at our photos of the things we made.

We will be identifying the suitability of a range of materials including: wood, metal, glass, brick, paper and cardboard and experimenting with constructing and joining natural and man-made materials.

In ICT this half term, we will be looking at ways of keeping ourselves safe online. We will also be using Beebots to understand how programs need precise instructions in order to work correctly. We will be linking this with Maths, using the language of position and direction, including: forwards, backwards, left and right, clockwise and anti-clockwise.

On Safer Internet Day, we read a story about the adventures of Smartie the Penguin and discussed ways to keep ourselves safe online. You can read the story too by visiting the website below.

www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

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