# P2/3 Golden Treasures week beginning 5th October

Another super week in the Golden Treasures class. Here’s what we’ve been learning this week.

## Literacy

• Spelling- Team Jewels: initial sounds
• Team Gold: revision of the igh/-y sound for example: fight, might, tight, night, sight, my, why, shy, by. Tricky words: come, said
• Team Treasure: spelling words with a ea sound– tea, meat, east, steal, cheat, beast, beach, scream, speaking, reaching. Tricky words: little, down
• Reading- continuing to work on our fluency skills when reading aloud; predicting what will happen in our new reading books.
• Reading- enjoying the story of James and the Giant Peach and drawing pictures of the characters Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker.
• Handwriting- continuing to practise our letter formation. We have worked on forming b, B, c and C correctly this week.
• Writing- descriptive words for George’s Marvellous Potions.

Ideas for home learning

• Spelling: draw a spelling flower where each petal has a word written in it from your spelling pattern (as practised in class).
• Choose a character from a book, TV show or film and talk about or write a detailed description of them.
• Practise reading and writing your tricky words. Here are all the tricky words on flashcards for Block 1-4 in case this is a handy guide for you. Try to use the correct letter formation if you’re writing them down!

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## Numeracy and Maths

• Sequencing/ordering numbers from smallest to largest.
• Counting from a variety of starting points both backwards and forwards.
• Practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
• Working on number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and knowing these really confidently.
• Addition skills: using largest number first strategy and counting on using a number line.
• Reading and displaying information in charts: Carroll diagrams.

Ideas for home learning

• Play number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 Bingo!
• Practising counting on and back, especially crossing decade numbers
• Count out loud in 2s, 5s and 10s.
• Find numbers in your local area (for example, door and bus numbers). Can you add 5 to the numbers you find?

## Other Areas

• Continuing our learning about sound in science. We listened to lots of different instruments being played, talked about how they make their sounds and completed a sorting activity.
• French- continuing to revise French greetings including bonjour, bon nuit, au revoir, and ca va?
• Outdoor loose parts play- we had so much fun using our imaginations with the loose parts play equipment, we didn’t let the pouring rain spoil our learning!
• Outdoor PE- games to help our teamwork and listening skills- Cats and Dogs and Letters and Numbers.

Ideas for home learning

• Do you have any instruments at home? Can you work out how they make their sounds? Do you blow, strike, bang or pluck them?
• Do you have loose parts around you house or garden? What can you do with them?

It was really nice to chat to you all at parents’ evenings this week. Have a great weekend!

Mrs Graham and Mrs Tweedie

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