P2/3 Golden Treasures week beginning 9th November

It’s been another busy week of learning in the Golden Treasures class. Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to.


  • Reading in our reading groups and during BEAR time
  • Continuing to enjoy the story of James and the Giant Peach as a class
  • Practising our alphabetical order skills and using a dictionary
  • Spelling:
  • Team Jewel: single sounds d, o, g
  • Team Gold: using magic e in i words for example like, bite, wide, shine, line, time, grime.
  • Team Treasure: oo/ew words. Core list: broom, cool, pool, poor, moon, new, chew, few, stew, grew; Challenge list: balloon, bedroom, moonlight, school, choose, chewing, stewing, fewer, mildew, newspaper; Tricky word revision: any, many
  • Writing using description all about Autumn
  • Continuing to work on handwriting, focussing on correct formation of our letters
  • Finding out what a noun is (it’s a naming word such as table, chair, Lucy, Edinburgh).

Ideas for home learning

  • Finding your spelling sounds in a magazine, comic, book or newspaper
  • Sorting the spelling lists above into alphabetical order
  • Reading (or being read to) a book of your own choice at home.


  • Continuing our learning about telling the time using analogue and digital clocks (o’clock and half past times)
  • Practising our addition skills through the chilli challenge in our new maths jotters
  • Practising missing number addition (for example 7 + ? = 11)
  • Starting our learning on subtraction, using the counting back strategy. We talked about how this works really well when the number we are taking away is a small number. We used number lines and hundred squares to help us.

Ideas for home learning

  • Talk about your daily routine with an adult at home. Can you talk about what time you get up, go to school, have lunch and so on?
  • With an adult, find some important numbers from your home. For example, your door number, birthday, parents’ ages. Write down these numbers and then for each one, roll a dice and take away the number that you roll.

Other Areas

  • RME- finding out a little about Diwali, which many Hindus will be celebrating this weekend. We went outside to chalk Rangoli patterns in the playground.
  • Outdoor PE- working in pairs and groups using equipment to make up our own games. We’ll teach each other these next week.
  • Continuing our topic work by finding out a little bit about Norway, where the author Roald Dahl was from.
  • Finding out about Buddy using the NSPC resources: Speak Out Stay Safe!
  • Enjoying some Children in Need activities as a class.

Ideas for home learning

  • Watch the video below to remind you of the story of Rama and Sita
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p060d14t
  • Design your own Rangoli patterns (see our fab examples below)
  • Make up a PE game for your family to enjoy.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Mrs Tweedie and Mrs Graham