P2/3 Golden Treasures Reflective Friday Week Beginning 16th November

It’s been another busy week of learning in the Golden Treasures class. Here’s what we’ve been learning about this week.


  • This week is Book Week Scotland so we have enjoyed some activities linked to this. We hope you enjoyed sharing your Read, Write, Count bag at home.
  • We listened to an author, Ed Vere, on Author’s Live talking about his books Max the Brave and Max and Bird and he helped us to draw our own version of Max.
  • Reading in our reading groups and during BEAR time
  • Practising our alphabetical order skills using our spelling words
  • Spelling:
  • Team Jewel: single sounds f, u, b. Trying to read/recognise some of the Block 1 tricky words.
  • Team Gold: using magic e in o words for example: code, note, nose, joke, spoke, hope, bone, smoke.
  • Team Treasure: oi/oy words. Core list: oil, spoil, foil, joint, coin, boy, toy, joy, Roy, enjoy; Challenge list: hoisting, spoiling, tinfoil, pointed, boiling, enjoying, annoyed, royal, employ, joyful; Tricky word revision: more, before.
  • Writing using super sentences and writing a summary of a story.
  • Continuing to work on handwriting, focussing on correct formation of our letters

Ideas for home learning

  • Write a list of words containing your spelling pattern. Can you sort them into alphabetical order? If you have a children’s dictionary at home can you find any of your words in it with an adult’s help?
  • Choosing an author to listen to on Author’s Live, using the link below.



  • 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 11+?=20)
  • Continuing our learning on subtraction, using the counting back strategy. Learning about how to use base 10 materials to answer subtraction sums.
  • Beat-that sums– working out addition sums as quickly as possible.

Ideas for home learning

  • Practice your speed at your ‘beat-thats’- doubles to 20: 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5, 6+6, 7+7, 8+8, 9+9, 10+10
  • Have a look at this game to help with your time telling skills- you can choose a level to suit you.


Other Areas

  • We wore odd socks to school on Monday in support of Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about being a big team who all need to help one another out to unite against bullying.
  • Outdoor PE- working in pairs and groups using equipment to help our fitness levels. Playing games with a partner and as a group.

Ideas for home learning

  • Listen to the Odd Socks song using the link below. Talk to an adult about ways you can help to spread kindness and unite against bullying.