P2/3 Golden Treasures Reflective Friday week beginning 23rd November

****Important notice: please can children come dressed for outdoors on Monday with warm clothes, waterproof jackets and wellies. We are doing loose parts play in the afternoon. Many thanks!***

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week!


  • We voted on our next class novel and are now enjoying the BFG
  • Reading in our reading groups and during BEAR time
  • Discussing the characters’ thoughts and feelings in the story Sparkle Boy
  • Assessing our reading of the Tricky Words
  • Spelling: word-searches, highlighting activities and the Popcorn Game.
  • Team Jewel: single sounds l, c, k, ck 
  • Team Gold: using magic e in u words for example: use, huge, cube, rude, prune, tune, tube
  • Team Treasure: ou/ow revisionCore list: out, trout, mound, noun, south, owl, cow, how, town, down; Challenge list: pounding, bounce, about, around, voucher, howling, crowded, somehow, growling, allow; Tricky words: other, brother
  • Writing using super sentences including connectives
  • Continuing to work on handwriting, focussing on correct formation of our letters (cursive and non cursive).

Ideas for home learning

  • Write your list of spelling words using cursive writing.
  • Practise the tricky word lists that were sent home earlier in the week (reading and/or spelling these words- see individual notes). If you haven’t received your child’s words or need another copy, please let us know!
  • Can you retell the story of Sparkle Boy to an adult?


  • Continuing our learning about telling the time using analogue and digital clocks (o’clock, half past and quarter past and to times)
  • Practising our counting in 2s in challenge time.
  • Continuing our learning on subtraction, using the counting on strategy. We have discussed how this works best when the numbers you are taking away are similar to each other. This involves counting up from the number you are taking away until you get to the original number and recording the number of steps you took. So for 20-17 you would count 18, 19, 20, which is 3 steps. 20-17=3
  • Beat-that sums– working out addition sums as quickly as possible.

Ideas for home learning

  • Continue to 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. If you are already a whizz kid at these, as a challenge, can you work out 10+10, 20+20, 30+30, 40+40, 50+50, 60+60, 70+70, 80+80, 90+90, 100+100?
  • Have a look at this game to help with your time telling skills- you can choose a level to suit you.


  • Can you use counting on to work out these sums? Mild: 12-10, 15-11, 18-15, 20-16; Spicy: 25-22, 28-27, 34-29, 44-40; Hot: 99-92, 86-79, 198-189, 546-538

Other Areas

  • In Art we drew careful line drawings of the BFG. We then decided whether to use colour or not and some of us used oil pastels and coloured pencils. Others preferred a black and white drawing.
  • Outdoor PE- working in pairs to create short sequences of movements and then demonstrating to each other.
  • In outdoor learning we looked for living things outdoors using some of our new equipment- binoculars, magnifying pots and magnifying glasses.

Ideas for home learning

  • Make up and practise a sequence of movements at home then show it off to your family. Can you put it to some music?
  • Choose another Roald Dahl character and try another careful drawing of it. Have a look on line for some ideas.