Gold 2023 - 2024

Miss Wright

Welcome to Gold Class


We are a Year 2/3 class who are taught by Miss Wright.

This is what we will be learning about in the Summer term:




Our key knowledge will include: Introducing parts and wholes; Equal and unequal parts; Recognise a half; Find a half; Recognise a quarter; Find a quarter; Thirds; Find the whole; Unit and nonā€unit fractions; Recognise the equivalence of a half and 2 quarters; Recognise three quarters; Count in fractions up to a whole.

 Measurement – Time:

Our key knowledge will include: O'clock and half past; Quarter past and quarter to; Tell the time to 5 minutes; Minutes in an hour; Hours in a day

 Number – addition and subtraction

Our key knowledge will include: Using number facts; Using a 100-square; finding missing numbers; Mental addition and subtraction; Efficient subtraction methods;          Solving addition and subtraction problems; Solving multiplication and division problems; Solving problems – using the four operations.



Our key knowledge will include: Adding and subtracting fractions; Partitioning the whole, Unit fractions of a set of objects; Non-unit fractions of a set of objects; Reasoning and problem-solving with fractions of amounts and measures.

Measurement - Money:

We will explore the following: Pounds and pence; Convert pounds and pence; Add money; Subtract money and Find change.

Measurement - Time:

Our key knowledge will include: Roman numerals to 12; Tell the time to 5 minutes; Tell the time to the minute; Convert past and to the hour; Using am and pm; Years, months and days; Hours and minutes – start and end times; Hours and minutes – durations; Hours and minutes – compare durations; Minutes and seconds; Solve problems with time

Geometry - Shape:

We will explore the following: turns and angles; Right angles in shapes; Compare angles; draw and measure shapes accurately; Horizontal and vertical lines; Parallel and perpendicular lines; Recognise and describe 2D shapes; Recognise and describe 3D shapes; Make 3D shapes


Our key knowledge will include: Interpret and draw pictograms, interpret and draw bar charts; collect and represent data and complete simple two-way tables.



In English we will be looking at the text ’Egyptology’ by Dugald Steer, as well as the text ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. 

Egyptology is a language-rich picture book which where we will become immersed in the world of Ancient Egyptians. We will be writing an Egyptian mystery narrative with twist and turns. Once we have completed our mystery narrative, we will be writing a secret diary. We will be focussing on paragraphs, prepositions, similes and using conjunctions. We will learn the difference between a synonym and an antonym.

Using the text ‘Into the Forest,’ we will look at writing a lost narrative where we look at describing emotions through character’s behaviour. We will then create a newspaper recount, look at headlines, subtitles and paragraphs. We will be focussing on fronted adverbials, conjunctions and modifying adjectives.




We will learn the names of different parts of a plant and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically to investigate what plants need to grow well and will present their findings. Furthermore, they will have a chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants.

Scientists and Inventors

Following on from our learning about plants, we will learn about famous scientists and inventors such as Marie Curie and her work on radiation, George Washington Carver and how he investigated what plants need to grow well, William Smith who found out that fossils can help date rocks and Inge Lehmann who discovered that the Earth’s core is solid. We will also look at how mirrors can be concave and convex and what devices use these types of mirrors. The class will end this unit by looking at electromagnets and if they can create an electromagnet.



World War 2

In this topic, we will be looking at life on the home front. This will include evacuations, air raids, rationing and entertainment. We will find out about key dates, individuals and the countries that were involved. The class will also find out about the roles and responsibilities of men and women who served in the armed forces.



The UK

We will look at the geography of the UK by exploring its physical features of mountains, rivers, and seas to the man-made administration of regions and counties. The children will find out how the UK has changed over time, looking at how London grew and how the population of the UK has changed throughout history.



Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

As part of this unit, the children will learn how to create but also debug algorithms. At first, we will use basic commands in Turtle Logo to move and draw using the onscreen turtle and then develop their algorithms to include the ‘repeat’ command. By the end of the unit, the children will use algorithms in Scratch by using a selection of sequenced blocks.

Online Safety

The children will learn about emails and other forms of online communication. They will look at how to write and send emails, as well as how to decide if an email is safe to open. As a class, we will develop their existing knowledge of cyberbullying and how to deal with unkind behaviour online. The use and importance of privacy settings is introduced and children will discuss the types of information we should not share online. The class will build on the idea of a digital footprint by thinking about how the adverts they see online are targeted at them.




The children will explore artists such as Julian Opie, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore and how they drew/sculptured human bodies. We will be using charcoal, felt-tips and make maquettes.


Design and Technology:

The Great Bread Bake-Off!

In this unit, the children will learn about the history of bread production as well as investigate and evaluate existing bread products. They will then, design, make and evaluate their own bread product using a range of skills, techniques, and a selection of kitchen tools.


Religious Education:

Judaism – The Covenant

The children will be learning about and understanding the special relationship between Jews and God and the promises they make to each other. The children will be exploring the relationship between Abraham and God and the Covenant between them.

Judaism – Rites of Passage and good works

The children will learn how Jews show their commitment to God and why this might be important. They will explain why they could do certain things at certain ages. They will consider what they are committed to in their own life.



Communication: Composing & Time: Beat

In the first half of the summer term, the children will learn to make music inspired by technology and computing. They will explore and compose sounds for a range of devices. After that, we will be exploring Identifying and performing an ostinato. They will be recognising and layering rhythm.

In the Past: Notation & Food and Drink: Performance

After the half-term break, as part of the ‘in the past’ unit, the children will develop their understanding of beat, metre and rhythm. They will combine melodic and rhythmic patterns and use staff notation as part of a final performance. To end our musical units, we will look at food and drink where we will serve up a feast of chants, songs and performances! Composing word rhythms, singing a round, and creating musical recipes.


Physical Education:

The children will have two P.E. sessions. Indoor PE will be taught on a Wednesday and Outdoor PE will be taught on a Friday.

On these days, the children will need to come to school dressed in their P.E. uniform: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt; navy tracksuit and light blue t-shirt. No logos or football kits. Trainers should be all plain black or all plain white. All long hair should be tied back, and earrings should be removed.

Indoor – Gymnastics

The class will learn how to make basic body shapes including, static shapes, making shapes in the air, symmetrical shapes and shapes incorporating rhythmic gymnastics apparatus. The children will end the unit by performing their routines in pairs or small groups.

Indoor – Dance

The children will learn a range of different skills linked to the art of dance. They will produce an interesting dance phrase to represent a montage of natural disasters.

Outdoor – Sports Day Practise

Outdoor – Striking and Fielding

The children will learn the foundation skills required to play cricket, rounders, French cricket and Danish longball. They will learn how to throw and catch a ball accurately and over varying distances.




Living in the Wider World – Aiming High

The children will learn about having high aspirations. They will start by discussing positive views of themselves and will then identify how having a positive learning attitude can help them tackle and achieve new learning challenges and improve learning outcomes. Opportunities will also be provided for children to share aspirations for the future, with regard to employment and personal goals. Through this learning, different jobs and roles will be considered. In doing this, some of the difficulties faced by stereotyping will be explored. The children will also have the opportunity to discuss what they are looking forward to about their learning next year.

Health and WellbeingGrowing Up

This topic is an introduction to how we grow and change, both physically and emotionally. The children will learn about their own and others’ bodies, gender stereotypes and different types of families. They will also learn about respecting their own and others’ bodies, keeping their bodies safe and sharing their feelings in response to life experiences.


Diverse Britain

The children will learn about British people, rules, the law, liberty and what living in a democracy means. They will also learn about the importance of being tolerant of differences within their society.

It's My Body

The children will explore the choices they can make about looking after their bodies. They will look at making safer choices about their bodies, sleep and exercise, diet, cleanliness, and substances. The children will learn facts about each of these areas and learn strategies on how to manage them as well as encouraging the children to get help from trusted adults when necessary.



Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class Dojo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask for all children to continue to access Times Table Rockstars online to practice and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.

English: English homework will be set via Class Dojo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask that the children also engage frequently with Spelling Shed to practise their spellings.

Reading: At Weston, we encourage children to develop a lifelong love for reading. We ask for children to read regularly at home to adults and to themselves. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is crucial. Children will be able to select from or be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability.

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