Gold 2023 - 2024

Miss Wilcox

Welcome to Gold Class


We are a Year 2/3 class who are taught by Miss Wilcox, supported by Mrs Lister.

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



Number: numbers up to 100; counting forwards and backwards in ones and in multiples of 2 and 5; read and write numbers to 100; . use <, > and = signs

Addition, Subtraction:  solve problems with addition and subtraction; add and subtract numbers to 20 and 100; add two two-digit numbers; count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward

Properties of Shapes: identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line;  identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces; create patterns and sequences


Place Value: Numbers up to 1,000; Partitioning numbers; Number lines; Comparing and Ordering Integers; Counting in 50s

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division: Applying number bonds to 10; Adding and Subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s using exchanging; Estimation; Complements to 100; Inverse operation; Problem solving and reasoning.

Multiplication and Division:

Equal groups; Using arrays; Multiplying and Dividing 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. We will be practising Times Table Rockstars four times a week.



We will develop our reading and writing skills across a range of genres and text types using high quality texts.

The children in year 3 and 4 will a narrative of an approaching threat and an explanation on how to capture the Iron Man inspired by book, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

Then we will be creating a narrative of a fable and creating a persuasion text. These will be inspired by the book Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks.

We will be focusing on prepositions, subordinate clauses, direct speech and the use of inverted commas.



Humans Including Animals

The children will be learning about how animals survive and stay healthy. They learn about the nutrients that different foods provide and how these nutrients help our bodies. The children will also explore how different animals eat different types of foods and need different proportions of nutrients. We will learn about food labels on food packaging show and gather information from food labels to help them consider balanced diets. We will explore the different types of skeletons that animals have and compare these. The children will learn some names of bones in the human body and carry out an investigation and plan a fair test and measure and record accurately.


The children will learn sbout light, reflections and shadows, about different sources of light, and that we need light to see. The children will investigate reflective materials, in the context of designing a new book bag. Additionally, the children will learn that the sun’s light can be dangerous, and will create an advert for a pair of sunglasses or a sun hat that they have designed. The children will find out how shadows change when the distance between the object and light source changes. 



Vikings and Anglo Saxons

The children will about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain, who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline. The children will find out about the Anglo-Saxon kings who ruled during the 'Viking Age' and examine their influence and significance in British history. In addition to this, they will learn about the Anglo-Saxon justice system, explore everyday Viking life, houses, clothes and food they ate.



Extreme Earth

The children will about the destructive powers of nature, from volcanoes and earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes. They will learn about how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the ways in which they affect people and the environment.



Drawing and Desktop Publishing

The children will be developing graphic and presentation skills by introducing drawing as opposed to painting. We will look at understanding layouts, draw, order, group and manipulate objects to make a picture.

Presentation Skills

The children will develop their use of presentation software, learning slide transitions, animating objects and creating hyperlinks. They will learn how to add pictures and videos clips.



European Art

The children will learn about broken buildings, paint on ceilings, and create shape houses. They will also have the opportunity to explore works by European artists Anselm Kiefer, Michelangelo, Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, Le Corbusier and Coco Chanel.


Design and Technology:

Mechanical Posters

The children will develop their understanding of mechanical systems. They will follow instructions on how to make different types of lever and linkage mechanisms before developing

their own ideas, making a prototype, and then creating their own ‘Lever and Linkage Poster’.


Religious Education:


We will be learning about the Amrit Ceremony and answering the question, does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?


The children will be learning about incarnation and whether Christmas has lost its true meaning.



Poetry, Environment and Sounds

We develop performance and rhythm of poems. We will look at composition using the seasons as a stimulus, then moving on to how sounds are produced and classified.


Physical Education:

Outdoor P.E. days are on Monday and indoor P.E. is on a Wednesday.

OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) and Gymnastics

The children will learn a range of fundamental skills needed for outdoor adventurous activities, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication and orienteering.

For gymnastics the class will learn how to perform a variety of floor and vault movements while developing their understanding of the necessary flexibility, strength and control needed to perform the movements successfully.

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 plain black. All long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed.



Be Yourself

The children will be encouraged to recognise different emotions and explore different strategies to help them manage any uncomfortable feelings they experience. They will learn about how big life changes impact on feelings and emotions and explore the importance of sharing their thoughts and feelings.

One World

Children will explore their own family life, home and school and compare these to children’s family life, homes and school from around the world which are different from their own. The children will also learn about the relationship between people and their environment and how this affects their way of life.



Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. It is so important to practise Times Tables Rockstars as this will really help your child with later Maths topics of Fractions, Perimeter, Money and Time. Our aim is to improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.

English: English homework will be set via Class Dojo on a Friday 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 even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school. Children will be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability. Furthermore, Bug Club will regularly be updated with ebooks and accompanying comprehension tasks to help extend learning and reading skills further. 

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