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welcome to goldfinches' class page

Class Teacher: Mrs White

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Donald

Goldfinches' Gallery

our learning in the spring 2 term

This half term our topic is The Way Back Home

Please see our Long Term Plans for more details of the subjects taught through our topic.

in Maths we are ...

In english we are ...

Adding & subtracting two digit numbers (regroup and adjust strategies)

  • Use the Make ten strategy to add ones
  • Regroup when adding
  • Use the Make ten strategy to subtract ones
  • Regroup when subtracting
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems
  • Use the Round and adjust strategy to add
  • Use the Round and adjust strategy to subtract
  • Add near doubles



  • To recognise coins and use the symbol for pence accurately
  • To recognise coins and notes and use the symbol for pounds accurately
  • To add money within the same unit
  • To match a combination of coins to make the same amount of money
  • To combine amounts of money
  • To add and subtract money within the same unit
  • To be able to find out how much change would be given
  • To be able to solve problems relating to money























Writing: Non-Fiction

  • Creating non-chronological reports about a new alien species
  • Using headings and subheadings to separate information
  • Using the correct tenses
  • Using subordination (when, if, that or because)

  • Using coordination (or, and, but)

  • Writing about real events
  • Working on using capital letters, full stops and question marks correctly
  • Working on diagonal and horizontal joins in our writing and making sure that our letters and digits are the correct size and orientation


Spelling and Grammar

  • progressing through our Rocket Spelling Challenges, spelling words correctly in dictated sentences
  • Learning spelling rules for adding apostrophes to our work
  • Looking at question marks and  commas in our writing


  • reading non-fiction texts related to our topic
  • reading stories by Oliver Jeffers
  • enjoying our School Library and Class Reading Area
  •  reading a range of fiction books

Our Class Reader

We will be reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl



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Please see below for videos to help your child's learning in these areas.

useful links

Thinking Blocks - an app designed to help embed understanding of bar models.  Image result for thinking blocks

BBC Dance Mat Typing - practise your typing skills with this great activity

KS1 BBC Bitesize Literacy - lots of fun activities to practise spelling, punctuation, grammar and much, much more

KS1 BBC Bitesize Maths - practise all areas of your maths with these exciting activities

KS1 BBC Bitesize Science - learn more about Science with this range of activities

BBC Bitesize KS1 Education - great videos looking at all areas of the curriculum, including some really useful explanations of grammatical terminology.


english videos


other videos