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Curwen Primary School


Spring 1


In Maths this term we have been learning about money. Initially, we focused on recognising the value of coins and making totals of different amounts. Then we thought of making the same amount using different coins. We also learned how to add money by counting coins in various steps. And finally, we were able to put our learning in context by solving money problems involving totals and change.


n Topic we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. We learnt that the civilization of Ancient Egypt began about 5,000 years ago and have ordered key events on a timeline. We have also had lots of fun learning about the River Nile, the Pyramids of Giza and the hierarchy of Ancient Egypt. We are all very excited to continue learning about Ancient Egypt after half-term. 


We started this half term exploring poetry: performing poems, enjoying tongue twisters, creating our own riddles and finally writing our own poems. We wrote our final piece on animals using the Curwen core skill of empathy, using plenty of techniques like similes, expanded noun phrases and alliteration to make the reader understand how it might feel to be an endangered animal.