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Curwen Primary School


Spring 1

2022 certainly started with a bang! Most of the children spent three days and two nights tackling courageous activities in artic-like conditions at Fair Play House. Activities included: high ropes, archery, adventures in the woodland, the night walk and the legendary 3G swing. Each and every child showed resilience and determination to overcome any challenges they encountered, whilst also building their own self-confidence and developing stronger relationships with their peers. Our topic work this term, has focussed on World War I, including the impact of the Windrush generation.  In DT, year 6 have been developing their sewing skills by making their costumes for Carnival.  Science lessons ‘saw’ the children continue to develop their understanding of light, shadows and reflection, as well as, learning about the functions and physiology of the eye.

During literacy lessons, the children wrote poems about WWII, in particular, the South Hallsville School bombing that occurred in Canning Town in 1940. This enabled children to better understand figurative language and the impact it has on a reader.  They have been developing their reading skills through poetry.

Year 6 pupils have worked very hard so far this term in maths lessons. They have been able to tackle challenging problems involving area and perimeter, linking this to their knowledge of the real world. The children have further developed their resilience and problem-solving skills during topics such as algebra and balancing equations. As well as this, we have been focusing on our basic skills.