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Curwen Primary School


Spring 1

Year 6 had an amazing start to the term with our residential visit to Fairplay House in Essex. Most of the year group spent three days and two nights tackling hair-raising activities including the high ropes, caving and the legendary 3G swing! All of the children (and staff members!) showed resilience and determination to overcome any challenges they encountered, whilst also building their confidence and developing stronger relationships with their peers. They did an incredible job of representing our school and the feedback from the leaders at Fairplay House about the pupils’ attitude and behaviour was overwhelmingly positive. Well done, Year 6!

Our topic this term has been ‘Rebuilding Britain after World War 2’. We have been exploring the history of the British Empire and the Commonwealth and discussing its impact on the world. We also learnt about the experiences and impact of the Windrush generation. 

During literacy lessons, the children have explored war poetry. The children have developed their reading skills, analysing the impact of figurative language techniques. This understanding then influenced their own thought-provoking poems about WWII.

In Maths lessons pupils have developed their understanding of Algebra. This includes simplifying expressions, and balancing and solving equations. We have also developed our resilience when completing exploratory learning tasks.

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