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Curwen Primary School


Autumn 1 Update

This term Year 6 have been learning all about the life, times and plays of William Shakespeare. They were lucky enough to have a visit from the man himself (see picture below) which helped them to write biographies about the ‘Bard of Avon’. As well as this, they have been learning about the formation of mountains and how to use 4 and 6 figure grids in Geography. In Science, they explored the anatomy of the heart and how the circulatory system works. During World of Work Week, Year 6 developed their speaking and listening skills whilst completing their own Dragon’s Den-like presentations for business leaders.


At the start of the autumn term, Year 6 visited the Southbank to conduct research for non-chronological reports they wrote about one of London’s favourite hotspots. As well as writing informative, engaging and persuasive pieces of writing, they were able to articulate their learning to their peers. The children have used a range of reading skills this term, such as: skimming and scanning, fact and opinion and sequencing, in order to improve their comprehension.


The main focus this term has been the properties of number. This has included work on factors, multiples, prime numbers, prime factors and square numbers. They have completed lots of work refining their knowledge of the 4 main operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Problem solving and challenge remain a focus for our children, ensuring they are always given the opportunity to build their resilience and confidence in maths. During WoWW, they explored maths in real life situations when calculating the potential profits and losses of their ideas.