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Curwen Primary School


Autumn 1

Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design

The children have had an amazing start and settled in well with their new friends and teachers. Our topic this term is ‘Who am I’, and we have been learning about ourselves. The children have learnt about our school rules, teamwork and class routines. The children learnt about colour mixing and mixed skin tones to use for their self-portraits. The children learnt about harvest, and the wheat is used to make flour and flour to make bread. The children enjoyed mixing the water and flour and kneading the dough.

Communication, Language and Literacy

We had fun developing our literacy skills this term by mark-making in class using different media. We also worked on recognising and writing our names using lowercase letters. We have started to explore some phonics sounds by playing games during our sessions, and we have begun to practise blending the sound together. We had fun listening to different books about feelings, and we have been practising empathy.


The children have been singing number nursery rhymes and learning to count objects in maths. This term, each week, we have focused on one number. We have learnt to recognise the numbers 1-5, count the amount and do the correct amount of action to match the number. During our maths, we have been building resilience when learning to count, compare size and amounts using various resources to support our learning.