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Curwen Primary School


Autumn 1

Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design


Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design

The children have had a fantastic start and settled in well with their new friends and teachers. This term's topic 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 have been using their communication skills to talk about their families, and they draw some amazing pictures. We have also been learning a song about harvest.

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 exploring some phonics sounds by playing games during our sessions, and we have begun to practise blending the sounds. We enjoyed listening to different books about feelings, skin tone and families.


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 built resilience when learning to match amounts to numerals, count and subitise.



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