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Curwen Primary School


Autumn 2

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In Maths, we have been learning how to partition two digit numbers; we started by practically using cups and then moved on to using dienes to carry out fair swaps with numbers. We showed resilience and remembered that 10 cups has the same value as 1 ty or ten. We discussed how a range of real life objects such as blocks, pasta or pencils have the same value, different appearance. We used a range of numbers from 10-100. During our starter activities, we have enjoyed counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.




This term in Literacy we have been focusing on comparing- settings and characters, adjectives and capital letters and full stops. We read little Little Red Riding Hood and compared the characters and settings. The children produced some fantastic independent writing focusing on capital letters, full stops and adjectives.



For World of Work Week, year one got to visit Plaistow Fire Station. The firefighter told us about all the different skills we need to develop to be a firefighter. The firefighters showed us how they use the pole to change floors quickly, we got to use the hose and they took us through their equipment. We also got to see and hear a fire engine up close.


In History we have been learning about Kings and Queens, to support this we visited the Tower of London. We explored the White Tower, where the armour and weapons were kept, and learnt about the jobs in the castle.

We were very excited to see the black ravens and even took pictures next to them. We also learnt that part of the Tower of London was used as a zoo to entertain royal guests. When we returned to school, we compared how the Tower was used in the past and now.