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Curwen Primary School


Trip to the local area

This month we had two groups of children visiting the local area and the shops.

After a few sessions on building vocabulary around buildings, shops and shopping, products and packaging and services that we can use in our local area, Mrs Teixeira, Ms Drilea and Ms Sharif took two groups of children on a walk along our high street.

The children named all the local shops, posted a letter and had a chat with the manager at the post office, shopped in a local supermarket where language and communication skills were used to ask and pay for snacks. They learned in real context and had various opportunities for spoken interactions with different people, with conversations scaffolded by the teachers.

Before returning to school, everyone enjoyed the snacks we had bought and a well deserved playtime in the local park.