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'Curwen Gets Creative!' Newsletter

We’re sure you would agree that there are many benefits of learning to read and write, and understanding mathematics. You’d also likely be able to list many positives of learning about science and humanities subjects, such as history, geography and religious education. However, when we look at culture and creativity, perhaps the importance of these parts of the school curriculum are not as obvious. No doubt you would suggest it is fun for children to learn about art and music, but there are many more positive aspects to arts subjects.

So, what do we mean by cultural learning? Basically, it’s active engagement with the creation of our arts and heritage. Belonging to such a richly diverse community here in Plaistow presents Curwen with many opportunities for learning in such a way.  

Cultural learning involves both learning through culture and learning about culture. It involves critical thinking, creativity, and developing original ideas and actions.  Children learn through listening, playing, seeing, watching and interacting, performing, devising, designing and composing, making, writing and doing.

With all of this in mind, our children and staff are thrilled to be able to share with you our termly Curwen Gets Creative! newsletter. We can't wait for you to see how much we value learning through creativity, culture and the arts.

Please click here to see the newsletter