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What We Have Been Learning at Curwen 04/05- 07/05

It’s been another action-packed week in school for our children. There have been lots of fun activities happening, many of which have been in preparation for the VE Day Celebrations on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II.

The children in EYFS planted some cress seeds which they have been looking after; they are waiting patiently and predicting what will happen next. Whilst the sun made an appearance again, the children did some May Pole dancing in the playground in preparation for their VE Day celebrations.  They have been learning why this is a special day and getting ready for the school celebrations. They made some bunting for the picnic and some cupcakes for everyone to enjoy.

In Y1 and Y2, the children did some fantastic arts and crafts making buntings, to celebrate VE day.  They also got to visit our Forest school with Mr Cullen: making crispy cakes for the VE day celebration, using the camp fire to melt the chocolate. The next day they wrote instructions on how to make the crispy cakes.

Highlights for Y3 and Y4 include: the children designing creative sandwich boards about the history and importance of VE day. They found it interesting to learn how people used ‘ration books’ to monitor purchases.  

Y5 and Y6 started the week by investigating how to inflate balloons using baking soda and vinegar. They created newspapers articles about VE and also wrote diary entries from the perspective of a child at the end of WWII.

All children created postcards to be sent out to vulnerable people in the community which will hopefully be delivered with essential items being sent out from the Curwen Hub. They also took part in some drama with Mr Drayton, working on expression and body language by creating different shapes. They learnt about evacuees and discussed feelings and emotions, and then created freeze frames.