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Curwen Primary School

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Home Learning Boxes

The LST groups had  fortnightly home learning boxes  containing literacy, numeracy and topic work. The boxes were themed as follows:

 

a) Under The Sea  

Texts: Rainbow Fish, Tiddler, 

Themes included, alliteration, identifying sea creatures, drawing and describing them relying on an increasing range of adjectives. We explored empathy for the characters in the texts. We learned about weird sea creatures and designed our own. We made sea dioramas, sparkling fish out of old CDs and plasticine.

b) Into The Wild

Texts: Monkey Puzzle, Various non-fiction texts about jungle creatures

Themes included, alliteration, identifying wild animals, drawing and describing them relying on an increasing range of adjectives. We explored how we would feel if we went through the same experiences as the characters. We looked at parts of the plant and we planted our own monkey puzzle tree seeds and observed any signs of growth. 

For maths we covered the following topics:

-time

- doubling and halving

- addition and subtraction

-tallies and Venn diagrams

-measurement

-counting in 2s, 5s and 10s