​Culworth CEVA Primary Academy

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Welcome to The Curie Class...

...and our very own web page for family and friends to see what we've been doing in our class.

The name Marie Curie lives on today as the name of a well-known charity that supports those living with terminal illness, but it is the original Marie Curie who we have to thank for her huge contribution to the fight to cure cancer. Throughout her career in scientific research, Marie Curie's determination and perseverance led to numerous different discoveries that we still use in medicine today.


In the Curie class, we hope to have just as much determination as our namesake. We leave you with a quote that highlights how we aim to live and learn: 


​Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.

 Spring Term 2023


 Children in Curie class have been learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. From these facts, they have learnt how to divide using their times tables. Year 1 have been learning how to use number lines to 20, adding on from a teen number and securing their number bonds to 20. 

We love to take our learning outside and search for maths around the school! 




Reading is a great passion in Curie class and crucial for success. Reading enchances the children's imaginations, vocabulary banks, comprehension and analytical skills. Curie class reads every day during the ReadWriteInc phonics lessons. Children are grouped effectively to ensure every child is learning at their specific challenge level. Children work with a partner to practise their reading skills. They learn their phonics sounds by learning 'special friends' and spot them in words using Fred Talk. In addition, they are taught to speedy read and read 'alien words'. 



Curie class have been learning all about habitats, food chains and types of animals. We have learned about Oceans, coral reefs, garden habitats and many more!

We have been learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and the different types of food that they eat.

In addition, they have been learning about habitats and micro-habitats in the garden. They have gone on nature hunts and nature walks around the school to spot the animals and plants that surround us. They now know how to work out if something is living, dead or never alive.

Super scientists!



Curie class have been learning about a variety of genres. This term we have focused on poetry, non fiction texts and making sure we create super sentences. In poetry, they have created their own acrostic Easter poems and a class acrostic poem which they will perform at the Easter service. They are also able to read different poems and know what makes them different or similar. They have been learning about penguins and Antarctic animals. They have learnt how to describe how penguins move, what they look like and describe their life cycles. 

In addition, they have learnt how to create a fact-files and have even created their own fact files about themselves!




 Summer Term 2023

curie spring 2023 newsletter .pdf