Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2QU

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Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class. We are a mixed Year 1 and 2 Class. Our teachers are Mrs Smith, Mrs Jordan and Mrs Green, supported by Mrs Lavender and Mrs Wood.

In Science Beech Class will be exploring materials and their properties, which will help us think about our history topic The Great Fire of London. The children will also be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Our computing will take us into algorithms and we will explore these using Beebots. The children will learn how to debug simple programs they make, sending the Beebots off on lots of adventures.

In RE Beech Class will be learning more about Judaism and thinking about how and why Shabbat is important. In Christianity we will think about the meaning of the Paschal Candle.

In Art we will be learning about the architect Norman Foster and great buildings and structures he has designed. This will link in with our DT topic of designing and making freestanding structures.

In SCARF we will be focussing on keeping safe and rights and respect.

Check out out blog every week to see some of our work.

Class Information

Spelling test is Monday.

Number bonds/times tables test is Tuesday.

PE is on Monday and Thursday.  On Wednesday we would like the children to come to school in their uniforms and bring their PE kits with them to change into.  On Thursdays, we would like the children to come to school in their PE kits.

Curriculum Overview Spring 2023

DT - Freestanding Structures

In Design Technology Beech Class has been busy learning all about free standing structures. A free standing structure is something that can stand by itself. We focussed on bridges and we looked at a range of bridges thinking about which shapes provided the most stable bridge. We learnt that a triangle is the strongest shape and so we used lots of triangle frames in our designs. 
We used a range of materials to make our bridges including spaghetti strands, play doh, art straws, tubes and card. 
We enjoyed designing and building our bridges.