Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

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

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Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class. We are a mixed Year 5 and 6 class and we range from 9 to 11 years old. Our class teacher is Mrs Montgomerie. Miss Haresign will be teaching us on Tuesday afternoons.  We are supported in class by Mrs Busby, Mrs Duffy and Mrs Wood.

This half-term our History topic will help us to find out about the changing power of the monarchy.  We will learn about some of the impacts made by some of Britain's Kings and Queens, as well as the role of the parliament.  We will make a visit to Aldershot Magistrates' Court, where we will enact a mock trial.  In Geography, we will learn more about the United Kingdom and in French, we will learn some vocabulary that will help us give directions.

Our Science work will help us to think about evolution and inheritance, and how animals have adapted to suit their environments.  In Music, we will be developing our skills in playing the ukelele.  Finally, in Art, we will consider how artists like Guy Denning and Picasso show mood and emotion, and we will create our own portraits.

What Oak Class have been learning this week.

In Oak this week we have begun constructing our mini shelters in DT, using a hacksaw to cut the wooden frame pieces.  We enjoyed playing games in Science to model Darwin's theory of 'survival of the fittest'.  Finally, in Computing, we have created digital advent calendars.  To see examples of our work, why not visit our class blog:

Class Information

All the children have been given a reading journal and homework book.  These should be brought back to school every Monday, so we can do the weekly spelling test in the homework book.

Please encourage your child to read daily and remind them to record their reading in their reading journal.

Times tables should also be practised at home (using the Times Tables Rockstars website) and will be tested in school on Fridays. 

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

Curriculum Overview Autumn 2022


In class we used tracing skills to identify our features using a photograph.  We then looked at the work of Andy Warhol as inspiration for our colour choices - some of us used colour to reflect our moods.