Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

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

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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class. We are a mixed Foundation Stage and Year 1 class. Our class teachers are Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Robinson, supported by Mrs Garland, and Mrs Dovey.

Willow Class will be thinking about ‘Amazing Animals’.

We will be starting in the coldest regions of the world, looking at the animals and how they live in the cold. There are many different species of penguin, so the children will be discovering all about them and where they live.

The children will move onto the wettest regions in the world, and explore some rainforest animals. Our focus artist, Henri Rousseau, will inspire us to draw and camouflage tigers and other creatures.

Then the children will continue to explore our world and find out about the hottest and driest regions on our planet.

As we learn more about the habitats in the world, the children will be thinking about the conservation of our amazing planet and the animals who share it with us.

Our books will be a mixture of stories and non-fiction this term, focusing on word choices and information styles.

In RE, the children will be finding more about specialness in Christianity and Judaism in the first half of term. Then the class will be sharing stories about people who Jesus met, and the importance of these stories for Christians.

In Science, we will be looking at variation and adaptations in animals. We will be classifying animals into groups according to their features.

The Y1 children will be exploring textiles through puppet designs and making a penguin puppet.

Our SCARF lessons will be focusing on ‘Being My Best’, helping the children to learn resilience and healthy habits.

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

Class Information

Spellings copy and remember and then tested on Monday, practice new ones Tuesday.

Mental maths skills Thursday, test Friday.

PE is on Monday and Friday.  On Monday 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.

Library is Wednesday.

Curriculum Overview Summer 2023

Where the wild things are

We have been sharing the book ‘Where the wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak.

On the first day we found some footprints, fur and a sack and then the story began.

We have been exploring the sea, pretending to be ‘wild things’ and making masks. Our mark making has been to speak to Max and the wild things, learning single sounds to help us with our phonics too.

Some of the children have built wild things caves and been to the Wild Monster Café!

We are wondering what our next exciting story might be!