Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

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

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Willow Class



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SLS Recommended Reading Books

Foundation Stage

Year 1

Books that promote diversity and inclusion

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.

The learning themes in Willow Class for the Autumn term are ‘Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Tales’ (Foundation Stage), then ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, and ‘Christmas’.

We will start the term learning about our new friends, their families and interests. Our focus will be on all children becoming settled into life in Willow Class and in Cliddesden School. We will be exploring lots of rhymes and become story tellers using traditional tales. We will look at our school environment, linking home and school. We will be following the seasons and the weather around our village school, then look at weather patterns across the UK.

Later in the term we will be focusing on transport old and new, using books, stories and experiences to explore the past and present.

In Science, we will be identifying materials and investigating their properties and suitability for purpose. We will find out how the shapes of some solid objects made from different materials can be changed by pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, stretching and squashing.

We will compare how things move on different surfaces and the impact of pushing or pulling objects. We will make our own predictions and test them.

Our ICT will start with a focus on E-safety and using the internet. We will move onto using the internet to communicate safely.

To celebrate Christmas, we will be finding out about its traditions, and of course, performing the Nativity with Beech Class.

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

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Class Information

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 Autumn 2023