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.

Willow Class will be developing their learning through the theme of ‘Under and by the sea’.

We will start the term exploring under the sea with Barry, Tiddler and the Rainbow Fish, using our imaginations to share and write stories. Using non-fiction texts, the children will investigate different creatures under the sea.

Our history focus is our school and how it has changed over time.

After half term, we will be finding out about the coast and what it’s like to live by the sea. Using stories and poems, we will compare different viewpoints like the lighthouse keeper, fishermen and children by the sea.

In art, our theme is ‘Nature’ and our focus artist is Lucy Arnold. The children will be exploring different natural materials to show sea creatures. Our DT challenge is to make a healthy sandwich for the lighthouse keeper.

In our science lessons this term we will:

Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats.

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain and identify and name different sources of food.

Identify the local wildlife using identification charts.

In ICT we will be looking at entering and using data to make a simple pictogram or chart with information; using a simple branching database to classify animals; organising images into more than two groups using clear rules.

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 Summer 2024