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 themes of Blast Off! (Explorers) and Pirates.

We will start the term learning about our world in space and how it would look to aliens visiting us. Our imaginations will float away into space as we create aliens, alien adventures and journey into space. We will look at space travel, famous explorers and our solar system, and think about what makes life on Earth so great.

After half term we will be finding out how to live like a pirate, and exploring the seas with Pirate Blackbeard. The Year 1’s will be exploring a small village in India to see how the area is similar and different to their local area. The class will be making maps, following directions and searching for hidden treasure. We will be exploring the continents and seas around the globe in our own ships, with our telescopes and pirate kit!

Science in Spring 1 will be learning all about animals. We will be focusing on describing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets). We will be noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults and finding out about the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).

In ICT we will be using e-books and exploring the similarities and differences between e-books and traditional books. We will discuss what we like and dislike and work collaboratively on our own e-book.

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 Spring 2024