Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

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

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Willow Class


Bethlehem Bake Off

Ambulance visit

Year 1 History Workshop

Village Walk

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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 thinking about ‘People who help us’ for the first half of the Spring term.

We will be looking at the different jobs through non-fiction books, stories and roleplay. Which real superhero will inspire as we grow up?

In History, the Year 1 children will be researching the Great Fire of London too, alongside investigating firefighters today.

In Science, the children will be learning about materials and their properties.

For the second half of this term, Willow Class will be going back in time to discover all about castles, knights, kings, queens and maybe dragons!

The children will be exploring structures and designing buildings.

In Geography, the Year 1 children will be finding out the capital cities of the UK, and how London, in particular, has changed since the Great Fire.

Our SCARF lessons will be focusing on ‘Keeping Myself Safe’.

What Willow Class have been learning this week.

The highlight of the week for year 1 was the Great Fire of London workshop on Thursday. The year 1 children came back and shared lots of exciting stories and historical facts with the class. work has begun on building their own Tudor homes.
Foundation stage have been combining groups and finding the total, using pictures and objects for support.  They have been practicing their key words and fine motor skills. We have made the most of the good weather by spending time learning outside.
In PE we had our final practice ahead of next week's Winter Sports days. 

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 Wednesday 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 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!