Autumn Term Learning at Cliffdale

Learning at Cliffdale during the autumn term has been so much fun!  Upper school have been travelling all around the city finding out all about some of our famous landmarks for their topic ‘Made in Portsmouth’. There have been visits to the Historic Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays and Fratton Park, to name but a few! 

Lower school have learnt all about their bodies through the topic ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes.’ They had lots of fun using their senses to smell and taste new foods, created food collage faces, printed with their hands and followed a circuit of footprints. They worked hard learning how to clean their own face and hands and even developed skills in learning to brush their own teeth; although not everyone was keen on the taste of toothpaste!

Early years started the term with an Autumnal theme day with activities linked to the season including an adapted story of an old woman who swallowed some leaves! The terms topic ‘This Is Me’ enabled pupils to experience a whole host of body themed activities which concluded with lots of activities based on a favourite story, ‘The Gruffalo’ – a real favourite with many children.

Throughout the term pupils also took part in a range of additional activities and celebrations including Harvest Festival, Children in Need day, Friendship week and of course Christmas!  The last 2 weeks of term were full of lots of Christmas fun, with families being treated to a number of events including ‘Stay and Play’ on the Early Years site, the wonderful Christmas Fayre, the carol service and of course the fantastic Christmas show!  Right at the end of term all of the children across the school enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner and a visit from Father Christmas!