Welcome to the New School Year from Cliffdale

We have welcomed 51 new children into the school, increased our age range to include nursery aged pupils and now have all of our Early Years pupils together on the Early Years site – formerly Willows.

The pupils have all settled really well into school, learning the new routines and structures of the day.  Almost all pupils in the school are in a new class this year and we are delighted to have moved properly into our six new classrooms in our new building.  The school council gave them their names (Racoon, Meerkat, Flamingo, Alpaca, Orangutan and Leopard) and everyone is having fun trying to remember where all the new classes are!

Each department has started their topic with a brilliant shared ‘Topic Launch Day,’ which brings all of the classes together for lots of fun activities.  Early Years are learning all about themselves in their topic ‘All about Me’.  Lower School are learning about their bodies in their topic ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ and Upper School are learning all about our wonderful city of Portsmouth in their topic ‘Made in Portsmouth’.