Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Class 1 Spring Term 2 Newsletter


Welcome back!


I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful half term break!


WOW! We are half way through the school year already and I would just like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the children for their hard work so far this year. We are incredibly proud of all of them at school and we hope you are just as proud of them at home. I would also like to say a big thank you to all of you at home too because without your continued support and dedication to your children’s learning none of what they have achieved so far would be possible so ‘THANK YOU!’


As always this half term is jam packed with lots of new learning and exciting opportunities for the children. As we build up to the end of term and our Easter celebrations the children will be studying a new topic called ‘Homes Long Ago’. The topic is history and geography based and will take the children on a journey through time as they study what homes were like in the past as well as the different types of jobs people had to do around the home to keep it in order. As part of this learning we will be visiting The Higgins Museum in Bedford on Friday 2nd March 2018.


The other side to our Homes Long Ago topic is the geography studies we will be doing. The children will learn about the United Kingdom and the countries that are a part of it as well as their capital cities. We will also be doing a local area study which will involve lots of map and fieldwork skills as well as a walk around our local area.


The children will continue to work through Phase 5 Letters and Sounds phonics in order to prepare them for the Year 1 Phonics check. The children can practise their phonics skills at home by accessing the learning platform and websites such as PhonicsPlay (www.phonicsplay.co.uk).


As always I will keep you update with the latest events and dates but if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please do feel free to pop in and see me after school.


Important days and dates for Spring Term 2 so far:


Reading Books will be changed on: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

I would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have been reading with your children at home and letting us know with a short note in their home-school diaries. Please can we remind you that if there is no comment in the children’s diaries we will assume their reading book hasn’t been read and therefore won’t issue them with a new reading book on that day.

PE days remain the same: Mondays and Thursdays

(please bring in a full PE kit ASAP to be left in school until the Easter Holidays, this should include: a purple school PE t-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms and sweatshirt and a pair of plimsolls and/or trainers)


Topic Stunning Start: Friday 23rd February 2018

Topic Fab Finish Day: Wednesday 28th March 2018

Class 1 Trip – The Higgins Museum Bedford – Friday 2nd March 2018

Class 1 Assembly (9:05 start) – Friday 23rd March 2018


May I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support. Here’s to another successful and fun filled half term of learning for everyone.


Miss Candler




Class 1 Curriculum Leaflet Spring 

Reading Workshop Information