Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Class 1 Autumn Term 2 Newsletter


Welcome Back!


The first half term of the school year has flown past and here we are beginning a new half term that promises to be just as busy and exciting. Our new topic is ‘Crash Bang Wallop!’ which bases itself around the subjects of science and history. As we all looked forward to celebrating bonfire night the children began their topic with a Firework Art Day on Wednesday 31st October. They have since moved on to learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot during Literacy and History. In Science the children will be learning about everyday materials and their properties including two exciting investigations!


In phonics the children are beginning to learn Phase 5 phonics which aims to teach children many of the alternative spelling choices for the sounds already learnt in Phases 2 and 3. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our phonics open morning on Wednesday 7th November at 9am. This will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the teaching and learning of phonics across the school.


The children have been working super hard on their reading and we are very proud of all of them! 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 now 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.


Reading Book Change Days:  

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays




Key Dates:

Wednesday 7th November – Phonics open morning at 9am



Thank you for your support.


Miss Candler & Mrs White

Class 1 Team





Class 1 Curriculum Leaflet - Autumn Term  

Reading Workshop Information for Parents

Phonics Presentation for Parents

Maths Presentation for Parents