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 are looking forward to celebrating bonfire night the children will begin their topic with a Firework Art Day on Wednesday 1st November. They will then move on to learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot during Literacy and History. In Science the children will be learning about light and sound sources and taking part in lots of 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 Thursday 2nd 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


PE: Monday & Thursdays (Please ensure children have the correct kit in school for these sessions).


Key Dates:

Wednesday 1st November – Firework Art Day

Thursday 2nd November – Phonics Open morning at 9am

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th November – Parents Evenings (more information will follow in due course).




Class 1 Curriculum Leaflet Autumn