Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Class 1 Spring Term 1 Newsletter


Welcome back!


I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break with lots of laughter, presents, food and celebrations!!

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all of the very thoughtful Christmas cards and gifts I received. They were lovely and I appreciate each and every one of them.


Now…back to this half term! As always it promises to be busy, exciting and full of new learning as we embark on a new topic journey all about everyday materials. ‘What is it made of…?’ is a Science based topic that allows the children to explore and investigate the properties and uses of everyday materials. They will be identifying and naming materials as well as investigating some of their properties including those materials which are and are not waterproof and whether a material must be transparent or opaque in order for a shadow to be formed.


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 endeavour to 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 1 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 half term, 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: Recycling Day Friday 5th January 2018 - Click here for details.

Home Learning Challenge due date: Friday 3rd February 2018 - Click here for details.

Topic Fab Finish Day: Thursday 8th February 2018


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


Miss Candler




Class 1 Curriculum Leaflet Spring