Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School


 Class R Summer Term 1 Newsletter


Welcome back! We hope you have all had a super Easter and enjoyed a well-deserved break! We are looking forward to hearing about all the exciting things you got up to!


Our topic this half term is ‘Down on the Farm.’ We have had a super start to the topic today dressed up as farmers and farm animals! The curriculum overview attached will give you an overview of what your child will be learning this half term.

WOW Leaves

Thank you for all of you who have helped us celebrate your children’s progress by sending in WOW leaves with achievements on. We really love celebrating these as a class so please keep sending them in! If you need more please ask a member of the team. Your support in our assessments of the children is vital and highly valued so thank you for working with us in partnership as always! 

Weather appropriate clothing

Just a little reminder, please ensure that you continue to send your child to school with weather appropriate clothing as we use our outdoor environment whatever the weather! If the weather becomes particularly warm, please ensure a sunhat is sent to school and where possible sun cream is applied in the morning so that the children are protected throughout the day.

Reading, writing and phonics

Please continue to read and practise your child’s phonics at home. We will continue to send home new words as soon as your child is confident with the ones they have so please keep practising these at home as it makes such a difference!

We are really pleased with the progress being made in phonics but we are concerned that some children’s handwriting and pencil control is letting them down when they come to put it down on paper. Please can you encourage your child to practise writing at home, there are some challenge ideas attached. Thank you 

How can you extend your child’s learning at home?

In addition to supporting your child’s reading and phonics, we would love it if you used Education City and Purple Mash activities to extend your child’s learning at home. The logins for these logins are in their school diary. We would love to hear about the activities you have tried and ones your child has particularly enjoyed!

Junk modelling 1st May

During the week of the 23rd of April we will be creating junk model farm animals. Please could you discuss with your child the animal they would like to make and think about what items they need to bring in to make them. We ask that all modelling materials are brought to school on Monday 23rd of April in a named bag. 

As always should there be anything at all you wish to discuss please pop in and see us!

Many thanks,

Miss Romaine, Mrs Scharff and Mrs White