Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School


 Class R Autumn Term Newsletter


Class R Autumn 1 Newsletter 

Hello and welcome to Class R! We have really enjoyed coming to visit you and your child at your homes and we are looking forward to getting started!


The class teachers are Miss Romaine and Mrs Scharff. Mrs Scharff will be teaching the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and then Miss Romaine on Thursdays, Fridays and every other Wednesday. 

Our Teaching Assistant Monday-Friday will be Mrs Rossiter.

Mrs Dicocco will also be covering the class teachers PPA time every other Wednesday afternoon.

We will be working as a team so please feel free to come in and speak to any one of us if you have any concerns or news you wish to share with us.

Coming in:

In the mornings we will welcome you into class with your child so that you can help them with their little jobs. They need to put their book bag in their drawer, coat into their box and find their name on the self-registration display.

All About Me:

Our topic this term will be ‘All About ME, please see the curriculum overview. We are looking forward to seeing all of your treasure boxes, please ensure they are all in school by the 10th September.


After our discussion at your home-visit regarding assessment as a home-school partnership, we will be sending leaves home for you to get started, please come in and get more when you need 


In order to ensure your Child’s safety we only let children out as we see the parent/carer who is collecting them at the end of the day. As we are still getting to know you, this may take a little time at the beginning of term so please bear with us. It is now statutory for us to ask for written permission from you if your child is being collected by someone other than a parent/ carer. If this is a regular occurrence please hand a letter to the office or complete one of our forms. 

 How Can You Help Your Child at Home?

In the first few weeks we ask that you continue to share your child’s favourite books at home. The first book your child will bring home will be a picture book for you to share and discuss. Once we have completed our initial assessments you will send a book home at your child’s level.

In the first few weeks your child will be given login in details for the learning platform. We will stick these into the front of their school diary and then it will ensure they have them in school at all times. Please login to the learning platform and explore the wide range of activities. We would be keen to hear what you think so please let us know activities your child has particularly enjoyed. 

School Visits

We love enriching our topics by hearing about all the interesting jobs and special talents you have, so please if Parents/Grandparents or any family member that would like to come and share with the class please speak to a member of the team 

2Simple Open Afternoon

We would love you to be able to join us on 18th October at 2pm to come in and have the opportunity to discuss using 2simple from home and testing it out whilst spending some time with your child in the setting. We of course will provide the juice and biscuits! If you would like to join us please return the reply slip by October 10th.  

As always if there is anything at all please come and see us. Here’s to a super first term

Many thanks.

Class R Team 






Class R Curriculum Leaflet

Reading Workshop Information