Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School


 Class R Spring Term 1 Newsletter



Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope you had a super Christmas break - we are looking forward to hearing all about it! We would like to say a huge Thank You for the hard work, time and effort that both the children and the parents put into our lovely and thoughtful cards, gifts, and vouchers for Christmas, we love them!


Our topic this term is Space. The curriculum overview attached will give you an overview of what your child will be learning this half term. Thank you for all the hard work and effort that went into the making of all the junk model telescopes, they all looked fantastic!

Reading and phonics

Please continue to read and practise your child’s phonics at home, we know how much the children enjoy coming home and teaching you new sounds, names and actions. Remember if your child reads three or more times at home each week they will receive a sticker!


Every week on a Friday afternoon Class R will now be joining the rest of the school in Enrichment. This is a whole school curriculum activity afternoon, which we thought it best to give Class R the Autumn term to settle in before starting. Your child will work with the other children in their House Teams (Rabbits, Badgers etc.) to complete a different curriculum activity each week. We are currently using the children’s evaluations and feedback to help us change some of our activities but when they are finalised we will attach a brief note with the details of the activities.

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 have been put into your child’s school diary. We would love to hear about the activities you have tried and ones your child has particularly enjoyed!

Winter 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 you could ensure your child is sent with a waterproof coat and wellies this would help us to keep both your child and our classroom warm and dry! Please ensure that wellies are sent in addition to your child’s school shoes, not instead of. Please continue to label all items of clothing that come into school.

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