Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Class 1 Summer Term Newsletter


WOW! The year is flying past…here we are in our final term of the school year. As always it promises to be busy, exciting and full of new learning as we finish off our ‘How does your garden grow?’ topic and embark on a new learning journey that will take us around the world.


Our new topic ‘Where in the world…?’ will begin on Monday 20th May 2019 with our stunning start day and a local area walk in the afternoon on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (more details to follow in due course). This topic will allow the children to travel the world learning about animals and their habitats, including similarities and differences between them. They will also be looking closely at their own local area and learning about its physical and human geographical features as well as following and drawing simple maps and keys. Our topic will conclude with a trip to Whipsnade Zoo on Thursday 27th June 2019. Please keep an eye out for the consent letter in the children’s book bags after half term.


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).


Important days and dates for Summer Term so far:


WB: Monday 13th May 2019 – Mock Phonics check

Thursday 16th May 2019 – Lunch with the Teachers

Monday 20th May 2019 – Stunning Start

Wednesday 22nd May – Local Area Walk (PM only)


WB: Monday 10th June 2019 – PHONICS SCREENING WEEK

Thursday 27th June 2019 – Class 1 trip to Whipsnade Zoo (All Day)


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 with suitable socks)


May I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support. Here’s to another successful and fun filled term of learning for everyone. If at any time you have any questions please do pop in and see me after school.


Miss Candler & Mrs White 




Class 1 Curriculum Leaflet - Spring Term  

Reading Workshop Information for Parents

Phonics Presentation for Parents

Maths Presentation for Parents