Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School



Class 4 Summer Term Newsletter 


Dear Parents,


What a fabulous time everyone had at New Barn!  An enjoyable and educational visit which finished our Step Back in Time topic perfectly!  Now we find ourselves in the third (and final) term of Year 4.  We hope that your child is looking forward to this term.  Again, it is a very busy term with a lovely topic and some very good opportunities for lots of great learning and progress that can be made.  We will be expecting the children to work hard and we have lots prepared for them.



Staffing continues to be the same.  We will be teaching the class.  Mrs Randall, Mrs Davis and Miss Murphy will be supporting in the class at various times.   Mr Dunstan from Future Game will continue to support our PE lesson on a Thursday afternoon.


How can you continue to help your child at home?

Reading – as in previous terms

Please continue to complete some form of reading work at home with your child as often as you can.  This could be hearing them read, it could be asking them questions about what they have read, it could be asking them to summarise what they have already read or predict what may come next.  It could be looking at the language an author has used to describe something or perhaps you could compare different books by the same author or on the same theme.  Please also look at your child’s reading targets – this may help with ideas.  Additionally, please pop in after school any day for more guidance if you feel you need to.  Children who read three times a week at home can earn themselves ten house points, five times a week earns them twenty house points, and those children with outstanding reading diaries are regularly rewarded with 100 bonus house points.   What a great way to earn house points for their team!



Homework will continue to be set on a weekly basis as explained in the covering letter given to you child last week.



Over Easter we have updated and revised the children’s targets.  These will be available for you to see in their diaries.  We would urge you please to read these and support the children to achieve their targets.  These are designed to support your child to achieve the next stage in their learning and practice at home is vital in order to be able to achieve them. 


The Learning Platform

Your child continues to have access to the Learning Platform.  We will be adding activities during the next few weeks and will let the children know when they are available.  The children also still have access to Education City and Purple Mash at home and are welcome to use these as and when they would like to, in addition to when homework is set.  Additionally, LEXIA is also available at home and is having a fantastic effect on the children’s spelling in Literacy and Writing activities.  Remember, Flurrish can also be accessed at home and used in Guest Mode.


Topics and themes

Our third topic of the year is called ‘Inside and Out’.  This is generally based around Science themes and will cover the human body including the skeleton, muscles, organs, teeth and how to stay healthy.  There is a curriculum pamphlet that provides details of the topic along with this letter and this information will also be available on the school website. 



This half-term PE lessons, will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times (black shorts, purple t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers).  I would also encourage you to ensure that if the weather is colder, the children should have tracksuit bottoms, a black sweat top/jumper and trainers within their PE bag.


Please remember, if you have any concerns about your son/daughter or any questions/queries, then please feel free to call into class after school to speak to us.


Many thanks,

Mr Dicker and Mrs Wright







Class 4 Summer Term 2019 Curriculum Pamphlet

Reading Workshop Information for Parents

Phonics Presentation for Parents 

Maths Presentation for Parents