Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School


 Class R Spring Term 2 Newsletter


Welcome back! We hope you have all had a super half term 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 The Jolly Postman. The curriculum overview below will give you an overview of what your child will be learning this half term.

Class trip! 

As our stunning start for our next topic ‘Down on the Farm’ we will be going on a class trip on the 24th April 2019. We will be going to Rookery Open Farm in Stoke Bruerne. We will send home a letter with further details. . The likely cost is in the region of £10.00. We are super excited to get organised and we ask that you return your permission slip and payment as soon as possible. 

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. 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!


Just a little message to say how proud we are of all of the class R children. They have all shown great confidence in joining the rest of the school with Enrichment on a Friday afternoon. We love hearing about all the exciting activities they have been participating in. It is a really super opportunity for them to make relationships with the older children in the school and every child has worked hard to make the most of the opportunity. Well done Class R!

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. These logins have been stuck into the School diaries. 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 comes into school.

Outdoor PE Kit

Please ensure your child has an outdoor PE kit in school at all times, this includes a black pair of joggers and a black jumper. If your child wears tights to school please ensure they have a spare pair of socks.

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 Rossiter