Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Class 1 Spring Term Newsletter

 Welcome back!

 I hope you have all had an enjoyable Half Term!

 Our topic for this term is ‘How does your garden grow?’ where the children will be doing lots of science based learning. They will have the opportunity to plant lots of different seeds and observe their growth over time.   The children will also learn about the different parts of plants and the job that each of the parts have in helping the plant to grow as well as finding out about what plants and trees need in order to grow healthily. Later in the topic we will be visiting Rushmere Country Park where the children will have the opportunity to learn about different types of trees, wild flowers and some common garden flowers. Further details on this trip will follow in due course.  


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).


As always I will endeavour to keep you updated with the latest events and dates but if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please do feel free to pop in and see me after school.


Important days and dates for Spring Term so far:


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

Children need a PE kit in school every day please, and this should include: a purple school PE t-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms and sweatshirt and a pair of plimsolls and/or trainers)


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.


Miss Candler & Mrs White





Class 1 Curriculum Leaflet - Spring Term  

Reading Workshop Information for Parents

Phonics Presentation for Parents

Maths Presentation for Parents