Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School


Welcome to Class 3's Web Page


Welcome to Class 3’s Web Page.  Here you will find lots of useful information, however should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to speak to us!



Class teacher – Mr Waterhouse

Support Staff – Mrs Marsh, Mrs Wallace, Mrs Randall


Our Topics

Please click on the link below for more detail

Autumn Term – Light up the World

Spring Term 1 – Ancient Egyptian Tomb Raiders

Spring Term 2 - Rise of the Robots

Summer Term 1 – Our Living Rainforest!

Summer Term 2 Our Living Rainforest! (Contd)




PE lessons take place on Monday mornings (Swimming) and Thursday mornings.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times (black shorts, purple t-shirt and trainers - black tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt will be needed in colder weather).

We complete our daily mile on the running track every day, and therefore we ask that a pair of trainers be left in school at all times.


Trips and Visits

We thought it might be useful to share with you the trips we have planned for the year and approximate costings.

Legoland Class 2 & 3 – This has now been rearranged for Thursday 8th October 2020.

In Class 3 we go on a 1 night residential to Caldecotte Experience in Milton Keynes. This is booked for Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July 2020, but this has to be confirmed. Once we know we will let you know ASAP.

Further information about these visits will be sent out accordingly.


How you can help at home ....



In class we aim to listen to your child read as often as possible!  We ask that you spend time listening to your child read, reading to them and talking about what you have read on a daily basis.  Please encourage your child to enjoy reading and to read books of their own choosing as well as those in our reading scheme.  All the children who we can see have been making the effort to read at home, will receive house points for reading (3 times per week = 10HP, more than 3 times = 20HP).  The children will be heard during our weekly Guided Reading sessions, where we will continue studying a range of different text types to help improve comprehension and inferential skills.  We also have a number of additional books which we will hand out for the children to read as a reward for reading at home.  A number of children have already received these books and they are working hard to receive the next one.


Use your Green Spelling book to add your weekly spellings. Don’t forget to Read, Copy, Cover, Write, Check.

Look on Twinkl (search ‘Planit Spelling’) for the Powerpoint and activities each week.

Summer Term


Homework will be set to encourage the pupils to develop their independent skills and these will be related to our topic of the term or improving their numeracy skills. This will now be set on a regular basis, so please encourage your child to complete it by the deadline provided.




If you have any queries or concerns about your child or have any questions please do not hesitate to call in and speak to us.

Thank you

Mr Waterhouse, Mrs Marsh, Mrs Wallace, Mrs Randall 






Class 3 Curriculum Leaflet - Spring Term 

Reading Workshop Information for Parents

Handouts from Reading Workshop

Phonics Presentation for Parents

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Parents' Guide to Phonics and Reading

Maths Presentation for Parents