Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

School Closure

Emergency Safeguarding Information


Letter to Parents and Carers

We are working together with a number of other schools to provide childcare and learning for a limited number of children at Vandyke Upper School - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. Please email the school office if your circumstances change and you need to request a place for your child.

NEW Loads of free resources and advice from Central Bedfordshire

These are useful Websites for learning from home. Please do not feel you need to use subscribe or pay for any home learning; please access the websites we currently provide as a school. Don't forget to look on Heathwood Lower School Facebook page (the page with Heathwood the Bear) for other good ideas.


Flurrish/Numberfy – a great way to keep practising times tables and number bonds 

  1. Download the app from: http://www.flurrished.com/numberfy_v3.apk

    2. Tap the file in your downloads to install it - you  may  be  taken  to the Security Settings screen: make sure to tick "Install from Unknown Sources"

    3. Complete the installation

    4. Start the app and enter the school's registration code: 549732


Maths - Maths lessons are available on the White Rose Maths website (this is the scheme of work we follow in school). www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning 


Lexia – a great way to keep practising and learning through a range of activities to support spelling, reading and comprehension. 

lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=9493-6970-8885-9358  Please note that this app only works on Android devices.


Purplemash – a wide range of activities to support all areas of the curriculum and topics.



Education City



Phonics play 

Username:march20      Password:home


Central Beds Library - children/parents can sign up for online membership and a library number and pin will be sent to you.



Free audio books 



TFG online PE sessions - these are online PE sessions for allocated Year groups at a given time on a Tuesday afternoon.  You will need to upload an app in order for  children to access it. They will be able to message Mr Dunstan and ask questions during their allocated sessions, and do a live PE session too!  Unfortunately this is only available for Years 1-4.

Session and Access Information

Zoom App - E- Physical Activity Online classes


Physical Activities to do at home provided by Team Beds & Luton



Leighton-Linslade School Games.  Classic board games that have been adapted so children can have fun and keep physically active during this extended period at home.

StayinWorkout Ludo

StayinWorkout Snakes and Ladders


Free ideas for learning at home. This is a link to a range of websites - please select from it carefully and only as appropriate to your child’s learning.



Support and advice about Coronavirus and School closures


Information and Resources for Parents