Heather Avenue

Infant School


Welcome to Hedgehogs Class!

In Hedgehogs class, our topic for the Spring term will be “Let’s go on a super safari”. The children will be going on a virtual journey around Africa. They will discover what lives and grows in Africa. Meet famous explorers and create African art. They will learn about the different landscapes of Africa and learn about the geography of the African continent.

Our topics are integrated across the curriculum, throughout all subjects and in line with Big Writing for English. If you have any interesting artefacts, photos or even experiences your child would like to share which would link to our topic, please talk to your child’s teaching staff to arrange bringing them into school.

During International Week, we will be learning all about Italy; the famous landmarks and buildings, traditional food and listening to music associated with Italy. If you or your child would like to bring in any souvenirs or have any interesting facts, your teacher would love to hear or see them during our International Week!

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We have PE every Monday and Thursday. We ask that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days. Please could earrings be removed and longer hair tied back on PE days.  PE kit should include black shorts, a white t-shirt, plimsolls and black tracksuit bottoms or leggings. 

Please also ensure that your child has spare clothing in their bags in case of any toilet accidents. These should be kept in school on your child’s coat peg.


The children will take part in cooking/food preparation activities throughout this term, learning a range of useful life skills linked to cooking. Food will be consumed in class at our daily snack session. 


Each week your child’s homework will be to complete 30 minutes of Reading Eggs which is assessed and monitored weekly and a task on School Jam, a Maths App linked to Power Maths.

Children will read daily in school as part of their RWI lesson, and we ask that they also read at home three times a week with diaries being read and signed each time. This will help your child to receive their reading sticker, ALSO each Friday each class will be competing for the reading trophy in celebration assembly, the more children that read 3 times a week the more chance we have of winning!

If you have any queries in regard to this homework, please don't hesitate to speak to Mrs Howes

If you have any queries or concerns, or if you would like an appointment to see your class teacher, Mrs Howes will be on the door each morning. If a meeting is needed, Mrs Howes is also available after school, however please contact her to arrange this in advance.