Heather Avenue

Infant School


Welcome to Hedgehogs Class!

The Autumn term has arrived, let's find out about Muck, Mess and Mixtures!

In the Hedgehogs Class, our topic for the Autumn will be ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures' The children will be finding out lots of different things such as; the history of chocolate and soap, Investigating how to make ice-cream, the properties of bubbles and much more.

We will discover where chocolate comes from and make different types of dough.

Our topics are integrated across the curriculum, throughout all subjects and included in our 'Big Writing' focus for English.

During this terms International Week, we will be learning all about Japan; the culture, food, traditions, festivals and language. If you or your child would like to bring in any souvenirs or have any interesting facts, Mrs Howes 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 Maths whizz and Reading Eggs which are assessed and monitored weekly. 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.