Heather Avenue

Infant School


Welcome to the Spring term and our new topic - “Let’s go on a super safari”

In Woodpeckers class, our topic for the spring 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.

During our Science focus we will be creating a class Terrarium and learning about what plants and animals need to survive in different habitats. In our Art Focus we will be creating a clay Tiki Mask! 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 to bring them to school.

During International Week, we will be learning all about Poland; the famous landmarks and buildings, traditional food and listening to music associated with Poland. Each class will create a fact file all about Poland. 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!

Miss Barley will be in Woodpeckers Monday - Friday. Mrs Houston will be teaching Woodpeckers Monday - Tuesday. 

Please continue to check Tapestry as we shall be sharing the children’s work and the different activities we will be doing.

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

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We have PE every Monday and Friday. 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. 


Maths homework should now be completed on School Jam, a Math App linked to our Power Maths. A short task will be made available on a weekly basis for the children to complete, linked to their learning in class.

We will listen to your child read at least twice a week, but we ask that children are heard reading at home three times a week and that their reading diary is signed each time. For every three reads your child will receive one sticker on their bookmark. Once their bookmark is full they will be able to choose a book of their choice to keep! Children also have access to the online platform Reading Eggs.