Heather Avenue

Infant School


Welcome to Woodpeckers Class! 

In Woodpeckers Class, our topic for the Autumn is “Muck, Mess and Mixtures”. The children will be investigating the answers to the following questions:

  • Who first invented chocolate, and how has it changed over time?
  • Which is the best material for making bubble mixture and bubble wands?
  • Does the shape of our bubble wands change the shape of the bubbles being made?
  • How can we make ice cream using only 3 ingredients?
  • And many more questions.

Our topics are integrated across the curriculum, throughout all subjects including our '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 Japan; the famous landmarks and buildings, traditional food and listening to music associated with Japan. If you or your child would like to bring in any souvenirs or have any interesting facts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs McNorton would love to hear or see them during our International Week!

Please keep looking at Tapestry to see photos of our work.

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We have PE every Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 line using Maths Whizz. It is important that your child completes at least one hour of Maths Whizz per week. We will receive a report each week of how much time your child has spent on their homework.
If you have any problems with homework then please speak to Miss Dyball as soon as possible. 

Your child will receive a spelling grid with all the words they need to learn throughout the year. They will be assessed each half term and a new spelling grid will be sent home, highlighting the words they can successfully spell. Please continue to practice spellings throughout the year.

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!