Heather Avenue

Infant School


Welcome to Woodpeckers Class! 

In Woodpeckers Class, our topic for the Summer term will be ‘Get Set Go!’, we will be discovering all about our health and how to look after ourselves; how to get fit, eat well and improve our well-being! We will explore a variety of sports, types of exercises and find out how physical activity can be fun AND keep us fit. We will also be exploring our senses, learn to sequence the human life cycle and compare it to contrasting animals! 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 health, exercise or sports topic, please talk to your child’s teaching staff to arrange bringing them into school.

For this term’s International Week, we will be learning all about Kenya; 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 Bailey and Mrs McNorton would love to hear or see them!

In June, we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and also have Healthy Living Week.

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

If you have any queries or concerns, or if you would like an appointment to see your class teacher, Mrs Bailey (Mon-Wed) or Mrs McNorton (Wed - Fri) will be on the door each morning. If a meeting is needed, Mrs Bailey/Mrs McNorton are also available after school, however please contact the school to arrange this in advance.

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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 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.