Great Heath Academy, Girton Close, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7PT

T: 01638 713430



Welcome to


Your teacher is Miss Cresswell 

The Early Years Support Staff team are Mrs Ward, Mrs Eagles, Mrs Watkins and Miss Harvey.

Welcome to Great Heath Academy and Kiwi Class. The children have loved learning about Pete the Cat, The Gruffalo and Percy the Park Keeper this half term. Next term we will be reading lots of fantastic stories including Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Whatever Next by Jill Murphy.


The children continue to learn the alphabet letter sounds and practise blending the sounds into words.  As they learn the sounds they are also encouraged to begin “sticking sounds together” (blending) to make a word.

We add sound buttons underneath each sound to help read the words.

The children will learn ‘Tricky Words’. They know that these are the words we can’t sound out and we have to “train our brain” to remember them!

Check out these great websites for lots of phonics learning fun!


In Maths, we continue to practise counting to 20 and learning to recognise and order numbers to 20. We use Numicon to help us learn about numbers.

Learning at home

We hope you are finding Tapestry useful. It is a great way for to share children’s learning at school and at home.  If you have not already signed up to Tapestry – our online Learning Journey, please see the class teacher.


Name everything!

Please could we ask that you name all items of clothing, including ties. Naming your child’s clothes and belongings is also a great way for children to become more independent, recognising their name and looking after their own things.

Jewellery: We strongly recommend that children do not wear any jewellery to school. If your child has newly pierced ears please provide plasters or Micropore tape to cover their ears during PE sessions.

PE: Our PE day is Tuesday. Please make sure your PE Kit is in school. Also please remember to tie back long hair and remove earrings. Thank you.