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 and Miss Wing

During the summer term we will be following a ‘Mad About Minibeasts’ theme. We are looking forward to finding out lots of facts about creepy crawlies and bugs and hope to spend time hunting around our outside area. We will read lots of minibeast and other animal related books such as ‘What The Ladybird Heard’, ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider!’ and ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’.

Towards the end of the summer term, we hope to visit a farm when we can have some close encounters with the animals there and learn more facts about them and how they live.


The children will continue progress to through the phases in Phonics and they all take part in a daily phonics session. The children are becoming more confident with writing short sentences and using the new digraph and trigraph sounds as they learn them.

We also practise reading and writing short sentences and captions and continue to learn new ‘tricky’ words. The children 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 to find exciting phonics videos and games to play at home.



In Maths, we have been practising doubling halving and sharing. We have been learning the ‘doubles rap’ to recall double numbers to 10. The children love performing this.

Learning at home

You are welcome to share your child’s learning from home on Tapestry. You can post photos and comments of the fantastic ‘WOW’ learning moments that happen at home. The children will get a chance to share their photos with their friends in class.


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