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

T: 01638 713430




Welcome to



Mango class Teachers are Miss Parish and Mrs Kirkham

The Early Years Support Staff team are
Mrs Ward, Mrs Eagles, Miss Lambert and Miss Wing





This half term we are learning about celebrations and important occasions from around the world.

We have started with the 5th November celebrations. It was great to see so many parents join us for our Bonfire and Firework themed Stay and Play. The children enjoyed sharing the activities with you and showing you around our classroom and outside area.

We will learn about Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas and we will also join the rest of the school to have fun and dress up to mark  Anti-Bullying week and Children in Need.


The children have been learning Phase 2 phonics where they are introduced to letters and the corresponding sounds.  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 are learning ‘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 to find exciting phonics videos and games to play at home.



In Maths, we have been practising counting to 20 and learning to recognise and order numbers to 20.

We use Numicon to help us learn about numbers.



We are also learning the names and properties of  2D and 3D shapes.

Learning at home

Thank you for sharing your child’s learning from home on Tapestry. Please continue to send photos and comments of the fantastic ‘WOW’ learning moments that happen at home. The children love sharing their photos with their friends in class.




Reading at home: please record in the yellow reading records when your child has read at home. Each time they do they receive a star stamp in their book. Children love getting their certificate for super reading at home, in assembly.




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.