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

T: 01638 713430




Welcome to


Mrs Stimson is our class teacher

 The Early Years Support Staff team are
Mrs Ward, Mrs Eagles 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, Diwali 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 will be 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 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 to find exciting phonics videos and games to play at home.



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.


We will also be learning how to do simple addition and subtraction number problems. We use the part part whole method to add groups of objects together to find the total.

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


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