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

T: 01638 713430



Welcome To Lightning Class

Your class teacher is Mrs Fowler-Simpson.

Our Teaching assistants are


Our school council representative is Rowan. She makes sure that the voice of Lightning Class is heard by the school leadership team.

P.E. and swimming

P.E. kits should be in during the whole of the school week as often we will go outside when the weather is at its best. Kit can be taken home on a Friday, washed, and returned on Monday morning. We will more often than not be on the field so trainers are essential. Swimming is now finished for the year.

Active Planet

In our current topic we are learning about volcanoes and earthquakes and the the inner workings of planet Earth. We have already tricked the children in to thinking that an earthquake was taking place and have gone on to learn about what causes them. We will also be finding out if it is easier to escape from thick or thin lava as well as making our own paper mache models. Towards the end of term we will be producing art work with the theme of hot and cold colours.


As well as constantly practising our 4 operations we will also be having a big focus on shape. We will look closely at the properties of 3D shapes and make our own 3D models. We will also be learning about how to calculate the area and perimeter of shapes . We have a weekly times table test so please, please keep practising these at home as they are an essential part of almost all maths lessons.


There will be spelling homework and one other piece of homework sent out every week. Spelling words are specific for each child so there won’t be a whole class test. The children will be expected to spell their given words correctly in the daily work. Children are expected to read at home every day. As your child becomes more confident encourage them to read independently and summarise what they have read.