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

T: 01638 713430



Welcome To Lightning Class

The class teacher from Monday to Thursday is Mr. Lee. On Friday the class is taught by Miss. Hawkes. Our TA’s are Mrs. Hamilton and Miss. Allen.


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. For the rest of the term we will be swimming on Tuesday mornings. Please make sure your child doesn’t wear earrings on this day.

Bright Sparks

Our topic this term has a science theme with a big focus on electricity. We will be making circuits and looking devising experiments to see which materials conduct electricity. We will link it to our English work by writing a leaflet about staying safe with electricity. We will move on to look at other important inventions such as the aeroplane before finally getting our thinking caps on and becoming inventors ourselves for a Dragon’s Den style activity.


In Maths we are going to have a big focus on fractions. This will be quite new to the most of the children so we will start with the basics of what fractions are before moving on to working out fractions of amounts and recognising equivalent fractions. We have a weekly times table test so please, please keep practicing 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.