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

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Hurricane Class

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 Welcome to the Hurricane Class page.

Our class teacher is Mr Cuff and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hambling and Mr Barker.


This term we have been studying;

Biographies and autobiographies (which recount experiences as well as events)

Arguments/Discussions – through debating



Newspapers – Journalistic writing

Narrative Poetry

We have also been working hard to improve our reading, this has been done through a variety of ways; independent and group reading whilst also studying the specific skills of reading.




In Hurricane class we have regular D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) time. This is time to sit back and enjoy reading for pleasure (usually after lunch). The children and staff all enjoy our D.E.A.R time. We do therefore ask that your child has a reading book in school each day to enable us to have a successful reading session.






Our Maths teachers are Mr Cuff and Mrs Davenport

The children have not only developed their calculation methods but are using these intuitively to solve a variety and increasingly difficult range of problems, such as: converting between fractions, percentages and decimals, statistics, algebra and the four operations. We are currently studying aspects of geometry to master ‘position and direction’.



Weekly homework is part of our curriculum; we expect that every child completes tasks that are set.

Homework provides many benefits; it improves your child’s thinking and memory, it helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve them well throughout life. In preparation for the next step in their education, homework helps with their time management and provides them with further opportunities to take ownership of their learning.

Each week you will have a list of spellings to practise. You will then be tested on these each Friday so make sure you are ready!


You all need to keep reading at home each week. This will help you with both spelling and your writing in school.


It is really important that you practise your times tables at home each week. Sometimes you will also have another homework sheet to practise the skills and methods you learnt the week before.

The school has also set up an account on RMeasimaths for you to challenge and develop your maths skills.



Science – Look Hear!

Many of us live in noisy, brightly-lit towns and cities where we never experience total darkness or complete silence. Whether we are driving around in our cars, working, or relaxing at home, we are turning on lights, music, TV, radio, computers and mobile phones. We are plugged in to sound and light 24 hours a day. But what is the science behind sound and light? Let’s find out!

In Science, we found out:

  • How we hear sounds and see light
  • How the human ear and eye works
  • How sound and light waves travel
  • How a string telephone works
  • How we can change the pitch of sounds
  • About echoes and acoustics

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to play our homemade instruments

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About sound and light pollution

Science – Full Power!


Electricity is one of the most important discoveries ever made. All over the globe and far out in space its influence is felt. Before electricity, our lives were very different – we went to bed when it was dark and got up when the sun rose. Nowadays, we can be active day and night because we have learned how to use electricity to power every aspect of our lives.

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make an electrical circuit
  • How we can change a circuit
  • How to draw a circuit diagram
  • How to build circuits from diagrams
  • About different kinds of circuits
  • How to make an electric wire-loop game
  • About electricity and heat
  • About the dangers of electricity

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • Who discovered electricity

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About issues concerning electricity in the future