You can contact Miss Cook by emailing her on – s.cook@gf.kwestacademy.com

Reception Curriculum Information Booklet NEW 2018

Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Newsletter Summer 1





Miss Sarah Cook

Hello!  My name is Miss Cook and I am the teacher of Heacham Class, which is a mixed class of Reception and Year 1.  We have a brilliant and experienced team of Teaching Assistants, Miss Fayers, Miss Clarke, Miss Jay and Mr Crawley, as well as Mrs Copsey, who teaches small groups.  We are an active and busy class, with a lot to achieve in the day!  I am also the Computing Lead, helping to ensure that the whole school knows how to be safe online.
Outside of school, I like camping in my VW, reading, knitting and baking.


Premier Education ~ Summer Camps

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Hello Monday! Heacham Class

Posted on Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Good morning lovelies!

How are you all?

First of all, a shout out to Alex who has completed all of EducationCity!  Amazing work Alex!  That’s a lovely way to start my week.

I am going to have another try at a video this week. I can improve because I never give up, isn’t that right Heacham class?

Let’s go right ahead with the Home Learning Grids.  It is really important that, if you are at home, you try and do the work on the Home Learning Grid so that you are in the right place for when we are all back together again.

Years 1 and 2 6.7.20

And to do this you will need this sheet The Parts of a Plant We Eat.  To be honest, I like the idea of looking at eating plants.   I was interested, so I did some googleing, and what did I find?

A Jam Tart Plant.  I was so excited.  I was thinking…

but it turns out a jam tart plant is an actual plant.  Look at the lovely flowers of the jam tart plant.

It’s very pretty, but I can’t imagine eating it with a cup of tea!.

Reception children, this is your blog, and there is a matching video from Mrs Coleman.

Reception 6.7.20



Thank you Mrs Coleman.  You should be on Jackanory!

As always, I am here if you need me.  Remember to do your Bug Club work and your EducationCity work, and to let me know what you do from your Home Learning Grid.

Stay safe and wash your hands!

Miss Cook






Heacham, it’s another week!

Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2020

It is another week and it is going to be brilliant!

I’ve even managed to make 2 videos for you.  The first one tells you all about this week.




The home learning grids are here

Reception 29.6.20

Years 1 and 2 29.06.20

This is the powerpoint you’ll need for the Seasides through the Ages section of this week’s work.  I know it’s changed a lot since I was little.


Also, if you’d like a video, you can watch the Magic Grandad Seaside videos.

The promenade

The beach

Seaside entertainment

I’d love to go back in time like Magic Grandad, wouldn’t you? When would you like to travel to?

Lastly, this is the video for how to use the EducationCity revision work.  It’s really useful and means that you get work that is exactly right to fill in the gaps for you.


As always, let me know if there are any problems, or anything exciting going on.

I’ve got news – we’ve put the roof on our shed! That’s quite exciting if you are me.

Take care, and wash your hands,


Miss Cook



Happy Friday Heacham class.

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Good afternoon lovelies,

Well, I don’t know what the Happy-At-Home Crew have been up to, because I have had no emails this week.


Maybe you’ve all been taken by aliens, or run away with the circus, or gone to go and explore the jungles of the Amazon – that’s one of the few places where people have never been, so I hope you find something exciting there!

In Yellow Bubble we have been pretending to be Sunny, writing postcards back to the Meerkat Mob from school. We’ve also been chalking outside, drawing and colouring in the sunshine.  We’ve been exploring the technical aspects of writing sentences, and what makes a sentence, as well as what doesn’t!  We’ve also talked about the weather a lot, because it’s been so hot, and we’ve looked at how thunderstorms happen.

We’ve really enjoyed Cosmic Yoga Dance Party this week though.  Have a try and see what you think!

Well done Freddie for reading, and Harper for having a try at this week’s EducationCity.  You’re both superstars!

I’ll be back on Monday with a new Monday blog, all your work for the week, and if you’ve got anything you’d like us to celebrate, just send me an email and it will be done!


Take care, and wash your hands,


Miss Cook

KS1 Party Dance with Miss Penman

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Many of you know Miss Penman who normally works in Cromer Class with Ms Nordloh.

She has created dance videos just for us! Here’s a Party Dance that you can learn. Let us know how you get on.


Stretch Session with Miss Penman

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2020




Most of you know Miss Penman, she normally works in Cromer Class with Ms Nordloh.

She has created a stretch session for all of our KS1 and KS2 children. We hope you enjoy it!



Happy Monday Heacham!

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Good morning my lovelies,

How is your world?  This is the link for the home learning grid for this week.  There are some lovely things on here, and I’m really looking forward to doing the breathing exercises with the Yellow Bubble.  My favourite is Sun Breath!  Let me know what yours is.

Year 1 and 2 NEW

Also on there is the literacy for this week, which finishes up with writing a postcard from Sunny.  I love getting postcards from people when they go away.  My mum always sends one – the last one came from Iceland!  I wonder what Sunny would think of Iceland?  Do you think he’d like it?

We are going to be looking at nouns and expanded noun phrases this week.

This video mght be useful to you as it explains what nouns are.  We’ve talked about them before, but it was a long time ago!

These are the other bits you will need to complete the Home Learning Grid this week.  Let me know how you get on.

Boxing Up Grid (1)

Meerkat Postcard

Our topic work this week continues the theme of holidays, looking at holidays in the past and holidays in the present.  For that, you will need this Photo Pack. Seaside Photo Pack

Also, in our Science work this week, we are finishing up our work on parts of a plant.  Use this powerpoint ( Parts of Plants )  to help you to read up about it with your adult, and then there is a new EducationCity file that you might be interested in.  It’s called “What can you do?” and it’s very clever because you do the activity, and then it looks at what you get right, and what you get wrong, and helps you to get it right next time by giving you EducationCity work that can help you.  I’ll do a video when I get to school and show you how it works, then put it into a separate blog post because this one is getting too long already!  Your grown ups or the computer can read it all to you because it’s not about how well you can read.

We’re going to be carrying on our work on moving picture books, and doing a Little Red Riding Hood Wheel which will teach you how to spin for a different picture.  L R R H Wheel Instructions This one is about the wolf getting closer to Little Red Riding Hood, but you could make it anything!  What could you do?

Lastly (I think!) for Reception, there is a different home learning grid, as usual, and there is a story video to go with it! How exciting!  Who is telling the story?

Reception 22.06.20

Wasn’t it lovely to see Mrs Coleman again! I love the way she tells stories.

Right, so that all got a bit long really, so I’m going to leave it there and catch up with you all later in the week.  Stay in touch and let me know what’s happening in your world!


And always, ALWAYS, wash your hands!


Miss Cook

Heacham class – haven’t we done well!

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2020

Good afternoon my lovelies,

We have made it through another week.

Some of us are now in Yellow Bubble.

Some of us are now in Red Bubble.

Some of us are now in Blue Bubble.

Some of us are still at home.

We are all still Heacham Class, we are all still in this together, and I am still here for all of you.

This week in school has been exciting in that we have shared in an assembly with the Duchess of Cambridge, who even in lockdown still has a lovely smile and a smiling face (and lovely hair, as one of my bubble said!)  If you didn’t get chance to see it, then the link is here.

We’ve had more frogs growing in the pond as well, which is exciting.

Out of school, there has been some great work being done.  Harper told me about her work but sent a photo of her relaxing with her dog.  Relaxing is just as important as working, so I’m pleased you’re getting both things done!  I’m also glad you are enjoying Winnie the Witch as well, I love reading those.  I think Harper has had a lockdown fringe cut as well!  I’m not brave enough to cut my hair though.

Alex has done a lot of work and several 9 mile bike rides!  That sentence makes me tired just typing it!

Alex and Freddie have done lots of reading on Bug Club, and Mollie-Mae and Alex have done a lot of EducationCity work as well.  Well done all of you.

The most important thing is that we are all safe and happy, and talking about the things that make us sad or worried as well as the things that make us happy and excited.

Take care, and remember to keep washing your hands!

Miss Cook

Virtual Big Sing 2020

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2020

Good morning everyone!

Today is the day of the of the Virtual Big Sing 2020 starting at 2pm.

All you have to do to join in is click on the link below to join in.


This event we will be re-streaming VBS 2020 on Sunday 21st June at 2pm if you miss it today. You just need to click onto the same link as above.

Have a great time and enjoy singing with the stars!


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