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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Welcome to Class 1


Miss Shawcross, Mrs Phillips and Mrs Morris

Summer Term

Our theme this half term is

'Animals on Safari'


Each week, we will be using our ‘passports’ to ‘travel’ to different countries to explore the animals, their habitats and find out about the climate.

We will be sharing experiences and memories of holidays and discussing the forthcoming summer holidays. If you have any postcards or photographs from other countries which you or your child have visited, please send them in to school to form part of our ‘Around the World’ display. We will keep them safe and return them to you at the end of the term.

We will also be looking at ways to travel and different forms of transport.


Maths - We will be enjoying outdoor activities: exploring weight, capacity and floating and sinking in the water tray. We will also be looking back at our class height chart to see how we have grown!  The children will be encouraged to use mathematical language and to place objects in size order such as: tall, taller tallest, heavy heavier heaviest.


Literacy – We will learn facts about safari animals using information books and videos. We will be writing our own information fact file pages incorporating set 2 sounds. We will be ensuring children use finger spaces and form letters correctly. Finally we will learn about where chocolate comes from and have a chocolate tasting test, talking about similarities, differences and our favourite chocolate.



This half term the children will be involved in Sports Day. (Wednesday 19th June 1pm)  Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school every day (white T-shirt, burgundy shorts and black pumps).


Please remember that a donation of £1 per week towards our Reception Fund helps us to buy extra resources to enrich our topic work e.g. picnic food and cooking ingredients. (£7 for this half term which can be paid via parentpay) Last half term we bought new outdoor resources including equipment for our mud kitchen!


Dates for your Diary


Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June @ 1pm

Class photographs- Wednesday 26th June

Camping Day – Wednesday 10th July (tents needed and we welcome any support before school to put them up!)


If you have any questions or require any further information please feel free to ask.



 Please familiarise yourself with the information on the link below.


Support your child with Read Write Inc

Speed Sounds 1, 2 & 3


We hope right from the beginning we can establish a strong partnership between school and yourselves as this is fundamental  for your child's ongoing progress.

Miss Shawcross

Mrs Phillips

Mrs Hawksworth

Your child NOW needs a PE kit in school this half term.

They will need;

  • White T-Shirt
  • Burgundy Shorts
  • Black Pumps

Please ensure all kit is clearly labelled and in a draw string bag

Support your child with Read Write Inc

Speed Sounds 1, 2 & 3

A reminder that a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week for our Reception Fund would be really appreciated. This is payable through parent pay.