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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 Hawksworth

Autumn Term

Our theme this half term is

'Marvellous Me'


 Hello and welcome to Highfield, we are all looking forward to a fantastic school year ahead in Reception!  

This half term we will be talking about ourselves and the things which make us special e.g. our hair and eye colours, our likes and dislikes, talents and our families. Children are encouraged to bring in a picture of their family for our special workbooks. We will become super heroes and create our own special powers.

Continuing with ourselves, we will be naming and identifying parts of the body, including features of the face.

We will then be moving on to thinking about the people who help us at home, at school and in the wider community, such as a policeman. We aim to have a few visitors along the way.


Children will take part in literacy (Read Write Inc- phonics) and numeracy sessions every morning- Further support in helping your child within these areas will be given at our

Reception Information Evening on ??.  Here we will also give information about the curriculum and helping your child achieve their potential.


Fundamentally this half term is about supporting your child to comfortably settle into Highfield where they feel safe and happy making lots of friends along the way.

 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.


If you'd like to direct your child towards further activities to help learning, look at the links below for some suggestions:

The links below contain maths and phonics activities.



Miss Shawcross

Mrs Phillips

Mrs Hawksworth

Your child does NOT need a PE kit in school until AFTER 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.