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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

Spring Term

Our theme this half term is

'Fun on the Farm'

Welcome back to another exciting half term in Class One. Our new theme is

‘Fun on the farm’

It will encompass Understanding the world, Expressive Art and Design and computing.


The children will learn about the animals that are found on a farm and the sort of jobs that farmers do. They will learn about how to look after animals and the habitats they need to live in.  They will also learn about growth and change in animals, themselves and plants.

We will then be comparing what life would be like on a farm to the life we lead in a city.



Perfecting our gymnastic poses!


The children will continue developing phonic knowledge through read write Inc sessions. Each child is due to be assessed and placed in the appropriate group to match their ability/progress. The children will be learning to perfect their letter formation and independently attempt to write words  e.g. ‘dog, shop, rat, etc. The children will now begin RWI Ditty books’  is paramount for your child's learning that they are reviewing the Set 1 Speed sounds at home. These an be found on our class webpage.




In maths the children will continue with number work, aiming to consistently recognise and write numbers to 20 then learn to place them in order.

We will then progress to subtraction, doubling and halving.




  • Please encourage your child to develop greater independence, e.g putting on and taking off their own school jumper or cardigan, coat and shoes.


  • It is very important that you please make time to listen to your child read and practise their sounds every night, signing and dating the reading record book each time you have done this. This will have a really positive impact on your child’s reading helping them to make good progress. 


  • Each week your child will be choosing a library book to bring home and share with you. 


  • A reminder that a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week for our Reception Fund would be really appreciated. (£5 this half term) This will help to cover the costs of baking ingredients, extra food for snacks, food tasting etc, this can be paid via parent pay.


  • Last term we used the Reception Funds for play-dough ingredients, food tasting, cooking ingredients and nativity costumes.

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to ask.


Class Information

PE: Tuesday (PE kits needed this term)

Library: Tuesday

ICT: Thursday  (iPads) 

Wednesday (laptops).

Miss Shawcross' Preparation, Planning and Assessment (PPA) time will be covered on a Friday by Ms Priestman.


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.

Your child now needs a PE kit in school this term.

After Christmas they will need;

  • White T-Shirt
  • Burgundy Shorts
  • Black Pumps

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

Miss Shawcross

Mrs Phillips

Mrs Hawksworth

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.