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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




Over this half term we will be learning about several important celebrations that will be taking place this week. We will be looking at how people may celebrate: Diwali, the Hindu festival of light; Bonfire Night and also talking about how we might celebrate our birthdays!


Ideas of activities at home linked to Diwali:

- Watch the story of Diwali found at -

- Take part in some Diwali crafts, ideas found at -

- Have a go at some Rangoli crafts -

- Learn a Diwali song -


Ideas of activities at home linked to Bonfire Night:

- Talk about how to keep safe when going to a firework display. What should they do if they get lost?

- Learn a new firework song -

- Chalk firework drawings on the pavement

- Marble rolling to make firework pictures -


 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 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.