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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Welcome back after the half term holiday. Please remember to have a full PE kit in school every week.

27.2.19 is our class trip to Chester Zoo

Welcome to Class 3 

 (Year 1 and Year 2) 

Miss Errington and Mrs Patterson

Hot or Not 

This term's theme is 'Hot or Not'. 

Literacy and Phonics 

The children will all access a daily RWI phonics/spelling and a guided reading session. This half term we will be concentrating on punctuating sentences correctly. The children will learn how to write a post card based on the story ‘Meerkat Mail’ and explore how to write instructions. 

We will also continue to develop comprehension, spelling and handwriting skills.

Follow this link to help you spot split graphemes 

Look out for the split graphemes, o-e, a-e, i-e and u-e when you are reading with your child at home. Can they spot them? 


History & Geography

This half term our theme is “Hot or Not”. We will be learning about the famous explorer Edward Shackleton and his incredible expedition to the Antarctic. We will also be learning about Africa. The children will be using geographical language to name key features.


In Art the children will be developing their understanding of African art. 




This half term in Science the children will be explaining the differences between living and non-living things. We will be learning about different habitats and the plants and animals that live in them. We will also be finding out what animals need to survive.


In our P.E. lessons we will be working with the ‘Kickstart’ coaches to develop our cricket skills. The children will also be learning an African dance.


This half term the children will be learning to sing the song “Zootime”. They will be adding tuned and untuned percussion to accompany the song.



Our Computing unit this term is ‘We are Collectors’. The children will collect pictures and explore different ways of arranging them.


Religious Education 

In our R.E. unit ‘What makes places sacred?' the children will be learning about different sacred places, their features and what people do there.  Also, the children will be learning about the key areas of the church, and why artefacts might be important for believers.                 


The children will be learning about similarities and differences between themselves and the opposite gender, exploring and challenging stereotypes. In the weekly ‘My Happy Mind’ sessions the children will be learning about the importance of developing positive relationships with other people.


We will also continue to focus on the CARE motto:

Consideration   Aspiration   Responsibility   Enjoyment

Throughout the year we will be developing skills that help to promote a growth mindset: resilience, determination and understanding the importance of making mistakes.


In Maths we will be learning our 2,5 and 10 times tables. We will be learning how to solve multiplication problems using arrays. Also, we will be learning all about division and how to tell the time. 


It is REALLY important for children to practice their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and learn them off by heart, including the division facts.


This website has many games to support learning at home - 


Year 2 children remember to log onto 'Time Table Rock Stars'. 


Throughout the year the children will be practising to count accurately up to 200, being fluent with number bonds to 10 and 20 and their number formation. It will be very much appreciated, if at home practice takes place to ensure numbers are formed correctly.





 General Information

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG): The children have daily SPaG lessons. 


For more information on our handwriting scheme please click the handwriting website link below:



Class Information:

PE lessons take place on - Tuesday

Homework will continue to be sent home on a Wednesday and collected back in on a Monday.

Children who do not complete their homework or hand it in on time will be asked to attend homework club which is available on Thursday lunchtimes.


Reading:  Please read for 5-10 minutes each night with your child &

                record any comments in the reading record book.

Books will be changed on a regular basis, as your child completes the text at home.

Class 3 have access to the Library on - Wednesday 


School Fund

A reminder that a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week, for school fund would be really appreciated. (£6 this half term) This can be paid via parent pay.


If you have any questions please feel free to ask.