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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Happy New Year! Welcome back after the Christmas holiday. Please remember to have a full PE kit in school every week.

18/01/19 at 9am is our class assembly  - We hope to see you there.

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 how to structure a story. The children will learn how to write a familiar story based on the book ‘Lost and Found’ and make links to the traditional tale of ‘Hansel and Gretel’.

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 be using atlases and globes to identify cold areas of the world as well as learning about the famous explorer Edward Shackleton and his incredible expedition to the Antarctic.


In Art will be learning how to sketch penguins and creating an Antarctica picture in the style of Frances Hatch.




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.


Our indoor P.E. lessons will focus on a games unit. This will include the use and development of throwing and catching skills. Our outdoor P.E lessons will focus on team games, promoting the importance of working co-operatively.


This half term the children will be learning about the language of music through playing the glockenspiel.



 This term our computing unit is ‘We Are Painters’. The children will learn how to create an illustration for a particular purpose.                    

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.                       


We will be learning about the importance of looking after our bodies for a healthy life. In the weekly “My Happy Minds” sessions the children will be learning about the importance of appreciating yourself, others and experiences.


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 also be learning how to solve multiplication problems using arrays. 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.