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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.

Welcome to Class 3 

 (Year 1 and Year 2) 

Miss Errington and Miss Patterson

Whatever the Weather 

This term's theme is "Whatever the Weather". 

Literacy and Phonics 

The children will all access a daily RWI phonics/spelling and a guided reading session. Literacy will focus on reading and writing stories with a familiar setting based on the text ‘Leaf Man’. As well reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ and creating their own information texts about nocturnal animals.




We will be using world maps, atlases, globes and Google Earth to help the children develop an understanding of where they live, countries and capitals in the United Kingdom and where other countries are in the world.



This half term we will be looking at the work of William Morris. The children will create their own work in his style.

Design and Technology 

The children will be investigating why homes in some countries are made from materials other than bricks. They will learn about the weather in these countries and then design and build a house that is suitable to a climate in another country.



In Science we will be learning about Light and Dark. We will begin with some work on shadows and the sun. There will also be a range of opportunities to investigate and develop a deeper understanding of the local weather. Some examples include: measuring temperature and rainfall.



Our PE lessons will be gymnastics and invasion games. 


This half term the children will be learning to sing a variety of Christmas themed songs in readiness for our Christmas Nativity.


This term our unit is called ‘We are Photographers’. The children will be learning how to use cameras and IPads to focus, zoom, edit and save an image.

Religious Education 

The children will be  learning about Islam. They will identify objects that are precious to Muslims and share stories about what Muslim’s believe about God.


In Maths the children will be subtracting one and two-digit numbers and learning about 2D and 3D shapes.


This website has many games to support learning at home -  


Throughout the year the children will be practising to count accurately up to 100, 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.


Remember to login to Mathletics to continue to improve your maths skills. If you can't remember your log in please ask your teacher. 





 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 - Monday 


If you have any questions please feel free to ask.