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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Welcome back after the Whit Holiday. Please remember to have a full PE kit in school every week.

Wednesday 19th June 2019 from 1pm is Sports Day. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to Class 3 

 (Year 1 and Year 2) 

Miss Errington and Mrs Patterson

Magical Manchester 

This term's theme is 'Magical Manchester'

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. This half term the children will be writing a story based on ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’. 

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 ‘Magical Manchester’. We will be locating Manchester on a map, using Google Earth to find where we live as well as identifying some of the main attractions in Manchester.



In Art the children will be looking at a range of L.S Lowry's artwork and they will learn how to draw their own matchstick people. 



In Science, we will be learning about the life cycle of a plant, comparing a variety of plants and also understanding that different plants have different needs. 


In our P.E. lessons we will continue to learn about athletics as well as invasion games.


This half term the children will be composing their own music using a program called ‘First Composer’.



Our computing unit this term will be, ‘We are celebrating’ and the children will be designing a digital invitation.

Religious Education 

In our R.E unit ‘What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’ The children will be learning about what it means to belong to the Jewish faith.


We will also continue to focus on the CARE motto:   

The children will be learning about why we need to earn money when we are older. They will be also organising an enterprise afternoon. In the weekly ‘My Happy Mind’ sessions the children will continue to learn how to use everything they have learnt about “feeling good” to do good, as well as how to set their own goals.

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 how to use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, as well as developing our knowledge and understanding of money.


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. Also for them to fluently know one less and one more of all the numbers to 100.


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. (£5 this half term) This can be paid via parent pay.


If you have any questions please feel free to ask.