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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Welcome to Autumn Term 2. Please come and see any class teachers if you have any questions. Mr Fleming from MMU will be helping us to teach Class 4 until Christmas.

Welcome to Class 4

(Year 2)

Mrs Clarke, Mrs Wormstone, Mrs Patterson & Mrs Morris

This half-term's theme is "London's Burning!"


The children will all access a daily RWI phonics/spelling and guided reading session. This half term the children will be reading about the Great Fire of London. They will then do on to write a non-chronological report and a diary entry.

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

(Handwriting: The children will learn how to join letters. If you would like further information about how we are teaching each letter join please look at the following website link: )


This term our computing unit is ‘We are Storytellers’. In this unit the children will learn how to create their own talking book.


This half term our theme is ‘London’s Burning’. The children will be learning about the Great Fire of London and about the events leading up to the fire and the importance of Samuel Pepys’ eyewitness account. As part of their learning we will visit Staircase House where they will re-enact what it was like to be involved in the Great Fire of London.


We will be learning about the qualities of a good friend, explore the concepts of ‘fairness’ and how to solve simple arguments with friends. In the weekly “My Happy Minds” sessions the children will be exploring the character strengths that make them unique.


Physical Education

Our outdoor P.E. lessons will focus on invasion games. Our indoor P.E lessons will continue to be gymnastics. Please ensure that P.E. kits are left in school and that children with earrings are either able to remove them or have plasters to cover them up.



In Maths the children will be adding and
subtracting one and two-digit numbers, adding different amounts of money and giving change, solving problems and learning to tell the time. Children will also be learning about measures.

It is REALLY important for children to practice their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and learn them off -by-heart, including the division facts.


This half term in Science we will be learning about sound. We will learn about why our ears are important and why we need them, how sounds change when near and far away and to describe the different ways sounds get louder, quieter, slower and quicker.


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

Religious Education  

In our R.E unit ‘Who is a Christian and what do they believe?' The children will be learning about what Christians believe about God, stories about Jesus and stories Jesus told.  They will also be able to re-tell the Nativity story.

School Fund

A reminder that a voluntary contribution of £1.00 per week, for school fund would be really appreciated. (£8 this half term) This can be paid via parent pay.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term ahead.