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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Please remember your P.E. kit on Monday 12th June!

Welcome to Class 4

(Year 2)

Mrs Clarke & Mrs Marshall

Magical Manchester!

This term's theme is "Magical Manchester!" We will be focusing our learning on Manchester.


In History, the children will be learning about Manchester’s past as well as finding out about the famous
artist L.S. Lowry. 



This half term we will be locating Manchester on a map. We will be using Google Earth to find where we live as well as identifying some of the main attractions in Manchester.


Read Write Inc and Literacy and Language will continue to take place every morning for an hour. The groups will change on a regular basis, ensuring that your child is in the group that matches their reading ability.  During these sessions children will experience a range of genres, interact with many different books and have the opportunity to continue to develop both their reading and writing skills. This half term they will be writing a diary entry and an invitation.

Handwriting: The children will continue to 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: 


In Math’s we will be be learning to use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement as well as problem solving.

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


In Art we will be painting in the style of L.S. Lowry as well as sketching landmark buildings in Manchester.


In DT we will be designing and making a narrowboat.


In Science we will be learning about the life cycle of a plant, comparing different plants and understanding that different plants have different needs as well as making observational drawings of plants


This term our unit is “We are Celebrating”. The children will be creating a digital greetings card. They will learn how to manipulate and organise text as well as how to store and retrieve their files from the school network.                 


The children will be learning about why we need to earn money when we are older. They will be planning and organising an enterprise afternoon.

Religious Education

The children will learn to recognise and name some symbols of belonging from their own experience, from Christianity and at least one other religion. They will think about what these might mean and why they matter to believers.


This half term the children  will be revisiting some of the songs we have learnt during the past year and adding musical accompaniment to them.


In our PE lessons will be working with the “Kickstart” coaches. The children will be learning about Athletics as well as Invasion Games. 

We are looking forward to another busy and exciting term ahead!