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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

 Summer 1               Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                        Year 3


 Welcome back!

I can't quite believe we're going into our final term of this academic year! The time really has flown by. I hope you've had a wonderful and rested break and the children are ready for another busy half term. 

Please keep reading with your children at home each night and don't forget to write it in their reading record. The children who read each night get to press their fairy tale character on the reading tracker and earn their points towards another fantastic reading badge! 

Our student teacher Miss Broadhurst will be continuing to teach and support the children this half term. The children have loved working with her so far. 

Please do keep checking the school twitter page to see all the different things we get up to in class. Also, if you have any concerns or anything you wish to discuss then please don't hesitate and get in touch. 

Miss Seddon and Mrs Sidley


Science Homework


Due in Week beginning 20th May 

Children should choose to either:

  • Make a 3D model/poster of the digestive system
  • Create a food diary explaining the different types of food eaten


'Let Me Entertain You!'

Our theme for summer is ‘Let Me Entertain You!’

We will be looking at how leisure and entertainment has changed in Britain. We will be finding out all about the changes in toys, music, sports and leisure activities from 1066 until present day. 



In Literacy we will be learning how to write play scripts and explanation texts (linked to the digestive system learning in our science topic).


Our Grammar focus will be on apostrophes, paragraphs and commas after fronted adverbials (e.g. When food enters the stomach, acids break it down.).


We will also continue practising our comprehension skills using Cracking Comprehension.




Please continue to read with your child at home and write it in their reading records.


The children will be working on their cursive handwriting through daily handwriting lessons.

If you would like further information about how we teach letter joins please look at the following website: 



In Mathematics, we will begin to look at measure. Within this we will be focusing on:

  • Measure, compare, add and subtract length, mass and volume
  • Add and subtract amounts of money to give change
  • Tell and write the time
  • Know the roman numerals from 1- 12
  • Estimate and read the time




It is REALLY important to practise times tables & learn them off -by-heart. We will be focusing on the 6,7 and 9 times table this term.


There are some great videos on Youtube and websites with games that can help the children to learn their times tables. Sometimes it is easier for children to remember them in a song as they can be quite catchy.     


In a recent parent and pupil questionnaire both parents and pupils expressed an overall preference for the homework book format for homework. However, most responses noted that online activities were enjoyable and provided an alternative learning style. Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to use:


Adverbs and Adjectives

Nouns and Adjectives


Word classes


Prefixes and suffixes



Times tables facts and number bonds

Rounding numbers

Place value

Ordering numbers

Mental maths

Place value

Value of a digit

Times table rockstars

For further resources please click here


coding -  - this 'Hour of Code' website gives children access to a range of coding apps and activities to help build their programming skills and knowledge. Many of them are related to popular characters and games such as Minecraft or Star Wars.


ExpeRimental - ideas for science experiments that can be done at home

BBC Bitesize - science interactive games and videos related to KS2 topics



                                   In Science this half term our unit is ‘What happens to the food we eat?’

We will be constructing food chains, describing the digestive system and identifying different types of teeth and their functions.





In PHSE we will be thinking about our own Health and Wellbeing in the unit ’Is it ok to feel this way?’ We will learn ways of expressing how we feel and recognise who we can speak to about how we are feeling.


Linked directly to the work in our Let me entertain you theme. Children will be creating their own movie trailer using I movie on the Ipads. We will also be creating a zoetrope.






We will be looking at Tag Rugby in our PE sessions this half term. The children will learn the rules of a game and the skills required to play it. After that, we will move on to learning striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders.


Please ensure that your child's school uniform, including their PE kit is labelled with their name, to avoid items getting lost. Thank you in advance for your support.

Please ensure that you check our web page and the school Twitter page on a regular basis, for updates and photographs.