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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Welcome to Class 6! I am looking forward to a fun-packed, hard-working year!

Our theme this half term continues to be  Around the Med in 80 Days'

 Our first theme in Lower Key Stage Two is inspired by Jules Verne's book 'Around the World in Eighty Days' however we will instead be travelling around the Mediterranean Sea, visiting each country in turn.

We will have opportunities to compare and contrast a range of countries and the related cultures, landmarks, environments and people.

This will be a primarily geography-based theme although there will also be learning opportunities in history, art, DT, dance, music, literacy and maths.

We have already visited France and Spain where we have learnt all about the human features of France as well as how Flamenco dancing is popular in Spain and attracts tourism. We have recently visited Italy where the children used Ipads to locate the many physical features such as rivers, mountains and lakes and mark them on a map. 

Friendship week

As part of friendship week class 6 thought about using kind and unkind words. We did this by saying kind things to one apple and unkind things to another. When we then cut open the apples the one which we had said unkind things to was all bruised inside!!

We also completed a challenge where we had to squeeze out a whole tube of toothpaste and then attempt to put it back in using toothpicks. This was to represent that it is easy to say unkind things but very hard to take them back!


Our first unit this term is based on a play script called 'A Tune of Lies'. In the play, a girl's alter ego lands her in trouble with her new friends by lying about her musical capabilities. Will Lucy's conscience win?

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


We will also continue to develop comprehension and spelling skills. The children have daily spelling lessons and weekly comprehension practice.

Please ensure that you record when your child has read at home, in their reading record book. Thank you!

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The children will continue to learn how to join letters in a cursive style. If you would like further information about how we teach letter joins please look at the following website: 



In Maths lessons this term, we will be focusing on written methods for addition and subtraction, including using the inverse to check calculations. We will then move onto multiplication methods. 

It is REALLY important to practise times tables & learn them off -by-heart. We will be focusing on x8 and x6 this term.

 We will be learning our times tables throughout the year. Please ensure that you practise them at home.  We practise these in class a few times a week through songs, games and challenges! There are some fantastic times tables songs on YouTube!


In science we will be studying light and shadow. We will learn about the way light travels, how shadows are formed and ways we can manipulate them. This will also include reflecting on how the earth’s movement in relation to the sun affects shadows.

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In PE we will be focusing on dance. We will be choreographing a dance to the music 'Surfin USA' and will be inspired by our Mediterranean beach theme.  


Swimming (YEAR 3)

The children in year 3 will begin swimming lessons this half term. Please ensure that your child has a swimming kit in school on a Tuesday. Swimming lessons will take place in the morning.

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.

Literacy and Numeracy Homework

Each week your child will bring home a maths or comprehension homework book and a task from the book will be highlighted for completion. Alongside this task will be an online learning task using either Manga High Maths or Bug Club reading. 

These books have been purchased to support your child’s learning at home. Please help your child take care of their books. There will be a small charge to replace any lost books.

Homework books will be sent home on a Wednesday, to be returned the following Monday.

Weekly spelling lists are sent home on Fridays to be learned for a test the following Friday.

In addition to this, please ensure that your child reads every night. Reading aloud to an adult is even more beneficial for learning than reading alone so please try to make some time to read with your child.



Homework Book

Online Learning Task


Week A

Comprehension Book given out on Wednesdays and returned on Mondays

Manga High Online Maths

(more info to follow)

Spellings given out

and tested on Fridays

Week B

Mental Maths Book given out on Wednesdays and returned on Mondays

Bug Club Online Reading

Spellings given out

and tested on Fridays


Theme and Science Homework


We are looking forward to a busy term ahead in class 6 Please ensure that you check our web page on a regular basis for updates and photographs.