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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

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Our theme this half term is 'Let Me Entertain You'

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

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Design Technology - the children will be creating their own movie trailer using I Movie - on the ipads.

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In Literacy we will be focusing on: 

  • Stories with historical settings – focusing on characters, settings and the identification of key features, including the use of paragraphs. The children will be writing a character description and a story with a historical setting!
  • Newspapers (recounts) – looking specifically at features, layout and language. The children will then write their own newspaper articles!

Our grammar focus will be expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions.


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: 


We have been working really hard in maths all year and have now covered all areas of the curriculum. During this half term we will be recapping areas we found more difficult! We will revisit fractions, calculations (including the inverse) and solving problems.

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

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



Once we have completed our digestive system topic, looking closely at the different teeth and their functions, we will begin a unit on sound. The children were extremely interested in the digestive process and I’m sure that they shared our practical experiments with you!

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Within the unit on sound we will be learning about vibrations, soundproofing, how we hear sounds, as well as pitch and volume.

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This half term we will
begin a unit on growing up and changing. We will talk about keeping ourselves safe and link some of the lessons to the NSPCC PANTS campaign, understanding that certain parts of our bodies are private. We will then explore different types of families and learn to understand the importance of respecting differences.


In PE we will be focusing on athletic skills. We will also be looking at what happens to our bodies when we warm up and cool down. 


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 Thursday. 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.

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.