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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 is 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.


Our first unit this term is set around a story about a sand castle competition! We will be exploring how to create mood and capture feelings in our descriptions as we try to write our own mini beach stories. 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 number, place value, rounding, times tables and calculations.

It is REALLY important to practise times tables & learn them off -by-heart. We will be focusing on 3x & 4x 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 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 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

 A theme related or science homework will be set for each half term. Our first task is to create a page from a holiday brochure to promote somewhere on the Mediterranean. Find out what can be enjoyed there through research.

Please return entries by Monday 16th October.

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.