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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Welcome to Year 5 - Miss North!

Welcome to Class 8's webpage!

Here you can find information about the topics we will be learning about over the Summer term!

Welcome back after the Easter break.


Our new theme is ‘Battles of Britain.’ We will be completing a study that helps our chronological understanding of events post 1066. This will include the exploration of events leading up to WW1 and how this impacted upon our local area. We will use a range of historical sources to compare both similarities and differences in ways of living, as well as looking at how the geography of our locality has transformed since WW1 and WW2. Within DT lessons we will design and evaluate the effectiveness of air-raid shelters.


In Literacy, we will be beginning a unit on Persuasive texts this half-term. The children will have the opportunity to write a persuasive letter to argue why something should or shouldn't be done. They will have the chance to decide their own ideas as a class to ensure it is produced from their own thoughts and opinions. We will be focusing on modal verbs as part of this unit. 

We will continue developing our comprehension and grammar skills with weekly SPaG and comprehension lessons. The children have daily spelling lessons and a weekly spelling test every Friday.

Spelling lists will be sent home on a Friday ready for the following weeks test.

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

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In Maths we will be continuing with our measurement, shape and space unit. We will be looking at different units of measure and converting different metric units in order to apply this knowledge to solving problems. We will be using practical activities to make our maths exciting and engaging this term.

Please continue practicing your times tables at home, these are an essential part of all mathematics and in Year 5 it is expected that children know their times tables up to 12 x 12.

 We practice these in class a few times a week through songs, games and challenges! There are some fantastic times tables songs on YouTube!

If you require any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to ask!



In Science we will be exploring different materials, their uses and their properties as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and learning about reversible and irreversible changes. We will be discussing the properties and uses of different materials and testing the suitability of materials for different purposes. We will be working scientifically to test which materials are best for insulating a new lunchbox.


Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times.

Highfield PE kit is, white t-shirt, burgundy shorts and black pumps for indoor PE and either leggings or tracksuit bottoms and trainers for outdoor PE. 

Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing and footwear and that each item is labelled to avoid losing any items.



In PSHE we will be looking at the values that are important in relationships. We will then learn about civil partnerships and marriages, recognising that these are examples of stable, loving relationships and commitments. The final few lessons of the term will look at human reproduction in the context of the human life cycle as well as pregnancy and the roles and responsibilities of parents/carers.

Homework reminders!

Please ensure your children are returning homework on a Monday morning, they will be asked to go to homework club that week if it is not returned on time to do the next piece.

Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and returned on a Monday.


Maths and Literacy homework will rotate between Week A and B.

Week A- Comprehension book homework along with a Online Manga Maths activity.

Week B- Mental Maths book homework along with a Bug Club Online reading activity.

Reading – please encourage your child to read at home each night and put a brief comment in their reading record books.


Thank you for your continuing support with homework this year, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.


Other subject areas:

Science – Changes and Properties of Materials

RE – ‘What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Indoor PE – Dance/Fitness

Outdoor PE – Tag rugby

Design Technology/Art - Air raid shelters

Music – Motown

MFL - French 

We are looking forward to a busy  and exciting half-term in Class 8!

Please ensure that you check our web page on a regular basis for updates and photographs!