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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 first half term!

Our theme this half term will be

'Changes Through the Ages'

 We are very excited to start the new school year!

In History we will cover:

- The Stone Age to the Iron Age

- The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

- Britain's settlement by the Anglo-Saxons & Scots

- The Vikings and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England




 In Literacy we will begin with a unit on myths, analysing the importance of different characters in the development of a story and examining the role of the narrator as the storyteller. We will then write a myth focusing on building cohesion within a paragraph. The children will then begin some non-fiction work on instructions.


We will continue to practice our cursive joined up writing every week.

Follow the link below to practice your handwriting! 


We will begin 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 this half term we will be focusing on:

- place value, particularly focusing on the value of numbers up to one million.

- applying our knowledge of place value to mathematical problems.

- addition and subtraction calculations using the formal written method using up to four digit numbers.

Please remember to 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!



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.

PSHE and Transition 


In PSHE we will begin with transition work that will focus on the Golden Guides, the CARE motto and the importance of developing a Growth Mindset. This will be done through a range of collaborative team building activities, both indoors and outdoors.

We will then move onto a unit focusing on roles and responsibilities where the children will have specific classroom responsibilities to be working towards.

Homework reminders!

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.

Homework club will continue to run on a Thursday at lunchtime if any homework support is required.

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

Theme and Science Homework – One activity per half term

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


Other subject areas:

Science – Animals, including humans.

RE – 'What would Jesus do?' - exploring beliefs and values.

Indoor PE – Dance

Outdoor PE – Adventure activities

Design Technology/Art - Stone Age art 

Music – Rock music

MFL - French 

Our class newsletter can be found below!

Class 8 Newsletter Autumn 1

We are looking forward to a busy  and exciting school year in Class 8!

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