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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Autumn 2 - Year 5/6 - Mrs. Lewis & Mr. Taylor

This half term we will continue with our theme,

'Changes Through the Ages'


In Maths we will begin with multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digit numbers and dividing numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digits, using the formal written method of long division. We will be solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


We we will then use common factors to simplify fractions and use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination. 


Towards the the end of the term we will be adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators as well as multiplying simple pairs of proper fractions.


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Times Tables games

Teaching Tables



In Literacy we will begin with a unit on instructions. The children will look at the key features of instructional texts and develop a deeper understanding of imperative verbs, adverbs and technical vocabulary. 


We we will be reading, writing and following instructions. Look out for pictures on Twitter!

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We will continue to read 'The Other Side of Truth', by Beverley Naidoo. There will be comprehension work and guided work linked to this text.

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We have signed up to Bug Club which provides children with the opportunity to read online, accessing lots of different books. The username and password is the same as Mathletics!

 'Changes Through the Ages'

In History we will continue to look at changes in Britain over time:

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 PSHE we will begin a unit called ‘How can I keep myself safe?’

We will be discussing feelings related to developing increasing levels of independence as well as looking at how to keep safe in the local environment. We will talk about anti-social behaviour and safety online. 

We will also be looking at the qualities of a good friend.

Consideration   Aspiration   Responsibility   Enjoyment

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There will be weekly homework which will be sent home on a Wednesday and needs to be returned the following Monday morning.

Spelling words will be sent home on a Friday and the spelling test will be the following Friday. A spelling activity will be sent with the words, to support learning.

Children who do not complete their homework or hand it in on time will be asked to attend homework club which is available on Thursday lunchtimes.   

It is expected that reading takes place daily. Children should be encouraged to read independently as well as being listened to read 2-3 times a week. Please sign your child's reading record book when you do hear them read. 

Thank you in advance for all of your support with homework- if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Other subjects...

  • Science – Living things and their habitats
  • RE – 'Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?’
  • Indoor PE – Dance

  • Outdoor PE – Tennis

  • Design Technology/Art - Stone Age art, experimenting with a range of materials
  • Music – jazz

  • MFL - French


Please ensure your child has their PE kits in school.

Highfield PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts and black pumps for indoor and black leggings / jogging pants, trainers and a plain jumper for outdoor lessons.

To avoid lost items, please ensure you label your child's clothes.

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