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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Happy New Year - Class 10:Year 5/6 - Mrs. Lewis & Mr. Taylor - Spring (1)

This term our theme is

'How do you walk like an Egyptian?'


We will begin the term with a unit on measurement - enabling us to read, write and convert between standard units; converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time. We will then move onto shape and space - applying our measuring skills. 

It is extremely important that the children have a secure understanding of their times tables up to 12 x 12. Please ensure that your child practices at home. (Thank you for your support)

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Times Tables games

Teaching Tables





In literacy we will continue to read our class text - 'Holes', by Louis Sachar. Within reading lessons we will have a focus on the development of inference, retrieval, link, summarising and prediction skills - looking at how language, structure and presentation contribute towards meaning. We will be using this text as a writing stimulus to write instructions, newspaper reports and poems. 


Within grammar lessons we will review all levels of punctuation and have a specific focus on the use of speech, fronted adverbials, clauses and word classes.

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 Happy New Year, we hope you had a lovely break. We have lots of exciting learning, activities and events planned.


In PSHE we will be exploring the importance of relationships. We will be focusing on which values are important to us in relationships and to appreciate the importance of friendship. 

We will continue to focus on the CARE motto:

Consideration   Aspiration   Responsibility   Enjoyment

Throughout the year we will be developing skills that help to promote a growth mindset: resilience, determination and understanding the importance of making mistakes. In addition, we will continue to user the My Happy Mind programme supporting the development of positive wellbeing.

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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.


In a recent parent and pupil questionnaire both parents and pupils expressed an overall preference for the homework book format for homework. However, most responses noted that online activities were enjoyable and provided an alternative learning style. Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to use as well as Times Tables Rockstars (all children have individual logins):

Maths Links:

Times Tables

Place Value Game


Mental Maths Challenges



Literacy Links:

Nouns and Adjectives

Comma Castle

Grammatical Features



Prefixes and Suffixes

Other subjects...

  • Science – Evolution and Inheritance
  • Indoor PE 
  • Outdoor PE 

  • RE - 'If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?'

  • Computing- We are architects
  • Music – 'Happy' by Pharell Williams - pop music


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.