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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

Please make sure you hear your child read each night.

Welcome back after the Whit holiday. We are looking forward to another exciting half term in Class 9. I’d like to say a huge well done to all of the Year 6 children for the tremendous effort that they demonstrated in the recent SATs assessments. The children had an excellent attitude towards the tests and showed resilience and determination when faced with challenging questions. I’m very proud of them all.

Well done also to our Year 5 children for coping so well with the change in routine and for continuing to work hard and impress the adults working with them.

 

Welcome to Class 9's Web Page.

 

Class Teacher - Mr Phelan 

 

Creative Curriculum Theme

'Battles of Britain'

In History and Geography we will be using a range of maps and aerial photographs to make comparisons and build up a picture of the past. This will then be used to develop an understanding of what life was like for a WW1 soldier before they enlisted in the army. We will discover how technological advances changed warfare by the time WW2 came around, and why the Battle of Britain was so significant. We will study how the blitz affected the lives of city dwellers, and the ways in which the terrifying air raids were combated by everyday people.

 

Here is an overview of what we will be covering this half-term:

 Reading

We'll be continuing our class novel ‘ Wonder', by Raquel J. Palacio.  There will be comprehension work and guided work linked to this text. We will be continuing to follow the Cracking Comprehension units in our reading lessons.

Please remind your child to log onto our home resource ‘Bug Club’. This is a fantastic resource which gives your child access to hundreds of books at home. Log in using Mathletics log-in details. Your child will be set reading based tasks every other week on 'Bug Club'. 

 

Literacy

 In Literacy we will be using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within writing. Cohesion ensures that writing has a clear structure and includes: paragraphs to organise information, a wide range of clauses, conjunctions and adverbials. This will be applied to writing narratives, setting descriptions and links will be made to the class text, ‘Wonder’.

 

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

 

Support with writing   

 Click on the link below for ideas on how to help your child with their writing at home.

 

Ideas to support writing at home

 

 Numeracy -

 

In Maths we will be applying our calculation and reasoning skills throughout our enterprise lessons to calculate the cost of resources and production. In groups, the children will be taught how to determine the number of units they aim to sell, the price customers will pay and the profits that are likely to be made. This will be a fun, real-life experience for the children to take part in and places the importance of maths at the forefront.

 

We will also use our problem-solving and reasoning skills to solve problems in the following areas: measurement, geometry and statistics.

 

Times tables (It is extremely important that the children have a secure understanding of their times tables up to 12 x 12) 

Remember it is also an expectation that all Year 5's and Year 6's know all their tables to 12 x 12.

 

Science

In Science we will be working scientifically to investigate properties and changes in materials. The children will be carrying out scientific experiments and investigations enabling them to understand how to carry out a fair test. We will be writing up our own experiments and constructing charts and graphs to aid our analysis.

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In other areas of the curriculum we will be studying the following:

 

RE – In R.E. we will be focussing on strategies we can use when life becomes difficult. This unit allows children to talk about issues such as grief and loss. The activities will include role-play, drama and story making.

 

PE - Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school every day. We will be focusing on Tag Rugby (led by Kickstart coaches) and athletics this term. Both sessions will be outdoors. 

 

Computing – As computational, thinking technicians, the children will carry out interviews using digital devices for their short documentaries. The children will learn how to use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to edit and add final touches to turn their clips into finished films. 

 

PSHE - In P.S.H.E we will be developing entrepreneur skills through a young enterprise project. The children will be working in teams to develop a product idea, which they will then produce and sell! This is a project that has been funded by Virgin Money and focuses on developing an understanding of business, budgets, profits and advertising. Each child is given a £5 budget to work with, enabling them to purchase resources and produce a product. The children will gain a deeper understanding of their personal skills and the importance of working together as a team. We have introduced this idea at the end of last half term and everybody is extremely excited. Details regarding the date of the sale of products will follow

 

Music – In Music will be focusing on Pop music. We will be listening to, appraising and learning about the song ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ by Carole King as well as replaying and reviewing music we have listened to and learnt about over the year.

 

 

Read all about it!!

 Familiarise yourself with what's going to be happening in Class 8 over the summer term by reading our newsletters and updates.

Click on the following links to read.

Class newsletter summer 2


Things to remember!       

 

  1. Bring reading book/bag into school everyday and place finished reading books in the book box to be renewed.

  2. Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and due in every Monday.

  3. Theme homework (Green Book) will be handed out termly.
  4. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit (including a white t-shirt, burgundy shorts or leggings for girls and black pumps) in school. Also, it is important that the kit is labelled to avoid mix ups/loss. Please ensure all kits are in compact string PE bags. It is also essential for your child to have an outdoor PE kit in school including appropriate footwear e.g. trainers.
  5. (Outdoor PE) - Wednesday (afternoon)

  6. (Outdoor PE) - Friday (afternoon)

 

Homework reminders!

Homework supports the teaching and learning that takes place in school. We appreciate your support at home and if you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you in advance.

Homework books will be sent home on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child completes and returns the books on a Monday morning. Homework club will continue to run on a Thursday at lunchtime if any homework support is required.

Spelling words will be sent home on a Friday and the spelling test will be the following Friday. 

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

Online Maths homework – Mangahigh Maths. Every other week, your child will be assigned maths based tasks relating to what they're doing in class. 

Theme Homework – One activity per half term

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you very much for looking at our class page, if there is anything that you would like to see added to the webpage or if there are any problems with the page please contact Mr Phelan.