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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

Please make sure you hear your child read each night.


Welcome to Class 9's Web Page.


Class Teacher - Mr Phelan 


Creative Curriculum Theme

This term's theme is " Changes Through the Ages"

 We are very excited for a new school year ahead!


In History we will be looking 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



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. A spelling activity will be sent with the words.

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

Online Maths homework – more information to follow.

Theme Homework – One activity per half term


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


As well as an in-depth study of our class novel ‘ The Other Side of Truth', by Beverley Naidoo, 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.



 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 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 (Fractions)-

This half-term, as mathematicians, we will:

    • begin with place value, focusing in particular on the values of digits up to ten million.
    • solve multi-step word problems including multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digit numbers and dividing numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digit whole numbers.


Towards the end of the half term we will begin some work on fractions and geometry, looking specifically at common factors to simplify fractions and describing positions on the full coordinate grid.


Times tables!

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



 In Science we will be completing a unit on animals, including humans. We will be looking at the changes in humans and animals as they grow older. This will include creating a timeline to indicate the stages of growth in humans. We will work scientifically and carry out research comparing gestation periods of different animals compared to humans.

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

RE – In RE we will be exploring the question, ‘What would Jesus do?’. 

Indoor PE - Dance

Outdoor PE – Outdoor and adventure activities

Computing – We are APP planners

PSHE – Transition work that will focus on  the Golden Guides, the CARE motto and the importance of  developing a Growth Mindset

Music – Introducing rock music, looking at a unit called 'Living on a Prayer'!

Design, Technology and Art - Linked directly to the work on the Stone Age we will be looking at Stone Age cave art and creating our own representations, focusing on art and design techniques.


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 autumn 1

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. (Indoor PE) - Tuesday (afternoon)

  6. (Outdoor PE) - Friday (afternoon)



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.