Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

Home learning while self isolating


Home learning while a child is self-isolating at home is extremely important to help keep routines established and to try and minimise disruption to your child’s education. This will also allow for them to have as seamless a transition back into school as possible when they return. The below sections have a range of activities to do every day while self-isolating. In addition to completing the daily tasks, please choose 1 maths task, 1 English task and 1 task from the ‘other subjects’ section to complete. It is really important that children stay active when self-isolating, so please also try to carry out one physical activity every day as well. If you have any questions please contact your child’s class teacher via our class email address. Thank you in advance for your help and support with this.


Daily tasks

15 mins reading -

  • Log into Epic Reading (free access between 6am and 4pm). Epic Reading sign in instructions here. 
  • Read one of the books you have taken home from school.
  • Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks.
  • Log into reading planet using the same username and password as for times tables rockstars. The school ID code is 273622

15 mins Times Table RockStars

15 mins Spelling Shed

15 minutes daily phonics –

Please ensure that you chose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.


English tasks - please choose one a day to complete

Reading comprehension - please choose the correct level of challenge for your child


  • A fantastic writing booklet based around stories, with a wealth of activities to try out.
  • Try finishing off these sentences with these picture writing prompts
  • Write a letter to the other children in your class. In it you could talk about what you are doing at home, things you miss about being at school, who is in your house with you. Remember to use capital letters, full stops, neat handwriting and finger spaces. You could even bring the letter in when you are back at school and read it to your class.
  • Write a book review about a book that you have read recently and enjoyed. You can make up your own format, or use this one as a guide. Remember to make it sound interesting - you want other people to read and enjoy this book just like you did.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

Maths tasks 

In school we follow White Rose Maths. To ensure that your child does not miss any of the daily maths learning please click here to access the daily videos from White Rose Maths. This should ensure there is no break in their learning while they are at home. In addition to watching the daily video please choose one of the below general maths activities to complete each day.

  • Listen to this numbers to 20 song and join in, then have a go at ordering these numbers to 20.
  • Play this fun caterpillar sequencing game and then have a go at these superhero missing number strips
  • Play this fun caterpillar ordering game and then try ordering either to 10 or to 20
  • Have a go at looking at your number formation on this website (when prompted choose the option of 'all 10 numbers') and then have a go at this number formation worksheet
  • Counting objects or pictures reliably is an important skill to practise, as it is easy to make a mistake. Practise counting groups of small objects at home, such as marbles, lego etc. Remember to touch each one as you count it, this is called 1 to 1 correspondence, to ensure you don't miss any out or double count them. When you are confident have a go at this farmyard count to 20 sheet
  • Using some small objects at home, have a go at adding 2 groups together. Can you write the number sentence for your addition (ie 3 + 2 = 5)? Now have a go at this caterpillar addition sheet. Why not challenge yourself to write the addition sentence underneath the pictures?
  • Using some small objects at home, have a go at subtracting small amounts from a group. Can you write the number sentence for your addition (ie 7 - 4 = 3)? Now have a go at this dinosaur subtraction sheet. Why not challenge yourself to write the subtraction sentence underneath the pictures?
  • Sharpen up your counting skills with this fun I-spy and count sheet themed around space
  • Play this fun one more one less game and then have a go at this dice game
  • Listen to this one more song and this one less song, then have a look at these one more and one less robots (please choose the correct level of challenge for your child) up to 10    up to 50 


PSHE activities 

At Highfield we use SCARF for our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education. With SCARF, children learn vital life skills they need to help them be happy, healthy and safe.

The theme this half term is Keeping Myself Safe. 

We’re thinking the different ways we can keep ourselves healthy and safe, including staying safe online. We’ll be learning skills to help us look after our body.

Follow this link to find specially designed SCARF at home activities. These are similar to the ones your child's class are doing in school at this time. 



Other subjects tasks - please choose one a day to complete

  • Theme - this term your theme is all about the seaside. Have a look at these maps can you circle the places that are by the sea? What about the ones that are not by the sea? How do you know? What things would you expect to see if you went to one of these places by the sea? Think about man-made things (human features) such as piers, harbours and promenades, and natural things (physical features) such as cliffs, bays and beaches.
  • Theme - think about a British seaside place that you have visited. Maybe you can find some photos of when you were there, or locate it on a map. Do some research about what things there are at that place and make a poster showing all of the seaside things available. You could include things such as beach huts, ice cream shops, piers, arcades, harbours, ports, lighthouses, cliffs, sandbanks, san dunes etc. 
  • Science - you are going to investigate the properties of materials using this investigation sheet. Go around your house and find items that are made of each of the materials, then test them each for the properties shown. Were the results what you expected or were there any surprises?
  • Art - art can be a fantastic way to express our emotions and feelings. Make a piece of art that expresses how you are feeling right now. You can use any media that you have at home such as paint, felt tips, chalks, pencils, crayons and even use a mixture of them together. It might help you to put on some music while you create your art piece. Think about how you will express your emotion, will it be through your colour choice, the shapes and patterns that you draw? This art piece is entirely up to you to express your creativity.
  • DT - Part of our nutrition and cooking topics in DT look at knowing the origins of our food. Do some research about where the foods that you eat for your lunch come from. Which come from our country, and which come from foreign countries? How many different countries make up your lunch? Can you label them on this food map of the world?
  • Computing - with an adult read through these 2 stories all about Smartie the Penguin as he learns all about internet safety. Afterwards talk with your adult about what you have learnt. Have any similar things ever happened to you before? Make a poster to inform others about how to stay safe like Smartie.      Story 1   Story 2
  • R.E - in R.E you are learning about Christianity and some of the things that Christians believe in. Watch this video of a story from the bible called 'The Good Samaritan'. Afterwards discuss with your adult what you have learnt. How could you be more like the Good Samaritan in your life? Make a mind map of all ways that you could do more good deeds and help people who are in need, both in school and at home.
  • P.S.H.E - with an adult have a look at this book all about how we are all different. Discuss it with your adults, does it matter if people look or act differently? What would happen if we were all the same? Should we treat someone differently based on how they look or what country they come from? Now have a go at this likes and dislikes sheet, are you the same as everyone in your house?
  • Music - Follow this link to explore some music activities based around the seaside
  • Wellbeing - It can be frustrating being at home and not at school with your friends and it's easy to focus on the bad things. With your family why don't you create a 'wall of happiness'. Use these cards to write down your ideas and stick them up somewhere to remind you of all the happy times you have and still can experience even while isolating at home. Use this banner at the top of your display.

Physical activity tasks - please choose one a day to complete

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096