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 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 the class email addresses. 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 using the star system (1 star = simplest, 3 star = most complex)


  • Write a letter to your class about your time at home. You could write about what you have been doing at home, what you miss about school and who is there with you in your house. Remember to set out the letter correctly with your address and the date in the top right corner, and use all capital letters, full stops and other punctuation as well as adjectives and expanded noun phrases to make it interesting. You can even bring in your letter to read to the class when you return to school.
  • Write a book report about a book that you have read recently and really enjoyed. You can make your own template or use this one here. Remember you want to persuade people to read this book, so use interesting language and great adjectives.
  • Use the image below as inspiration for a short story. Think carefully about the setting of your story, the characters in it and what might have happened. All stories should have a beginning, middle and an end. After you have written your story can you illustrate it? 

Story starters - THE LITERACY SHED

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) and handwriting

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.

  • Watch this song about number bonds to 20 and have a go at this number bonds to 20 worksheet. Challenge yourself to write the number bond sentences underneath, including the subtraction sentences (ie 2 + 12 = 20, 12 + 2 = 20, 20 - 2 = 12, 20 - 12 = 2).
  • Play this game choosing number bonds to 20, and then have a go at this number bonds to 20 worksheet. Challenge yourself to write the number bond sentences underneath, including the subtraction sentences (ie 2 + 12 = 20, 12 + 2 = 20, 20 - 2 = 12, 20 - 12 = 2).
  • Have a look at these word problem cards, can you write out the number sentence for each one and answer it? You could cut them up and hide them around your house/garden to make it more exciting like a treasure hunt. Please choose the correct level of challenge. Level 1   Level 2
  • Play this amusing mummy game and choose subtraction up to 20. Which methods do you use to work out the answer? Now have a go at these subtraction worksheets using a number line. Choose the level of challenge that is correct for you, the first one is straight forward subtractions, but if you are more confident you can have a look at these missing number subtractions.
  • Watch this song all about the 2 times table, how is it similar to your counting by 2s that you did last year? Now try this workbook all about your 2 times tables, don't worry if you can't complete all of it, but challenge yourself a little.
  • Watch this song all about the 10 times table, how is it similar to your counting by 10s that you did last year? Now try this workbook all about your 10 times tables, don't worry if you can't complete all of it, but challenge yourself a little.
  • Watch this song all about the 5 times table, how is it similar to your counting by 5s that you did last year? Now try this workbook all about your 5 times tables, don't worry if you can't complete all of it, but challenge yourself a little.
  • Watch this song all about telling the time and practise telling the time using clocks in your house. Have a go at these o'clock and half past sheets, choosing the correct level of challenge for you. Level 1    Level 2
  • Make your own clock using this template and practise making o'clock and half past times with it. What do you notice about the 2 hands in each of these times?
  • Watch this fun big number song then have a go at filling out these missing number jigsaws up to 100.


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