Highfield Primary School

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

Autumn Term 2 2021   

This half term our themes will be Dinosaurs and Christmas 

we will have an exciting Science lesson testing out whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded or warm-blooded creatures and making our predictions!

We will use small-world equipment to recreate our own role-play dinosaur scenes.

We will be making our own dinosaur fossils out of salt-dough.

We are practising our Christmas performance and will be learning songs and making lots of artwork to show you.


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Through Read, Write, Inc. sessions the children have been taught Set 1 Sounds and we are now working towards being able to blend CVC words. These words are sounded out and blended back together. For example: c-a-t cat 

Before we begin our Talk4Writing lessons next term, we are focusing on forming all letters of the alphabet correctly.



Fun with Numbers | Numeracy activities, Math activities, Numbers preschool



We are learning about the following themes this half term:

  • Numbers 1-5 - representing, counting and composing 
  • Positional language such as 'behind' or 'next to'
  • Repeating patterns 
  • 2D shapes 


We like to link our maths learning to the Numberblocks where ever possible, over the years we have seen a great improvement in the children's understanding through watching the short clips. More activities for at home can be found here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks


If you do any learning or exciting activities at home, please upload it to Tapestry. It would be great to see your amazing work! 

And finally…

 Please remember that a donation of £1 per week towards our Reception Fund helps us to buy extra resources to enrich our topic work, for example picnic food and cooking ingredients. (£7 this half term to be paid via parentpay) Last half term we bought new outdoor resources and new costumes for the role play area.  


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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096