Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

0161 748 6096

****Click HERE for a book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner**

If you'd like to support our elderly community with an activity over the Whit half term, click here for more details.

PLEASE STAY AT HOME, KEEP SAFE, SAVE LIVES.  Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly for 20 seconds

Class 2's Epic Reads progress tracker!

Download your well-earned activity pack here. Enjoy! :)

Looking after our's and our children's mental health and well-being is always important but particularly during these trying time - I know I'm having more wobbles than usual, at present. So here are a few links and documents to help those tears (and embrace them). They're aimed at children but would be beneficial to do them together for peace of mind throughout the household. Keep smiling guys, talk often and know that we have got this! 

Keep an eye out - I will add as I find :)

Cbeebies - Keep Calm

Strength and Yoga Cards

Click here to be taken to the e-book

 

 

Email class2@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk with photographs of all the wonderful activities that you have been up to. We can share them on our webpage. Who knows who you might inspire? Look below for the inspirations so far...

Class 2 Home learning

 

E-Safety

What can I do, as a parent or carer, to help my child stay safe online?

1. Enable Parental Controls on your home internet.

2. Encourage your child to use 'Safe Search' search engines. http://www.safesearchkids.com/

3.  Be aware of how your child is accessing the internet. Although the legal age requirement to have Facebook, Instagram and many other social media sites is 13, some children still access and use some or all of these.

Parents should also be aware of the many games, including X-Box live and Fortnite that allow children to communicate with others whilst gaming. 'Yoursphere' has some great advice about ensuring privacy settings are in place to keep your child safe whilst online.

4. Have regular conversations with your child about their use of the internet. Click the image below as it provides a simple way of getting the message of E-Safety across to your child

 

You can download a comprehensive guide covering many aspects of e-safety here:

Keeping Safe on the Internet

 

Trafford Netware support

Netware is a parents’ guide to the social networks children and young people use. Please visit www.net-aware.org.uk for more information

 

The safety of the children and their loved ones is of upmost importance over the coming weeks.

We also feel that it is vital that children continue to develop their learning where possible.

The timetable below offers a suggestion of the home learning activities that we recommend for the next week while school is closed. This timetable focuses on English and maths core skills related to Reception. The below timetables are suggestions of further activities related to the wider curriculum such as science and foundation subjects. We will continue to update this page with activities should the school remain closed for a longer period.

Blue text/ underlined = links to websites and documents

Extra ideas / work to help support your child at home -  Home Activity Booklet & Twinkl Reception home learning pack 

Week Beginning 6/7/20

For this week's home learning, we have two exciting Project's to choose from. As a break from the recent home learning format, children can choose from two topics by clicking on their selection and then choosing from a range of activities on the documents shown which covers the whole curriculum. It is completely up to you how many activities are completed and how you organise your time.

As always, we'd love to recieve some examples of what you have been up to by sending photos or messages to:

class2@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

We hope you enjoy your learning!

 

Click on the link below to find your year group's projects:

Additional Links to support learning:

ENGLISH

  • Online Gruffalo workshop, and lots more. Plus stories read by Tony Ross, author - 7 stories, Facebook 
    • Solomon Kingsnorth - Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format - Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty
      • Reading aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud - YouTube
      • Hoopla - Public library online
      • Trugs - Phonic reading games for all children, including those who cannot read or have dyslexia. Email: trugs@readsuccessfully.com for 20% off using cv2020 

      MATHS

      • Third Space learning - Primary resources for schools, and parent/carers guides to learning at home/support/advice/resources
      • The Maths Mum "I’ll be running daily ‘live’ tutorials on my FB and IG feed covering maths topics and setting work for all primary school years. Also, regular Q&A sessions to help with any questions/problems"Maths Genie
      • Prodigy - Curriculum aligned maths platform - Free
      • Bond Bonanza - Free App helping children to move away from counting numbers up to 20 to turn them into instantly recallable number bonds
      • Manga High - Full, free access at this time - Game-based learning
      • My Mini Maths - (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6) Home learning packs ready to download
      • Parallel - Weekly 15 minute maths challenges – interesting, fun and challenging material that goes beyond school maths
      • Matific - Free trial - Primary - 2000 maths activities

      Multiple subjects

        • The School Run - Free resources for parents - English, maths, science 
        • Academics - Games based on a range of subjects 
        • Kialo - Critical thinking resources
        • CrickWeb - Free, online educational resources and games 
        • Kapow  - Art, music, IT, languages, relationships, wellbeing -14-day free trial
        • TTS - Free downloadable primary packs covering a range of subjects
        • Teach Starter - Free month subscription plus learning from home packs (Maths, English, science, wellbeing) 

        E-Safety

        What can I do, as a parent or carer, to help my child stay safe online?

        1. Enable Parental Controls on your home internet.

        http://www.safesearchkids.com/

        3.  Be aware of how your child is accessing the internet. Although the legal age requirement to have Facebook, Instagram and many other social media sites is 13, some children still access and use some or all of these.

        Parents should also be aware of the many games, including X-Box live and Fortnite that allow children to communicate with others whilst gaming. 'Yoursphere' has some great advice about ensuring privacy settings are in place to keep your child safe whilst online.

        4. Have regular conversations with your child about their use of the internet. Click the image below as it provides a simple way of getting the message of E-Safety across to your child

         

        You can download a comprehensive guide covering many aspects of e-safety here:

        Keeping Safe on the Internet

         

        Trafford Netware support

        Netware is a parents’ guide to the social networks children and young people use. Please visit www.net-aware.org.uk for more information

         

         

        Welcome to Class 2

        Ms Plant

        Mrs Patterson and Mrs Phillips

        We would like to welcome the children back after the February half term holiday and to inform you of this half term’s exciting activities!

        Our work this half term is based on the theme of ‘Our Environment’, in which we will explore plants and our local area.

        Phonics

        Reception and Year 1 will continue to develop their phonic knowledge through ‘Read Write Inc’ sessions, with Year 1 beginning a special focus in preparation for the phonics screening in June. Last half term every child was assessed to ensure that they are in the appropriate group to maximise their learning and progress. Reception children are making great progress through the books and are even beginning to learn set 2 sounds!

        We are continuing to focus on letter formation including writing on the line and forming ascenders (tall letters: t, f, h, d, k, l, b) and descenders (lower letters: g, p, y, j, q) correctly. Please encourage this at home. We have attached the letter formation rhymes to help you and your child. It is paramount for your child’s learning that they are reviewing the Set 1 Speed sounds at home and begin to include set 2. This will develop the acquisition of their reading skills and develop a love of reading. The sounds have also been included.

        Year 1 will begin/continue to learn the final set 3 sounds, alongside retaining set 2 and developing their decoding and fluency in reading. When reading with your child at home, please encourage ‘Fred in your head’; in which pupils decode (sound out) words in their head, before saying the blended word aloud.

         

        English

        After the success our last half term’s ‘Talk for Writing’ (T4W) module, we are continuing our journey with the story of ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ by Nick Butterworth. The children will explore the story inside out, creating a class story map to help them recite the story using actions and make changes to the story to create their own version.

        Maths

        This term we are learning:

        Reception ~ Number: Addition and Subtraction

        • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10. 
        • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs. 
        • Add and subtract one-digit numbers to 10, including zero. 
        • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.

        Children will be involved in focused activities with lots of opportunities within continuous provision to apply their knowledge and skills, through a visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning style.

        Year 1 ~ Number: Addition and Subtraction to 20

        • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
        • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs.
        • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
        • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 =    -  9

        Children - here are some ideas that could support you during this term:

        • Visit the library to find information books about plants and the local area.
        • Find out which plants are native to the UK?
        • Find out which plants grow in your garden/local area?
        • Find stories and poems about plants: which is your favourite? Why?
        • Draw a picture of your favourite plant and label it; think about what materials you could use to recreate how you think it would feel to touch.
        • Use the internet to find pictures of the local area from the present and from the past. Make sure an adult helps you with this task.

        Reminders

        Please ensure that your child brings in their book-bag every day with their reading materials i.e. book and reading record. Remember to write in their reading record each time that they have read so that they can make progress in earning their next reading badge!

        Please ensure that your child returns their library book to school every Thursday so that a new book can be chosen to take home and shared with you.

        Homework will continue to be collected on a Monday and sent home on a Wednesday.

        PE kit is needed in school each week, for our weekly Monday session. This includes a white t-shirt, maroon shorts as well as black pumps.

        If you wish to donate to class fund via Parent Pay, the donation amount this half term is £6. We will use this money to enhance the classroom environment, including our outdoor area, which will support the children’s learning.

         

        Dates for the dairy:                                

        Tuesday 25th February – Art Exhibition

        Friday 6th March – World Book Day

        Friday 13th March – Sports Relief

        Monday 16th – Friday 20th March – Diversity Week

        Thursday 19th March – Parents’/Carers’ Evening

        Friday 27th March – School closes

         

        Woodland Wednesday:

        26.2.20

        11.3.20

        25.3.20

         

        If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask; we are always happy to answer your questions.

         

        Thank you,

        Ms Plant

        Mrs Patterson and Mrs Phillips 

        Contact Us

        Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

        0161 748 6096

        highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk