Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

0161 748 6096

Coronavirus - INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN

The government have produced a children’s guide to coronavirus which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.  This is available at the following link:

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

or downloaded HERE

Class 5 Home Learning

I hope that everyone is staying safe and well and you're managing to enjoy the sunshine in the garden as well as doing your home learning. I would love to see pictures of what you have been getting up to! Please send anything you would like me to see to class5@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk . I will check the email regularly and with permission, I'll share what you have been up to so that you can see what everyone else is doing! If you have any urgent concerns, then please continue to use highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

 

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 includes daily English and maths and foundation subject activities related to Year 3. 

We will continue to update this page with activities should the school remain closed for a longer period.

If you would like even more activities, click here for extra links to further learning opportunities!

Blue text = links to websites and documents

None of the following activities require you to print anything. As long as you can see the worksheets then the children can complete the work in the exercise books that have been provided.

Prior weeks' learning can be found here

Helpful resources like word mats and number grids can be found here

 Week Beginning 20.7.20

Well we've made it to the last week of a very different school year! I can't believe this is our last week together in Year 3. I'm so sorry it hasn't been what we expected but we made the best of it and I am SO proud of you all! You have consistently worked hard and haven't been phased by the circumstances. You have one more week of home learning to do (not quite a full week either as it's an inset day on Friday and you wouldn't have been in school so it's just Monday - Thursday this week!) and then you can relax and recharge during the summer holidays ready to return to Year 4. I can't wait to hear all about what you've been up to!

This week, all of the activities are linked to targets I have put on your reports. I have also included some links underneath this week's learning if you wanted to do any work over the holidays in readiness for Year 4.

Daily activities:

15 mins Times Table RockStars
15 mins Spelling Shed
15 mins reading using Epic Reading or Rising Stars Reading Planet

Log into Epic Reading using the code lsc5282 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.
Log on to Rising Stars Reading Planet using your Times Table Rockstars username and password. The school ID code is 27362.

Stay Active
Head to https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 at 9am to kickstart your day with Joe Wicks' live video stream. (NOW just on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS)
Head over to the PE page of the website by clicking here for many more ideas how to be active both indoors and outside. 

Monday:                                                                                 

15 mins Times Table RockStars
15 mins Spelling Shed
15 mins reading using Epic Reading or Rising Stars Reading Planet

Log into Epic Reading using the code lsc5282(free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.
Log on to Rising Stars Reading Planet using your Times Table Rockstars username and password. The school ID code is 27362.

Stay Active
Head to https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 at 9am to kickstart your day with Joe Wicks' live video stream.
Head over to the PE page of the website by clicking here for many more ideas how to be active both indoors and outside. 

English:

Read this text all about Pirates! You can find out about famous pirates and the story behind the flags on their ships. Once you have read the text then you need to answer the questions about the text. 

Click here for the one star challenge questions.

Click here for the two star challenge questions.

Click here for the three star challenge questions.

Maths:

It's been a while since we last listened to a times table song! Listen to our favourite 6 times table song by clicking here.

Have a go at filling in these multiplication wheels. You can choose the 2 star or 3 star challenge but don't forget to make sure that you pick the right one for you and don't just choose and easy option!

Can you find all of the 6 times table facts in this wordsearch?

Have a go at playing this board game with somebody else in your family. If you don't have a printer to print it off, then perhaps you could make your own version on a piece of paper and then play it. You might want to make it even trickier if you do it that way or change the rules to make it a bit different!

PSHE:

I know that this year has been a little funny but we're going to fill in our end of year memories by using this sheet. You can include memories from school or memories you've had during your home learning time too. I have lots of memories with all of you including going swimming, going to the pantomime, going on our trip the the museum to learn more about Egyptians, having regular phone call check ins with you over the last couple of months and lots of laughter and fun!

Tuesday:                                                                        

15 mins Times Table RockStars
15 mins Spelling Shed
15 mins reading using Epic Reading or Rising Stars Reading Planet
Log into Epic Reading using the code lsc5282(free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.
Log on to Rising Stars Reading Planet using your Times Table Rockstars username and password. The school ID code is 27362.

Stay Active
Head to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXALekN9UBaL3DLpuvFEatg and choose one of the previous workouts
Head over to the PE page of the website by clicking here for many more ideas how to be active both indoors and outside. 

English:

One of the many things I always remind you about when we are completing our writing is our spelling! It is definitely something all of us need to keep working on and ensure we are checking! Work your way through these spelling activities that focus on the Year 3/4 spelling list. You can find the answers here.

Can you create a word search that includes some of the spelling from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list? You can find the list here and a template to create your own word search here. Perhaps you could ask one of your family members to have a go at your word search when you are finished to test it out!

Maths:

It's really important that we keep practicing our mental arithmetic skills. This is where we use techniques of working answers out in our head or use space around the question to complete a quick calculation. Mental arithmetic is meant to be quick maths and shouldn't take us ages to work out the answers. The only way we can improve on this skill is to keep working on it. Have a go at working through these questions. See how long it takes you to do the first sheet and then see if you can improve on your time with the second one. Obviously, it is not about how quickly you can do it as I'm sure you could do it in minutes but would you have tried your hardest and put as much effort into it as possible? Think about working at a speed that is good for you but also where you will be accurate and read the questions carefully. 

Sheet 1

Sheet 1 answers

Sheet 2

Sheet 2 answers

Art:   

Have a go at this summer themed art activity. Follow the instructions and produce your own dream summer picture in your sunglasses!

Wednesday:                                                                

15 mins Times Table RockStars
15 mins Spelling Shed
15 mins reading using Epic Reading or Rising Stars Reading Planet

Log into Epic Reading using the code lsc5282(free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.
Log on to Rising Stars Reading Planet using your Times Table Rockstars username and password. The school ID code is 27362.

Stay Active
Head to https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 at 9am to kickstart your day with Joe Wicks' live video stream.
Head over to the PE page of the website by clicking here for many more ideas how to be active both indoors and outside. 

English:

Today we are going to be working on our imaginative skills by doing a piece of writing inspired by a picture! 

You can make up your own story but remember to use a variety of grammatical features that you have been taught such as adverbs of time, expanded noun phrases, paragraphs and maybe you could even include some speech in your story. 

This is the story starter to help you think of ideas. You can carry on this story but you don't have to.

The creaky, old doors had not been opened for years. The beast had always lived inside, but nobody dared to visit. Noises that echoed from the gaps in the door had haunted those who heard them. Nobody knew what the narrow, mossy steps led to. Nobody knew what was lurking within.

One day, the heavy, wooden doors slowly began to open with a groan…

Perhaps you could answer these questions and then have a go at turning it into a story.

Who might live inside the tree?

What would the house look like? Who put the sign on the door?

What do the local people think about the beast living inside?

Is the lamp ever lit?

Does the beast have neighbours?

Does the beast live alone?

If you lived in a village nearby, would you approach the door and meet the beast?

What do you think the beast is like?

What does the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ mean? Could this apply to the beast?

If you were the beast, would you want to go out and meet people or would you prefer to hide away?

Don't forget to send me your finished story!

Maths:

Addition and Subtraction - work your way through these problem solving and reasoning questions. You have been trusted by Tutankhamun to help him prepare a fantastic feast!  

Quiz time:

Can you work out what these magnified images are pictures of? The answers are at the bottom so don't scroll too fast or cheat! It took me a while to figure out some of them! After that, have a go at working out which one is the odd one out in the pictures and why. You will have to view the powerpoint as a slideshow straight away otherwise it will tell you the answers. Enjoy!

Thursday:                                                                    

15 mins Times Table RockStars
15 mins Spelling Shed
15 mins reading using Epic Reading or Rising Stars Reading Planet
Log into Epic Reading using the code lsc5282(free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.
Log on to Rising Stars Reading Planet using your Times Table Rockstars username and password. The school ID code is 27362.

Stay Active
Head to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXALekN9UBaL3DLpuvFEatg and choose one of the previous workouts
Head over to the PE page of the website by clicking here for many more ideas how to be active both indoors and outside. 

English:

By now, you should all know what class you are going into next year and who your teacher is. Miss Newman and Mr McRae are incredibly excited to have you in their class! They have written you a letter (please see below for a copy) telling you some more information about them and have asked you a few questions within it too. Your task today is to reply to their letter! If you are going into Class 6 then you can email Miss Newman your reply directly to class6@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk. If you are going into Class 7 then you can email class5@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk and I will forward it on to Mr McRae.

Letter from Miss Newman

Letter from Mr McRae

Maths:

Have a go at using your mental addition and subtraction skills to crack these emoji codes. You can choose your challenge or have a go at cracking all three challenges!

PSHE:

Complete this 'All About Me' poster ready for your new teacher! You can make it ready to bring with you into school in September or you can email me a picture and I will pass it on to your new teacher. 

Take some time to unwind and relax by colouring in these summer mindfulness pictures. If you do not have a printer then you could draw your own and spend some time colouring. You might want to listen to some relaxing music whilst you do it. 

 

Useful links and documents:

Maths:   

Learn your times tables          

7 times table song

9 times table song

9 times table trick

11 times table song

12 times table song

Ultimate times table challenge

Beat the clock times table

Ultimate missing number multiplication and division challenge

White rose parent booklets

Mental arithmetic 1

Mental arithmetic 2

Mental arithmetic 3

Mental arithmetic 4

Mental arithmetic 5

Mental arithmetic 6

English:

Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list

Grammar assessment

Spelling asessment and spelling script

Answers to the above

Pobble 365 - great website to get children writing

Expanding sentences activity

Improving sentences

Using conjunctions

Openers

Fronted adverbials

Foundation subjects:

Computing

Coding - this 'Hour of Code' website gives children access to a range of coding apps and activities to help build their programming skills and knowledge. Many of them are related to popular characters and games such as Minecraft or Star Wars.

Science and Eco

Re:think - website exploring environmental issues

ExpeRimental - ideas for science experiments that can be done at home

BBC Bitesize - science interactive games and videos related to KS2 topics

Theme

DK Find Out - brilliant factual website

PE

If you search 'Joe Wicks Kids' on youtube, there are a number of workouts for children to do on there. 

If you search 'Cosmic Kids Yoga' on youtube, there are some lovely interactive yoga videos on there. 

Click here to access our school Yoga and Mindfulness page which has links to activities for children and adults.

RE

A range of interactive lessons can be found here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

 

You made it! Well done :) I hope you have a wonderful summer holiday and I look forward to seeing you around school again soon.

 

                                                                             

 

 

 

Week Beginning 13/7/20

After lots of positive responses to last week's project learning, we have decided to continue this style for one more week. We have added another project titled 'food' which means children can choose between two topics they haven't accessed yet. Perhaps there are activities from their project last week which they'd still like to do. The choice is yours!

Children can choose from the two topics below, click on their selection and then choose 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, I'd love to receive some examples of what you have been up to by sending photos or messages to:

class5@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

I hope you enjoy your learning!

 

Just click on one of the links below to choose between 'Food', 'The Olympics' or 'Creatures Great and Small':

 

 

 Year 3    Class 5             Spring 2                      

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing week off. This half term, I will be joined by two student teachers- Miss Brogan and Mr Lawn. It is a great opportunity for the children to experience other teachers and also benefit from having extra adults in the room. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Parent’s Evening later on in the half term. Please keep checking the twitter page to see what we’re getting up to during

             Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                       

 

 Year 3    Class 5                                                                                                               Spring 2                      

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing week off. This half term, I will be joined by two stud

             Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                       

 

 Year 3    Class 5                                                                                                               Spring 2                      

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing week off. This half term, I will be joined by two student teachers- Miss Brogan and Mr Lawn. It is a great opportunity for the children to experience other teachers and also benefit from having extra adults in the room. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Parent’s Evening later on in the half term. Please keep checking the twitter page to see what we’re getting up to during the day. If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Science Homework

Thank you for the wonderful maps of the local area. It was great to see how creative the children have been. This half term will be Science based homework.

Children can choose from the following options:

  • Make a 3D model of a plant and label the parts
  • Make a poster all about what a plant needs to grow.

           Hand in date: Week beginning 23rd March.

                                                                                                                       

'Ancient Egypt'

This half term’s theme of Ancient Egypt kicks off with an exciting trip to the National Museums in Liverpool on Thursday 27th February. After this, we will continue to learn about the past through exploring artifacts such as canopic jars, statues and busts. Some of the interesting activities and subjects included will be mummification, the ancient pyramids of Giza and ancient rituals.

 

                                                        

             Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                       

 

 Year 3    Class 5                                                                                                               Spring 2                      

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing week off. This half term, I will be joined by two student teachers- Miss Brogan and Mr Lawn. It is a great opportunity for the children to experience other teachers and also benefit from having extra adults in the room. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Parent’s Evening later on in the half term. Please keep checking the twitter page to see what we’re getting up to during the day. If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Science Homework

Thank you for the wonderful maps of the local area. It was great to see how creative the children have been. This half term will be Science based homework.

Child

             Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                       

 

 Year 3    Class 5                                                                                                               Spring 2                      

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing week off. This half term, I will be joined by two student teachers- Miss Brogan and Mr Lawn. It is a great opportunity for the children to experience other teachers and also benefit from having extra adults in the room. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Parent’s Evening later on in the half term. Please keep checking the twitter page to see what we’re getting up to during

             Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                       

 

 Year 3    Class 5                                                                                                               Spring 2                      

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing week off. This half term, I will be joined by two student teachers- Miss Brogan and Mr Lawn. It is a great opportunity for the children to experience other teachers and also benefit from having extra adults in the room. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Parent’s Evening later on in the half term. Please keep checking the twitter page to see what we’re getting up to during the day. If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Science Homework

Thank you for the wonderful maps of the local area. It was great to see how creative the children have been. This half term will be Science based homework.

Children can choose from the following options:

  • Make a 3D model of a plant and label the parts
  • Make a poster all about what a plant needs to grow.

           Hand in date: Week beginning 23rd March.

                                                                                                                       

'Ancient Egypt'

This half term’s theme of Ancient Egypt kicks off with an exciting trip to the National Museums in Liverpool on Thursday 27th February. After this, we will continue to learn about the past through exploring artifacts such as canopic jars, statues and busts. Some of the interesting activities and subjects included will be mummification, the ancient pyramids of Giza and ancient rituals.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

         English    

 

 

This half term, our unit will be based on a science fiction text called ‘Alien Landing’. The children will be learning the text off by heart and then adapting it to make their own version. Our grammar focuses will be:

  • inverted commas
  • sentence types
  • paragraphs

                                                                                                      

We will also continue to develop comprehension, spelling and handwriting skills.


 

 

 

Please continue to read with your child at home and write it in their reading records. The children will still have the opportunity to press their character on the reading tracker and earn a badge. 



       Handwriting

The children will be working on their cursive handwriting through daily handwriting lessons.

If you would like further information about how we teach letter joins please look at the following website:
www.teachhandwriting.co.uk 


Mathematics

We will be moving on to our topic of length and perimeter. The children will be:

  • Measuring length
  • Look at equivalent lengths – mm/cm cm/m
  • Compare different lengths
  • Add and subtract lengths
  • Measure perimeter
  • Calculate perimeter

                                             

It is REALLY important to practise times tables & learn them off -by-heart. We will be focusing on the 6 and 8 times table this term.

 

There are some great videos on Youtube and websites with games that can help the children to learn their times tables. Sometimes it is easier for children to remember them in a song as they can be quite catchy.     

  

In a recent parent and pupil questionnaire both parents and pupils expressed an overall preference for the homework book format for homework. However, most responses noted that online activities were enjoyable and provided an alternative learning style. Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to use:

Literacy 

Adverbs and Adjectives

Nouns and Adjectives

Spelling

Word classes

Conjunctions

Prefixes and suffixes

Spelling

Numeracy  

Times tables facts and number bonds

Rounding numbers

Place value

Ordering numbers

Mental maths

Place value

Value of a digit

Times table rockstars

For further resources please click here

Computing 

coding -  - this 'Hour of Code' website gives children access to a range of coding apps and activities to help build their programming skills and knowledge. Many of them are related to popular characters and games such as Minecraft or Star Wars.

Science 

ExpeRimental - ideas for science experiments that can be done at home

BBC Bitesize - science interactive games and videos related to KS2 topics

 

Science

This half term, we will be finishing off our topic on Forces and Magnets before moving on to look at Plants. Within this, we will look at the names of different plants, what they need to grow and the life cycle of a plant.

                                                      

                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                             


PSHE

Our PSHE unit is all about relationships with others. This includes: discussing types of relationships, how our behaviours can change from one relationship to another; and maintaining appropriate boundaries.

 

Well-being

During our Well-being time, we’ll be thinking about how to manage and express our feeling and emotions and why it is important. This links with us always trying to use a growth mindset when completing our work.

 

RE

In our ‘Why are festivals important to religious communities’ unit, we will be looking at:

Why Muslims celebrate Ramadan and

The Easter story.

Art/DT

To tie in with our Ancient Egypt theme, we will make and decorate our own papier mache canopic jars. But don’t worry; we won’t be filling them with human organs like the gruesome Egyptians did!

Computing

In computing we will continue to make our own sporting theme tunes using the app Garage Band. Using editing skills such as looping, we are creating melodies and beats that represent a range of sports, some of which will be used for our next intra school tournament.

 

 

PE 

Our inside topic this half term will be dance/gymnastics.

Outside, we will be learning how to play tag rugby and the rules needed to play the game.

                                                                               


Please ensure that your child's school uniform, including their PE kit is labelled with their name, to avoid items getting lost. Thank you in advance for your support.

Please ensure that you check our web page and the school Twitter page on a regular basis, for updates and photographs.

Contact Us

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096

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