Highfield Primary School

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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 8 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 class8@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk 

 I can’t wait to see what you have been up to!       

Class 8 Gallery:      

Class 8's Artwork!

Summer Reading Challenge!

It's time for the Summer Reading Challenge! This year's theme is 'Silly Squad'- celebrating funny books, happiness and laughter. For more information about how to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge please check our English Events page

 

ONLINE LIBRARY READING PLANET
Click on the following link to gain access to a whole library of books.
You will see a box asking for your username and password. These are the same ones as you use for Times tables Rockstars. You will need to input the school ID code which is: 273622
 

Keeping active!

Have a look at these two websites for a wealth of ideas:

https://www.greatersport.co.uk/ways-to-keep-moving  

https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/flixton-girls/

Also, have a look on our PE page for a themed weekly timetable of possible activities to keep you active!

 

 

Home Learning Week 14

Week beginning 20.07.20

(Prior weeks' learning can be found here)

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

 
It's the final week of term, the last week of home learning before the summer holiday.
I am so proud of all of you!
This week the maths and English activities are all linked to the targets on your school reports. In maths there are no videos this week , just tasks (with the answers) to consolidate your learning, aiming to meet those targets in readiness for year 6 or year 7!
 

Monday (20.07.20):

English:

Reading: 15 mins reading - Log into Epic Reading using the code gbr8020 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.

Spelling: 10 mins- Spelling Shed

SPaG:          Year 5    Punctuating Speech Powerpoint      Speech Activity                    Year 6      Using dashes Activity

Comprehension: Read through this Powerpoint about using your inference skills. Then, complete these inference questions

Maths:  

Times Tables: 10 mins- Times Table RockStars

Year 6:

1. Complete the Activity

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere. Answers  

 

Year 5:

1. Complete the  Activity

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere. Answers 

Art: 

Zentangle Art Fun! Watch the short video below and then create your own zentangle art pattern, after tracing around your hand. The video will give you lots of ideas. Have fun and send a photo to the class email.

Zentangle Art Video

 

Tuesday (21.07.2020):

 English:

 Reading: 15 mins reading - Log into Epic Reading using the code gbr8020 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.

Spelling: 20 mins- Spelling Shed

Writing: 40 mins  Pobble 365 -Use the story starter provided to finish the story. If you prefer, you can write your own piece of writing based on this picture e.g. diary, newspaper article or setting description.

Once you have completed your piece, choose a different coloured pen and edit your writing. Check your work thoroughly to see if you can make any changes to the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation used in order to further enhance your writing.

Maths:

Times Tables: 10 mins- Times Table RockStars

Year 6:

1. Complete the  Activity

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere. Answers

 

Year 5:

1. Complete the Activity 

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere. Answers 

 

 History:

During the last few months, the changes that have occurred and  the impact they have had on our lives make you part of history.  In years to come, you will tell the future generations all about this time in your life.

Your task is to create a memoir of something positive that has come from the 'lockdown' situation. This might mean time spent with family, a particular home-learning activity you've enjoyed, or playing in the garden during the heatwave - you choose!

You may choose to create a piece of artwork - a drawing or painting, to write a newspaper article, a diary entry, or a letter for someone to read in the future. You could create a dance, or record a clip acting as a historian or news reporter.

There are endless possibilities and I'm excited to see how you choose to reflect on this situation.

Don't forget to send what you've done to your class email address so we can see what you've created.

 

Wednesday  (22.07.2020):   

English:

Reading: 15 mins reading - Log into Epic Reading using the code gbr8020 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.

Spelling: 10 mins- Spelling Shed

SPaG: 10 mins -  Year 5 SPaG Mat            Year 6 SPaG Mat

Comprehension: Read through this Powerpoint about using your summarising skills. Then, complete these summarising questions

 

 Maths:

Times Tables: 10 mins- Times Table RockStars

Year 6:

1. Complete the  Activity  

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere.  Answers

Year 5:

1. Complete the  Activity 

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere. Answers 

 Computing

 Today's computing lesson is a series of challenges linked to scratch. Open the worksheets and follow the instructions. Each sheet explains how the appropriate blocks are set up in Scratch, an example of their use and a number of exercises for you to try them out!

 

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

 Thursday (23.07.20):

 English:

Reading: 15 mins reading - Log into Epic Reading using the code gbr8020 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.

Spelling: 20 mins- Spelling Shed

Writing:   40 mins  Pobble 365 -Use the story starter provided to finish the story. Within your story ensure that you describe the settings, characters and atmosphere and integrate dialogue (speech).

 

Maths:

Times Tables: 10 mins- Times Table RockStars

Year 6:

1.  Complete the Activity 

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere.  Answers

 

Year 5:

1. Complete the  Activity 

2. Mark your work - how did you do? Check if you went wrong somewhere.  Answers

 

PHSE:

Congratulations on completing what has been a very unusual school year! To finish our PHSE online sessions, we thought it would be nice to reflect on the year and think about moving onto a new challenge in either Year 6 or Year 7.

Year 5 - there is a booklet that you can download here to complete over the Summer and bring into school with you in September if you wish. Some of you will have  a new teacher and some will have the same teacher but this booklet is to help us understand if and how things have changed for you since lockdown began. e.g. if you have a new pet, if you have moved house or if you are worried about different things now.

Year 6 - you are all moving on to a new and exciting time in your lives. It will be one of the biggest changes that you will ever undertake, but it is also one that can provide amazing opportunities for each and every one of you. We would like you to read the following leavers' poem. Your task is to write a poem of your own - you may wish to copy some of the ideas from the original poem or you can write your own from scratch. It's a great way to put your emotions onto paper.

Feel free to email your work to us - we would love to read it!

 

Have a wonderful summer Class 8!

I am so proud of you all.

Year 5, I look forward to seeing you in September.

Year 6, I will miss you all very much, good luck on your exciting adventure to secondary school. Always believe in yourselves, you can do anything you put your minds to!

 

 Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to support their learning:

 Spelling Shed

 

 Maths Links

Times Tables

Teaching Times Tables

Place Value

Puzzles

Mental Maths Challenges

Fractions

Countdown

 

English Links

Commas

Grammar

Conjunctions

Antonyms

Prefixes and Suffixes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to support their learning:

Spelling Shed

 

 Maths Links

Times Tables

Teaching Times Tables

Place Value

Puzzles

Mental Maths Challenges

Fractions

Countdown

 

English Links

Commas

Grammar

Conjunctions

Antonyms

Prefixes and Suffixes

 

Things to remember! 

 

Bring reading book/bag into school everyday.

 

Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit (including a white t-shirt, burgundy shorts or leggings for girls and black pumps) in school. Also, it is important that the kit is labelled to avoid mix ups/loss. Please ensure all kits are in compact string PE bags. It is also essential for your child to have an outdoor PE kit in school including appropriate footwear e.g. trainers.

 

Every fortnight, the children spend time outdoors for ‘Woodland Wednesday’. As the weather gets colder, please ensure that your child has suitable clothing and footwear in school on the correct days. 

Class 8’s dates for Woodland Wednesday are: Wednesday 19th February, Wednesday 4th March & Wednesday 18th March.

 

 

 Thank you in advance for all of your support at home with reading and homework. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Contact Us

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk