Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

 Consideration    Aspiration   Responsibility    Enjoyment                   Class 6

Autumn 2 

Welcome back after half term.  As always, thank you for your continued support and please feel free to ask to meet with me or talk to me on the playground if you have any questions or concerns.  

Theme Homework 


Theme and Science Homework-  Please return entries by 9th December 2019.

A theme related or science homework will be set for each half term.

Our first science task is related to our topic of ‘Light and Shadow’ and our literacy unit on playscripts.

Create your own shadow puppets (theatre optional!) and write a playscript for them to perform.


'The Stone Age'

We are so excited for our Autumn theme as it is a brand new theme for lower key stage 2. The theme is THE STONE AGE!!

We will be learning all about:

  • The chronology of the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age periods.
  • The significance of fire and tools to early man
  • How shelter has changed over time

And much much more!!

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Our first unit this term is set around a story about a sand castle competition! We will be exploring how to create mood and capture feelings in our descriptions as we try to write our own mini beach stories.

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


Please help your child at home understand the following word types to help them select appropriate vocabulary and understand parts of a sentence:

noun - a person, place or thing e.g horse

verb - a doing word e.g. jump or jumped

adjective - a descriptive word e.g. shiny

adverb - describes an action e.g. slowly


During reading sessions, we'll be reading a shared text four days a week. We'll be selecting our book together in the opening week or so. Please ask your child about it and stoke their enthusiasm for this text.

Please continue to read with your child at home and write in their reading record when they have read. Our focus for our reading badge this half term is Fairytales-children need to have read at least 23 times to receive the badge!



We will also be working on our spelling skills this term so that our writing keeps on improving. 


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:



In Mathematics we will be starting our number and place value unit of work.  

Year 3 will ;

  •   count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

  •   recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number (100s, 10s, 1s)

  •  compare and order numbers up to 1,000

  •   identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

  •  read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and in words

  •  solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

Year 4 will; 

  •   count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000

  •  find 1,000 more or less than a given number

  •  count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers

  •  recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (1,000s, 100s, 10s and 1s)

  •     order and compare numbers beyond 1,000

  •   identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

  •   round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000

  •   solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers

  •  read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of 0 and place value.

At home, please do your best to ensure that year 3  children know the 3,4 & 8 times table off by heart and can rapidly recall the x tables in any order and for year 4 children all times tables. Songs and games like those below can be really useful. 








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.       

Science- Light and Shadows


In science we will be studying light and shadow. We will learn about the way light travels, how shadows are formed and ways we can manipulate them. This will also include how the earth’s movement in relation to the sun affects shadows.

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In P.S.H.E we  will begin with a focus on roles and responsibilities. This will encompass transition work and activities relating to our CARE motto.


The computing unit is called ‘We are Software Developers’. We will be programming our own educational games using a range of coding skills.




Year 3 children will be going swimming at Urmston Leasure centre on Tuesday mornings. Our other lesson will focus on the rules and skills needed for basketball.

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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