Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

 Class 10 - Year 5/6 - Mrs. Lewis & Mrs. Wormstone - Autumn (2)

This term our theme is

'Invaded Again'



In Maths we will be completing work on calculations (division and multiplication) which includes: multiples, factors, prime numbers and related facts as well as mental and written methods.

We will then be looking at fraction work including: equivalence, simplifying, comparing and ordering, fractions of amounts, addition, subtraction and multiplication of fractions (also dividing fractions for Year 6).


It is extremely important that the children have a secure understanding of their times tables up to 12 x 12. Please ensure that your child practices at home. (Thank you for your support)


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Times Tables games

Teaching Tables



In English we will continue to read our class text - ‘There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’, by Louis Sachar. We will be focusing on higher level vocabulary, drawing inferences, developing retrieval skill, making predictions and summarising the main ideas drawn from the text.


Writing will be led and inspired by a range of short texts and video clips, writing this half term will include a newspaper report and a biography.

Within grammar lessons the children will be looking at how synonyms and antonyms can be used to enhance writing. The children will also be looking at shifts of tone and formality within writing.




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In our History based Theme the children will be learning about the Vikings. We will find out where they came from and where they settled by completing an investigation using data and map work. We will then look at different aspects of Viking life including religion, housing and raids. Children will listen to Viking sagas and write an alternative ending to their favourite one.

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In P.S.H.E we will be exploring the importance of keeping ourselves safe – part of ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘Living in the wider world’

The children will be learning about how to keep safe as they become increasingly independent going out in the local area as well as focusing on e-safety.


We will continue to focus on the CARE motto:

Consideration   Aspiration   Responsibility   Enjoyment

Throughout the year we will be developing skills that help to promote a growth mindset: resilience, determination and understanding the importance of making mistakes. 

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We are continuing to develop a wide range of collaborative learning activities, focusing on the importance of team-work, building resilience and understanding the importance of persevering when faced with a challenge. This supports the continuous development of a Growth Mindset which underpins our school ethos. In addition, the children will be reflecting on their thinking and learning processes; developing metacognitive skills.


There will be weekly homework which will be sent home on a Wednesday and needs to be returned the following Monday morning.

Spelling words will be sent home on a Friday and the spelling test will be the following Friday. A spelling activity will be sent with the words, to support learning.

Children who do not complete their homework or hand it in on time will be asked to attend homework club which is available on Thursday lunchtimes.   


It is expected that reading takes place daily. Children should be encouraged to read independently as well as being listened to read 2-3 times a week. Please sign your child's reading record book when you do hear them read. 

Thank you in advance for all of your support with homework- if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


 Please find below a list of suggested links for your child to use as well as Times Tables Rockstars & Spelling Shed (all children have individual logins):

Maths Links:

Times Tables

Place Value Game


Mental Maths Challenges



Literacy Links:

Nouns and Adjectives

Comma Castle

Grammatical Features



Prefixes and Suffixes

Other subjects...

  • Science – Materials
  • Outdoor PE - Games

  • Indoor PE - Dance & Gymnastics
  • RE - 'Can people live by the values of Jesus in the 21st Century?

  • Computing- We are Project Managers
  • Music – Jazz music


Please ensure your child has their PE kits in school.

Highfield PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts and black pumps for indoor and black leggings / jogging pants, trainers and a plain jumper for outdoor lessons.

To avoid lost items, please ensure you label your child's clothes.

Contact Us

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096