We are now nearing the end of the first half-term in Year 6, and what a great few weeks we have had. The class have shown themselves to be keen learners, enthusiastic workers and impressive team players! We enjoyed walking round our local community to deliver flowers from our Harvest festival to our neighbours, and are very much looking forward to our first trip on 5th November, to Pizza Express and The Lowry to learn about ffod hygeine and perspective drawing.
In Literacy we have started the year well, with some fantastic writing. We have done Poetry, Chronological Reports and Newspaper articles based on The Lego Story, and some narrative writing about a lighthouse keeper! There has been a focus on fronted adverbials and sentence openers to improve writing. We will then move onto our whole class book - Holes - which will be used to develop grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and comprehesion amongst other things.
In Maths we are now moving into Fractions and Decimals and will be basing our work around 'Power Maths' - which focuses on deepening understanding and mastery. We will also be developing the use of Bar Modelling as a tool to solve complex problems, and looking at angles and properties of 2D shapes.
Our first topic is 'Our Local Area, our Community and Our World', where we will be learning about what Altrincham used to be like in years gone by, as well as using up to date technology such as google earth to learn about our World, and a range of maps and atlases. We will look at grid references, OS symbols, and how different maps have different purposes.
We are learning about a lot of World Religions; in particular, discussing the question 'Should money be given to Art and Architecture or charity?'