It feels very strange for us all now we are in 2020 - the last year for our Year 6 children at Oldfield Brow Primary School!
We have a lot of hard work to do this term. In Numeracy we are looking at Percentages, Algebra, Measure and Ratio and Proportion - extending our understanding and learning new things! As always, fluency in Arithmetic is a central part of Maths and this will continue to be practiced daily in class and weekly for Homework.
In Literacy we are studying 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes with Miss Mather, inferring information, applying our understanding of figurative language, writing as different characters and using the text as a base for SPaG activities.
A big thank you again for supporting us with buying the Holes Books - it has been a fantastic resource and the childrens learning has really been pushed on as a result of them being able to write in, highlight and mark them. We will be finishing the book and watching the film version - and then comparing and contrasting the two.
In February we hope to welcome the 'Chemistry with Cabbage' workshop into our class. The Scientist who comes in teaches the children how to test for acids and alkalis, allows them to create their own chemistry experiments and a range of other very scientific objectives!
Our topic this term is 'The Bridgewater Canal' - including answering the questions:
When was it built and why?
How has the Bridgewater Canal impacted on the economic development of Altrincham?
How have Manchester's Industries been affected by the Canal?
How is it used today?