Welcome to Year 6
Below is our most recent blog from Year 6. This includes a summary of the last two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
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Friday 31 March 2023
The spring term is always one of the busiest in Year 6 and this year has been no exception. The term began with a brand new humanities topic – Victorians. As historians, the children collaboratively researched many aspects of the era, ranging from Queen Victoria herself and how the Industrial Revolution changed the face of Britain through to the dangerous and difficult jobs carried out by poor children. Printing in the style of William Morris; writing letters of complaint about workhouse conditions, and investigating Darwin’s theory of evolution were all part and parcel of this exciting journey. The engaging Victorian Schoolroom excursion to Guildford is certainly one to be remembered as the children (dressed to look the part) were able to experience first-hand what life would have been like for a Victorian schoolchild.
With the transition to secondary schools in mind, along with a growing sense of maturity and independence, the borough-led Junior Citizen Event - held at Chessington World of Adventures - was a provocative and enlightening trip, concerned with managing risk and making decisions about important day-to-day scenarios.
More recently, the “Tales of the River Bank” topic, and a visit to the Thames Venturer moored at Teddington Lock, has allowed Year 6 to look at the history of the Thames, explore the foreshore and conduct science experiments to test the health of the river and understand its formation.
A well-deserved break is certainly in order before they embark on their final term as St Luke’s pupils - one in which memories will be made and cherished.