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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 at Samuel Lucas

The final year of Key Stage 2 (KS2). As of September 2019 there is now two Year 6 classes, Beech and Spruce.  Both classrooms for Year 6 can access the KS2 playground via the main entrance to the new school building.

The final year of KS2 is a very exciting time for the children, leading to the next milestone in their education – moving onto secondary school.

The Spruce class teacher is Mr Burgess.

The Beech class teacher is Miss Gibson.

Year 6 Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to Year 6!

A very warm welcome to the exciting, final year at Samuel Lucas. Year six will be taught by Mr Burgess and Miss Gibson. Mrs Sewell will be taking Spruce for an hour on Monday mornings to allow for leadership cover, as well as teaching Beech every Tuesday. Ms Bernstein is our invaluable TA.

In English we will be consolidating a wealth of skills by incorporating grammar, vocabulary and spellings into a variety of genres and writing opportunities. We begin the term by studying Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You.

Maths lessons will follow the agreed syllabus which covers all the requirements of the curriculum for the autumn term. Each lesson will focus on a key objective and the children will have the opportunity to question, reflect, work collaboratively as well as individually and, above all, seek help if unsure! A system of self-evaluation will take place each lesson to ensure that the children are as confident as they can be and to alert their teacher to those requiring additional input.

In science we begin by studying living things and their habitats. In the second half of the term we will be moving onto explore electricity.
During our computing lessons, we are demonstrating our awareness of e-safety as well as using the laptops for all manner of independent research. Later in the term we shall be creating our own “Kodu” game world to link with our geography topic.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Zones is the title of our topic theme this term. We will be studying the different types of volcano within the Ring of Fire and understanding how human behaviour is affected by natural phenomena.

Throughout our RE lessons this term we will be learning more about Christianity and Buddhism. French and PE will be taught by Mrs Sewell and Mr Smith on Monday afternoons, with our second PE slot being Wednesday afternoon.

We are delighted to be introducing the whole-school “Jigsaw” scheme of work for our PSHE lessons this year.

Here’s to a happy and productive year ahead; the four classrooms upstairs are now full!


Core Subjects

Click on a tab below to read detailed information about how and what is taught in English and maths for Year 2 children. For an overview of the other subjects taught please view the Year 6 Curriculum Overview document.

Year 6 Learning Blog