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Woodcock Hill Primary School

Motivate, Educate, Achieve

Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 page!


Year 6 is going to be a thrilling, hard-working and challenging year for our pupils.


In Year 6 we will learn through six different topics, following Cornerstones Education: Darwin's Delights, Frozen Kingdom, A Child's War, Blood Heart, Hola Mexico! and Tomorrow's World.


Working in Year 6 is Miss Saunders and Miss Silvester. Together we hope to create a fantastic, positive and stimulating learning environment, where our pupils can thrive and truly enjoy learning.


Welcome to the Spring Term! 

This term, we will be studying two topics: A Child's War and Blood Heart.



A Child’s War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read about evacuees during the war and empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend – cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’


Blood Heart

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry – blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system and how blood travels around our body! Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. Can a heart transplant save lives? What makes your heart race? 



Happy Christmas from Year 6!

Autumn Term

This term's topics are: Darwin's Delights and Frozen Kingdom


Darwin’s Delights

Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environment over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists! Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought! Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail!


Frozen Kingdom

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.



Worried or stressed? Here are some useful links from Childline: 

Advice for Parents and Carers-

Activities to help keep calm-

Support for Parents and Carers with SEND children-

Support for Children who have worries-


Remember to use the internet safely and responsibly. If you see something that upsets you report it to an adult!

Childline's Top Tips for Using the Internet Safely-


Useful Home Learning Links: 


Home Learning Activities

Here are a range of activities that you can use to help your learning at home: 

  • Read. Read. Then Read some more! Books, magazines, online articles- anything that interests you!
  • Practise Arithmetic skills including times tables. 
  • Practise your spellings (see link below)
  • Try some creative writing- it could be narratives, poems, songs or plays
  • Choose some appropriate activities from your Homework Grid
  • Create some inspirational art work about something you have learnt about.
  • Design some Revision Guides about the topics you have learnt this year. 
  • Use Maths in every day contexts e.g. when cooking
  • Keep yourselves active- can you design your own workouts?
  • Teach a member of your family something you have learnt!


Useful Websites:

There are lots of activities included on these websites for you to have a look at: 







Across the Curriculum


Enjoy the Outdoors