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Woodcock Hill Primary School

Motivate, Educate, Achieve

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Working in Year 6 is Miss Saunders, Mrs Cullen and Mrs Winkett. Year 6 is going to be a thrilling, hard-working and challenging year for our pupils.



Autumn Term

Autumn Term One Topic: 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!

Autumn Term Two Topic: 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.

Spring Term

Spring Term One Topic: 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!’

Spring Term Two Topic: 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? 

Summer Term

Summer Term One Topic: Rebuilding Britain

It's 1945, World War Two is over! VE Day has been celebrated- now what? Britain has very limited money, a lack of male workforce and a country that needs rebuilding! Where to start? Let's investigate how the Government planned to rebuild a brighter and better Britain. The NHS, nationalisation and the Windrush Generation all played their part. There was also the small matter of rehoming thousands of British citizens after their home were destroyed. Take the role of a town planner and create your own settlement- fit for a modern Britain! 

Summer Term Two Topic: Hola Mexico!

Welcome to Mexico! Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals. Tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional Mexican hot chocolate. What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices! Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation and learn about their amazing achievements. How have they changed your life? Let's find out...

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