Whittlefield Primary School

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Spring Term

This term has been an exciting term for the year 6 class. Have a look at what we have been learning!


The children have been studying the topic of ‘Animals and Health’. They have explored the effects that exercise has on the circulatory system. Within this topic, the children have learnt to name the main parts of the circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. They investigated the impact that diet and exercise has on the way a body functions.  In addition, they investigated how the digestive system works. They had great fun making poo! Look at our photos!

We have had fun in maths too!

Solving percentages

Solving area and perimeter problems

We learnt some valuable life skills in a 1st aid session.

In RE we set up a table for the Jewish celebration of Passover. We learnt about the story of the Exodus, the freedom from slavery of the Children of Israel from ancient Egypt that followed the Ten Plagues.

Autumn Term

Everybody is well rested after the summer break and we’re all raring to go. All the pupils have settled in and have started their lessons with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

We are thoroughly enjoying our topic of ‘Survival’ including: reading our class novel, ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo; exploring camouflage and adaptation and inheritance.

We explored our outside environment to observe how living things had adapted to survive there.

We investigated the concept of camouflage and how it helps living things to survive. We mixed paints and had great fun camouflaging our hands in different areas outside!

Year 6 had enjoyed celebrating the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl Day! They dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters and acted out the story of Fantastic Mr Fox and then wrote it up as a play script.