Whittlefield Primary School

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Tabor Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB12 0HL

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

It’s the start of another year and we have all settled into the new routines really well.  There are a lot of exciting topics to look forward to this term, including writing jungle adventures based on ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo, becoming i-safety experts in ICT, making fossils in science and researching Tsunami’s and other natural disasters as part of our geography topic.

We enjoyed celebrating the birthday of Roald Dahl on the 13th September. We met Willy Wonka and invented our own sweets / chocolates (after tasting some real ones). We pitched our ideas to Willy Wonka to see who he would employ!

Don’t forget our P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday – please have your P.E. kit in school.

Homework (including spellings) will be given out on Monday and collected in and tested on Friday.

Please keep coming back to have a look at the photos of all the exciting things that year 6 have been up to.

Spring Term

Book Week: We used the book Flotsom by David Weisner as a whole school stimulus. The children were surprised when they returned from assembly and found our new class pets now named ‘Gertrude and Jayen’. The children constructed their own underwater creatures and then wrote non chronological reports about them. They also wrote descriptive settings and a diary entry based on events in the book. 


First Aid: The year six pupils are now fully trained in First Aid with thanks to the Red Cross who came into school for an afternoon and covered how to treat: burns, head injuries, bleeding and also learnt how to resuscitate.


Money Mentors: Life skills are very important. Year six have been learning about managing money from savings to debt awareness and also about salaries and tax.


Science: The children have been studying the topics 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!



Maths: Year 6 showed great resilience spotting and describing algebraic patterns using straws and triangles. 




Autumn Term

Michael Churm the Paralympian came into school and put the year 6’s through their paces.

Willy Wonka visited Year 6 on Roald Dahl Day.  We designed a new style of sweet and pitched our ideas to see who he would employ in his factory.



In Art we practised sketching  animals that are significant in ‘Running Wild’ our class novel by Michael Morpurgo.



Year 6 ‘Survival’ Reading Corner.

We investigated Evolution and Inheritance in science. We studied Mary Anning the great fossil hunter and really enjoyed making our own fossils. 



Year 6 Archive