Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Wood End School is closed until further notice. Watch out on the news page for Twitter videos from staff. Two new email addresses: homelearning@woodend.herts.sch.uk to post any questions you may have from the work given on the class pages, and password@woodend.herts.sch.uk in case you forget your logins for any of the school recommended websites. Stay indoors and keep safe!

Welcome to our Year 6 page 

Our class teachers are Miss Logan (Oak Class), and Mr Keys (Elm Class)

Curriculum letter spring term 2020

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019

Year Six Reading List

Parent welcome meeting 2019-20 

SATs parent meeting 2020

Rainbow Gate

We have started decorating hearts and adding a positive message which will then be attached to the gate in the shape of a rainbow. On the gate we have attached a wallet full of different coloured hearts for you to decorate, write messages on and cut out. For those of you that are unable to pick one up from school, we have attached a document with the templates on for you to print at home. This will also be on the class pages on the website. All completed hearts can either be left in the finished wallet on the gate (for those of you out on your daily walk!) or scanned and emailed to the admin address so that we can print them. We will then laminate them and tie them to the gate. 

We will keep you updated on twitter as to the progress we are making.

Thank you.

Take care and stay safe.

The Wood End Team.

Hearts for Rainbow Gate

Year 6 - Visit to the Madinah Mosque - Thursday 27th February 2020

On Thursday morning the Year Six children visited Madinah Mosque in Luton to find out more about Islam as part of their multi-faith project. During the presentation they learnt about the call to prayer, the Quran and the five pillars of Islam. The children asked many excellent questions throughout and left with a much stronger understanding of this religion. 

  Home learning resources 



Here is a suggested timetable for Year Six children. Obviously the times and subjects can easily be adjusted to suit.

Year Six home learning daily timetable


If your login details have mysteriously disappeared do not worry! Please send a request to the following link and someone will forward them to you as soon as they can - password@woodend.herts.sch.uk 


W/C 30th March

Good morning everyone - hope you are all still keeping well, keeping active, keeping your bedrooms tidy and being kind to everyone at home! There are plenty of activities listed on this page to continue with but we will start to remove them soon as we update the tasks. Please remember to sign into your online programs to check for new tasks/assignments.


Cities in the UK -  https://www.sporcle.com/games/bazmerelda/official-uk-cities


Reading stamina practice - time yourself to read the following extracts and once read, fill in the summary box: 

Readin comprehension practice - take no more than 20mins to read and complete the answers. The mark scheme is attached for you to self-mark: 

Maths topic revision:

Writing task:

Road's End

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQN-KvFvTJg (if above not working)

 Please watch the following animation (it's a bit creepy!) and give yourself 45mins to retell the story. Aim to include the following sentence types:

  • Begin with an -ing word
  • Rhetorical question
  • Metaphor or simile
  • Include a :
  • Begin with an -ly word

Here is an example completed by a child at a different school:

The tall, slim stranger stood waiting next to an upturned car. Barely any skin was exposed: a red scarf covered his nose and mouth, brown circular glasses concealed his eyes and dusty leather gloves smothered his hands. From above, the baking hot sun cast its glare upon the rocky cliffs underneath. This place was dangerous; this place was unsafe. An eerie squealing echoed out across the barren landscape - the stranger reached out to stop the spinning wheel. Then nothing. Silence.

At that moment, a rusty, vintage car appeared from behind a huge rock as it circled around the sharp edge of the road. The stranger turned to look. The heat was relentless, like a roasting stove, as it permeated through every crack and crevice. But it didn't seem to affect him. As the car drew nearer, a chugging noise became louder and louder as it bobbled across the rough and bumpy terrain.



 For the final lesson on the Maya, we would like you to investigate why their civilisation collapsed. There are many many theories but we would like you to look at the evidence and decide what you think. Please go through the PowerPoint first, then fill in the braindump to note down what you have learnt, then have a go at filling in the PEA template (P=point, E=evidence, A=analysis) to construct some high level paragraphs:

Why did the Maya collapse?

Video to go with the PPT


Why did Maya collapse essay PEA



  1. Find out what happens in France at Easter and on 1st April
  2. Look at the Y6 Easter powerpoints - Happy Easter round the world and Happy, happy, happy Y6
  3. If you have a French dictionary have a go at the dictionary sheet if you would like to - Easter dictionary
  4. Make an Easter card in French Joyeuses Pâques



Charles Darwin Project - please use the following PowerPoint to read information about Darwin and watch the linked videos to find out about who he was and why he is such an important scientific figure. Then please fill in the attached fact file to show what you have learnt:

Life of Charles Darwin

Fact file


Please have a go at the following quiz on the circulatory system (it's a good challenge and all the Qs include areas we covered in class). Also it would probably be easier to download the Kahoot app (free) because I'll upload a few of these:



Extra Maths

  • Times table rock stars login
  • Maths Shed accounts - same as your spelling shed login
  • Play the teacher and correct the following arithmetic and reasoning papers:
  • Ten Qs a day booklet (5 arithmetic style and 5 reasoning):
Arithmetic practice Reasoning practice
Arithmetic 1 Reasoning 1 and Answers
Arithmetic 2 Reasoning 2 and Answers
Arithmetic 3 Reasoning 3 and Answers


Extra Reading


Extra Writing

Story start 1

Story start 2

Story start 3

Story start 4



  • Lots of SPAG.com activities to work through. 




Additional resources to use:

  1. https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/europe - test your knowledge of European countries!
  2. https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/europecapitals - and European capitals of course
  3. https://www.sporcle.com/games/jssmith23/can-you-name-the-counties-of-england - counties of England 
  4. https://www.sporcle.com/games/ajmunro779/rivers-of-uk - rivers of the UK
  5. https://twitter.com/RobBiddulph/status/1239307959181639683 - draw along with author, Rob Biddulph's illustration tutorials - there are supposed to be one a day!
  6. This is a history book we will be starting soon - British Warfare Booklet
  7. Steve Backshall is setting up a YouTube channel to host a live lesson on Wednesday https://www.facebook.com/stevebackshallofficial/
  8. Joe Wicks live PE sessions on YouTube channel at 9.00am - worth a try!
  9. Audible audiobook APP is currently free to all. Just download the app and start listening.


Reading information

In Year Six, we encourage independent readers and the expectation is that pupils read every day. It is your child's responsibility to choose either a book from home or the classroom to have in school. We recommend that they choose a variety of genre. They are required to record the details in a class reading folder which is periodically checked to ensure that their choices are both suitable and challenging. We will be assessing all of the children over the next few weeks to ensure that they are reading at a suitable level. 


https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-6 - Have a look at this website which recommends 50 books to read in Year Six. 


 Useful Websites

    rockstars     Practice your Times Tables with Rock Stars log-on link
Active Learn Abacus Active Learn to support maths learning at home

   Log-ons for both the above sites will be given to the children by the teacher.

Mexicolore Workshop - Friday 24th January 2020

Year Six began their study of the Mayan civilisation with a highly enjoyable visit from 'Mexicolore'. The company used music, dance, drama, costumes, artefacts and crafts to bring Mexican history and culture alive for all the children. Thank you to the PTA for funding this event.

Year 6 Visit to RAF Hendon
On Thursday 26th September Year Six dressed as evacuees and visited RAF Hendon where they travelled back in time to November 1940, when the Blitz was at its peak. They met a strict and knowledgeable School Master, braved an air raid by sheltering under school desks and used pen and ink successfully. It was a fantastic trip and all the children came away with an enhanced understanding of Britain's role during this significant period of our history.