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          Welcome to Year 6

 Mrs Apostol, Mrs Vickers & Mrs Milbourne



Happy New Year! I hope you have all had an amazing Christmas and New Year and that the children are feeling refreshed and ready for an exciting term ahead.




Our current theme is: 











We will kick off our theme Evolution and Adaption and ask ourselves...  “Why Do Some Creatures No Longer Exist?”. This scientific theme explores Darwin’s theory of evolution and different habitats for creatures and plants. Science, Geography, D&T and Art are the key foundation subjects for this half term.  An exciting part of this learning will be the participation in the RSPB Birdwatch with Reception! In RE we will be also exploring alternative theories to evolution.

Charles Darwin







The children will be immersed in the wonderful book “Wonderstruck” by Brian Selznick,  there will be lots of drama and different genres of writing linked to this book. Following this, we will be studying and writing explanation texts with a focus on Evolution and Adaptation and will also revisit non-chronological reports and biographies.






Children will continue to develop their core number skills (including times tables which it is important to practise at home too!) and will also focus on: averages, coordinates, time and measures, data handling and, due to popular demand (from the children!), we will revisit multiplication of fractions.





  PE is timetabled for Tuesdays and Thursdays but your child should have their PE kit in school at all times.

Both sessions will be outdoors and will require warm clothing. The sessions this term will be rugby and cross country.







Inference in Year 6

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Sewing in preparation for selling decorations at the Christmas Fair.



This is a great website for fast learning. It pops up quick questions and gives explanations if you don't get the correct answers.


How to write an autobiography

Non-Chronological Report ideas:


English Resources






Theme & Science


Who was Charles Darwin?




Charles Darwin

BBC Bitesize

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  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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