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 Mrs Apostol


Our current theme is: 


This half term we will be learning about life in the past in this area. Although we will be focusing on World War 2, we will also link our investigations into children’s knowledge of other periods in history such as the Anglo Saxons, the 60's and any other era that tickles the children's fancy! Last year some grandparents came into school to talk about their experiences of living in war-time Britain. It really brought the topic to life for the children – if any grandparents would be able to come into school to talk to the children that would be fantastic. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can make suitable arrangements. Thank you in advance!

Our trip to the Herbert Art Gallery and Coventry Transport Museum will be our ‘Wow out’, further information will be sent out nearer the time.




This term we will be working on various skills in English, we will be working more on narrative (story) writing and the children will develop their skills in describing characters and settings. As a stimulus for this writing, we will be reading The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher and we will be watching (age relevant) clips from films set in this era. We will also visit other high quality texts such as Anne Frank’s Diary, Erika's  Story and Rose Blanche. The children will be recapping on writing letters, non-chronological reports and autobiographies.



In Maths we will be going over the areas that the children found tricky in their practice SATs papers such as fractions, percentage of number, BODMAS, using coordinates to describe positions as well as plotting shapes in the four quadrants and translating and reflecting shapes. In addition to this we will be looking at place value when adding/subtracting numbers with decimal places  as well as multiplying by 10,100 and 1000. We will also be looking at how length is measured. Then we will focus on division. Later we will focus on decimal and percentage equivalents and will be answering problems based on time.



Please can you help your child to make sure they have their reading book and reading record (green book) in school every day. Your child should read as frequently as possible during the week at home, ideally to an adult at least 3 times a week which you can record/sign in the green book, this should be followed the questions on the bookmarks given as mentioned in the Termly Learning Conferences.


Home Learning


-Comprehension practice sheet which will need to be completed every week. (Due in on Wednesdays)

- x10 spellings in the yellow Spellings Log Book  (learn by Monday)

- Schofield and Sims (1 page per week, due in on Wednesdsay)

-Optional maths question sheet (SATs style questions)

- Optional: An activity on website (your child knows how to access this and knows their log in details)

PE - currently timetabled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, but children should have their PE kit in school every day.

I'm sure this will be another hardworking, fun-filled 1/2 term.

Extras: Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. As a school, we pay for these fantastic resources. PLEASE encourage your child to use them regularly – they have had such a positive impact on the children who use these sites regularly; the increase in their confidence and progression has been super!



PE is currently timetabled for Tuesdays and Thursdays but children should have their kit in school everyday. The children will be taking part in REAL Pe with Mrs Vickers and athletics with Mr Mann.




It is expected that children in Year 6 bring key resources into school-they must have a fully equipped pencil case every day. Items such as a hand-writing pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, crayons would be useful to have in their pencil cases. Having their own resources helps develop their sense of responsibility and independence and means they can start their learning with morning work as soon as they arrive in school. Please ensure your child has a notebook which will be used daily to take notes for revision.







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







A multitude of Math's games to stretch your knowledge

or reinforce your understanding





Non-Chronological Report ideas:


English Resources






Theme & Science

History of Space- know the timeline

BBC Earth and Space

Man on Moon

Apollo 13 facts 

Tim Peake answers your questions

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