Class 6

Welcome to Class 6

Class 6 Curriculum Annual Overview 2017-2018

KS2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Glossary for Parents

Term 6

Class 6 Term 6 Homework Brochure

Term 5

Class 6 Term 5 & 6 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 5 Homework Brochure

Term 4

Class 6 Term 3/4 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 3/4 Homework Brochure

Science week

Science week was absolutely amazing.  Mrs Serle, our Science Leader, and her pupil science leaders organised a fantastic week for our children. On the week commencing 12thMarch, each class has took part in some really exciting experiments, ranging from electronics to investigating liquid density Children have created their own experiments, used fair testing, made predictions and have drawn conclusions; this has yet again raised the profile and enjoyment of Science. Our week ended with a special visitor (Professor Newtron) who delivered an inspiring and fun workshop to every class.


Last Friday (23rd March) our children took part in amazing dance sessions throughout the morning. The children demonstrated their funky moves in group sessions led by Mr Tanner (who sported a rather fetching dance outfit!

Mock Trials

I could not be prouder of all of Year 6 pupils. They have all been working with Cirencester Magistrates to prepare for the Mock Trial competition which took place last Thursday. The class were supportive of one another and those performing did so brilliantly, we could not ask for any more from them. Thank you to the staff and parent helpers who transported the children to the event to avoid transportation costs. We would also like to thank all the parents who came and saw their children shine!

Magistrate, Jennie Goodrich, kindly sent this message:

“The children did amazingly well and the scores reflected this.  I was as proud as I could have been of them as I know you were.  Well done to Ruby for the second place in the artist competition. I would like to thank them all for their participation.”



Rotary club quiz

Well done to the team who represented TEAM AK beautifully. I heard from another Headteacher who was at the quiz that they were so impressed that our children were overheard saying…”Let’s do our best,that is all we need to do and be proud”. I loved hearing this Mrs Saville.


This term, Year 6 have been creating some amazing newspaper reports based on our class text: Beowulf. We have looked at high-level language, sentence structure and punctuation. The children have continued to work on these skills and apply them to their homework. Please take a look at some fabulous examples:




Recently Mr Branscomb visited KS2 to share more about his role as a technical architect, choosing the right computer hardware and software to make computer systems that work for people. He talked about his specialism Geographic Information Systems, which are computer systems that use geographical data. The children got to experience some of what is involved in designing a new computer program for school children called Mathlotics. They had a number of problems to overcome with their planning which they enjoyed solving! Thank you Mr Branscomb, the children and staff really enjoyed your visit.

Term 3

Class 6 Term 3 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 3 Homework Brochure

In Year 6, we have started this term thinking about engineering. This term, we have been looking at different types of engineers and how they solve problems. We have disassembled and reassembled Dyson products using real tools and looked at how engineers improve and maintain product design.

Term 2

Class 6 Term 2 Homework Brochure

At AKPS, we encourage children to read for pleasure as well as impressing upon them the importance of learning to read. Children are expected to be reading at least five times a week in every year group and this should be recorded in the reading diary.

In Year 6, as the SATs test now incorporate more complex texts with higher-level vocabulary, we are supplying this list of classic fiction for children to read. This reading list will support the learning of difficult language and the structure of more classical texts. We will discuss these further during Parents’ Evening.

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Charlotte’s Web by E B White

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian                

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Term 1

Class 6 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 1 Homework Brochure

Author visit (17.10.17) – truly inspirational!

Children’s author, Debi Evans visited our school today and Class 6 were truly inspired. The children and staff were enthralled by her story telling and the impact upon the children has been instant; we are so happy!

Class 6 promptly returned to class after Debi’s fantastical words to write the next chapter of Rolo’s blog!

Wowsers trousers! Year 6 have made a tremendous start to the year; both in terms of their learning and attitude. All of our class have already met and spent time playing with their Class R buddies and are already proving themselves to be kind, caring and responsible.


Miss Parrish from ‘Superstars’ has been working with our class every Tuesday afternoon, teaching drama skills and games. The class have fully engaged with and enjoyed the sessions immensely.


The first two weeks of the school year focused on the text ‘A Seed is Sleepy’.  We have thought about growth, both in nature, and ourselves.  Not just our size, but how we can grow and develop as people and learners.  The children in Class 6 have created a class charter and have created class rules for all to follow:



Class 6 Curriculum Annual Overview 2016-2017

Term 6

Class 6 Term 6 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 6 Homework Brochure

January work

June work

Term 5

Class 6 Term 5 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 5 Newsletter

World Awareness Week was an amazing experience for the whole school. Class 6 led their buddies around beautifully and ensured they fully immersed themselves in all activities. When visiting Goa in Class 6, pupils took part in yoga, Bollywood dancing, creating Rangoli patterns and spiritual activities linked to Christianity and Hinduism. What a great week!


Term 4

Class 6 Term 4 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 6 Homework Brochure

Class 6 certainly shone on Friday (17th March)! We were again this year very fortunate to be able to take part in the Cirencester Mock Trial competition against primary schools in Gloucestershire. This event perfectly expressed and demonstrated this term’s value of ‘Justice’. This fabulous experience not only built up the children’s confidence and speaking and listening but also taught the children all about some very important Christian and British values such as democracy, fairness and of course, justice.

Myself, Mrs Saville and the Year 6 team are delighted to have witnessed the team taking part and trying their best. They were superb on every level and were highly commended by a number of legal professionals on their costumes and professional team approach. The success is for the whole class team who have been fully involved with supporting one another all of the way. The entries from other schools will be judged overall and whatever the outcome, the whole class were winners in our eyes! What an experience, certainly one to prepare our children for Secondary school and beyond! Well done team AK! Thank you to Mrs Lyons, Mrs Bromelow and Mrs Hudson for accompanying us and supporting us.

Miss Perring

We have been learning about the life and culture of the Ancient Greeks. We have linked this in with our DT work and have designed and engineered our own Greek Temples using a range of materials. We incorporated symbols and ideas from our research and thought about the reasons for particular structural elements. Please see our amazing photos below:

Class 6 have had a fabulous term. They have taken part in a Live BBC Science lesson – Terrific Scientific, looking at our taste buds and trying to find out if we are supertasters!

We have also started preparing for the Cirencester Mock trials which is amazing fun and teaches us about democracy and justice. The children have been mightily receptive and some have even prepared court reports and interrogation questions in preparation!

Term 3

Class 6 Term 3 Newsletter

Class 6 Term 3 Homework Brochure

Class 6 have been ambassadors for ‘Growth Mindset’, our approach to learning which ensures we grow our brains through challenge and effort.  Take a look at our amazing work:

Term 2

Class 6 Term 2 Newsletter

Class 6 Shackleton’s Journey Homework Brochure


Being new to Team AK, I entered in September with excitement and a little trepidation, not knowing exactly what it would be like. To my joy and delight, these first two terms in have been amazing! Children, parents and staff have all made me feel so welcome and I am overjoyed by what I have seen around the school. In year 6, the children’s effort and learning behaviours have been remarkable and this has resulted in wonderful progress thus far.

Last term, the children helped to organise an AK Senior Citizen tea Party, where the children shared learning, songs (and of course tea and cake) with the older community from the local area. I was so proud to see how they responded in a mature, attentive and kind manner.



This Autumn term, we have looked at two fantastic books: Rooftoppers and Shackleton’s Journey, both of which have acted as stimuli for some incredible, creative writing including: diary entries, letters, character descriptions, poems, newspaper reports and instructions. The children have also looked at and have applied a range of these skills in other subjects such as History, Geography, Science, DT and Art, even becoming explorers and designers (like Isambard Kingdom Brunel).



The children have also made great strides in Maths and have improved their understanding and application of number, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Thank you for being fabulous!

Term 1

Class 6 Term 1 Newsletter

Class 6 ‘Rooftoppers’ Homework Brochure

Summer Star Challenge

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