Class 6

Welcome to Class 6

Class 6 Curriculum Annual Overview 2018-2019

Class 6 Summer Newsletter

Term 5

Greek topic

This term we have been using the book, ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden as out stimulus. Using this text, we have created our own first-class myths using high-quality vocabulary and features. Please take a look at some of our myths below:

We have also used the text and linked it to our Geography and History, studying and comparing ancient and modern-day Greece. We have used atlases, fact books and the internet to research and share our ideas.

Class 6 have looked at suspense stories. Our first of which focussed on the character: Alma, who visits an eerie shop, and suffers disastrous consequences.

 Science week

During science week, Class 6 explored gravity and air resistance – we experimented with different materials to discover if we could create a parachute that would drop an egg safely to the ground.  To do this, we needed to work together to create our parachutes, thinking about which was the best material to create air resistance

Term 4

Class 6 Term 4 Homework Brochure

Mock trials

This term, Year 6 took part in the Cirencester Mock trials. Our Mock Trial team went to court in a trial against Northleach Primary school. Team 6 worked tremendously hard and did themselves proud, both those at the trial and those in school who have all played an important part in preparing for the trial together as a team. Our prosecution team managed to win the case and find the other team guilty! A special prize was awarded to our 1stprosecutor, Jessica Winson.

A few photos from World Book Day

In Class 6 we love reading and celebrating! Team 6’s creativity really shone out on World Book Day and their costumes were immense.

Term 3

Class 6 Term 3 ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ Homework Brochure

Term 2

Class 6 Term 2 Homework Brochure

Our first two terms in Year 6 have been absolutely fabulous! We have experienced countless enriching experiences including: an author visit, a trip to the pantomime, the senior citizen tea party, a visit from Ray Pearson (a Chelsea Pensioner), Maths competitions and much more besides!

The children’s effort, determination and learning have been remarkable and this has resulted in wonderful progress and learning so far – I cannot wait to continue this journey with them. They have not only worked hard on their own learning and independence but have also supported their Class R buddies so beautifully and have enabled them to become confident, independent members of Team AK.


This Autumn term, we have looked at a fantastic book, ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson.This has acted as a stimulus for some incredible, creative writing including: diary entries, letters, character descriptions, poems, non-chronological reports, biographies and a range of narratives. The children have also looked at and have applied a range of these skills in other subjects such as Geography, Science, DT and Art.

In November, the children helped to organise the AK Senior Citizen tea Party, where the children shared learning, reading, 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, welcoming and kind manner. We have received countless cards and responses from the people who attended which have meant so much to the children. We also welcomed a Chelsea Pensioner, Ray Pearson, who taught us so many wonderful things.

Term 1

Class 6 Term 1 Homework Brochure

Wowsers trousers! Class 6 have started the year with a bang; I am so proud of their learning behaviours, amazing attitude and gusto! 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.

This term in Year 6, we have been studying the novel, ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. We each have a class reader and have loved exploring the text.

We have used it as a basis for our fiction and non-fiction writing across a range of subjects. Here is an example below:

We have also had the opportunity to take part in the PQA workshops on September 25th2018. The musical in focus was the Lion King and the children loved becoming different animals and performing a choreographed routine. Thank you for everyone who helped with this.


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: