Class 6

Welcome to Class 6

Class 6 Curriculum Annual Overview 2018-2019

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.

 

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Class 6 Curriculum Annual Overview 2017-2018

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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.

Danceathon

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: