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Autumn Term 2023

Welcome to the Year 6 page for Autumn 2023. Please click on the folders below in which you will find information, documentation and resources. This page will be updated regularly with photographs to celebrate the children's learning across the curriculum. 


Here's to a brilliant term ahead!  


Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their educational music trip to Cheltenham Ladies College last Thursday where they learnt about the workings of a pipe organ and also had a go at playing. The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurised air (called wind) through the organ pipes selected from a keyboard. A special thank you to Mr Williams for such an enriching experience for the children – they learnt lots about this instrument (including composition) were totally inspired!

24/11/23 - A wonderfully enriching and educational visit to the Hindu Mandir in Cheltenham.

17/11/23 - To mark 'Children in Need', Year 6 enjoyed some extra play and a writing café (where they were allowed to choose their own seats, eat biscuits and write with special pens!)

16/11/23 - Yeae 6 loved their scooter sessions this week with Terry Price! They learnt how to control a scooter, how to perform some tricks and simultaneosuly developed their perseverance and resilience skills 🛴

09/11/23 - Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed and learnt lots during their visit to the Film Festival this week where they watched ‘Asteroid Hunters’. This unique documentary introduced asteroid scientists — the best line of defence between Earth and an asteroid’s destructive path — and revealed the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids, and the technology that may one day protect our planet.

07/11/23 - Our rainforest clay tiles are now on display for all to admire!

23/10/23 - Year 6 have worked really hard in art this term, designing and today creating their rainforest-themed clay tiles! The finished tiles look amazing and will be proudly displayed in school!

13/10/23 - What a lot of fun, engaging learning during our ISingPOP sessions this week. We are looking forward to the concert next Thursday!

06/10/23 - In our lesson learning about classification of plants, we went outside to explore and investigate further. We took with us our investigation tables and were equipped with our knowledge from the lesson to help us identify a range of different plants.

03/10/23 - Year 6 are having lots of fun in their weekly iPad music lessons. So far, they have learnt about beat making, how to play a chord and using smart drums and guitars 🎸 🎹

On Monday (02.10.23), the school came together for a service to mark the start of Black History Month. Black History Month 2023 is a momentous occasion to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of black people to British society and across the globe, both today and historically. The service was underpinned by Christ Church’s visions, values and school rules – respect (the value in focus for this term) was a key part of this. During the service, the children learnt about the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963 which arose from the refusal of the Bristol Bus Company to employ black or Asian bus crews in Bristol, as well as the Race Relations Act of 1968. The children also learnt about Tyler Roberts (a Gloucestershire-born professional footballer), Rider Shafique (a Gloucester born and bred creative) and Carol Francis (Gloucester’s first black woman councillor. Throughout this month, the children will learn lots more relating to Black History Month. They will also have the opportunity to borrow books from our newly updated ‘Reading for Pleasure’ display which is of the same theme.

26/09/23 - Year 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a performance of live music by students from Dean Close on Tuesday morning. The children learnt about different styles of music, heard renditions of many classical pieces and were able to ask questions to inspire their musical knowledge.

We are really enjoying immersing ourselves in our Amazon rainforest topic - we have learnt so much already and have lots of knowledge to share!

We love reading! Our new class book is called ‘The Lost War Dog’ by Megan Rix. We all had the opportunity - after listening to a summary of each of the three books in the picture below - to vote for which one we would like to hear read aloud each day. This was part of our class democracy - everyone has a voice! This story is also brilliant for igniting interesting conversations as part of our oracy skill development, as well as retrieval of our history knowledge from Y5 📚