Category Archives: Year 6 News

Voting commences for John Gulsons 2017-2018 School Council

Children had the opportunity to vote for class representatives for this years student council. Each child was given a voting slip to make their choice which they then posted into the ballot box.

6DM Amazing Americas Project

Now that Year 6 are approaching their final few weeks, we challenged them to a project based on our ‘Amazing Americas’ topic. They were asked to research a country from South America and display their information for the rest of the class to see.

Each group researched the human and physical features of their country, as well as their cultures and traditions. They also researched how rivers work. They then put all of their findings together and presented them on the colourful display boards you can see below.

6CS Football Maths

To celebrate the end of SATs and to mark the final week of the Premier League Season, 6CS have been involved in a variety of Maths problems, all around football.  From interpreting points and goal differences in the Premier League table to calculating time intervals between goals and yellow cards, via organising our own football match fixtures systematically, we had a football-packed week, which we finished by playing a long maths quiz!

Well done again Year 6 for all your hard work so far this year!

JG Girls’ Football Team in Wembley!

On Saturday 13th May, girls from the JG Football Team attended the Women’s FA Cup Final 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London!  It was a fantastic day with good weather, great company and endless laughter!  The girls had a brilliant time soaking up the atmosphere of the legendary stadium and gained an insight into playing football at the highest level.

In front of the Bobby Moore statue.

The girls’ football team, who won the Coventry Primary School Football Association Indoor Tournament earlier this year, had this treat kindly organised by Mr Shebl and Mr Watson, who also drove us all the way there!

As always, the girls were a credit to John Gulson with their respectful manners and they took plenty of pictures to cherish this memorable day.

Murder Mystery in Year 6

Year 6 children walked into chaos this morning, when they discovered that somebody had been murdered in their classroom! A sergeant from the police left a video message, asking them to put together an official report, with all of the evidence they could find.

The children spent the morning looking at the crime scene and finding clues, trying to piece together what happened. They will now be spending the rest of the week, looking at how to put together a formal report, before sending their reports to the police on Friday!


Dol-Y-Moch Trip – February

19 children from year 5 and 6 went on a trip to Dol-Y- Moch from 1st February – 5th February. We really enjoyed learning about the environment in Wales and how to be independent. During our trip around Wales, we took part in activities such as: orienteering, castle exploring, canoeing, mountain biking and slate mine exploring (we had to climb the mountains to get there). Despite all the hard work we did, we got many treats – we went to the beach and had ice-cream from the best shop in Wales. We loved our trip and would like to say thank you to Mr Watson and Miss McElvenny for supporting us and also soaking us wet with the hose pipe (José). The three main rules we had to follow were respect, responsibility and resilience, which we all successfully achieved.

By Simran and Sonal.

Astonishing Aztec assembly by 6CS!

As part of their learning journey on the Amazing Americas, 6CS have been gathering facts about the Aztecs, which they presented and performed in an amazing, fun and informative assembly.

From the Aztecs’ search of a home to the demise of their great empire, the children related the Aztecs’ story and shared their knowledge clearly and confidently.

Thank you to all the parents and families for attending and showing your support.

The cast of 6CS!

Year 6 Kensuke’s Kingdom Question

I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. July 28 1988. Only now can I at last tell the whole extraordinary story, the true story. Kensuke made me promise that I would say nothing, nothing at all, until at least ten years had passed. It was almost the last thing he said to me. I promised, and because of that I have had to live out a lie. I could let sleeping lies sleep on, but more than ten years have passed now. I have done school, done college, and had time to think. I owe it to my family and to my friends, all of whom I have deceived for so long, to tell the truth about my long disappearance, about how I lived to come back from the dead.

But there is another reason for speaking out now, a far, far better reason. Kensuke was a great man, a good man, and he was my friend. I want the world to know him as I knew him.

Until I was nearly eleven, until the letter came, life was just normal. There were the four of us in the house: my mother, my father, me and Stella – Stella Artois, that is, my-one-ear up and one-ear-down black and white sheepdog, who always seemed to know what was about to happen before it did. But even she could not have foreseen how that letter was going to change our lives for ever.

Based on the beginning of Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, should Michael and his family travel the world?

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Year 6 Get Stuck into Kensuke’s Kingdom

Today Year 6 took part in ‘Art Gallery’. We looked at artefacts based around the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We didn’t have any information before we started. We then discussed what we thought the items were about, what they could mean and their importance. After this we read the beginning of the story.

Year 5 and 6 Mannequin Challenge!

Take a look at Year 5 and 6’s version of the mannequin challenge. Can you spot anyone moving? We can’t!