We are Team Ash!

On our first two days back we discussed what it meant to be in team Ash!

We gathered words to describe us – and wow what a list!   We have these signs displayed in our classroom to remind us of how amazing, special and happy Ash class are!

We then got creative to try to create mini raps, songs and poems!

​We also wanted to embed our PARTE values into our everyday life in team Ash so discussed how we can show our values through our actions and class charter. Here is what we came up with!


  • Be proud of what you achieve – share and inspire
  • Be the ‘pro’ – share your knowledge and support others


  • Throw out the word ‘never’ – be overcomers
  • Take a chance, take a challenge – reach your goals


  • Think before you speak and act
  • Careful, calm, caring


  • Treat others as you want to be treated – no one sad
  • Be inclusive – teamwork makes the dream work  


  • Look up, be positive and optimistic
  • Smile and the world smiles with you

Keep an eye on this page for more of our amazing learning over the year!

Go team ASH!

While we’ve been working from home, we’ve all been finding new ways of filling our time. Year 6 analysed a poem called ‘Bored’ by Margaret Atwood, exploring the hidden meanings and wondering what the poet meant with her imagery and repetition. Here we’d like to share Ash class’s best poems on the theme of boredom.


“Home is where the heart is” – that’s the title of our topic this term, and it links perfectly to our learning about homelessness. It’s a huge issue nationally with a particular relevance to Bristol. We discovered some bedding and other materials outside our classroom which led us to ask some really perceptive questions about the scene. The more we learn about homelessness, the more we realise that many of the views that are commonly held about rough sleepers are not supported by evidence. Through our commission for Help Bristol’s Homeless we aim to change minds and improve conditions for those who need it most.



For Design and Technology week at Bowsland, Upper Key Stage 2 presented their Sensationally Seasonal Soup Kitchen. From plan to plate (or bowl), we designed a series of processes that culminated in the International Food Festival. Ash’s ‘Jamaican jerk soup’ was a favourite with testers and customers alike with its piquant blend of spices and spring vegetables.

Here we can see our team hard at work, sampling and scoring soups on their appearance, aroma, taste and texture.

Ash Class Assembly

Our class assembly, which we presented to our families and the school at the end of February, was a lively presentation of our recent learning. Terry the Time-Travelling Tortoise guided us through nearly one hundred years of history, taking in English, maths, science and Mantle as well as PE and outdoor learning.

Here we can see the moment in August 2005 when New Orleans was hit by massive waves following the arrival  of Hurricane Katrina.