Welcome to Ash Class!

Hello, and welcome to Ash class’s home on the Bowsland Green website. We are in Year 6 so it’s our job this year to show the rest of the school what Bowsland Best looks like. Talk to any of us and we can tell you about how we demonstrate our PART-E values… with actions!

We’re Ash class.

We take pride in learning and having fun.

Check out our achievements!

Responsibility, for us, means respecting ourselves and our things.

Teamwork is essential: Together Everyone Achieves More.

We look for enjoyment with you!

In the first week back we created our Class Charter to commit to working hard and setting new high scores. Using our technical skills we made ourselves into our favourite characters from video games. Then we invented some rules to help us have an amazing time in Year 6:

  • Always believe in yourself.
  • Never just accept OK.
  • Aim high.
  • Avoid negativity.
  • Be ready to learn.
  • Don’t take the biscuit.
  • Remember to be yourself.
  • Forget the bad stuff.

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.