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Welcome to Amethyst Class - Yr 6

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Welcome to the Amethyst  class page! Here you will find links to useful websites, information about our topics and recent activities and options to download key documents.

As always, if you have any queries or questions, we are available every day after school, or by email at sally@netherfield.e-sussex.sch.uk 

Remember: Please bring in your good news from home slips! All news welcome!

Our Classroom

Revolution Term 6

We will continue with our topic from last term and will focus on the Victorians.  Children will learn about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom.  They will have to make sure they are on their best behaviour though as punishments are unquestionably terrible!  They will discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing toilet! They will research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered.

Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!

 

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Fun Facts

The Crystal Palace measured 564 by 138 metres and was constructed from thousands of panes of glass.

It was as big as 15 football pitches!

 

The Crystal Palace featured the first public toilet cubicles.  The inventore, George Jennings, charged a

penny to use them, which is why people use the expression, 'spend a penny'.

 

One of the exhibits shown at the Great Exhibition was a hammock bed that doubled as a boat if your

ship sank!

 

In Victorian England, classes were huge.  There were sometimes more than 100 children in every class!

 

Teachers often beat children using a cane, a long stick made from birch wood.  Boys were usually caned

on the backsides and girls were either beaten on their bare legs or across their hands.  A child could

receive a caning for all sorts of reasons, including rudeness, leaving a room without permission, laziness,

telling lies and playing truant.

 

Children as young as six regularly carried out dangeroius tasks, such as clearing blockages on spinning

frames in  mills.

 

Queen Victoria did not like the newly invented telephone.

 

All Victorian rocking horses were grey with dappled markings, and the tail and mane were made fror real

horsehair.

 

Homelearning

This year Maths Home Learning will be due in on a Friday. Spellings will be due in on Monday, as spelling tests will be on this day. Times Table tests will be on Monday, therefore Times Table homework will be due in on Monday as well. The children will also have an Arithmetic Test and a Grammar Test to help prepare them for similar tests at the end of Key Stage Two, but will be tested solely on knowledge and skills learnt within the classroom.

Those children who forget to bring in their home learning, or fail to complete it to the deadline, will have to complete a portion of the home learning during their lunch time.

Letter - Join

Welcome to our new handwriting scheme. Handwriting is a very important element of school life, and the associated skills need to be taught carefully. We have adopted the Letter-Join strategy for handwriting across the entire school and cursive script will be taught to everyone. We would love you to encourage your children to practise using the new letter formation! Details of how to download resources are available below. 

Computing - Purple Mash

A reminder that we have joined the Purple Mash community for teaching and learning computing and digital literacy. The children all have their own logins to access the games , activites and programs on the website, and they will be able to explain to you how it all works. If they have forgotten their login, we have a record of them and will be able to provide them to you! Click the picture to go to the login page.

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