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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

A Child's War - Term 1

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead.  Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war.  Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying storm troopers in a secret annex, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend - and cook up a family meal from meagre rations.  And, as peace is declared, let's get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says 'It's unconditional surrender!'

 

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Fun Facts

  • Schools sent letters home telling parents what to pack for their children's evacuation.
  • Operation Pied Piper was the code name for the evacuation of nearly three million people, most of whom were children, from towns and cities in danger from enermy bombing.
  • Important paintings from the National Gallery were evacuated to Wales during the War to keep them safe!
  • Many children were evacuated on special trains.  The journeys often took several hours.
  • Anderson shelters were built in gardens using corrugated iron.  Morrison shelters were constructed indoors.
  • Anne Frank was only 13 years old when she went into hiding with her family in Amsterdam.
  • Children were given daily milk, cod liver oil and orange juice to boost vitamins levels.  Improved diet and nutrition meant that children grew taller and heavier than before the war.

 

Useful Websites

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 Thursday, therefore Times Table homework will be due in on Thursday 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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