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Welcome to Amethyst Class - Yr 6


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!

Term 6 - Hola Mexico


Hola Mexico

Welcome to Mexico!.  Get ready to explore the unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun packed festivals. Feel like celebrating? Design a flute, grab a drum, join a tribe and make some noise!  Have you got what it takes to be a chief?  Amethyst let’s find out…

Fun Facts

  • The official name of for Mexico is the United Mexican States
  • Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world with around 117 million people (as of July 2012).
  • Mexico is the 14th largest country by land area.
  • There are 31 states in Mexico as well as the capital city (Mexico City).
  • Mexico is home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a popular tourist destination.
  • Stone tools have been found in Mexico that suggest the existence of humans there around 23000 years ago.
  • The highest mountain in Mexico is Pico de Orizaba, a dormant volcano that reaches 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level.
  • The national symbol of Mexico is the golden eagle which features prominently on the coat of arms.
  • The main language spoken in Mexico is Spanish.
  • The largest source of immigration to the United States is from Mexico.
  • Mexican food is known for its range of flavors and spices. Popular dishes include tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
  • The most popular sport in Mexico is football (soccer).
  • Mexico hosted the Football World Cup in both 1970 and 1986.
  • Mexico City hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1968.


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 homework, or fail to complete it to the deadline, will have to complete a portion of the homework 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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