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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

Frozen Kingdom

This term our DICE topic is entitled 'Frozen Kingdom'. The children will explore the planet's coldest lands...vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly.  Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill.  They will trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. They need to be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight.  Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an artic fox; hunting rodents and swift as the wind!  They will research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems and compose evocative poems about the Northern lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides beneath the Antarctic Ocean. So wrap up well, Amethyst and settle by the fire. 

 

Fun Facts

  • The Antarctic is a continent surrounded by ocean.  Arctic is an ice-covered ocean surrounded by continents.
  • There are no terrestrial mammals in the Antarctic.  Arctic terrestrial mammals include muskox, reindeer, caribou, fox, hare, wolf, lemming and bears.
  • In the Antarctic, you'll find mammals such as whales, porpoises and seals.  These creatures also swim in Arctic seas.
  • Climate change is the polar bear's biggest threat.  Every year, global warming means sea ice melts earlier and reforms later, giving polar bears 'reduced' hunting time.
  • Polar bears swim comfortably and skilfully, usually at around 6mph.  Thier Latin name translate as 'sea bear'.
  • Antarctica is the driest, windiest, emptiest and coldest place on Earth. Brrr!
  • The Arctic has a wealth of natural resources, including fish, oil, gas and minerals.
  • Penguins often slide on their tummies over ice and snow.  This is called tobogganing.
  • Penguins swallow pebbles and stones to help them digest their food.  Ouch!

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 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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