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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 5 - Gallery Rebels

Gallery Rebels

Colours collide, melting together  on the canvas: an impression of light, a range of red, a lobster perched on a telephone….Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the  gallery rebels.

Art can be an act of rebellion.  Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a though, or an idea?

Dream the dream – or show us your nightmares! What do you see?  Watches melting?  Wheels spinning?  Can you express yourself without words?  Well, a picture paints a thousand of them!

Fun Facts

  • The Expressionist painters represented things around them in exaggerated, distorted and emotional ways.  Edvard Munch was one of the best-known Expressionist painters.
  • The Impressionist style developed in France during the late 19th century.  The impressionist tried to capture an immediate visual interpretation of their subjects by using colour rather than lines.  Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were Impressionist painters.
  • Surrealist artists painted images from their imaginations and dreams.  Spanish painters Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were famous Surrealists.
  • Chromophobia is the rare, irrational fear of colour.
  • The colour wheel was invented in 1666 by Sir Isaac Newton.
  • The Louvre in Paris is the most visited art gallery in the world.
  • Pablo Picasso said ‘Every child is an Artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once grown up.


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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