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Sapphire Class 2017-2018


Welcome to the Sapphire class page!

      Here you will find links to useful websites, information about our learning, recent activities and options to download key documents.

                    Select the Photo tab to see photos of our learning activities and events.

 I am contactable at jpearson@netherfield.e-sussex.sch.uk should you have any queries or concerns.

Important documents

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. 

Term 2

Muck, Mess and Mixtures!

Let's get messy! Muck and mess is good! In fact, it's mega-marvellous!

Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. 

Pour, mix, stir, splat! How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. 

Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems- there are loads of scrummy words to descirbe messy mixtures!

Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel?

Don't worry about the mess....it'll always wash!

Fun Facts!

Cutting onions releases a gas which causes your eyes to sting. Your body produces tears to dilute the irritant and get rid of it as quickly as possible!

Honey is the only foiod humans eat that will never go off. It may change colourand texture as it crystalises, but it will remain safe and delicious to eat. Edible honey has been found in ancient Egyption tombs!

Liquids, gases and solids can all be mixtures.

Milk, concrete and salt water are all common examples of mixtures found in out everyday lives.

Chicken blancmange and porpoise porridge are two of the recipes listed in the world's oldest known recipe book. It was written by the chefs of King Richard III's court over 600 years ago!

Samsam Bubbleman (real name Sam Heath) is the creator of the world's largest free-floating soap bubble, but he keeps his recipe a secret. He says, 'With the right stuff you can make big bubbles with anything- a coat-hanger or even just your hands.'

The melting point of chocolate is around 36˚C. Liquid chocolate... yum!

The melting point of pure ice is 0˚C - that's freezing!

The isle of Muck is a small island off the west coast of Scotland. With its neighbours, Eigg, Rum and Canna, it is one of the Small Isles.

Mr Messy is the messiest man in the world. When he eats his breakfast, he spills cornflakes all over the table. He has never cut his grass and his house has broken windows!

Useful Websites


Search Pinterest and Google Images for inspiration for messy mixtures and outdoor kitchens.


ICHF Craft Events – Marbling Demonstration – Craft Ideas – YouTube

A six-minute inspirational demonstration of marbling effects

Paper Marbling – Ebru Style –YouTube

Another six-minute demonstration of marbling effects with interesting results.

Revolting Recipes

Revolting Recipes – Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl website with examples of Revolting Recipes.

Carl Warner’s food landscapes 

Foodscapes –  Carl Warner

Images of Carl Warner’s work (in particular check out the ‘info’ section which contains many videos of Carl and his team in action).

Carl Warner’s Foodscapes – A Lesson on Playing w/your Food – Vimeo

A five-minute video of Carl Warner explaining his food work.

Ice cube paintings

Ice Cube Painting – first palette

Instructions providing some great pictpictures and ideas for ice cube painting. 

Stop motion animations

Amazing Morph

Amazing Morph has a huge range of short animations.


Claykids features short videos using clay animation.

Collage artists

Search Google Images for examples of work by these artists:

•           Kurt Schwitters

•           Henri Matisse

•           Derek Russell

Collages with Mixed Media –YouTube

A two-minute video showing some great montages of inspirational collage work.

Art gallery collections 

Art and artists – Tate

The Tate has an online collection of art from 1500 to the present day.

Tate Kids

Child-friendly Tate website to explore how art gallery collections can be organised.

Paintings – National Gallery

Take a virtual tour around The National Gallery and get a closer look at over 300 paintings.

Inspirational artists could include Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama or Wassily Kandinsky. 

For more contemporary artists explore Banksy, Antony Gormley or Andy Goldsworthy.