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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. 

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.

Purple Mash(1)

Term 6


Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber!

Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out. Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their micro-habitats. Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading… What’s your favorite book about the seashore?

Then invent your own amazing rock pool resident! What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3-D model of your plant or creature!

Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Splish, splash! Let’s get beachcombing…


Click the URL above to view a YouTube video of creatures found in a British rockpool. Can you name any of them?

Did you know...

Fish don't have eyelids, so they can't close their eyes!

Both squid and octopuses have blue blood! The blue colour comes from an oxygen-carrying copper pigment in this blood.

The coastline of the United Kingdom is 11,073 miles (17,830km) long.

Hermit crabs don't have their own shells. To protect themselves, hermit crabs search for abandoned shells - usually sea snail shells. When they find one that fits, they tuck themselves inside it for protection and carry it with them wherever they go.

Baby puffins are called pufflings. Aahh!

Many seabirds will spend several years at sea and only return to land to breed,

Jellyfish are made up of between 95-99% water.

The official measure of a sand grain is between two millimetres and 16the of a millimetre in diameter. If a grain is smaller then it's classified as silt. If it's bigger, it's gravel.

Sea turtles have special glands which help remove salt from the water they drink.

The worlds largest seashell belongs to the giant clam. They can reach up to 150cm in length and are found in the tropical Pacific regions of the world.

The world record for the largest stick of rock was set in 2000 by Blackpool based, Coronation Rock, whose giant sweet clocked in at 424.5kg!

Little puddles of ocean water on the beach are called 'beach cusps' They form in small bays hollowed out by the waves rolling in at an angle. 

Molluscs can turn their shells into different colours by eating a variety of colourful food. For example, red seaweed gives some sea animals a red shell!

Useful Websites

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