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Welcome to Amethyst Class which is home to Year 5/6.

Miss Davis is the class teacher and Amethyst is also supported by our Teaching Assistant Miss Pluck.

Autumn Term 2

Do monarchs rule?

This half-term we are going to be learning about the changing role of the British monarchy. How many kings and queens do you know? Why are some monarchs more significant than others?

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Autumn Term 1

This half-term our topic is called "Scramble!" 

We are learning all about the Battle of Britain and its significance in British history. 


The children have quickly settled back into life at school and have already done lots of learning!  Can you explain why Blitzkrieg was such an effective strategy during the Second World War?  If not, ask a pupil in Amethyst Class and they will be able to tell you why!

Trip to Imperial War Museum: Duxford

Amethyst Class had a brilliant trip to the air museum at Duxford in September.  Two volunteers from The Duxford Radio Trust volunteered to meet our party and taught the children how to write their name in Morse Code! 

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Wonderful writing!

We have produced some super non-fiction writing related to our topic so far.  This week we have been thinking about the reasons why Britain ultimately won the Battle of Britain and writing our own explanation texts to share this with yet-to-be-informed readers.

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Amethyst Class had a great time on National Poetry Day performing Michael Rosen's "Boogie Woogie Buggy". There were many different performance styles, but it's safe to say we all know this poem off by heart now!

Super structures

Our DT unit this half-term investigated different structures and in particular focused on shelters. We researched Anderson and Morrison shelters for homework and in class, we worked in pairs to meet a tricky design challenge!

We had to build a free-standing shelter out of art straws which could withstand wind (a 30 blast of air from a fan), rain (100ml of water) and hold 500g of weight without collapsing!

Take a look through the gallery to see our work in progress and one of the winning structures!  

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Upcoming Amethyst dates to remember

Year 6 Bikeability - Monday 6th - Thursday 9th November


Year 6 Residential to Boggle Hole

There was a meeting a for parents and children bout the March residential trip on Wednesday 22 November in Amethyst.  Further information concerning kit lists and medical information is to follow.

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