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Amethyst Class

Welcome to Amethyst Class

Teacher: Miss Burns

Learning Assistants: Miss Royall, Mrs Smith and Miss Ford

HLTA: Mrs Innes

Midday Assistant: Miss Royall

PE Days: Monday and Wednesday

Please have kit suitable for indoor and outdoor lessons.


Homework is set each week on Thursday and is expected to be completed by the following Thursday.


Children are asked to:

  • Read at home at least 3 times a week
  • Learn weekly spellings
  • Complete a weekly Mathletics task
  • Learn Times Tables using Multiplication Monster on Purple Mash


Our topics this year are:

  • Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Space
  • Extreme Earth
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Forces


Autumn Term

It has been lovely coming up to the juniors with Amethyst class. They have settled well into their new routines and are working hard to achieve.


In Maths, we have completed our unit on addition and subtraction, moving swiftly onto multiplication and division. The children are practising their three times tables and four times tables. Soon, we’ll be including our eight times tables so we build up our knowledge of the tables known by heart.


In English, we have used our history topic; The Stone Age as part of our inspiration for stories. We have used The Croods as a base for adventure stories and The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein. We have also been reading Stig of the Dump by Clive King, The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith and The Minpins by Roald Dahl.


For Science, we have looked at the different types of rocks and fossils. This half term, we have begun forces. The children have used magnets, looking at how they attract and repel as well as how forces act on objects, such as a car on a ramp. Our current Geography topic is Mountains and Weather, covering volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. In PSHE, we have started a new programme called DotCom. The class loved meeting the characters and learning about people in our community who can help us.

Photos from our recent lesson on Magnets