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Peridot Class

Welcome to Peridot Class


Class Teacher:        Mr Lynn

Learning Assistant: Mrs Hoad

MDA:                       Mrs Heys

HLTA:                      Mrs Rose




Homework is posted on Peridot’s Class Blog page on Purple Mash every Monday. Homework comprises of reading for at least an hour every week, 2 Mathletics activities every week and their weekly spellings Additionally, your child will have a Multiplication and Spelling activity posted on the Purple Mash website and other specific activities such as arithmetic tests.

Swimming is on a Monday (Children need swimming suit, swimming hat and a towel)

PE is on Tuesday

Children will follow the weekly class timetable which can be found below:

In Mathematics we will be focusing our learning in the areas of Statistics, Geometry and then consolidating learning from the whole Year 6 curriculum in preparation for the transition to secondary school. We will also be looking at teaching the children about financial responsibility by using the Moneysense program.

In History we will be learning about the Vikings and their influence on British History.

In Geography we will investigating the geography of our local area.

In RE we will be learning about Buddhism which will include learning about Buddhist beliefs and the festivals and customs that Buddhists follow in their daily lives.

In Art we will recreating art from the Viking period, looking at creating different versions of Viking shield art.

In PE we will be learning the skills of Rugby and Athletics and understanding the effects of exercise on the human body.

In French the children will be learning our body, learning the names of body parts and being able to describe our features to another person.

In Computing the children will be learning about how to create a Text Adventure and how to use Spreadsheets to record data.

In PHSE the children will be learning about Self-Esteem and working on ways to live a positive life.

In Science the children are learning about the Circulatory System and Electricity.

In Design and Technology, we will be researching about and designing and creating our own version of Viking Long ships. We will also be designing and creating our own versions of Victoria sponges as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the Queen. This will also link to the school’s Enterprise Week where the children design, create and sell a product to the public using a business-like model.

In Music, we will learn about How Music teaches us about our Community and about How Music shapes our lives though units on Charanga.


In all aspects of Topic work, we have endeavoured to ensure that as many cross-curricular opportunities have been included as possible.


Peridot’s Class Councillor is Luke Avison-Licidio with the Deputy councillors being Sophie Sanson and Ronnie Hall.

Luke was voted by her peers to represent them in School Council Meetings. Luke is a confident and intelligent boy who has the interests of his peers at heart and within the class is responsible for communicating any issues to staff members. He is also responsible for facilitating the half-termly ‘Pupil Voice’ discussions which we hold in the class. He has taken part in several whole school meetings and has shared Peridot’s thoughts and ideas with his fellow school councillors.


In Peridot we have 3 Class Ambassadors:

Sophie S for English

Mia for Mathematics 

Louis for Topic.

Their role is to discuss with any visitors that visit the classroom about the work we are doing in the subject they represent. As ambassadors they need to be able to explain clearly and accurately the learning that is going on, showing examples of work in their books.


Transition and End of Year Activities


As part of the Summer Term the children will have the opportunity to participate in Transition activities with their chosen Secondary school. These will include visits from teachers from the secondary schools to talk to the children and specific days were the children will be able to visit their new school to make the transition process easier for September.


As this is the children’s last year at Janet Duke Primary the children will also participate in activities to celebrate their time at the school. The nature of these activities will be communicated to parents as the term goes on.


SATs Parents - updated for 2021.mp4

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