Amethyst Class Blog

Amethyst class 2017-2018

Our new book study book
Our new book study book

Sheffield Federation School Sports

SFSS – Y6 Primary Football Leagues 2017/18

Our next game has been booked in for Thursday 25th January and will be against Malin Bridge at Wisewood sports centre. Letters to be sent out soon.

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Special reporting challenge:

Choose a topic or event of your choice to write a newspaper report on. It doesn't have to be a recent event. 

Try to include:

  • Orientation - an introduction with the 5Ws (who, what, where , when , why/how) to introduce the article.
  • Parenthesis - to add extra information.
  • At least one picture with a caption.
  • Passive voice - where the object of the sentence becomes the subject.
  • A semi-colon to join two main clause together (replacing a co-ordinating conjunction or FANBOYS).
  • Re-orientation - conclusion explaining where the story may go next.

Click here for a word document newspaper template

Animal discoveries in the amazon rainforest! Click on the animal to find out more:

Fire tail mokeys

River dolphin

Western striolated puffbird - link 1 and link 2


What did you learn about yourself or a friend whilst at PGL?

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Olivia(a couple of months ago)

I learnt that I can come over fears and that I do have really kind friends

PGL - Friday

PGL - Thursday

PGL - Wednesday

PGL - Tuesday


Football results from 20th October

 Brilliant team performance from Bradfield Dungworth as they played Loxley A, Loxley B and Shooters Grove. We had a real mix of experience in our team: some who play football for teams out of school and some who have never played a minute of competitive football before. It was brilliant to see the experienced players coaching and supporting the less experienced players and ensuring that we all worked hard and of course had fun too.

Man of the tournament has to go to Charlie who, except for an unfortunate own goal which Mav is trying to claim for himself, scored all of our goals. 


Bradfield Dungworth 2-3 Loxley B

Bradfield Dungworth 2-1 Loxley A

Bradfield Dungworth 0-3 Shooters Grove


we will arrive at PGL at about 3:00 pm. Then we will play ambush in the evening.

 on tuesday  we are doing quad biking for an hour and a half then we will do problem solving  then giant swing and tunnel  trail and at night we're doing campfire

on Wednesday we are fencing and playing all aboard and survivor then we will be doing rifle shooting and in the evening we will play cluedo 

By Jem

Modal verbs

Active and Passive voice

Sports Leaders

Home/School learning books

 Just a reminder that children should be reading and recording it in their learning book at least five times a week. Year 6 children are trusted to fill these in themselves but we do ask that parents check and sign them at least once a week. 

A big shout out to Charlie who has recorded reading in his book every day since the start of school in September! Well done Charlie!

Science - Genus poll


Which animals can you find the scientific (latin) name of? Remember the latin name is the genus and the species

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Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Agalychnis callidryas - Red-eyed tree frog Ailuropoda melanoleuca - Giant panda Alces americanus - American moose Amblyrhynchus cristatus - Marine iguana Amphibia - Amphibians Animalia - Animals Anser indicus - Bar-headed goose Anseriformes - Waterfowl Antilocapra americana - Pronghorn Anura - Frogs and toads Aplysia californica - California sea hare Archilochus colubris - Ruby-throated hummingbird Arthropoda - Arthropoods Artiodactyla - Even-toed ungulates Aves - Birds B Baeolophus bicolor - Tufted titmouse Balaeniceps rex - Shoebill Balaenoptera musculus - Blue whale Batoidea - Skates and rays Bison bison - American bison Branta canadensis - Canada goose Branta sandvicensis - Nene goose Bufo bufo - European common toad C Campephilus principalis - Ivory-billed woodpecker Canidae - Canids Canis lupus arctos - Arctic wolf Caracal caracal - Caracal Carcharodon carcharias - Great white shark Caretta caretta - Loggerhead turtle Carnivora - Carnivores Castor canadensis - American beaver Cepphus columba - Pigeon guillemot Ceratotherium simum - White rhinoceros Cetacea - Cetaceans Chelonia - Turtles and tortoises Chelonia mydas - Green sea turtle Chiroptera - Bats Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Chordata - Chordates Cichlidae - Cichlids Ciconiiformes - Herons, storks, ibises and spoonbills Cnidaria - Cnidaria Conolophus subcristatus - Galapagos land iguana Crocodilia - Crocodilians Cyclura cornuta - Rhinoceros iguana D Danaus plexippus - Monarch butterfly Dasypus novemcinctus - Nine-banded armadillo Daubentonia madagascariensis - Aye-aye Delphinus delphis - Common dolphin Dendrobates auratus - Green poison dart frog Dermochelys coriacea - Leatherback sea turtle Diceros bicornis - Black rhinoceros Diomedea exulans - Wandering albatross Dugong dugong - Dugong E Echinodermata - Echinoderms Elasmobranchii - Sharks, skates and rays Elephas maximus - Asiatic elephant Equus asinus somalicus - Somali wild ass Equus burchellii - Burchell's zebra Equus caballus przewalskii - Przewalski's wild horse Eretmochelys imbricata - Hawksbill sea turtle Erithacus rubecula - European robin Eschrichtius robustus - Gray whale Eudocimus ruber - Scarlet ibis F Falconiformes - Birds of prey Felidae - Cats Fratercula arctica - Atlantic puffin Fregatidae - Frigatebirds G Gastropoda - Gastropods, slugs and snails Gavialis gangeticus - Gavial Geochelone nigra - Galapagos tortoise Giraffa camelopardalis - Giraffe Gorilla gorilla - Gorilla Gymnophiona - Caecilians H Hippopotamus amphibus - Hippopotamus Homo neanderthalensis - Neandertal Hyaenidae - Hyenas Hyperoodon ampullatus - Northern bottlenose whale I Insecta - Insects L Lagenorhynchus acutus - Atlantic white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus - Dusky dolphin Lagomorpha - Hares, rabbits and pikas Loxodonta africana - African elephant Lynx lynx - Eurasian lynx Lynx rufus - Bobcat M Mammalia - Mammals Marsupialia - Marsupials Meles meles - European badger Mephitidae - Skunks and stink badgers Metazoa - Animals Microlophus albemarlensis - Lava lizard Mollusca - Mollusks Morus bassanus - Northern gannet Mustela nigripes - Black-footed ferret Mustelidae - Mustelids Myrmecophaga tridactyla - Giant anteater O Orcaella brevirostris - Irrawaddy dolphin Orcinus orca - Orca P Panthera leo - Lion Panthera onca - Panther Panthera pardus - Leopard Panthera pardus orientalis - Amur leopard Panthera tigris - Tiger Panthera tigris altaica - Siberian tiger Panthera uncia - Snow leopard Pelicaniformes - Pelicans and relatives Perissodactyla - Odd-toed ungulates Phascolarctos cinereus - Koala Phoca vitulina - Common seal Phoenicopterus ruber - Greater flamingo Platalea ajaja - Roseate spoonbill Pongo pygmaeus - Bornean orangutan Porifera - Sponges Primates - Primates Proboscidea - Elephants Propithecus tattersalli - Golden-crowned sifaka Pterois volitans - Firefish or lionfish Pteropus rodricensis - Rodriguez flying fox Puma concolor - Mountain Lion Pygoscelis adeliae - Adélie penguin R Rangifer tarandus - Caribou Reptilia - Reptiles Rhincodon typus - Whale shark Rodentia - Rodents S Sarcopterygii - Lobe-finned fishes Scyphozoa - Jellyfish Sphenisciformes - Penguins Sphenodontida - Tuataras Sphyrnidae - Hammerhead sharks Squamata - Amphisbaenians, lizards and snakes Strigiformes - Owls Struthio camelus - Ostrich Suidae - Pigs Sula nebouxii - Blue-footed booby Suricata suricatta - Meerkat T Tamandua tetradactyla - Southern tamandua Tapiridae - Tapirs Tinamiformes - Tinamous Tragelaphus oryx - Eland antelope Tremarctos ornatus - Spectacled bear Trichechus - Manatees Trochilidae - Hummingbirds Tursiops truncatus - Bottlenose dolphin Tytonidae - Barn owls U Ursus americanus - American black bear Ursus arctos - Brown bear Ursus maritimus - Polar bear V Varanus komodoensis - Komodo dragon Vulpes vulpes - Red fox X Xenarthra - Xenarthrans

olivia(a couple of months ago)

polabear :ursus maritimus, elephant: loxodonta, monkey: platyrrhini, springbok:antidorcas marsupialis,wildebeest:connochaetes,whale:cetacea,,ladybird:coccinellidae,fruitbat:megachiroptera,spider:araneae and koala:phascolarctos cinereus.

mae(a couple of months ago)

canis lupas familiars/dog galagiae/bush baby felis catus/cat panthera pardus/pantha coccinellidae/lady bug cricetinae/hamster pathera leo/lion loxodonta/elephant otariinae/sea lion spheniscidae/penguine lutrinae/otter struthio camelus/ostrich phoenicopterus/flamingo hominoidea/ape psittacitormes/parrot

Mr Beagle(a couple of months ago)

A dog is called Canis lupus familiaris


As we begin to start our literacy teaching sequence on setting description, we thought about the setting of Holes. We imagined being out on the dried out 'lake' digging in the hottest part of the day. We imagined how we would feel when we saw the water truck in the distance and how we might feel when we had finally finished our hole. 

Gymnastics October update 

We are now applying some of our balances and counter balances to apparatus! 

Congratulations to our new school councillors...

... who received the most votes from their classmates. They will be representing the school in school council meetings on our behalf. I am very proud of them and all the other applicants for taking part and accepting the responsibility that being a school councillor brings. 

Mr Beagle


Can you write about something you learnt on our school trip?

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kerys(a couple of months ago)

we learnt about different types of leaves.#amazing

mae wilkinson(a couple of months ago)

I learnt all about what grows in the amazon and what doesn't grow in the amazon and what are beech leaves what are holy leaves. Thank you Mr Beagle for taking us.

cameron(a couple of months ago)

We went leaf finding and insect finding too. Also we saw lots of animals: fish,bats beetles and MONKEYS so it was amazing.

Charlie & Alfie(a couple of months ago)

the school trip was to tropical world and there was lots of bugs and creatures. I (Charlie) learnt that the birds in the meerkat enclosure are extincted in the wild.

Questions for your extra homework challenge
Questions for your extra homework challenge


In gymnastics we are currently looking at balancing and counter balancing. Hopefully we can continue to develop our skills to incorporate a number of more complex positions and routines that involve balances and counter balances. 

Outdoor learning

To link in with our topic and to support our push towards more outdoor learning, Amethyst and Ruby class went down to the local field. We went to look at the different types of leaves we could find. We learnt about specific leaf vocabulary such as margins, midrib and petiole. We drew our leaf in detail once back in school and then compared them with leaves from the rainforest.

 We finished off our learning by considering why rainforest leaves look they way they do and the special jobs that they might need to carry out - such as letting water run off quickly and how the leaf protects itself from its surroundings.  

Sheffield Federation School Sports

SFSS – Y6 Primary Football Leagues 2017/18

The teams in our league have just come through. We are in league D with: Sacred Heart, Malin Bridge A, Malin Bridge B, Loxley A, Loxley B. All games need to be played before February the 16th. I hope to have our first game organised before the end of September.

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Book Study

 I'm very excited to announce that our first class book of the year is Holes by Louis Sachar which is one of my personal favourites

Blurb: Stanley Yelnats isn't too surprised to find himself at Camp Green Lake, digging holes in the dried up lake bed, day after day in the scorching heat. After all his family have a history of bad luck.

Egyptians curriculum map

Spring term homework projects

Here is a list of different question types you can ask your child when reading to further develop comprehension skills

Joe's homework

Alfie's homework

Homework for Autumn term

Rainforest curriculum map


What are you most looking forward to in Year 6?

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Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

I loved being a sports leader because it's very fun and you get to see other people's iders.

Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

I'm looking forward to haveing a playdate with my new friends.

kerys(a couple of months ago)

I am looking forward to going to PGL i think it will be great no I now it will be great

maverick kelley(a couple of months ago)

i am looking forward to pgl and much more

george(less than a year ago)

i am looking forward to pgl because my sister said it was awesome and the challenges were scary so ithink thats awesome

jem(less than a year ago)

i am looking forward to pgl.

mae(less than a year ago)

the thing i am looking forward to the most is PGL with amethyst and mrs watts and mr beagle

Nina(less than a year ago)

i'm looking forward to pgl in y6

Maisie and Cameron(less than a year ago)

we are really looking forward to being y6's and going to PGL with Mr Beagle and Mrs Watts

Mr Beagle(less than a year ago)

I am really looking forward to PGL with Amethyst class and Mrs Watts!


Why is being a Year 6 so important?

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Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

I loved doing Gymnastics because it is so much fun and you can learn all tipes of moves.

Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

I loved acting the cararters it was fun and you go and dig holes like we were in the book.

Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

The new councillors are very good and I bicked them both and I think they will be very good councillors.

Isabelle(a couple of months ago)

I think Charlie has done very well and he has showed a good example.

George(less than a year ago)

more responsibility and you have to show a good example

George(less than a year ago)

a lot more responsibility and you have to set a good example.

We are having a huge push on all children in school knowing their Times Tables. To help at home, click on the link below to access a variety of games to help you.

Please find below suggested Reading Lists

Year-6-ACPS-Recommended-Reading-List-2011 (1).pdfDownload
Year-7-ACPS-Recommended-Reading-List-2011 (1).pdfDownload
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The final set of Common exception words. Have a go at practising them!

Our 4th Spelling wiz - give it a go!

Here is the Third Spelling Wiz for you to use for practice

The second Spelling Wiz of Year 5 and 6 words. Have a go at practising at home.

Practice your spellings at home using this Spelling Wiz. These are the first 21 words from the Year 5 and 6 common exception words.