Moorsley Road, Hetton le Hole, Houghton le Spring

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Amethyst Class

Welcome to our class page! We are the Year 6 children at Hetton Primary School and our teacher is Mrs Foster.

Summer Term

Friday 14th June 2019

The children in Amethyst Class have worked hard this week and they have been luck to have Miss Millar helping in class.

This week, the children continued to read a new text Kensuke's Kingdom.

They are really enjoying the story and are looking forward to continuing the story next week.

This children have also been learning lots of science songs this week so that they can take part in the Big Sing in a few week.

Friday 24th May 2019

It has been back to work this week and the children have been enjoying reading The Giant's Necklace.

Look out for some of their fantastic writing after half term.

This week, we have also started our new Geography topic - Extreme Earth.

It was our class gallery this week,

The children have been learning about the work and style of LS Lowry and they

created a picture of our school in his style.

You are able to buy the children's framed work for £2.

On Thursday, it was Outdoor Day and the children enjoyed using the schools grounds to practice their math; of course there was also PE.

Friday 17th May 2019

All of the children have been absolutely amazing this week and all of their hard work has shone brightly.

I am so very proud of each and every child in Amethyst Class and the attitude and maturity they have shown this week.

Of course, it hasn't all been hard work - the children have had lots of playtimes and treats to keep them going.

On Thursday, they were fantastic when we took them to the Italian Farmhouse for lunch - they made their own pizzas!

The children have their new hoodies and they enjoyed their SATs on Friday.

Thank you for the party food you sent to school and for the amazing cake.

Friday 10th May 2019

It has been another busy week and the children have worked so hard preparing for their SATs.

SATs start on Monday with the Grammar Paper and the children are more than prepared.

Homework this weekend is for the children to laugh, play and have fun.

We have all set challenges for reading over the weekend too!

Below you can see the children working hard and having fun - especially in our quiz with juice and crisps this afternoon

Friday 3rd May 2019

The children have continued to work hard this week.

In English they have written some fantastic newspaper reports about our class book, The giants Necklace.

Ask them to show you their work on Purple Mash (our computer program).

In science, we have continued our work on electricity and now that we know how circuits work we will be investigating this next week.

In our art lessons, we have been learning about the drawing and painting style of LS Lowry and using this to create their own drawings.

Below, you can see the children working hard on their self portraits - you'll be in for a lovely surprise when you see them!

Friday 26th April 2019

Welcome back after Easter.

Over the next few weeks, the children will be working hard getting ready for their SATs in a few weeks.

They are all amazing and we are so proud at hard they are working.

Of course, it is not all about getting ready for the SATs and the children are having lots of fun in PE, art and science.  

This week the children took part in a Yoga session - they had a fantastic time.  It was fun and relaxing!

They also had the PE with Mrs Foster this week as the children were in the hall and playing cricket.

World Book Day 

Friday 22nd March

It has been a very busy week this week as we have had our Book Fair in school and dressed up as a crazy scientist.

Over the last 2 weeks, the children have been using the book The Journey to support their narrative writing.

The children have worked hard at using speech to give the readers clues about the characters and the action which is happening.


Have a look at some of the amazing writing they have done this week.

STEM Fortnight

Welcome to STEM Fortnight.  Over the next two weeks the children are going to be learning about everything Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We will begin our topic with a visit from Professor Onesmith, visit the University of Sunderland, make neurons and perfumes and find out about healthy diets.

In English, the children we will be using a film called The Alchemist's Letter and you can view the film using the link below. 

Friday 15th March

We have had another amazing week this week.

As part of our STEM learning around electrical journeys.

We found out about how our body uses electricity to send messages around our body through neurons in our nervous system.

The children also mixed essential oils to make their very own perfume.

Friday 8th March

We have had an amazing first week for STEM Week.

Hope you enjoyed the children telling you all about Professor Onesmith and how they made slime and bath bombs.

The children were amazing during our visit to the University of Sunderland and enjoyed finding out about what they could do i the future.

This week the children have made neurons and have investigated the channel tunnel - they used lots of their math skills to find out all about it.

Later in the week, the children investigated static electricity and made newts fly just like in Roald Dahl's Matilda!

All Dressed Up!

This term, Amethyst Class are learning about the Maya People who lived in Central America. 

At the end of the topic we would like to invite you into school for a banquet and to see some of the lovely things the children have made.

Please can you support your child in creating a costume for the day?

Friday 1st March

Thank you so much everyone for sharing our celebration afternoon for the end of our topic.

The children enjoyed making the hot chocolate, salsa and tamala's for you - hope you enjoyed them!

Everyone has enjoyed the topic.  I have put some pictures below from our amazing afternoon.

Friday 25th January

This week the children have been working hard on their Lego Stem Challenge.  

They have gone into orbit and designed a solution to a problem in space.

Blow you can see the children using computing to show their team work and presentation skills to share

the solution they have created.  Look out next week for some of the presentations they have made.

Friday 18th January

We have had such a busy week this week and the children have worked so hard.

In math, we are learning to multiply and divide fractions as well as revising the 7 times table.  Ask the children about Percy Parker!

In English, we have been finding out about persuasion and looking at famous speeches from history.

As part of PE, the children have been learning and creating their own Maya dance.  You will get to see the whole performance on our banquet day.

Friday 11th January 2019

A massive well done to all of the children in Amethyst Class.  They have worked so hard this week and have done amazingly well in their practice SATs.

In class, we have continued our learning around the Circulatory System and the children have been very confident using scientific vocabulary to explain what they know.

Today, the children were learning about the parts of the heart.  

Look at the pictures below to see how the children got on dissecting a lambs heart to help them with their learning.  Luckily, no one was sick!

From the Beginning ...

We have begun our new topic this week and will be looking at the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age .

Where would you prefer to live?

Friday 12th October 2018

We have continued learning about the Bronze Age this week and how Bronze is made.  The children have found out about the Beaker People Culture in art and they have used their investigation to design and make their own beakers.

What fun we have had with the clay this afternoon!  Sorry about the clothes but I am sure it does wash out.

Here are some pictures of all of the children having fun this afternoon.

Friday 5th October 2018

This week we have moved on from learning about the Stone Age to the Bronze age.  The children have enjoyed learning about how people in the Bronze Age made bronze and used it to make better tools which helped to improve their farming.  Look out for some bronze age axes coming home soon!

Times tables: in math this week, Amethyst Class have started to look at multiplication and we will soon be moving onto division.  Please help the children learn their times tables facts as they will need to use this information nearly every day until at least Christmas. 

It has been harvest this week and the children have been investigating how farming changed throughout the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.  We have been amazed at some of the technologies which were invested during this historical period (ask the children all about it).

The children created their own posters about farming in the ages they were investigating and they were amazing sharing their presentations with the rest of the school.

Friday 28th September 2018

This week we have been exploring the stone age and finding out about some of the changes which took place during this time.  The children have used their math skills to round of the dates of the key events and they wrote a letter to convince Mrs Hill that the Neolithic Stone Age was best - ask them what they think.

The children were given a team challenge to build a Mesolithic and Neolithic house from the stone age and they have investigated some replica stone tools (see the pictures below).

Well done to all of Amethyst Class who are doing really well on Reading Plus and making considerable improvements in their reading fluency and comprehension.

We now have some Year 6 Sports Leaders too!  Well done to those who have worked hard and been the best they can be in the 2 days of training they have completed this week.

Friday 21st September 2018

This week in science, the children have been learning about inheritance and the characteristics they received from their parents.  As part of the activity, the children had to create a child based on the Mr Men and Little Miss characters.  They chose characteristics from both 'parents' to create the 'child'.

After this, the children were challenged to write a scientific explanation of what their drawings were showing.  Below is some amazing work, with super science vocabulary and perfect presentation.


Definitely Disney

We have had a fantastic two weeks back beginning with our Definitely Disney topic.  The children have enjoyed using Inside Out as the foundations for the topic including their English work. 


Friday 14th September 2018

Today, the children have used online drawing tutorials to learn how to draw the characters from the film.  All of the drawings will be displayed in school and I will let everyone know when they are up so that you can pop in to see there work.

Some of the children's drawings from today.
Some of the children's drawings from today.