Diamond Academy-23


Year 3 is an exciting year in which the children will be introduced to new topics and new skills which they will carry with them into Year 4 and beyond.

Spelling will be taught every morning. The lessons will cover Year 3 spelling rules and words from the Year 3/4 spelling words. In literacy we will be reading a range of novels. Our class novels will be the SheepPig, Krindlekrax and the Iron Man. We will use these texts as models for our own writing. Punctuation and grammar skills will be taught through the writing of the different texts.

We will follow the Inspire programme of work for maths. We will use concrete objects to help us, moving on to the pictorial and abstract approach. Children will receive immediate intervention to address any misconceptions. Reasoning skills will also be taught throughout the year.

Lessons on an afternoon are dedicated to foundation subjects. Skills will be taught through topics including; Gods and mortals, tremors, predators, tribal tales, scrumdiddlyumptious and urban pioneers. Children will receive Spanish lessons also. Throughout the year we will be learning about the United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child and how we can make sure everyone receives these rights. We will also be learning about British values.

What their teacher says:

Our class is a rights respecting class. We are all equal and are given the freedom to grow. I enjoy teaching because I want to be a part in their journey in becoming the best they can be.
Mrs Muncaster

What the students say:

"I enjoy doing the maths practice book because it is fun. I like the challenge. I really like doing homework." (Keira) "At school I like working as a team. I love choosing books from the library and reading corner." (Zarin)

What's coming up this term?

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side and learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Be inspired to write an informal leaflet all about your favourite predator and compose a poem about a predator or its prey.

Then use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the chain. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your nan with a great white shark! What incredible species can you imagine?

Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain.