Diamond Academy-23


This is an exciting year in which the children will be introduced to new topics and new skills.

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 Matilda, the SheepPig, 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 Maths No Problem 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 be taught throughout the year.

Lessons on an afternoon are dedicated to foundation subjects. Skills will be taught through topics. Our topics this year are Tribal Tales, Mighty Metals, Tremors, Predators, Scrumdiddlyumptious and Gods and Mortals. Children will receive French 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:

We are a rights-respecting class. We are all equal and are given the freedom to grow. I enjoy teaching because I want to be part of the children's' journey to becoming the best they can be.
Mrs Muncaster

What the children say:

"I enjoy working hard and learning new skills. I love playing football and my favourite lesson is maths." (Jensen) "I enjoy maths, especially challenges. My favourite lesson is art because I love the art room. (Alicia) "I enjoy French and I like doing maths. My favourite lesson is spelling." (Katie)