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 of 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)