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Diamond Academy-23

3NO

In Year 3, children are starting to become much more mature learners and basic skills are a huge focus. In maths, children are developing both their mental and formal strategies for addition and subtraction. They are also learning their times tables up to 12 x 12.

In English, children are now reading a much wider range of texts. Children are now looking at meaning within texts rather than simply on the decoding of words. They are also beginning to recognise some text-specific features and styles.  Within their writing, children are using a wider, more interesting vocabulary range and are applying these skills to create characters and settings.

What their teacher says:

My class are hard working and conscientious. They try their hardest to produce work of a high standard. I enjoy teaching as I love seeing children make progress and develop into individuals with their own personality and areas of strength. I encourage a caring and rights respecting ethos in my class.
Miss O'Connor

Recent topics

The topic the children have focused on this term is ‘Heroes and Villains’. They met a real-life villain and also learnt about several more - thinking about how to describe them. Using skills from English, they have also written a narrative about villains of their own.  Focussing upon fairy tales, the children were able to identify both good and evil - heroes and villains!  They are looking forward to using these tales as inspiration for their own modern versions. Finally, within the music curriculum, the children have learnt some songs about heroes and villains and are about to start and write their very own rap. 

What the students say:

"I like to do my Superhero picture." (Zion) "I love maths! I like to help other people when they get stuck. (Finley) “I have been trying hard with my writing as I really want to get a handwriting pen” (Olivia)