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Diamond Academy-23

4CE

In Year 4, the children will build on the foundations which were laid in their first year at Diamond Hall Junior Academy. They will follow a creative and challenging curriculum to help them achieve their very best in school. 

Firstly this year, the children will focus on science in our ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’ topic.  Later in the year, we will take a journey to America as we learn through ‘Road Trip USA’. We will be putting on our cloaks and pointy hats while we carry out a topic with a wizardly twist. We will be testing strange concoctions in our ‘Potions’ topic. There are a lovely mix of topics to get our teeth into!

 

Our first novel, Varjak Paw by S.F. Said, has been an instant hit and the children have been sucked into a world of mystery, secrets and danger; in fact, they just can’t put it down!  We encourage the children to find a passion for reading as reading for pleasure has proven to impact positively upon writing standards too. The children will also develop their independent reading skills through Accelerated Reader in which children read a book at their level and then quiz on this book to show their understanding of the text.  Engaging stimuli from our topic, or topic-based texts, are used to create writing genres for the children to learn new skills and then apply them in a purposeful way.

In maths, we follow ‘Maths - No Problem!’ which follows the National Curriculum and the Singapore maths approach - teaching maths for mastery and placing a great emphasis on developing problem-solving skills.  Topics we will cover across the year include place value, fractions, money and the four rules of number, the children will be given opportunities to explore, learn and apply new skills.  Children in Year 4 are expected to master all times tables by the end of the year.

What their teacher says:

I am really looking forward to teaching in Year four this year. We have got lots of exciting topics and visits planned throughout the year and I know the children will have fun whilst learning new skills and knowledge. Here’s to making this a memorable and enjoyable year for all!
Ms Edwards

What the children say:

I really enjoy learning things about our topic. We get to explore lots of different things. We are learning about the digestive system now and I think it is fun! - Chloe. I love to read and especially our class book – Varjak Paw! I even bought the next one in the series to read at home when we have finishe...