Diamond Academy-23


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. 

In maths, children will learn place value up to four digits through addition and subtraction and begin looking at decimal numbers. They will develop their literacy skills by accessing a wide range of literature through class readers such as 'Charlotte's Web' as well as accessing our fantastic school library.

In Year 4, the children will cover a range of our new Cornerstones curriculum topics. We will begin with a science based topic called 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile', helping the children to understand the inner workings of the human body. Through the history topics such as 'I am Warrior', children will cover the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Normans and Romans. Their STEM learning will cover sound, electricity and plants and animals in science. Finally, their geography learning through the year will see them develop their map work and local history studies linked to visits to Beamish. 

A further two visits to Beamish will see the children investigating a range of curious cases from the past, which will feed back into their learning at school. Creative homework will be set at the beginning of each half-term and points will be given based on which tasks children complete.

P.E kit should be brought into school on a Monday and returned home on a Friday.

What their teacher says:

The children in 4DG have already shown a vast range of talents. They will have the opportunity to express and enhance their abilities as we progress through the year. I hope to instil a sense of self belief in the class in order to help them produce work that they can be proud of during the year.
Mr Guthrie
"I like Diamond Hall because we are a Rights Respecting, everyone believes in themselves and we have a great library." (Lewis S) "The work we do is challenging but enjoyable so it helps us to learn." (Alesha G) "I love 4DG because it is like a big family in the class. My favourite lesson is maths." (Lexi S)