Diamond Academy-23


5DG will have a busy year this year as they continue to develop their skills and knowledge in a huge variety of exciting subjects.

In maths, we learn a variety of skills including place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; fractions and many more. In maths, we place a great emphasis on developing reasoning and problem-solving skills and the children will have the opportunity to express their talents through a range of challenges throughout the year.

In English, we develop both our writing and reading skills. Some of the skills we will learn this year include using brackets and hyphens, using modal verbs and relative clauses. To develop our reading and writing, we complete several book studies across the year including Tom’s Midnight Garden and Kensuke’s Kingdom.

We take a thematic approach to learning in foundation subjects to ensure children are able to make meaningful links between their learning and the world around them. Some of the topics we will study this year are Alchemy Island, Stargazers and Allotment. Through these topics, we develop a range of skills from map reading in geography to designing fair tests in science.

We are fortunate to be taking part in the Pie Project as a class this year and I know the children are desperate to do well during the challenges!

During PE we will develop our skills in a range of topics including football, gymnastics and dance. Please ensure PE kits are brought in on a Tuesday and reading records are signed weekly and returned to school.

What their teacher says:

The children already have a wide range of talents, which they will develop this year. They will have the opportunity to express and enhance their abilities as we work hard together to make excellent progress. I hope to instil a sense of self-belief in the class to help them produce work they can be proud of.
Mr Guthrie

What the children say:

"I love being challenged in maths because you have to try and figure out tricky problems" (Toby) "I like our topic of Beast Creators because we are learning about minibeasts. We even had the chance to hold some." (Olivia) "I'm excited about the Pie Project. I hope we can do as well as last year's class did." ...