Diamond Academy-23


This year, children will continue to develop their skills across the curriculum. English lessons will focus on reading and writing, where children will be encouraged to develop their own imagination using the skills taught in lessons.

There are three texts that we will be focused on in English this year, starting with Holes by Louis Sachar. The children will develop new skills such as relative clauses, semi-colons and brackets and apply them to a range of writing genres. They will use the books as a basis for writing as well as developing reading skills.

Numbers will increase to seven digits this year as children continue to extend their mathematical knowledge and skills. Children will learn to multiply by two-digit numbers as well as divide three-digit numbers. 

English and maths learning will be supported by homework tasks on a weekly basis that should be completed by all children. Pupils are also encouraged to read at home on a regular basis to support their reading.

Foundation subjects will be taught through a topic based curriculum. Topics include ‘Stargazers’, ‘Beast Creator’ and ‘Allotment’. The topics will encourage children to make cross-curricular links and investigate a range of subjects through exciting trips, tasks and projects. The subjects will engage the children and provide challenge whilst feeding their curiosity about the world we live in today.

What their teacher says:

5LA are a hard-working and enthusiastic class. The children have an extremely inquisitive nature. This year, they have new challenges to face and I can't wait to guide them through in order for them to reach their full potential. Watching the children develop and learn is a very special part of the job. 
Miss Allsopp

What the students say:

"I like taking part in experiments. Recently, we had to measure temperatures using a thermometer." (Ellie-Mae) "When we went to the museum, I enjoyed the planetarium where we learnt about the first man on the moon." (Kevin) "I liked drawing the planets with different chalks and pastels in art." (Nadie)