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Diamond Class

Welcome to Diamond Class Page


In Diamond Class we love to learn. We have three adults to help us:


Class Teacher:                                    Miss Retigan    

Learning Assistant/Midday Assistant: Mr Wilk

Learning Assistant:                             Mrs Pleydell. 




We make sure we help and support each other at all times and follow our class rules which are:

  1. Be respectful to everyone.
  2. Be motivated.
  3. Be confident.
  4. Respect equipment.
  5. Take ownership.
  6. Be kind and share as much as we can.
  7. Show good teamworking skills.
  8. Use indoor voices.
  9. Put your hand up when wanting to ask a question.
  10. Show good listening skills.

Not only do we look after each other in Diamond, we need to look after our class pet, Scissors the snake:


He is a 4 year old corn snake. He really loves being handled and we make sure we take him out in the sun whenever we can. We love watching him eat and shed his skin.

In Diamond Class, during the COVID 19 pandemic, we need to make sure all of the other school animals are cared for too. Every day, some of our class go outside to feed and look after all the animals.

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Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. We can bring in our PE kits if we want to but we must make sure we have appropriate footwear.

In Maths so far this year, we have focused our learning on number, place value and multiplication. We remembered lots about our multiplication and could recall many times table facts. We applied our skills to be able to complete multiplication questions involving multiplying larger number by 2-digit numbers and used long multiplication for this.

In English, we have started to study ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl. We have been looking at the language and vocabulary used by Roald Dahl in his writing and we used our reading skills to identify useful words and phrases and used summarising skills to make notes from the text. We used these within our writing and produced a guide for spotting a REAL witch also in descriptive writing about The Grand High Witch. We’re looking forward to using the text further and writing in many different genres.

Science has been really interesting for us. We have been ‘Classifying Critters’ and we collected many creatures from outside (e.g. worms, ants, spiders etc.) and used scientific classification diagrams to help us tell the difference between the creatures we had found. We then sketched what we had found before releasing the creatures back into their natural habitats. We have also studied classification diagrams and created our own in order to classify animals of different types.

Harvest work

In Diamond Class we have worked on water colour paintings of pumpkins for our Harvest celebration.

We had to learn how to paint in different shades of colour to give a 3d effect. We enjoyed doing our paintings and we hope you enjoy them too.