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Richard Durning's Endowed Primary School

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Year 5 & 6 - Diamond

Welcome to Diamond Class!


There are 16 year 5 and 6 children in Diamond Class. Mrs Hodgson teaches us every morning for all aspects of English, Maths and PSHE. In the afternoons we are taught the foundation subjects from a range of our school teachers.  Take a look below at our yearly curriculum overview for further information on the topics being covered.

Much of our writing in English is based upon our reading; we are starting the year off by reading a spooky story "Room 13!" Reading is really important - we promote reading in a variety of ways.  In our classroom we have a special Reading and Wellbeing area where we have our own settee and book display. We are starting the year off with a visit to Parbold library and we often visit our school library where we can loan a range of fiction and non-fiction books.  Each week we are set reading challenges to complete and love collecting our raffle tickets for the Friday Asembly draw.

We are so keen to collect knowledge and new vocabulary. Our Knowledge Journals are a great way to record our learning and we love our end of term quizzes to see how much we have remembered. Our classroom is covered in high quality vocabulary. 

We work very hard in Diamond class to ensure each child reaches their potential across all areas of the curriculum. We have a happy, calm, hard-working learning environment, where every child feels valued and secured. We all know what we need to do to make progress and to do our very best.  We encourage resilience, perseverance and an 'I can'  attitude! Our teachers encourage us to achieve our targets and to be proud of the wonderful work that we do. Have a look around our classroom and in the corridor to see some of our fantastic work. We are always very excited to find out who is 'Star of the Week' and Dojo Champ of the Day. The Dojos are collected at the end of the week and added to our team points. We are excited to see which team is in the lead!

We really look forward to our learning outside. We have a wonderful field with a Willow Classroom and a tunnel and tyres to play on. Also, each year we go to Tower Wood as part of our outdoor learning curriculum.  Whilst there we enjoy open canoeing, climbing, balance beam amongst many other activities. It's a great time to learn team building skills and build our resilience and confidence. PE days are Monday and Thursday this year. 

We have a School Council and a Sports Council where we have a representative from both year groups. Year 6 pupils also take on the responsibility of Team Captains, Playground Leaders and some of our children have been trained as referees for football games. All children have the opportunity to apply for jobs within school and many of Diamond class take pride in their roles. We have a range of extra curricular activities on offer that Diamond class have the opportunity to participate in. 

Our school offers an exciting array of competitive and festival events that we can take part in as well as Public Speaking event for Y5/6. 

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Curl Up With A Book Sessions - We Love To Read!

Computing - Computer Science

PE - Invasion Games

Music - learning to play Samba Drums and percussion

Yoga - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Y5 Bikeability

Science - exploring the rotation of the sun, moon and earth

Science - exploring properties of materials

Hygiene talk

History - Researching and answering questions about Alexander the Great

Class assembly - all about our adventures at Tower Wood

RE - using the Bible to read about John the Baptist

PSHE - Keeping Safe with a workshop with Lancashire Fire and Rescue

PSHE - No Outsiders Work - Everyone is welcome - Showing our differences in developing our own hand design

PE - Developing Outdoor Education Skills