Our Wider Curriculum
At Diamond Wood Community Academy, we are fully committed to ensuring that our children become responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners. Acquiring powerful knowledge, skills and attitudes is at the heart of our curriculum intent. We pledge to ensure that our school is for all pupils, 'A place to grow and a place to shine'. The curriculum is underpinned by our core values and key themes, supporting the global development of each child. Pupil wellbeing underpins everything here are Diamond Wood!
During their time here at Diamond Wood, pupils have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enrichment opportunities, events and extra-curricular activities. These opportunities are carefully designed and planned to ensure that we offer a holistic experience so that all children can develop their personal 'Strength of Character'.
Our Diamond Promise
As part of our cultural capital offer, at Diamond Wood Community Academy, we promise that every child in our care will have chance to experience at least 24 different memorable moments. We believe that all children should experience these things during their time at our infant school. We will collect the images and memories in a special book in each year group. This is alongside capturing pupil voice. Please ask our year group leaders if you would like to look at these books. To download the overview below please click here.
Our whole school enrichment calendar outlines the specifically planned assemblies, collective worship focuses, year group events and whole school events which will take place throughout the year. Subject Leaders work in close collaboration with Year Group Leaders and class teachers to ensure that these events provide additional opportunities to revisit and embed knowledge learned by our pupils as part of their ongoing learning. Below is an overview of the calendar for the current month. For more information please contact our Curriculum Leader Mrs Price.
Mrs T will speak to the children about our whole school vision, values, themes and overarching topic for the half term. She will introduce the Words of the Week for each year group.
Mrs T and Mrs Price will announce our Stars of the Week and Attendance Prize winners.
At the end of each assembly the children share the school prayer.
This is a protected and non-negotiable time. Focuses – School Values, Fundamental British Values, Diamond Rules, Singing, Time to Talk/ Show and Tell. Discussions take place during year group planning meetings weekly to decide upon focuses and prepare as a team.
At the end of each collective worship the children share the school prayer.
Diary Dates for January
W/C 5th February - Children's Mental Health Week
6th February - Safer Internet Day
7th February - Plastic Clever Schools Launch
SCARF Personal Development Workshops
9th January - Birdwatch UK Data Collection
20th February - Carry My Story Family Launch
22nd February - Carry My Story Safe Spaces Launch
28th February - Anti-Bullying Day