Diamond Class (Year 2)
Welcome to Diamond Class
Mrs De Castro
Individual Support Assistant
Welcome to Diamond Class! Mrs Deacon (Class Teacher), Mrs De Castro (Professional Teaching Partner) and Ms Wilson (Individual Support Assistant) work closely together to inspire pupils with a lifelong love of learning. We put the child at the centre of our planning and strive to make every learning opportunity one that is fun, engaging and fulfilling. Our rich and supportive learning environment endeavours to nurture self-confidence and resilience so that pupils challenge themselves and reach their full potential.
At St Mary Cray Primary Academy we base our Literacy planning on the Power of Reading and use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc to embed early reading and writing skills. We follow the Maths Mastery scheme in Numeracy and we follow the Core Curriculum when teaching foundation subjects such as History and Geography.
Outdoor Learning forms and integral part of our pupils' learning at St Mary Cray Primary Academy. Children have access to a trim trail, large grassy field, allotment and, via our partner school, a swimming pool and Forest School.
A Message From Mrs Deacon:
'I am very excited to be teaching Diamond Class this year. I have been a teacher for many years and have considerable experience teaching in Year 2. It is such an exciting and rewarding year to teach - the progress children make over the year never ceases to amaze me. I love teaching just as much as I love learning and the two come hand in hand for me. I am dedicated to inspiring a love of learning in my classroom and supporting pupils to tackle challenges. I believe greatly in the importance of nurturing a growth mindset and giving children the confidence to try, with an understanding that we can only learn when we are willing to challenge ourselves and make mistakes.
One of my favourite activities is reading and I thoroughly enjoy sharing stories with my class. I regularly talk to my class about the books I enjoy and encourage pupils to do the same.
Our door is always open for you to come and discuss you child's learning. Please don't hesitate to visit us if there is anything you need.'