Diamond and Sapphire

Quick facts about Diamonds

The word diamond comes from the Greek word meaning unbreakable.

Diamond is the world’s most popular and sought after gemstone. They are frequently worn as part of jewelry such as rings and necklaces. As well as their rarity, they are also well suited to jewelry because they polish well and can only be scratched by other diamonds.

Naturally occurring diamonds are formed over billions of years under intense pressure and heat. They are often brought to the Earth’s surface by deep volcanic eruptions.

A diamond is 58 times harder than the next hardest mineral on earth, corundum, from which rubies and sapphires are formed. It was only during the 15th century that it was discovered that the only way to cut diamonds was with other diamonds. Yet, diamonds are brittle. If hit hard with a hammer, a diamond will shatter or splinter

The technology for synthetic diamonds was researched in the 1940’s and the first synthetically created diamond was produced in the 1950’s.

Welcome to our new Phase page for Diamond and Sapphire Classes.

Over the year as your child develops we will be posting information on what they are learning and what they will learn in the upcoming terms. We will also post some of their work and pictures of the events and trips they take part in.

Mrs Crook, Mrs Varley & Miss Reid

Spellings for both classes

Test day is Wednesday 23rd Nov
















Year 2 Newsletter



As part of science this half term, we will be learning about the importance of health and hygiene. We have begun with lots of visual experiments to show how easily germs are spread.

The children have been having lots of fun with invisible UV ink to symbolise the germs! This will like to our instructional writing in literacy of how to thoroughly wash your hands.

We will also be growing bacteria that we have collected from clean and dirty places as well as experimenting how to keep food fresh and slow down the moulding process!



Skelton Grange



Our trip to Skelton Grange on Tuesday 12th July was fantastic!!!! We crossed the shark infested water to get to a desert island which was completely derelict. We made our own dens out of materials we found, they were so good we to had lunch in them! Finally we made campfires to toast our marshmallows on! Who knew cotton wool was a fabulous fire starter?!

This is Samuel using a steel fire to light our camp fire for us to toast our marshmallows!

Skipping Session

On Thursday 5th May Year 2 children had a skipping session! They practised their skills, and had a go at some new games. There will be a competition on 8th June, so we will see who is chosen to represent our school. There are limited places, so….keep practising children