Information on our class structure and curriculum in KS2 at SJL
In line with our prospectus, classes in KS2 are mixed ability with some year groups being split year groups. In the case where TEACHING classes are based on ability the pupils parent/ guardian will be notified individually and the reasons explained for the grouping.
In Maths pupils are set as this allows the teaching to maximise the development of pupils skills and understanding. Homework is provided through MY MATHS. Please see the attached link for explanation of how to maximise homework in addition to set weekly HW by class
In literacy classes pupils are mixed ability with spelling groups based on pupils spelling ages and their consistent understanding of spelling rules. The school uses Nelson Spelling. The book colour reflects the expected spelling patterns for that year group;
RED =Y1-2, YELLOW = Y2-3, PURPLE= Y3-4, BLUE= Y4, GREEN = Y5, ORANGE =Y6
Welcome back to a new term and new year!
2019 promises to be a funfilled and exciting time for all of us, with lots of changes ahead. Only a few more months left of your primary journey before you leave for fresh starts and new schools to enjoy. For the remainder of year 6 we will continue to explore the rights of the child and learning how virtues can help us to grow into a better person. We will also be working closely with our high school St.Illtyds and helping each of you to prepare for the next stage in your education when you begin Year 7.
Our new topic for the Spring term takes us back in time to the era of WW2. We will be researching the lives of children at this time, the causes and consequences of war and the leaders of various countries. We will experience first hand the daunting prospect of sheltering from air raids and how gas masks were part of every day life.
This project has a history focus and teaches children about the Second World War including an understanding of the reasons for war, the impact on the everyday lives of people including children
and about significant individuals of the period. Children will also learn about the significance of the Blitz and the social and human impact of it. At the heart of this project children write narrative stories based on historical facts and develop additional skills in using flashback as a technique for telling stories.
In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by planning their own VE street party.
In this project the children will learn:
• About the political, social and economic reasons which contributed to WW2;
• About the chronology of events between 1939-1945;
• About the impact of the war on the everyday lives of ordinary people in Wales;
• About the Blitz of February 1941;
• About significant people of the time who played an important role in the Welsh war effort;
• About the key aspects of narrative story writing, including flashbacks;
Our novel for this term will be Carrie’s war, and our science topic is all about sound! We will continue to develop our Welsh language in preparation for High School and our Ukulele skills will continue to grow.
We will continue to develop our ICT skills especially at home with the use of the HWB and google classroom. We are becoming experts at creating movies, books and even web pages, watch this space!!
Don't forget to keep checking your “BUG CLUB” and “MYMATHS” pages and updated maths targets will be reguarly posted on our class page.
Monday - Reading comprehensions and Bug Club
Wednesday - Spellings and "My Maths"
Friday - Topic work