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 will be looking at the 7 Wonders of the World as well as developing our understanding of the human body. We will continue to explore the 'Right of a Child' and continue to learn how virtues can help us grow into a better person. This term we will be focusing on how to be 'Learned' and 'Wise'.
What A Wonderful World
Our second topic this Spring will be 'What A Wonderful World'. We will be learning about the 7 Wonders of the World and to locate them on maps, globes and a range of aerial photographs. We will then locate geographical features such as rivers, cities and continents and find out how far Cardiff is from each Wonder of the World. We will find out about the weather in these countries and understand how temperature is measured. We will discuss what implications the temperature and climate has on life and the environment in these places. Finally, we will learn about the environmental issues associated with visitors to the Wonders of the World, in particular the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon. These will include the impact on the habitats and the people who live there.
Can you create your own independent project on a country of your choice?
ENGLISH and MATHS
We are lucky enough this term to be reading Michael Murpurgo's novel 'Kensuke's Kingdom.' Our Maths skills will be posted onto our webpage so that you can share with your "grown ups" what we are focusing on.
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