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 to Year 6 and the final chapter of your St. John Lloyd journey. We've an exciting and fun packed year ahead of us and we will be learning about World War 2, The 7 wonders of the world as well as developing our understanding of the human body. We will be exploring the rights of the child and learning how virtues can help us to grow into a better person. We will 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 first topic this year is called "Technotastic". We will be exploring how technology influences our lives and research those who have had the greatest impact on the changing ways in which technology continues to evolve.This project has a ICT focus and teaches children ICT skills using a range of technological and multimedia resources. At the heart of this project children write narrative stories set in fantasy settings and develop additional skills in writing sequences and instructions to control devices. In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by bringing a story to life using technology.
In this project the children will learn:
• How to use a range of control devices;
• How to use ICT for a range of purposes in and out of school;
• How to use ICT to create art and sound;
• About the rate and effect of technological change;
• How to create and populate data spreadsheets and analyse the data
collected to draw conclusions;
• How to create and sequence their own technological stories;
• How to write narrative stories in fantasy worlds.
We are lucky enough this term to be reading and studying the work of Anthony Horowitz as we enjoy the novel "Stormbreaker"
Our maths skills will be posted onto our webpage so that you can share with your "grown ups" what we are focusing on.
Our ICT and Welsh skills will be a priority this year in order to prepare everybody for year 7 and we will be using the expertise of Mr. Hennessy and Mrs. Davies to help us do this.
Can you design and create a model of a Technotastic robot?
Monday - Reading comprehensions and Bug Club
Wednesday - Spellings and "My Maths"
Friday - Topic work