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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

To be the best we can be, living to learn, learning to live with God at our side.


Year 6

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 

Remember SJL has an open door policy and communication between the school and parents is vital to us developing your child's education. If you would like to discuss any issues with the class teacher or pop in for a chat please book a time slot with Mrs Chambers. 
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Welcome back to our summer Term!  

   We've a fun filled, exciting time ahead of us as we continue to develop all our talents and skills before we begin the next stage of our education.

Our new topic is "MODS AND ROCKERS", which will help us in our Jubilee Celebrations!!!

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This project has a history focus and teaches children about life

in the 1960s including significant social, cultural and political

events of the time. At the heart of this project the children will

learn how to write scripts and will develop additional skills in

writing newspaper reports of historical events.

In the Innovative Stage children apply their skills and

understanding by producing a documentary programme on the

theme of Space and the first Moon landing.

In this project the children will learn:

• About the Moon, the Sun and other planets of the solar system;

• How to order things chronologically;

• About musical culture and influences of the 1960s;

• About significant historical figures and events of the 1960s;

• How to use a range of artistic skills to create ‘Pop Art’;

• How to use ICT to source information and present their


• How to write scripts.


Spring 1 - Energy

Our new topic this term is called 'Energy'. This project has a focus on science and teaches children about the different types and sources of energy. The children will learn about the social, environmental and economic impact of energy sources. They will use their skills of persuasion to debate the positive and negative impacts of renewable energy. At the heart of the project the children will be creating their own micro wind farm and write letters to organisations with explanations and scientific recordings and observations of their models.


In this project the children will learn:
• About different sources of energy;
• How these work and what forces they use;
• About the uses of different power and energy sources in our everyday lives;
• About the impact of energy sources on humans, economy and the environment;
• About the generation of Energy from Wales;
• How to carry out fair tests;
• How to make a range of models to generate energy;
• How to record and draw inferences from data;
• How to write letters in a formal style

Homework Task
Can you design and create a model / poster / powerpoint etc. to persuade and convince others about the importance of saving energy!


We are lucky enough this term to be reading and studying the work of Frank Cottrel Boyle as we enjoy the novel "Millions"
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.

Spring 2 - Gallery


This project has an art focus and explores the artwork of a variety
of artists from different periods of history and develops children’s
painting skills using a range of materials. At the heart of this
project children learn how to write classically structured poetry
and develop additional skills in the use of figurative language and
descriptive vocabulary.
In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding
by opening their own art gallery to exhibit their work on a local
and national scale.

In this project the children will learn:

• How the work of various artists throughout history has been
used to express their views, and how artists’ work reflected the
times they lived in;
• How artists use various skills to work with different media;
• How art and poetry can be used to express the views of the
artist or poet;
• How to write a poem on a theme using figurative and
expressive language;
• How to organise a display of artwork;

• How to use ICT to find information, display information and
create art;
• How to use art and poetry to express feelings and opinions





Every week there will be homework tasks set to challenge and reinforce the learning that happens in class.
Mon- Reading and Comprehension skills
Wed - Maths (My Maths and a task to complete)
Thurs - Big Talk
Fri - Spelling / Research task . Spelling words are given out every Friday. Spelling Book will go home on a Friday and returned the following Friday for weekly Friday spelling test

PE will take place every Tuesday.

2018 will be a year of huge changes for all in Year 6 so lets make it a memorable one!!!