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 the secretary.
Welcome back to a new term and new year!
2020 promises to be a fun filled and exciting time for all of us, with lots of challenges ahead. We will be continuing to develop our ability to "Become the Best that we can Be!" and 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 to help prepare everyone for a new beginning when we reach Year 7!
Our topic for the Autumn term will be "Energy".
This project has a science focus and teaches children about different types and sources of energy and the social, environmental and economic impact of these. At the heart of this project children write letters to communicate with a range of fictional and real organisations and develop additional skills in writing explanations and making scientific recordings. In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by creating a micro wind farm in the school grounds. 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.
Can you make your very own windmill using available materials (Lego, Kinex, etc).
ENGLISH and MATHS
We are lucky enough this term to be studying a variety of genres including poetry, suspense and science fiction. Our first novel this year is called 'Millions'. Our Maths skills will be posted onto our web page so that you can share with your "grown ups" what we are focusing on.
Spellings will be given out every Monday and tested the following week, please help by practicing them at home. My maths homework will be set each Wednesday.
We will continue to develop our Welsh language in preparation for High School and our Ukulele skills will continue to grow. We will be using a range of ICT skills to enhance our learning especially google classrooms. 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 regularly posted on our class page.
PE kit will need to be brought to school every Thursday.