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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.



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


Well come back!


We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the new term.


This topic this half term is Invasion. We will be looking at the Age of the Princes in Welsh history. As part of this we will be learning about castles and knights and designing our own coat of arms.

In our Literacy lessons we will using a film called ‘Dragon Slayer’ to work towards writing our own Welsh myths.



As it is nearly Spring, when our gardens start to come to life once again, we will be investigating ‘How does your garden grow?’

In RE, our topic is ‘Journeys’ and we will be learning about the journey we make through the Church’s Liturgical year.


Our virtues this term are ‘Curious and Active’. We are growing to be curious about everything; and active in our engagement with the world, changing what we can for the better.


So, we have a packed term with lots of learning and experiences awaiting us!



Monday - Spellings

Wednesday - My Maths

Friday - Bug Club


PE will be on Tuesdays



Croeso i flwyddyn 3! We are so excited to welcome you all back to St John Lloyd for a new school year!  We have so many exciting opportunities and activities planned for you this Autumn term. We are lucky to have Mrs Francis supporting our learning this year!



We wish you all every success for our Autumn Term together in Year 3 and we are really looking forward  to working with you all!


Let's have a brilliant Autumn term!


Mrs Lewis and Ms Floyd 



Our topic this term is ‘Vile Victoria’. We will be developing our knowledge and understanding about the Victorians. With our first stop being our trip to Penarth Pier next week. 



Our RE topic is ‘Homes.' In this topic we will explore how God is present in every home. This is expressed in the love that binds the family together within the home through good times and bad times.


Our Virtues this term are asking us to become 'Eloquent' and 'truthful'. We are going to be eloquent and truthful in what we say of ourselves and relations and the world.



In Numeracy we will be working on Number and place value, addition and subtraction, fractions, shape and handling data. Remember to keep checking your 'My maths' page for all tasks set.



In our language we will be studying the book. 'The Little Match Girl' by Carrie Weston set in the Victorian Era. This book is about a young girl struggling to sell her matches. As she lights them one by one to keep warm, her imagination turns the cold, dark streets into a world far more welcoming. The children will be writing a character descriptions using wow words and also writing a diary entry putting themselves in the 'Little Match Girls Shoes'.




Spellings will be given out on a Monday with a test the following Monday.


Bug Club 1 book per week answer bug questions, these will be updated on a Friday.


My Maths will be set on a Wednesday to be completed by the following week.


Topic/RE/Comprehension is set on a Friday to be completed by the following Monday.


Our PE Lesson will take place on a Wednesday.

Please make sure ALL school uniform and PE kit is labelled.