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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




Croeso i flwyddyn 3! We are so excited to welcome you all back to St John Lloyd!  I am sure you will all agree that it is so good being back at school! We are all getting used to working in a different way in our classrooms, but together we will make our classroom a safe and happy place for us to learn.

We have lots of exciting activities and learning opportunities planned for our Summer Term together! 


Our topic this term is ‘Disaster Zone’. We will be developing our geographical skills whilst looking at our coastal line and how it is effected by erosion. Also we will be putting our detective hats to investigate and report on the effects of flooding and how we can prevent this.


Our RE topic is ‘Energy' and we will be thinking about our Big Question – What is the use of energy? In our Literacy lessons we will be reading 'The Legend of Spud Murphy' whilst continuing to develop our phonics knowledge and our understanding of our High Frequency words, alongside Guided Group Reading. Our Maths skills will be posted to this page weekly. In addition to this we will develop our ICT skills and we will also continue our Rights Respecting Schools Journey learning about our Rights and how they are present all around the world.


Our PE Lesson will take place on a Wednesday.


Our Virtues this term are asking us to become 'Loving' and 'Compassionate'This means we must show love and compassion to others just as God shows each and everyone of us. 


The Greatest Commandment
Matthew 22:36-39 (GNB)

“Teacher,” he asked, “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’

It is very important to complete your homework as this will reinforce the learning that happens in class. Bug Club, My Maths and Spelling Homework will be set weekly. Alongside this, half term projects will be set too! 




Big Talk Homework will be given out on a Monday. At home, please think about and discuss what you could write in your Big Write Task on a Thursday or Friday.


Spellings will also be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.


Bug Club will be set on a Monday. Please read a book a week and answer the comprehension questions that accompany the book.


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


Topic homework will be set termly.


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


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


Let's have a great Summer term!


Miss Chapman, Mrs Moss and Ms Gough.