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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 and to Key Stage 2! We have lots of exciting activities and learning opportunities planned! Working in our Year 3 class are Miss Chapman, Mrs Moss and Ms Gough.


Our topic this term is ‘Castles and Dragons'. We will be creating a timeline of the period, locating and plotting the four ancient provinces of Gwyned, Powys, Dehaubarth and Morgannwg and investigating the cultural and historical significance of The Welsh Dragon (Y Ddraig Goch).


Our RE topic is ‘Homes' and we will be thinking about our Big Question – What makes a house a home? In our Literacy lessons we will focus on developing 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 'Active' and 'Curious'. This means exploring God’s creation and asking questions to find out more. Everything around us was created by God. Being curious about these things – from tiny insects to enormous planets, from the languages of the Earth to the patterns made by numbers – brings us closer to God. To become active we can work to make things better where we can. As we use our curiosity to explore, we find things that could be better: a friend is unhappy; a neighbour is lonely; there is litter in the playground; the whiteboard needs wiping. Some of these problems we can fix. By being active we take responsibility for these tasks and look after God’s creation. 


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.


Over the next few weeks at home, I’d like you to explore your family’s coat of arms that you may have seen before on a soldier’s shield. Please research your family’s coat of arm on Google and make it at home using materials of your choice.  Please tweet @SJLCardiff with your photograph of your family’s coat of arms, so we will be able to see your wonderful work.


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


We wish you all every success for Year 3 and are really looking forward to working with you all!


Let's have a great term!


Miss Chapman, Mrs Moss and Ms Gough.