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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

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Year 3

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 teacher.

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. 

Hello and welcome to Year 3/4. We have an exciting half term ahead!
Our topic this term will be 'Castles and Dragons' we will be looking at the history of the 'Age of the Princes' and the medieval times. We will be visiting Cardiff Castle and researching about its history. We will also be looking at what life was like in Wales during the medieval period and will be linking dragons into our 'SJL Welsh Week' and language by writing our own legend of 'Y Draig Coch'.  

Within Language the children will be looking at the story of the 'Dragon Slayer' and creating our own Dragon Slayer film. 

Here's to a fantastic term ahead! 

Maths is given out on Wednesday on 'My Maths' to be completed by the following Wednesday.
 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
Weekend homework is given out on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Monday.

PE is on a Tuesday so make sure you bring your PE kits!

We hope you are looking forward to the next few weeks with us.

Miss Redfearn


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