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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.


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 Ms Parry.  




Croeso i flwyddyn 3! I really hope you have enjoyed the Autumn Term as much as I have. A year highlight for me was our Christmas Concert ‘Gabriel’s Big Break’ which demonstrated how we must live in joyful hope. We still have so many exciting opportunities and activities planned, which I hope will add to the wonderful memories you've built so far at St John Lloyd! This term we are joined by our student teacher Miss Begum who will be helping us on our learning journey. We are very excited about this!


Our topic this term is ‘Blood, Bones and Gory Bits’. We will be exploring the importance of exercise and its effects on the body. We will be learning to record our heart rate before and after exercise and then record the data in a simple line graph. We will be learning about our skeleton and locating organs in our bodies whilst learning about their functions. Using our knowledge, we will create a booklet for younger children to help them understand about their bodies too.


In our Literacy lessons, we will be studying the works of Eoin Colfer whilst reading Spud Murphy. Our RE topic is ‘Journeys' and we will be thinking about our Big Question – Is life a journey? In addition to this we will develop our ICT skills with a focus this term on Programming and Data Handling. We will also continue to develop our Welsh knowledge and our Maths skills will be posted to this page. We will also continue our Rights Respecting Schools Journey learning about our Rights and how they are present all around the world.


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! 


Please take a look at our School Twitter account to see the wonderful work will be producing in class - @SJLCardiff or


I wish you all every success for Year 3 I am really looking forward to working with you all!


Let's have a great term!


Miss Chapman and Miss Begum.


Message from Dewi our Class Dragon

'I am so excited to be meeting all of you and spending a wonderful time getting to know you all! I am sure there will be lots of fun and excitement when I spend my weekends with you.' Cariad, Dewi! 




Monday - Spelling homework and spellings set for Friday test. 


Wednesday - Maths homework set - My Maths.


Friday - Project homework and new Bug Club set. 


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


PE will take place on a Monday - Miss Chapman.

Home Learning Project - The Romans

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