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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.

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YEAR 3/4

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

Hello everyone,

 I am sure you will all agree that it is so good being back at St John Lloyd 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.

 

For this first half of the Summer term our topic 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 novel this term is called ‘Christophe's Story’. This is a simply-told, heart-warming story about a young boy named Christophe who arrives in Britain from Rwanda. It recounts his first few days at school where he encounters kindness both from his class-teacher and some pupils as well as rejection and bullying from certain other pupils.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at measurement and perimeter. We will also continue to learn the facts for our 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables as well as developing our column addition and subtraction skills. Please see your maths teacher’s class page for more information in your latest Maths Newsletter. Also you can use ‘My Maths’ at home anytime to do some extra practice on your lessons in school.

 

Our RE topic is called ‘New Life’. We will be looking at the story of Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit helped the apostles and St Paul continue Jesus's mission.  

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.’ 

 

 

Alongside all of this, we will be improving our ICT skills and our knowledge of reading, writing and speaking yn Cymraeg!

 

Keep smiling!

Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Webb

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

P.E. is on Mondays so do not forget your kit!

 

HOMEWORK TIMETABLE

Bug Club

1 book and all activities each week

Updated on termly

Spellings

Homework set on Mondays (Google classoom)

Spelling test on Monday

Maths

My Maths set each week set on Wednesday

Complete by the following Wednesday

1 other e.g. Topic, R.E.

Set Fridays

Complete by the following Monday.

WEEK 3 SPELLINGS

Hello Everyone,

 

What a fantastic 1st half term we have had, with lots of hard work completed! You have all settled back into school very well, and have tried your best to follow the rules. 

 

This half terms topic is 'Wild Wood'. We will be doing lots of investigations and learning about woodland plants and animals, and their habitats. We will be looking at the art work of Andy Goldsworthy and creating some lovely pieces of our own. 

 

In Literacy we will be looking at the story of 'Robin Hood', looking at characters and settings. We will be developing our descriptive writing skills. We are going to work on our handwriting. Spellings will be uploaded on to our class page each week and on to HWB. We will no longer be sending home paper copies. The children know what spelling groups they are in, but if there is any confusion, don't hesitate to ask Mrs Lewis or Mrs Webb. Spellings will be Tested each Monday, and new ones set.

 

In maths this term we are working on our times tables. This will help to develop our multiplication and division skills. We shall be practicing to tell the time to the nearest minute. 

 

Don't forget to log onto my maths, and bug club each week to complete your homework. All passwords have been sent home, children know how to log on, as we have practiced in class. If there are any issues please get in touch so we can help sort them out. 

PE will be on a Monday, we will also be working towards a virtual Christmas concert.

 

We are looking forward to a lovely half term with lots of fun and hard work.

 

Keep up the good work!

Mrs Lewis and Mrs Webb 

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