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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 4/5

Information on our class structure and curriculum at SJL

In line with our prospectus, classes 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

WELCOME TO Year 4/5 Miss Samuel's Class


.In Autumn 2 we have new topics to research and new skills to learn.


Vivid Vibrations

In Autumn 2 our topic is Vivid Vibrations. We will be exploring how sound is produced, research the terms opaque, transparent, translucent.  We will be measuring the height of shadows and putting our results into tables. 


During our music lessons, we  will be listening to some music and identifying volume, tone, pitch and making our own music. 





Our sports session will be on a Wednesday afternoon, and everyone needs to remember their P.E. ki,t as it is an important part of the curriculum.


To keep up to date with what we are doing in Maths, please have a look at the Maths newsletters posted on the class page belonging to your Maths teacher. Also, don’t forget to complete your My Maths homework online. This is set each Wednesday and you have a week to complete it.


In our language we will be reading the novel, 'The Firework-Makers Daughter':


What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker!  But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend!  Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time?


Don’t forget to read and complete the activities for 1 book each week on Bug Club. Reading is so important in helping us learn and develop other skills.


A new list of spelling will be posted on our class page each Friday. Please remember to practice these words each day at home ready for your spelling test the following Friday.


In RE we will be looking at other faiths - Judaism and Islam.  This will be followed by the topic, 'Gift' - We will be remembering, celebrating and responding to the gift of love and friendship and Advent and Christmas: The Churches seasons of preparing to receive God's gift of love and friendship in Jesus. 


Our virtues this term are asking us to become “Attentive” and “Discerning”. These virtues will help us to be attentive to our experiences and to our vocation; and discerning about the choices we make and the effects of those choices.


What a fantastic term ahead! Let's go for it!


Miss Samuel



Monday - Bug Club book

Wednesday - My Maths

Friday - Spellings


PE - Wednesday (Remember your PE kit)

Maths Newsletters

Santa on strike - Songs to learn at home

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