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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 5\6

Mr Hennessy's Class Page

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

Happy New Year and welcome back to the spring term of 2022!


This term we will be continuing to develop the four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales:


* Ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives

* Enterprising, creative contributors ready to play a full part in life and work

* Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

* Healthy, confident individuals ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

Our new topic which will help us to achieve these goals is called “Mythical Monsters.” This project has a science focus which will help us to understand the life cycles and habitats, body parts and functions of different minibeasts in the locality and beyond. We will be collecting and presenting scientific and mathematical data and each of you will be invited to enter our beast creating competition to invent your very own mythical being.


And as usual Mrs Brazil, Mrs Webb, Mrs Spear and Mrs Wiersma- Jones will be supporting us and helping us through our learning this term.


Within our literacy lessons we will be studying the novel, The Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe. We will explore the fantastic creatures and the wonderful world of Narnia that C.S. Lewis created, and use these to inspire us in our own imaginative writing.

Our numeracy topic this term will be exploring  negative numbers and using a protractor to find and draw angles.  Don’t forget to keep checking your “Mymaths” page for extra help and to complete all tasks set.

Our RE topic this term is called 'Mission'. We will be exploring our diocese led by bishops who continue the work of the twelve apostles who continued the work and mission of Jesus.


For ICT we will be focusing on programming using Scratch block coding. We will also be using Edison Robots to create a "Superbug" that will be entered into a knock out tournament!!


Our virtues this term are asking us to become “Curious” and “Active”. These virtues will help us to grow by leading us to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for our own learning. We will provide opportunities for you to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.






 We will continue to develop our Welsh language in preparation for year 6/ High School and build upon our ICT skills using google classroom and a range of apps and resources. Don’t forget to keep checking your “BUG CLUB” and “MYMATHS” pages and updated maths targets will be regularly posted on our class page.          


Best wishes,

Mr Hennessy




Spellings ( through google classroom)


My Maths


Topic based learning


Don’t forget your PE kit!