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
Welcome back to a brand new school year!
2021 promises to be a fun-filled and exciting time for all of us, with lots of challenges and new beginnings to look forward to. You’re now the oldest pupils in the school, setting examples and becoming role models for everyone else!
You will be working with lots of different teachers this year in preparation for high school. Mrs Webb, Mr Hennessy and Mrs Wiersma-Jones are already looking forward to getting to know some of you a little better and to help you with your IT, PE and creative skills. We will also be focusing upon our 4 different ways of learning and using our characters Ambitious Aaron, Creative Chloe, Healthy Harri and Ethical Ella to help us.
Our new topic for this term is called “RRR” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). This project has a science focus and will teach us about different types and sources of energy and the social, environmental and economic impact of these. We will be finding out how sources of energy have changed over time and we will be visiting the Big Pit to help us explore Welsh culture and history.
Within our literacy sessions this term we will be studying the author Frank Cottrell Boyle and his novel “Millions”.
Our maths this term will be exploring (very) large numbers, using common factors to simplify fractions, refelcting and translating shapes, as well as converting units of measure and of course practicing our 4 orders of operation. Don’t forget to keep checking your “Mymaths” page for extra help and to complete all tasks set.
Our RE topic this term is all about Loving. The love between parents and children and the relationship between ourselves and God. The parable of the Prodigal Son will help us to develop our understanding of God, our forgiving father.
Our virtues this term are asking us to become “eloquent” and “truthful”. Eloquence is not confined to speaking – we find it in writing, music, drama, dance, the creative arts, design, film, digital media, and sport. All of these are important to us because they encourage us to express our identity as well as their talents. However, being able to speak well is not much use if what you speak is not worth saying. Eloquence must be used in a truthful way – to speak truth about myself and others, As Jesus tells us, “The truth will set you free.” (John 8:32).
We will continue to develop our Welsh language in preparation for 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 reguarly posted on our class page.
Spellings ( through google classroom)
Topic based learning
Don’t forget you PE kit!