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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 6 Mrs Brazil


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 .  


Welcome back to the final term of 2023!

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       

“Rocking Rollercoasters.” 








We will be exploring theme parks around the world, comparing speeds, distances and forces to solve mathematical problems and challenges. We will be investigating mechanisms and exploring the links between potential and kinetic energy. We will also  be researching and writing historical accounts of roller coasters including significant people and places such as John Millar 1872-1941 and Walt Disney. And as usual Mr Sheehan and Mr Henderson will be supporting us and helping us through our learning this term.


Within our literacy lessons we will be studying the novels, “The Iron Man” and “Funny, Fantastic and Frightening.” We will explore the work of Ted Hughes and use his ideas to inspire us in our own imaginative writing.



In our maths lessons we will be focusing on fractions and decimals, converting units of length, and learning to solve problems involving time. 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 “Hope” and is all about the time of preparation that we know as Advent. We will be thinking about the differences between hoping and expecting and why it is so important that we wait patiently for the coming of 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.

Leading up to Christmas, we have lots of exciting events and activities planned including an “Open your eyes” week, Dementia awareness, Anti Bullying activities and Poetry days. We will also continue to develop our edible garden and our Ukulele skills.

 Don’t forget to keep checking your “BUG CLUB” and “MYMATHS” pages and updated maths targets will be regularly posted on our class page.      


I hope we can have a wonderful term together and remember to continue to be the best that we can be!

Mrs. Brazil



Spellings ( through google classroom)


My maths


Topic based learning / Comprehension Bug Club


Don’t forget your PE kit!

Class mass – November 16th     Carol Concert – December 19th