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Year 6

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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 teacher.

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 Mrs Chambers. 


Welcome back to the final chapter at St. John Lloyd Primary!  
   We've a fun filled, exciting time ahead of us as we continue to develop all our talents and skills before we begin the next stage of our education.

Our first topic this year is called "SCREAM MACHINE" and we will be discovering the magic and movements of our favourite theme park rides. 

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During this topic we will be able to explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
We will be able to identify the effects of air resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
and recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. 

Things you may like to do at home 
  •  Plan a trip to a local theme park for your family. Calculate how much it will cost, how long it will take to get there and write an itinerary for the day.
  •  Research the history of fairground rides and create a PowerPoint presentation that includes information, timelines, pictures, film and sound clips.
  • Make a flipbook to animate a roller coaster ride that includes a loop the loop. Explore your home and the surrounding area to look for machines, toys and other objects that use cams, gears, levers and pulleys. Take photos and create a montage of all the different mechanisms found.
We will be studying the work of a range of authors this year and continuing to develop our love of literacy and our creative writing skills through our "Big Writes". Our maths skills will be posted onto our webpage so that you can share with your "grown ups" what we are focusing on.

Our ICT and Welsh skills will be a priority this year in order to prepare everybody for year 7 and we will be using the expertise of Mr. Hennessy and Mrs. Davies to help us do this.

Every week there will be homework tasks set to challenge and reinforce the learning that happens in class.
Mon- Reading and Comprehension skills
Wed - Maths (My Maths and a task to complete)
Thurs - Big Talk
Fri - Spelling / Research task

PE will take place every Tuesday.

I look forward to getting to know everybody as the weeks develop and hope that this year will be the best that it can be for all of our Year 6 pupils!!!


Documents - please click to open

doc.gif: welsh homework

welsh homework

File size: 20KB (Word File)

pptx.gif: 2015- St John Lloyd Energy Workshop (Yr 6)

2015- St John Lloyd Energy Workshop (Yr 6)

File size: 2MB (PowerPoint 2007 File)

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