St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

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Class 4

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 4 please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Shekleton, the class teacher.



 We will begin with number and place value, then move onto fractions and geometry.  We need to make sure our times tables are strong to help us in other areas of maths so we continue to work on this skill. 



 Our English units include poetry and stories from other cultures.  We will be looking at the language poets use such as similes and metaphors.  We will read a variety of stories and write our own set in the rainforest.  


Religious Education - Jesus the Teacher

Our RE unit is Jesus the Teacher. In this unit we will explore Jesus' early life and the role of the parables in his teaching. 


 Our Science topic is Animals, including Humans.  We will learn about the different parts of the human body, particularly the digestive system. 


Art/Design Technology

In our art topic, ' Drawing People', we will explore the work of famous artists, focusing on how they draw and paint  people  , in order to create our own portraits.   


Computing - Coding

We will continue to expand our coding skills, learning how to write algorithms and fix problems with them. We will also continue to learn about online safety while using computers and other devices when using the internet.


In PSHE we will be looking at how to keep our bodies healthy, including our teeth.  We will also look at valuing differences in others. 



Our History topic is Ancient Sumer, where we will learn about the lives and inventions of the Sumerian civilization.


Physical Education

  P.E. will be on Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full kit , including a plain white polo shirt, black shorts and black pumps.  Earrings must be removed for PE lessons. 

Class 4 will be swimming on Tuesday afternoon this term. 


 Homework will be sent home on Thursday and collected on Tuesday.  There will be a piece of maths, spellings and times tables.  We will have spellings and times tables tests during the week. 


Home Reading

The children are expected to read to an adult and have their green reading diary signed at least three times a week.  It would be extremely beneficial if you could hear your child read every night. 

Digestive system experiment

Class 4 investigated how the digestive system works.  They recreated the transit of food through the body and learned what different parts of the digestive system do.

Class 4 visit to theatre group.

Class 4 visited the Civic Hall in Barnoldswick  to watch a Horrible Histories presentation.   The children had a wonderful time learning about the Awesome Egyptians. 

Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. We are currently in cycle A.

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 4 please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Shekleton, the class teacher.

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YEAR B.pdfDownload
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