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 continue to work on learning our times tables up to 12x12  We will secure our knowledge of the four operations and also focus on fractions.



 Our English units include Legends and Persuasion.  We will read a variety of stories on a 'water' theme and write our own.  Our class novel is 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' by C.S. Lewis.


Religious Education - The Mission of the Church

In this unit we will explore the story of Jesus' Ascension and how the Christian Church began. We will then move onto exploring other faiths.  


 Our Science topic is all about states of matter and reversible and irreversible changes.  We will include the water cycle as part of this unit.

Art/Design Technology

In our Art we will be looking at the work of Monet and later learn about Illuminated manuscripts from the Anglo Saxon era, this will link to our History topic.


Computing - Coding

We will continue to build on our coding skills and produce a simple game on the Scratch program.  Later in the term will  learn more about using the various programs in the Microsoft Office Suite.


In our PSHE we will be focusing on celebrating differences, from our scheme ' A Journey in Love'.  We will be specifically looking at physical differences and then how a baby develops in the womb.



In the second half of the term, we will study the Anglo-Saxons and our Geography will include fieldwork linked to our study of the water cycle.


Physical Education

 P.E. will be on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full kit. including outdoor kit with trainers, as Class 4 will be taking part in orienteering this is essential. 


 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.  Our optional homework topics will be linked to our topics of 'Water, Water, Everywhere and ' A Kingdom United'.


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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