St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

Welcome to our school website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for. Our statement to live by this week is: 'I know what humility means.'

Class 4

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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 negative numbers and place value, then move onto fractions and geometry.  We will continue to practise our times tables to make us all more confident, which will help us in other areas of maths.



Our English unit will include adventure stories ( based on our class novel) and non-chronological reports.  After half term we will study myths and legends and classic poetry.

Religious Education 

 Our R.E, this term is called 'Inspirational People'. We will look at what makes a person inspirational and who inspires us personally. 


 Our Science topics are sound and electricity.  We will conduct experiments to identify how sounds are made and learn new vocabulary to describe sound.  Later in the term we will construct electrical circuits

Art/Design Technology

 Our Art this term is linked to our English topic and we will draw some of the landmarks that can be seen in Europe.



In Computing we will learn how animations are created and create our own using a variety of software. After half term will will investigate programming using Turtle Logo.


 In our PHSE lessons we will be looking at how we can keep our bodies healthy, including looking after our teeth. We will also look at valuing  diffferences.



 In History we are looking at life in Medieval times, how the feudal system worked and crime and punishment in this era.

 In Geography we are studying mountain ranges, in particular  the Alps. 

Physical Education

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is essential that children have their indoor kit in school and for out doors a tracksuit, trainers and a waterproof coat will be needed. Earrings must be taken out before PE lessons.  


 Homework will be set on a Thursday and is due in on a Tuesday. Some of the work will be online, so if that is a problem please let me know and I can send home something else. There will usually be some Maths, Reading, Spelling/Grammar and Times Tables. Year 4 children are expected to do 30 minutes of homework a day in some way (Y3 20 mins). 

Children can access Times Tables Rockstars to practise their tables at home and Read Theory to help with reading comprehension.  If your child is having difficulty accessing these at home they can use the school computers at break times. 


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. 

Drama workshops 

Class 4 took part in drama workshops with Mrs Woltering from Fisher More. They had a fantastic morning and really enjoyed this experience.

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.

 Class 4 Long Term Plan Cycle A 2018-19.pdfDownload
 Class 4 Long Term Plan Year B 2019-20.pdfDownload
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