St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

School is now closed for the summer and will re open on Wednesday 2nd September. Stay safe.

SUGGESTED HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES DUE TO CARONAVIRUS in the event your child is not able to attend school due to self isolation, illness or school closure.

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 Home learning support 16 March 2020.pdfDownload
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Class grid from Mrs Ellison-16 activities to complete

 Grid Homework Y4.pdfDownload
 Grid Homework Y5.pdfDownload
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HOME LEARNING RESOURCES PER YEAR GROUP-please click the link below

Pendle Leisure Activities for at home

 Pendle Leisure Suggestions A3 pdf.pdfDownload
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Class 4

 Class 4 Spring B.pdfDownload
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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 Mrs Ellison, the class teacher.



We will begin with negative numbers and place value, then move onto fractions and geometry. We will make sure our times tables are strong to help us in other areas of maths.



Our English units will be Stories from another Culture (from South America) and Debates. After half term, we will move onto the tale of Gulliver’s Travels, and non-chronological reports on Europe

Religious Education  

Our R.E. unit is called ‘Jesus, the Teacher’. We will look at Jesus’s early life and how he taught using parables. After half term, we will move onto the theme of ‘Reconciliation’.


Our Science topics are Animals and their Habitats and The Digestive System. We will be looking at how we can classify animals and make our own classification keys. We will then look in detail about teeth and how to look after them before learning about the digestive system.

Art/Design Technology 

In art this half term we will focus on textiles related to our South American theme. We will later look at the work of Monet when we study France.


We in will begin with creating quizzes on Scratch and movie onto will be creating our own animations after half term.


In PSHE are lucky to have the Life Education Van, where we will be looking at friendships and keeping safe on computers. In class, we will be looking at relationships, differences and similarities, dares, stereotypes and privacy.



Our history unit is about the Mayan Civilization in Central America.

In Geography, we will study Europe, in particular France. This will link to our English units this term.


Physical Education

P.E. will be on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child has a full indoor and outdoor kit, including a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, socks and black pumps. For outdoors a tracksuit, trainers and a waterproof coat will be needed.

Earrings must not be worn for PE.

Swimming will be after half term.



Homework will be set on a Friday and collected the following Friday.

There will be a piece of maths, handwriting, and grammar. These will revise key areas of maths/grammar.

Children in Class 4 are also expected to complete comprehensions on Read Theory and practise times tables on Times Tables Rockstars. Please let me know if your child does not have access to online resources.


Home Reading

Children in Class 4 must read at least 3 times a week out loud to an adult. We will check for three signatures every Monday.

It would be extremely beneficial if you could hear your child read every night.

Mayan Maps

Class 4 have made 3D maps of the area where the Maya people lived. 

Remembrance Art

Class 4 have illustrated Remembrance Sunday in their artwork.

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. 

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

 Class 4 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Class 4 Long Term Plan Cycle B 2019-20 FINAL.pdfDownload
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