St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

News: Our new registration time is 8.50am. Gates will open at 8.40am. School will close at 3.20pm. Welcome to our school website. We hope you find everything that you are looking for and much more! If you need any further information do not hesitate to contact school. Thank you.

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Class 4

 Newsletter-Class 4 spring 1 2023.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 Hargreaves, the class teacher via Class Dojo.



Y4- will be learning: Place Value; Multiplication; Division; Addition and subtraction; Fractions

Y5 -will be focusing on: - Place Value, counting including negative numbers, Addition and Subtraction including problem solving, Mental and Written multiplication, Measurement (length, mass and capacity), Geometry (shape, reflection and translation), Geometry (angles)



We will continue to use the “Write Stuff “approach to our written work this half term. Using “The Great Choco Plot" as inspiration. The children will develop their own mystery story. We will also be honing our non-fiction writing skills through newspaper report writing


In our whole class reading sessions we will explore a range of extracts from non-fiction and fiction books, both classic and modern. We will explore some poetry and some articles about Chinese New Year.

Please ensure that reading at home is a priority. To encourage a love of reading, we recommend a minimum of 15mins reading for pleasure each evening.


Religious Education  

Inspirational people  - In this unit the children will learn about the qualities possessed by followers of Jesus through the theme of inspirational people. They will be introduced to inspirational followers of Jesus like Fr. Damien and be encouraged to reflect on how they can follow Jesus in their own lives.



Is all about ‘Light’; - We will be learning about how light travels and how this enables us to see things. The children will explore shadows and reflection.



Our focus will be “Respecting ourselves and others”



Art & Design Technology

We will be using the theme of Light and Dark to explore and develop their skills using paint and mixed media.



 We will be learning all about the Indus Valley, a civilisation that started almost 5,000 years ago



The children will be learning Recorders for their whole class Instruments. Introducing them to the the first octave' in Spring 1 and then 'Sing Up Unit Y4 Compose 2 from a Railway Carriage' in Spring 2



The children will explore the concept of repetition in programming using the Scratch environment. They will look at the difference between count-controlled and infinite loops, and use their knowledge to modify existing animations and games using repetition. The final project will be to design and create a game which uses repetition


Physical Education

The focus this half term in PE will be Dance

Swimming - Class 4 will be swimming this term. Please ensure your child has the correct swimming kit.

Please ensure your child comes in their PE kit. Pumps should be worn inside on PE days. Trainers remain in school at all times, so the class can use the track. Earrings and jewellery cannot be worn during PE sessions.


Home Learning

Home learning will be uploaded onto Class Dojo. Weekly spellings will also be posted on Class Dojo.


Science- Sound

Class 4 have been investigating how sound travels in vibrations through different states of matter.

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 Hargreaves, the class teacher.

 Class 4 Long Term Plan Cycle A.pdfDownload
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 Class 4 Long Term Plan Year B 2021-2022 updated JAN 2022.pdfDownload
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