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.

Please log into Class Dojo in the event your child is not able to attend school due to self isolation, illness or school closure.

Click here to visit our Home Learning Zone for links to additional resources.  

Class 4

 Newsletter-Class 4 Autumn 1 2022.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, Addition and Subtraction; Length and perimeter; statistics; addition and subtraction.

Y5 will be focusing on: - Place Value (Including decimals), Written Addition and Subtraction, Statistics, Geometry (Angles) and Measures (Perimeter)



We will be adopting the “Write Stuff “approach to our written work this half term, using “The Lost Thing “by Shaun Tan as our inspiration for our writing.
This will be supported by daily grammar and spelling sessions alongside regular handwriting practice.

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  

This unit outlines some of the key beliefs about the creation of the world and the creation of human beings. The children are encouraged to reflect on the meaning of being made in God’s image as well as the story of ‘The Fall’. They will reflect on their stewardship of creation and on their care for others through work on St. Francis and St. Vincent de Paul.



Our topic ‘States of Matter’ We will be studying the properties of solids, liquids, and gases and leaning to apply our scientific skills to ask questions and investigate using a fair test.



Our focus will be about “Growing and Changing” in the second part of the Autumn Term.


The children will be learning how to describe physical features through the topic of Portraits.


Art & Design Technology

We will be learning how to recreate our drawings as prints, working both collaboratively and independently.



We will be learning about the British Empire where we will go on a voyage of discovery to learn about Britain's growing power as a seafaring nation during the age of exploration..



We will be applying knowledge and understanding of networks, to appreciate the internet as a network of networks which need to be kept secure. We will evaluate online content to decide how honest, accurate, or reliable it is, and understand the consequences of false information.. 


Physical Education

Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes in their kit on these. 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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