St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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 Summer 1.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.



Both Y4 and Y5 will be focusing on Measure, multiplication and time. Along with division, decimals and fractions IMPORTANT! Please continue to practise all times tables and division facts at home. This is so important as it is the foundation for mathematical fluency and to support your child with the statutory multiplication check in this Summer Term



We will be writing our own narratives inspired by the story of “The Mousehole Cat”. We will also be exploring Poetry.
This will be developed through daily grammar and spelling sessions alongside regular handwriting practice.
Please continue to ensure that reading at home is a priority. To encourage a love of reading, we recommend 15mins each evening. Remember to login to Read Theory to develop essential comprehension skills.


Religious Education  

This half term we will be learning about the ‘Mission of the Church.’ We will be finding out how the Church began at Pentecost when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help the disciples



Our topic is all about ‘States of Matter’. We will be studying the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.



Our focus will be about “growing and Changing.



.We are focusing on creating photo collages and abstract art inspired by the work we will explore.



We are learning all about the journey of a river..



The children will be using research and presentation skills to support out topic work. 


Physical Education

We will start swimming again on a Thursday! PE will continue to be on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes in their kit on these days and has the correct swimming 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 or swimming sessions.


Home Learning

Home learning will be uploaded onto Class Dojo. Weekly spellings will also be posted on Class Dojo
Please support your child with regular reading at home and ensure that there is a minimum of two signatures in your child’s reading record per week. It is an expectation that your child spends at least 30 minutes a week on TTRS and completes no less than 7 Read Theories.


Field Trip - Canal Walk

Class 4 went on our local field trip to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. We sketched features on the landscape. The friendly Lock Keeper showed us how the lock system worked, and we watched them in action .


Class 4 had the opportunity to join an orienteering event. They rose to the mental and physical challenge and demonstrated stamina, as well cooperation skills.

Science - the digestive system

Class 4 have been investigating how the human digestive system works.

Jesus the Teacher

Class 4 have been exploring our RE unit "Jesus the Teacher". We have learned that Jesus was a Jew and we have explored what Jews believe about the Word of God. We looked at some Jewish artifacts to enrich our learning and understanding.

Mayan Numbers

Class 4 have been learning about the Mayan number system. We have created numbers using sticks and stones using our outdoor environment.

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 2022-23.pdfDownload
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 Class 4 Long Term Plan Year B 2021-2022 updated JAN 2022.pdfDownload
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