St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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Class 4

 Class 4 Autumn Year 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 Miss Shekleton, the class teacher.



We will begin with number and place value, to secure a strong understanding of our number system, before moving onto measures, statistics and fractions



Our English units include 'Fairy Tales with a Twist', Classic Poetry, Fantasy Stories and Explanation Texts.  Our class novel will be The Firework Maker's Daughter.

Religious Education 


Our R.E. unit is called 'The Bible'.  We will learn how to use a Bible correctly.  After half term, we will move onto 'The Commandments'.


Our Science topics this term will be Forces, followed by Electricity.  We will be conducting lots of experiments.

Art/Design Technology 

We will make models of London in the 1600's to go along with our topic work.



We will be programming this half term in computing, learning how to write algorithms and fix problems with them .  We will be using the program 'Scratch'.


IIn PHSE we will be looking at keeping our bodies healthy and valuing differences.



Our History topic this half term is 'The Great Plague'. We will look into the cause of the plague and what it was like in London at that time.


Physical Education

We have two hours of P.E. every week . Please make sure your child has a full kit, including a plain white polo shirt, black shorts, and black pumps.  This kit must remain in school as P.E. times can sometimes change.  Earrings must not be worn for P.E. 



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

There will be a piece of grammar, maths, grammar and spellings every week. These will revise the key areas of maths/grammar.

Children in Class 4 are also expected to complete comprehensions on Read Theory and practise Times Tables Rockstars.  A link to these sites and be found in our learning zone.  Please let me know if your child does not have access to online resources as it can be arranged for them to access them in school.


Home Reading

Children in Class 4 must to read out loud ,to an adult at home, at least 3 times a week.  Please sign and date the green reading records, we will check for three signatures every Monday.  It would be extremely beneficial if you could hear your child read every night.

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. We are currently in cycle B.

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