St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER AND RE OPENS ON TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER. HAVE A LOVELY AND SAFE SUMMER. Welcome to our school website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for.

Class 4

 Class 4 Summer Year A.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 revise areas of mathematics from earlier in the year and focus on using these skills to solve real life problems. We will also focus on measuring, shapes and area.



Our English units will be fantasy stories (based on our class novel) and film/play scripts. After half term, we will move onto stories linked to our theme of Ancient Egyptians and then finally poetry.

Religious Education 

Our first R.E. unit is called ‘Life in the Risen Christ’. We will be studying the resurrection of Jesus and focus on prayer.

 After half term, our unit will be ‘Belonging to the Church’. We will look at the roles of different people at church and the church’s seasons.


Our Science topics are food chains and the growth and development of humans. We will construct a variety of food chains and look at the digestive system in more detail.

Art/Design Technology 

In art this half term we will be focusing on still life drawings and paintings to fit in with our theme ‘The Art of Food’. After half term, we will be doing some Egyptian themed art.



This term we will continue to practice our programming skills using Turtle Logo.


In PSHE we will be focusing on celebrating differences and then development of the baby in the womb.  This will link closely with our Science unit. Please let us know if you wish for your child to be excluded from these sessions or wish to know further details.



Our history unit is about Ancient Egypt. We will learn all about what it was like in the Ancient Egyptian time! In Geography, we will be looking at our local high street and town.


Physical Education

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child has a full indoor and outdoor kit in school every day, including a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, socks and black pumps. For outdoor PE a tracksuit, trainers and a waterproof coat are needed. Earrings must not be worn for PE.  If your child does not have their kit, they will not be allowed to participate.


Homework will be set on a Thursday and collected on a Tuesday.

There will be a piece of grammar, maths, reading, spellings and times tables. We will have spellings and times table tests during the week.

Times tables homework will be online using ‘Times Tables Rockstars’. Reading will also be online with ‘ReadTheory’. If your child has no access to internet at home, they can complete the homework during a playtime at school. 


Home Reading

The children need to read out loud to an adult and have their green diary signed at least three times a week. It would be extremely beneficial if you could hear your child read every night.

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 A.

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