St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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Class 4

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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.



 Year 4 will be learning about :- place Value; Multiplication; Division; Addition and subtraction; Fractions Addition and subtraction and money; 2D shape and sorting; position and direction; area; statistics; measures. Please keep up the work at home on times tables. 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


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 Fractions, Shape, Measurement (volume), statistics, problem solving including Bar Modelling.



 This term will be writing our own adventure narratives inspired by the story of “Journey” by Aaron Becker. We will also be looking at constructing balanced arguments, moving onto diary accounts.

This will be developed through daily grammar and spelling sessions alongside regular handwriting practice.


Religious Education - Mass and Reconciliation.

Our units of work will look at celebrating the Mass and Reconciliation.

Our study of another faith will be all about Buddhism.


Science - Animals including Humans

Our topic is all about ‘Animal including humans”. We will be studying all about the digestive system.



We will continue with online safety and we will look at physical contact and feeling safe.


Art & Design Technology

 We are focusing on the topic called “The fabric of Nature”. The children will develop drawings through experimentation and textile-based techniques to design a repeating pattern.

Our DT will be in Spring 2 and will be a cooking unit



 We will be learning about the Mayans and how they built an amazing civilisation



We are learning all about a region in Europe with a focus on Catalonia.



The children will be learning to use a coding using a program called “Scratch”.They will also be learning how to create using a variety of media programs and learn how to edit their creations.


We will be learning all about the weather.


Physical Education

We will start swimming on a Thursday!

  PE will be a Tuesday and swimming Thursday. 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

As we move on through the school home work in class 4 is an expectation and I would be grateful for your support. Each week your child will be given:

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.

 At least 30 minutes a week on TTRS

 complete 7 Read Theories.

 Weekly spellings.



In class 4, we have enjoyed working out how electricity works and applied our learning in DT making our torches

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 B 2023-24.pdfDownload
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