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. St. Joseph's is a GOOD school as rated by Ofsted in February 2023. 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 2023 v2.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 continue to master - Place Value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division

Y5-Division, fractions, percentages, statistics and measurement




The children will study “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and begin to explore lessons within the text. This will guide the children to write their own story with a moral issue. We will also be honing our non-fiction writing skills through explanation texts connected to our science topic.



In our whole class reading sessions we will explore a range of extracts from non-fiction and fiction books, through the themes of Animals, books that have been turned into movies and well-known authors such as Lemony Snicket.

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 - The Mission of the Church

 We will learn that Peter was chosen by Jesus to play a special role in the Church and that Jesus gave his followers a mission – to spread the Good News to others.

 That Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to help his followers and that Pentecost was the beginning of the Church.


Science - Animals including Humans


We will be learning all about teeth and the digestive system in both humans and other animals..



This is statutory unit where the children are taught - Physical and emotional changes in puberty; personal hygiene routines; support with puberty.   


Art & Design Technology

The children will study sculpture – they will be using personal plans and ideas to design and construct sculptures and 3D forms. Combining materials and techniques appropriately to fit with ideas. Problem-solving, editing and refining to create desired effects and end results.


History - Tudor Times

. We will be finding out about life in Tudor England, including who were the Tudors? Tudor houses, clothing and food. We will also investigate crime and punishment, illness and diseases during the Tudor period.  We will conclude the topic by looking at the life of children in Tudor Times. 



The children will explore the concept of repetition in programming using the Scratch environment. They will look at the difference between count-controlled and infinite loops, and use their knowledge to modify existing animations and games using repetition. The final project will be to design and create a game which uses repetition


The children will be discovering vocabulary for French food and revise number, this time in the context of money and prices. The children will be encouraged children to develop their language detective skills and confidence with practical conversational in café scenarios.


Physical Education

Day -Tuesday (until further notice). We will be focusing on Striking and Fielding Skills and will include Rounders.

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.

Thursday -Class 4 will continue swimming this term. Please ensure your child has the correct swimming kit.


Home Learning

7 Read Theory’s

30 minutes of TT Rock Stars

 5 questions on These are designed to consolidate the learning from the previous week and ensure that any misconceptions that may arise can then be addressed in school. 

Weekly spellings for a quiz on Friday.

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.


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 B 2023-24.pdfDownload
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 Class 4 Long Term Plan Cycle A.pdfDownload
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