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 all the information you are looking for.

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 Autumn Year A.pdfDownload
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Class 4

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 4 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Ellison, the class teacher via Class Dojo.



We will begin with number and place value, to secure a strong understanding of our number system, before moving onto addition, subtraction and decimals.



Our English units include Fairy Tales, and Non-Chronological Reports, and a novel study.  We will be reading the Egyptian Cinderella and Around the World in 80 day.  Our class novel will be Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Religious Education  

Our R.E. unit is called 'Gifts from God'. We will be learning about the creation story and what this means for us.  After half term, we will move onto 'Trust in God'.



Our Science topic this term will be Electricity and Living Things and their Habitats.  We will be making circuits and learning about conductors and insulators before moving onto Living Things and how we can group them.


Art/Design Technology 

In Art we are looking a portraits and moving onto 3D using papier mache. After half term, we will be making moving models in D.T.


We will be learning about word processing this half term in computing.  We will be learning how to use formatting tools to create an effective layout, how to insert images and how to manipulate text.



In PSHE we will be looking at health and well being. We will also be having weekly circle time this half term. 



Our History topic this half term is Ancient Eygpt.  After the October half term, we will begin a study of Europe, in particular looking at the Alps.


Physical Education

We have 2 hours of P.E.every week. This term , P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has a full indoor and outdoor kit, including a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, socks and black pumps. This kit should be in school everyday as P.E. times can occasionally change. For outdoors, a tracksuit, trainers and a waterproof coat will be needed.Outdoor kit can be brought on P.E. days. Most of our P.E. will be outdoors this term. 

Earrings must not be worn for P.E.


Homework will be set on a Friday and checked the following Friday.  Homework will be set online using  Read Theory and  Times Tables Rockstars. Please let me know if your child does not have access to online resources and an alternative will be provided. 


Home Reading

Children in Class 4 must read at least 3 times a week, out loud, to an adult. We will check for three signatures every Friday.

It would be extremely beneficial if you could hear your child read every night.

Computing - word processing

Class 4 began their word processing topic using our new school laptops.  

Below, are some of the learning activities we took part in last year.

Mayan Maps

Class 4 have made 3D maps of the area where the Maya people lived. 

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. 

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 4 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Ellison, the class teacher.

 Class 4 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Class 4 Long Term Plan Cycle B 2019-20 FINAL.pdfDownload
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