St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

As from 5th January school will go to remote learning, Details will be sent to families. Only children of key workers and vulnerable groups will attend school as from Wed 6th Jan.

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 5 News Spring Term 2021 Newsletter.pdfDownload
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Class 5

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 5 please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Gill, the class teacher via Class Dojo.


Our topic for Spring Term 1 is ‘Heroes and Villains’ so our theme will be based on books with these sorts of characters. Our class will be looking at Macbeth, with some reading and writing outcomes. As you aware, it is very important that your child/children read regularly at home. At school, we suggest that this is for around 15 minutes per evening, and this will support the 20 books in 2020 Challenge set for Class 5 children. Alongside this, we would suggest 3 Read Theories per day, whilst your child is learning remotely. Thank you for your assistance in supporting this. 


 We will be looking at Place Value, 2D Shape, Coordinates, Fractions, Division and Multiplication in maths in Spring 1. Quick recall is vital for this; therefore, children should be practising their times tables and number facts frequently at home, alongside the use of Times Table Rockstars.

Religious Education

We will be focusing on ‘Jesus, the Bread of Life’ in RE this half term.



We will be learning about plant and animal lifecycles. This topic will look at why plants have flowers, the lifecycle of an amphibian, why birds lay eggs and how plants and animals’ life cycles differ.    



 French will be led by Miss England based upon the topic of ‘All about me’.


Physical Education 

.Whilst children take part in remote learning, PE will be delivered through online websites e.g. Super Movers and Joe Wicks. As a school, we encourage children to be active daily. 



In geography, learning will be about North America: looking at physical and human features alongside the climate of the area.



Mathantics - a fun revision website 

Click here to visit the Mathantics website where you can watch video explanations of different areas of Maths. 



Check out the BBC Bitesize Maths website to revise all areas of maths -  click here 

If you want to revise your English visit the BBC Bitesize English page - click here

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


Class 5 have been writing stories based on the story of the Titanic.  They researched a passenger who traveled on the vessel and wrote a story containing vivid flashbacks from that person's perspective.


Class 5 have been investigating electrical circuits.

Solar System

Class 5 have been sharing their finished non-chronological reports on the Solar System with Class 3 . 

Money Program

The children in Class 5 have been taking part in workshops with Mr Souter, where they learn about money and how to handle it in a productive way. They have learned about how loans, credit and debt work and the the different ways of borrowing money and the pitfalls they may encounter if they don't use money sensibly.


Class 5 took part in a Twitter conversation with the author of their class book Phoenix, S.F. Said. They asked lots of interesting questions about how he creates his books and where he gets inspiration for characters and plot lines.

Anti- Bullying

Children in Year 5/6  have covered a series of Anti-Bullying sessions with Phil. We learnt about self defence, types of bullying, and how we can trust our eyes, ears and emotions. One pupil said 'I enjoyed having Phil and I now know what to do if I ever get bullied'.


Burnley Football Club - Healthy Lifestyles

Burnley Football club visited today to start sessions in Class 5 about healthy lifestyles and looking after your body. They also put the learning into action!

Art and History with West Craven

Class 5 were visited by teachers from West Craven School and took part in lessons on art and history.  The children learned how to create poppies from recycled bottles and also investigated artifacts from both world wars.  The amazing poppies they created were placed in our prayer garden as part of our Remembrance Day commemoration.

Playground Leaders

Class 5 have been taking part in Playground Leader training and organising lots of exiting new activities for the younger children in school.

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 5 please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Gill, the class teacher.

 Class 5 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Class 5 Long Term Plan Cycle B 2019-20 FINAL.pdfDownload
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