St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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Class 5

 Class 5 News Spring Term 2023 Newsletter.pdfDownload
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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 the Spring Term 1 is based around ‘A Monster Calls’, which is a Horror Narrative and a Poetry unit based on ‘The Hope-lo-docus’. This will be supplemented with regular handwriting, spelling and grammar sessions. 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, alongside the use of Read Theory. Thank you for your assistance in supporting this.

The Coram Shakespeare company will be working with our Class throughout the next year. This will include workshops on two Shakespeare plays, and will culminate in a performance in the final term. This means that some of timetable has been swapped around to accommodate this wonderful opportunity! 


Year 5 children will be looking at Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, multiplication, Measurement and Geometry. Year 6 children will cover place value, negative numbers and number sequences, co-ordinates and geometry; calculation; fractions. Quick recall is vital for this; therefore, children should be practising their times tables and number facts frequently at home through the use of Times Table Rockstars.   

Religious Education

We will be focusing on the topic ‘Jesus the Bread of Life’. In this unit the children will learn that they are called to serve God In this unit the children will learn about the different parts of the Mass, particularly the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will learn about the first Passover and show an understanding of the links between it and the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples. They will reflect on the importance of the body and blood of Christ for Catholics.




We will be learning about different types of materials. They will learn how to compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets



Our computing topic ‘Webpages’ will be blocked in Summer Term.   


Physical Education 

Children will have outdoor PE on a Monday. Please ensure your child comes in their PE kit on these days. Pumps/school shoes should be worn inside on school days. Trainers should be in school at all times, so the class can use the track. Thank you for supporting this.



In Spring 1, we will look at the Shang Dynasty, this will be led by Miss Westwell.



In Spring 2, the children will learn the importance of protecting the environment and how everyday actions can either support or damage it


Design and Technology

In DT, children will be working in groups to prepare a three-course meal. 



 Each week, the class will receive English (regular reading and 10 Read Theories) and Maths homework (30 mins of TTRS and a task) via ClassDojo. Weekly spellings will also be posted on ClassDojo. Please support this weekly homework to support your child’s learning.


Y6  Transition visit from Fisher More High School

 We had a visit from Mr. Johnson, the head of Y7 at Fisher More High School. He had a tour of school and then met with our Y6 pupils to explain the next step in their journey.

Art - Frank Bowling

Class 5 worked in groups to create their own version of Frank Bowling's work. They could drip the paint and use different tools to create their collaborative piece.

Respect assembly

Class 5 delivered a whole school assembly on the virtue of 'Respect'. They planned it and decided each reading and prayer.

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 Cycle A.pdfDownload
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 Class 5 Long Term Plan Year B 2021-2022 updated JAN 2022.pdfDownload
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