St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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School is open to children of key year groups as notified and to provide childcare for families of key workers and vulnerable groups. If you need to contact school urgently please email the school bursar. Stay safe.

SUGGESTED HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES DUE TO CARONAVIRUS in the event your child is not able to attend school due to self isolation, illness or school closure.

A message from all the staff at St. Joseph's. Click here

 Home learning support 16 March 2020.pdfDownload
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Suggested list of activities and resources from Miss Gill for Year 5 and 6 in the event of closure

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HOME LEARNING RESOURCES PER YEAR GROUP -please click the link below

Children's University Activity Grid Spring 2020

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Pendle Leisure Activities for at home

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Class 5

 Class 5 News Spring Term 2020 Newsletter (1).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.


Our topic for Spring Term 1 is ‘Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside’ so our theme will be seaside based throughout the term. Our class will be looking at flashback writing, based upon the Titanic, and then some debate writing at the end of the Spring 1. 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, and this will support the 20 books in 2020 Challenge, set for Class 5 children. 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. Alongside this, children will take part in KS2 collective worships, and in pairs, deliver class collective worships weekly. 



We will be learning about electricity, including: learning about components and their symbols, how voltage effects brightness of bulbs/loudness of a buzzer and creating simple circuits.  



In Spring 1, the class will be covering health and well-being, learning about taking care of themselves and their bodies; negative pressure and drugs and alcohol.



French will be taken by Miss England on a Wednesday afternoon based upon the topic of ‘Let’s visit a French Town’.


Physical Education 

Children will be learning skills through the sport of hockey this term on a Monday afternoon, and will be working with Sportscool on Dance on a Wednesday afternoon. It is important that your child has a full indoor and outdoor kit in school throughout this term, including trainers for the Mile of the Day track. 



The class will be looking at local history studying Blackpool, linking to our topic ‘Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside’ and this will be led by Miss England.


In our 'World Music' unit this half term, Class 5 will be listening to music from across the globe including djembe drums from West Africa; folk songs from Ireland and Aboriginal greetings from Australia. Closer to home, children will learn a range of 2-part songs and to accompany Adele's 'Feel my Love' on the glockenspiel.



With Mrs Ellison, the class will be creating quizzes in Spring 2.


Year 6s – please could children be looking over the CGP revision guides on the run up to SATs.


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.

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

Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. We are currently in Year B of the two year cycle.

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 2019-20 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Class 5 Long Term Plan Plan A 2018-19.pdfDownload
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