St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

News: Our new registration time is 8.50am. Gates will open at 8.40am. School will close at 3.20pm. Welcome to our school website. 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.

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Class 5

 Class 5 newsletter autumn 2022.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 Autumn Term 1 is based around Michael Morpurgo’s novel ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’, which will support writing adventure stories. 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..



Year 5 children will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction, statistics, geometry and measures. Year 6 children will cover number and place value, algebra and sequences, addition and subtraction and multiplication. 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 ‘Called to Serve’. In this unit the children will learn that they are called to serve God. They will reflect on their own calling to follow Jesus and explore how they can use their gifts in the service of God and other people. The children will learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation and how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given through it..




We will be learning about living things and habitats, this will support children in their ability to classify animals and plants..



In the Autumn 1, the children will be learning about Communication and Collaboration.



Physical Education 

Children will have outdoor PE on a Monday and swimming on a Thursday in Autumn 1. 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 Autumn 1, we will look at the Atlantic Slave Trade, this will be led by Mrs Ellison and will be taught alongside Black History Month



Class 5 will be covering relationships including friendships, attraction, marriage and civil partnerships..


Design and Technology

n DT, children will be working in pairs to create waistcoats in Autumn 1.



In Summer 2, the children will be developing their skills in painting. 



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.


Geography Field Work- Litter Survey

Class 5 enjoyed completing their geography fieldwork. They developed their own enquiry about whether litter in Barnoldswick was an issue. They carried a litter count, bin count and interviews. The children were shocked at what they found.

Year 6 Leavers Bowling

Year 6 had an amazing time at bowling. It was some of the children's first time playing! Well done to Oliwia for her big score of 125! This was a treat from our PTFA as they always do. A lovely celebration of their time at St Joseph's!


Class 5  enjoyed their cricket coaching session.

SATs celebration -  WWII VE Day theme day

Class 5 have had a theme day based upon VE day. They have listened to Churchill's victory speech and sang WW2 songs. the day ended with a street party! Good end to SATs week! 

Science - Evolution - Finches

Class 5 have been investigating how Darwin's finches adapted to live on the Galapagos Islands. They used seeds and tweezers (as the finches).

Maths Ambassadors

Our newly appointed Maths Ambassadors have been busy updating our leader boards on the TT Rockstars display. 

Maths Quiz

A group of our Year 5s joined our Catholic cluster of primaries at FisherMore High School  for an inter school maths quiz.

Class 1 and Class 5 buddies

Class 5 children visited their Class 1 buddies to see some of the activities available in Class 1

Mental Health Week

As part of Mental Health Week, Class 5 created their own emotional goals and took part in a variety of activities from the children's mental health charity Place2Be.

Well Being Champions

A group of children in Class 5 undertook training to become Well Being Champions. They took part in an assembly to introduce this to the whole school. 

P.E. - large apparatus

Class 5 have had the opportunity to use the large apparatus in their P.E. lesson


Class 5 have been designing switches in science and looking at different properties of materials and circuit designs.

Titanic has sailed!

Class 5 have been researching the Titanic and the fates of the passengers and crew who sailed on her.  As part of our project, each member of Class 5 became a voyager on the ship and had to find out what happened to them.

Playground Leaders

Class 5 have been taking part in Playground Leader training ,where they have been learning how to lead a range of activities with  the younger children in our 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. 

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 2022-23.pdfDownload
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 Class 5 Long Term Plan Year B 2021-2022 updated JAN 2022.pdfDownload
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