St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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Welcome to our school website. St. Joseph's is a GOOD school as rated by Ofsted in February 2023. 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 News Spring Term 2024 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 ‘The Titanic Detective Agency’, which is a Mystery Story. The second genre of writing is based around a persuasive advert and a Biography on Wallace Hartley. 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.



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 ‘Inspirational People’ . In this unit the children will learn about the qualities possessed by followers of Jesus through the theme of inspirational people. They will be introduced to inspirational followers of Jesus like Fr. Damien and be encouraged to reflect on how they can follow Jesus in their own lives.




We will be learning about Animals, their habitats and life cycles.



Our computing topic is ‘Communication’ this half-term.



Physical Education 

Children will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and Thursday. 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 Titanic, this will be our theme for the half-term.




In Spring 2, children will be looking at investigating coasts in Blackpool and the changes to its land use.



 In Spring 2, the children will learn about Valuing diversity; challenging discrimination and stereotypes


Design and Technology

In DT, children will be making pop-up books in Spring 2.



This will be led by Mrs Hargreaves this term looking at drawing skills and making their voice heard through creativity.



Children will be building on their skills with recorders. Children should bring their recorders to school every Friday until further notice. If they don't have their own recorder, they can borrow one from school. Miss Naylor would also ask for your support in encouraging your child to practise their recorder at home- as with any musical instrument, they will not make progress unless they spend time practising independently. Miss Naylor would suggest a little often- perhaps 10 minutes 5 times a week as a guide. Now that the children are in upper Key Stage 2, we are aiming high: we will be reading and playing a whole octave of notes and learning to play with more musicality.



Children will be looking at Sports in French with Mrs Hargreaves.




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.


Welcome aboard the Titanic

Titantic day! Each child was given a real passenger to dress up as and to research about. And then we boarded the Titanic! They have loved finding out if their passenger survived and what class they were in. A fab day to start our History Topic this half-term.

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 B 2023-24.pdfDownload
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 Class 5 Long Term Plan Cycle A.pdfDownload
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