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

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 the Autumn Term 1 is ‘Earthlings’ so we will be learning all about Space through Literacy and Science this term. Our class book will be ‘Phoenix’, which will support writing science fiction stories and information booklets all about the theme of space. 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. The reading log must be signed by a parent at least 2 times a week. Thank you for your assistance in supporting this.


We will be looking at Place Value, the four operations (Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction and Division) alongside 2D and 3D shapes within the first half term. 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 ‘The Kingdom of God’. We will retell some parables and reflect on what the kingdom of God is like. We will learn that the kingdom is for everyone and we will see how the miracles of Jesus help us to see what God is like. Children will deliver class collective worship in small groups weekly. 



.We will be learning about all things Space, including the planets, moon phases, astronauts etc. 



 French will be taken by Miss England on a Wednesday afternoon. 


Physical Education 

Children will practise invasion games with Sportscool on a Wednesday afternoon. Class 5 will also be swimming on a Tuesday afternoon, meaning it is very important that they have their kit weekly. An indoor kit remains in school at all times and an outdoor kit should be brought on PE days.



The class will be looking at Ancient Greece with Miss England on Thursdays.

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.

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.

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 A 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 Mrs Henderson, the class teacher.

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