St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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 Class 5 News Summer Term 2022 Newsletter.pdfDownload
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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 via Class Dojo.


Our topic for the Summer Term is based upon WW2, which will be explored in both English and History. Our class book will be looking at a variety of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, which we will support reading skills and writing, based upon the picture book ‘Rose Blanche’. 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 Year 6 children will be revising all parts of the KS2 curriculum in maths this half-term, in preparation for SATs. The Year 5 children will be looking at place value, decimals, measures (including statistics), geometry and the four operations.  

Religious Education

We will be focusing on ‘The Work of the Apostles’ including the work of the disciples, apostles and Pentecost.



Science and DT

We will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance. This topic involves learning about adaptations of plants and animals; inheritance within parents and offspring; as well as evolution of species.



Physical Education 

Children will have outdoor PE on a Monday in Summer 1. Please ensure your child comes in their PE kit on these days. Pumps/school shoes should be worn inside on school days. Trainers and pumps should be in school at all times, so the class can use the track. Thank you for supporting this



In Summer, we will be researching WW2, including: how the war began, evacuation, rationing, women in war.



In Summer 2, children will be covering the Keeping Safe Unit: Keeping personal

information safe; increasing independence; managing transition, time online. Year 6 children will also cover the statutory curriculum based upon human reproduction and birth using TenTen resources.


Design and Technology

In Summer 1, we will be creating our own spaghetti Bolognese recipes and learning about the farm to food process.



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



Each week, the class will receive homework via ClassDojo. This includes 30 mins of TTRS, regular reading, 10 Read Theories and a Maths based task on



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 Year B 2021-2022 updated JAN 2022.pdfDownload
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 Class 5 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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