St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER AND RE OPENS ON TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER. HAVE A LOVELY AND SAFE SUMMER. Welcome to our school website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for.

Class 5

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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.


We will read a broad variety of short texts focusing on scanning and retrieving information efficiently. We will look at inference and what the author implies by his choice of vocabulary and we will continue to read a range of genres in our daily guided read sessions. Year 6 children will have the opportunity to write in a  a variety of genres whilst Year 5 children will write a story told in a flashback. Both year groups will work on on a debate finishing off the year with responses to poetry through a newspaper report, diary entry or a letter of complaint. Handwriting and grammar are timetabled daily as an important and vital part in the children’s learning of English. We shall also start work on our summer production of ‘Cinderella and Rockerfella’ which will be performed in the second half of this term.


We will be looking at problem solving using all methods of calculation (multiplication, division, addition and subtraction), involving two and three step calculations. Fractions, decimals and percentages will be revisited. Mental calculations and speed are priority so please, please, please continue to learn your times tables and number facts! Year 6 SATs take place from 13th to 16th May. Please ensure that your child is reading the CGP books, logging onto Read Theory regularly and completing their homework. Reading is also a must on a daily basis


Religious Education

We will be looking at ‘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. (There will be an RE newsletter that follows to explain the topic for this half term in more detail.) Children will work together on leading junior assemblies on a rota and will deliver class collective worship in small groups weekly.             




Miss Pickering will continue to teach on Mondays. They will be investigating life cycles and light. .



French will be continued on a Thursday afternoon with Miss England.



From a study of natural form the children will make sketches exploring different techniques of shading, cross hatching, scale and proportion and composition. They will experiment with a range of medium including pastels, oils and inks. They will experiment with batik techniques creating an abstract composition.



This term the children will work on spreadsheets/databases using excel. With the children’s knowledge of coding from last term we will be creating our own game app using Purple Mash Coding.


Physical Education 

Children will practise the skills involved in fielding and striking games. They will be encouraged to work as a team and understand the importance of exercise. Sportscool will continue working with Class 5 on a Wednesday afternoon. It is important that your child comes with full outdoor kit on these occasions.

Class 5 will be swimming after the May half term on a Tuesday afternoon.



It is important that every member of Class 5 reads for 15 minutes (minimum) each evening; completes all weekly maths and writing homework and practises their weekly spellings and times table facts. Read Theory and Rock Star Times Tables are valuable online activities that your child should be accessing on a weekly basis. The reading record book should have at least two signatures per week from an adult acknowledging the child’s reading. Year 6 children must regularly read their CGP books throughout the year as a revision aid.


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. 


Homework and Revision

Click on the pictures above to visit the BBC bitesize revision site.


Mathematical Puzzles

Keep your brains in trim by using some of these puzzles and games. Click now!

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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