St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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.

Home Learning Zone and Links

 Below are a range of several resources that can be used via smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Please click the links to be taken to the correct pages. 

Times Tables Rockstars

Practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.  Pupils have a login for this site. Click here or on the Times Tables Rockstars logo to visit the site.


Children have logins for this site and homework on this site  is set via Class Dojo  Click here to go to the login page 

Read Theory

Try out your comprehension skills with Read Theory.  Pupils have a login for this site. Click here or on the Read Theory  logo to visit the site.

Oak National Academy

As you may have heard on the news, the government has launched an online learning zone for pupils from reception to high school age.  There are daily lessons on a variety of subjects delivered by teachers via videos. Click here to go to the site.

BBC - Guardians : Defenders of Mathmatica

Use your maths skills to defeat the monsters in this amazing maths game.  Click here to visit the site.

BBC - Crystal Explorers

Practise your punctuation, spelling and grammar skills in this fun game from BBC Bitesize.  Click here to visit the site

P.E. with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is back with his amazing P.E. sessions to get us moving and keep us healthy.  Click here to visit the Youtube site

White Rose Maths 

White Rose Maths have launched a set of  home learning activities Click here to visit the website and find out more


Here a a few home resources for learning French.  

Visit the Collins site to use the online French /English dictionary/Translator , click here to visit the site.

Another useful site to learn how to say French words is Linguee.   click here to visit the site.

There are lots of Youtube sites which you can visit to learn French. 

For younger children : Pinpin et Lili

                                        Tagada tsoin tsoin

                                        Comptines et Chansons

                                      Handwashing song in French

                                     Ks 1 Handwashing song in French

                                    Sing Happy Birthday with the Minions

For older children :   BBC - Virtually there, a song about clothes and colours

                                    Click here to Visit Mosborough Primary School to listen to a selection of French songs.

                                    BBC songs and stories in French

                                    Days  of the week in French

                                    Numbers  1 to 20 in French

                                    Colours in French

                                    Months and Seasons word search in French. ( no accents are used on the words)

Challenge your friends and family to draw a character using the vocabulary grid . Click below to download a PDF of the instructions for the game.

 Using the vocabulary grid french.pdfDownload
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Bud's Number Garden -Early Years

Visit Bud's Number Garden at BBC Bitesize to practise your number skills. Click here to go the site

BBC - Supermovers

Get moving with the Supermovers.  Learn and move at the same time, maths( including times tables), english, science and activities just for fun. Click here to find out more 

BBC Teach

BBC Teach has lots of videos on all the Primary curriculum subjects.   Click here to visit the site

BBC iplayer has also launched an  iplayer app especially for children, where they can only access suitable content from CBBC.  The details are on their website. 

Maths Frame Times Tables practise

Maths Frame have a times tables practise app which is very similar to the national tests that children take at school.  Click here to test your tables skills

Maths Apps

Primary Apps have a wide selection of Maths Apps available to download. ( You can try some of them out as a desktop version before you buy - most apps cost around 99p ) There are also maths games you can play on this site.        Click here to visit their website 


Revise and practise primary maths with DoodleMaths. Over 350 topics with step by step explanations and example questions for supporting maths at home. Click here to visit the site.

Ancient Greece

 Learn about the Greeks. Find out more about the ancient Greeks.  Click here to visit the site


Ancient Egypt

Learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Click here to find out more

The Romans

 Learning about the Romans in Britain.  Click here to find out more about the Romans


Find out about Boudicca and her role in the Roman invasion of Britain.  Click here to visit the site.

The Jubilee Centre.

The Jubilee Centre for character and virtues has designed a range of activities based around the virtues we  discuss and  reflect upon as part of our school curriculum. Click here to visit the site


Lots of fun activities to download at home.  Click here to visit the site

Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League have created  lots of football themed learning and fun activities. Click here to visit the site.

Money Sense

Games and activities to teach children about money at home. Click here to visit the site

Dan Worsley - More Impossible Tales

The author Dan Worsley is providing storytelling sessions on his Youtube site.   Click here to visit the site and listen to the stories and take part in one of the activity challenges.

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

Are you a fan of The Gruffalo?  Visit the Gruffalo website to explore the deep, dark wood! Click here to visit the site.

Literacy Shed

Lots of free activities for all age groups  from the Literacy Shed. Click here to visit the site.

Fun Maths activites

Sign up for a free 14 day trial at iR Primary Games. There are over 600 maths activiities to choose from .  If you have a printer, there are lots of editable worksheets that can be printed.  Click here to visit the site.

Books Trust

The Books Trust have lots of fun interactive books and storytelling videos. Click here to visit the site.

Scolastic Learn at home

Scolastic have lots of online books and activities.   Click here to visit the site

Their TrueFlix section contains Non-Fiction books about a variety of topics ( The site is American based so some content is about subjects relevent to  the USA) Click here to investigate the site

Their ScienceFlix section contains videos and information on dozens of different science topics.   Click here to visit the site

Harry Potter at home

Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Activities, quizzes and other magical fun.  The site will be updated regularly so keep visiting. Click here to see what's on offer!

Spelling Frame

Spelling practice for Year 1 to Year 6. Click here or on the Spelling Frame logo to visit the site.


Go to Mathantics to see explanations of lots of maths topics. Click here to visit the site

Blue Peter Badge

There are 8 Blue Peter Badges that can be won, start your collection now! Click here to find out more.

Top Marks

Top Marks have lots of  learning games and activities for all age groups. Click here to visit the site.


Improve your coding skills by visiting the sites below.  


Hour of Code  - Click here to visit the site

Code for life - Rapid Router - click here to visit the site.

Scratch online - click here to visit the site

Code Monster - click here to visit the site

Hour of the code ( Code Monsters) - click here to visit the site 


You can use Purple Mash to practise your coding too.  Just go to Purple Mash  above and use your  school  login . 


Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl have a selection of books to read online.  You just need to create a login to have access to the online books.Click here to visit the site

Oxford Owl also have a selection of  stories  for different ages to listen to. On the storyteller page there are links to a video library which supports topics from the primary curriculum.

Click here to visit the Storyteller section. 

Teach Your Monster To Read ( EYFS and Ks1)

Go on an adventure with your very own monster.  Can you help him to learn to read so that he can mend his spaceship? This site is free to join, click here or on the Monster logo to visit the site.

Phonics Play (EYFS and Ks1)

Phonics Play have made their content free to use. Use the login details on the site to access lots of phonics activities. Click here or on the Phonics Play logo to visit the site.

Alphablocks and  NumberBlocks ( EYFS and Ks1)

Watch as the Alphablocks tell stories and make words using phonics. Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!

Click here to visit Alphablocks.

Click here to visit Numberblocks

CBeebies  Story Time

CBeebies Storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites. Click here to visit the site.

Phonics Bloom (EYFS and Ks1)

Phonics Bloom have free phonics games for all phases.   Click here to visit the site

ICT Games ( children 5 to 8 years old)

ICT games has lots of activities for this age group linked to the Ks1 curriculum. Click here to visit the site.

DK FindOut

Explore this site to discover lots of fascinating facts.  Test your knowledge with one of the amazing quizzes.   Click here to visit the site.

 Learn English Kids  - English as an additional language 

If your child has English as an additional language there are games and activities to help them continue to learn English.   This site is  also suitable for children whose first language is English with lots of videos and activities on different topics.  Click here to visit the site.

Michael Rosen stories and poems

Visit Michael Rosen's Youtube channel and listen to some of his fantastic poems and stories. Click here to go to the site.


Crickweb have over 250 educational  free games and activities. Click here to visit the site

Dance Mat Typing

If you have a computer, why not improve your typing skills by using Dance Mat Typing from the BBC website. Click here to visit the site

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo have lots of free activities abouts animals, their habitats and conservation of endangered species. Click here to visit the site.


TTS have produced a range of free,downloadable homelearning packs. Click on the links below to access the year group you need.

Click here for EYFS

Click here for Ks1

Click here for Ks2