St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

We are holding an Open Afternoon for Parents/Carers of children due to start school in September 2019. Come along and meet the Headteacher and Reception staff as well as have a look around school! MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 at 1.30pm. Please ring us on 01484 713037 to let us know if you will be coming along!


 Our Teachers are

Mrs Eland and Mrs Hartley.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Rowlands. 

                               The Bible 

In RE this half term, our topic is all about the Bible. We’ll be looking at stories from both the Old and New Testament. The children will be rewriting the stories in lots of fun and creative ways as well as creating artwork and making links between the different passages. They will also be taking part in lots of dramatisations and performances!

Act of Charity

Year 4 have chosen to support the work of Water Aid this year. We will be fundraising in class soon.

Burps, Bottoms and Bile 

 Throughout this half term the focus of learning will be on the digestive system. Children will find out about the importance of a balanced diet to keep our bodies and teeth healthy and about how our bodies then use this food. Y4 will hopefully also enjoy making healthy snacks and food art using salad ingredients.

In Science Y4 will learn about the different types of teeth they have and the different jobs they have to do. This links with exploring food chains.

A Yucky Investigation

 In our Topic lesson, we recreated the roles of the digestive system using a pair of tights, some food, a plastic cup and a bag. We had great fun squashing together the ingredients and squeezing them down the tights before squeezing out the mixture through the paper cup. It was quite disgusting!

Super Salads!

As part of our topic Y4 were asked to design an interesting and exciting plate of salad that would encourage Y1 children to eat more healthily. Have a look how they got on, I think their end products definitely fulfilled the design brief. Some of Y1 enjoyed visiting us and picking out their favourites too.



Future dates

Tues 16th Oct - School Photographer 

Tues 23rd Oct - Harvest Festival 2:30pm

Tues 27th Oct - Trip to The Deep (more details to follow)

Mon 3rd Dec - Christmas craft afternoon

Weds 19th Dec - Y3 & Y4 Christmas party day

Thurs 20th Dec - Christmas jumper day


PE day is on a Wednesday.  Please make sure you have an indoor and outdoor kit in school for every lesson.

This half term we will be developing our skills in...




Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It will alternate between Maths and English.

Please learn spellings sent home. It will help you in class. Remember to sign in the spelling log when you have worked with your child on them!

In Year 4 we ask that you read at home each night. Even 10 minutes is great! It's always lovely to snuggle up with a good book.

Book Donations

In the Y4 classroom we have a small selection of books for the children to choose from when they have reading time. Therefore we would welcome any donations of books that your child has finished with at home that other Y4 children may enjoy reading.  Thank you for the books already sent in Y4 were very excited to get their hands on them!