St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Well we did not get off to the best start to the Spring Term did we! I know it is frustrating for you. We share that frustration but we know that the lockdown is to increase our levels of safety. We can persevere! Stay strong team St Joe's! You can contact your child's teacher via the email at the top of the class webpage or ring the office if you cannot email. If you need me I am here for you too so get in touch by email to We miss the children already and look forward to being together with them again. Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. Mrs Hodges



Mrs Curry and Mrs Foxcroft are our Class Teachers and Miss Eames is our Teaching Assistant.

Our email address is:

To make it manageable for us all, please email us only once a day to let us know how you are getting on and with your completed work. 

Make sure all maths and English is completed the best you can as this is critical to learning progress.  

We know you will all work hard at home and that you will do your best - be a great leader of your learning everyone. Of course, you can email if you have any problems and we will also be in touch by phone over the coming weeks when we are in school with the key worker children.

With our love and best wishes to you all. Mrs Foxcroft and Mrs Curry

Joe Wicks is back on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!

Virtual School Library: free e-read

This Week: The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. Click on the link below:


Tuesday 19th January

The Selfish Giant: Personification

Listen to Mrs Foxcroft read the next part of the story.

Personification is when an author describes things which aren’t human as if they were.

Open the word document to read the text. Make a list of the ways the author has given non-human things human characteristics (do and say human things).  You can use the chart underneath the text or just write your own list.

Am example of personification: ‘…the trees forgot to blossom’. Trees don’t have brains so can’t forget to do something.

English Tuesday 19th Personification

Monday 18th January

The Selfish Giant

A new story this week but it does have a link to 'Winter's Child'.

Watch the video below as Mrs Foxcroft reads the beginning of the story.

Open the word document and answer the comprehension questions.  The answers are on the last page so no peeking until you've answered all the questions!

English Monday 18th

Accidental Prime Minister: Final part!

Accidental Prime Minister: Thursday 14th. Almost the end!

Accidental Prime Minister Wednesday 13th

Accidental Prime Minister Tuesday 12th

M'The Accidental Prime Minister' Monday 11th


Week Beginning 18th January

This week we are learning how to add the suffix -ation to words. 

Below is the poster of the spellings and the PowerPoint.

Daily activities:

Monday: Use a dictionary to find the definitions of the words so you understand what they mean

Tuesday: Write each word in a sentence, so you know how to use them correctly

Wednesday: Look/say/cover/write/check (see document below)

Thursday: Handwriting practice (see document below)

Friday: Spelling Test. Get someone to test you on your spellings.


If you have finished your reading book, you could log in to free ebooks on the Oxford Owl website. Read every day for half an hour. You can read your own book of course too.


Tuesday 19th January


  1. Work through the Arithmetic Powerpoint answering the questions as you go through the slides
  2. Watch Mrs Curry's video explaining how to work out today's questions
  3. Complete the question sheet
  4. Check your answers

Monday 18th January


  1. Work through the Arithmetic Powerpoint answering the questions as you go through the slides
  2. Complete the division questions
  3. Check your answers

Print off a big maths challenge to practise at home.

The Balance Challenge

Thank you for all those lovely smiles last week.

This week, we'd like a photo of you in a balance - you can be as creative as you want! Have some fun!


Tuesday 19th January

Environmental Changes

Work through the PowerPoint and complete the tasks as they come up. The sheets are below for you to use for the tasks. You can either print them out or do the work on paper.


Monday 18th January

The Last Supper

Watch the video of the Last Supper then answer the questions in the word document below.


Unit 'Ma Famille' (My Family).

There are activities set on Purple Mash for you to do over the half term.



We want to be a joyful, loving year 4 family.  We aim to be thoughtful, respectful and truthful, remembering what Christ has taught us.  We will be leaders of our learning and be friendly role models to the younger children in school.

At all times, we will try to be positive and proactive, working to be the best we can be.