Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Class Four

This half term, our topic is Vikings and we will be finding out who the Vikings were, where they came from and why they settled in England.  Our Viking theme will continue through drama and cookery and we will also be making 'scandi-style' Christmas decorations and pom-pom wreaths for you to buy!


In English we will be using two books by David Almond, The Savage and Skellig, and these will form the basis of our writing - poetry, descriptive writing and an extra chapter - and our reading skills development.


In maths we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and coordinates as well as continuing with 5-a-day basic skills and times tables. 


This term's science will be a continuation of electricity.


In RE, as well as learning more about Advent later in the term, our Prayers, Saints and Feasts unit will help us understand more about Pilgrimage and what we can learn from the example of St Teresa of Avila.

Class 4 trip to France

We are still waiting on a few replies about the trip to France. It would be really helpful if you could let us know either way so that we can finalise numbers with PGL. Many thanks.

Gold Star Writers

Our gold star writers for our RNLI information texts are Jamie and Luca. Well done to them smiley


Congratulations to Nikola and Harrison. They were our gold star writers last week for their letters from Michael to his mum.smiley

A selection of photos from our day on the Isle of Wight

We have had a fantastic day out on the Isle of Wight. We had a tour of the seven  class all weather lifeboat and found out lots of information for our RNLI information texts. We also visited the Tourist Information Centre, the church and Yarmouth town ready to write a town guide to Yarmouth.


We have arranged for the RNLI writing to be displayed in the RNLI gift shop and the town guides in the Visitor's Centre.


 Class 4 - a few notes

Our teachers are Mrs Murdoch and Mrs Perkins.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Press,

Mrs Woodington, Mrs Mayo, Mrs Hillyer, Mrs Barratt and Mrs Richardson


Information For Parents



Every Monday the children will receive:

  • A piece of maths work based on the weeks learning
  • Spellings

Homework is due in by the following Monday at the latest.



Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Trainers are needed every day for the Golden Mile.


On going learning

Throughout the week the children should continue to work , times tables which are tested every WEDNESDAY.


Pages to read from the class text will be set to read over the weekend.. Children usually need information from the text for their writing the following week.


If you wish to see us, we are available after school or for a prearranged meeting before school starts.



KS2 tests 2019

A short video aimed at parents to give outline information about the National Curriculum tests. A downloadable version is available from https://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/ks2-tests-a-video-for-parents/

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