St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Year 3/4 Oak Class

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Ben Palmer - Assistant Head, Class teacher, Maths Leader and KS2 Leader 

Mrs Hargreaves - Teaching Assistant 

Miss Stevens - Teaching Assistant (pm)

Miss Seddon - Lunchtime Supervisor 

Mrs Sharples - PPA cover (Monday pm)

Mrs Hargreaves - (Friday)

Mrs Wilson - Teaching Assistant (Friday)

  • Please read with your child as regularly as possible. The more practice, the more confident and fluent your child will become.
  • Books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
  • Our PE day is on a Friday. The children will need plain black jogging bottoms or shorts, a white t-shirt and jumper. They will also need pumps.
  • Outdoor Learning takes place on Friday. The children will need wellington boots during the winter months.
  • If you would like your child to have a school water bottle, they are 60p each. 
  • Our Google Classroom is a fantastic hub for you to share with the rest of the class, I will also upload any messages or news on here so please check it regularly. The virtual classroom is an excellent place to share home learning, takeaway homework or anything exciting you have done at home that your child would like to share with their friends in Oak Class. 


  • If you do have any questions then please get in touch. My email address is - alternatively I am around most days both before and after school.


Our Class Saint is St. Peter and our class virtue is Confidence. 

Our Learning

In Oak class we desire for our children to be safe and happy, as well as being excited and challenged by their learning. We provide an environment where each child can strive to be the best they can be. The curriculum topics show how we enable pupils to demonstrate progression of skills built on from previous years, as well as allowing the opportunity to teach and learn new subject knowledge.

The topics that will be taught this year in Oak show a full coverage of the National Curriculum as well as providing learning opportunities that will capture the creativity and imagination of our children. It is through these topics we endeavour to Believe in God, ourselves and others. 

Our topic work this year begins in the Autumn with a history unit on the ‘Ancient Egyptians’, and will be followed by Geography in the form of ‘Rivers’. After Christmas, History will be 'Anglo Saxons' with a local Geography study of ‘Ilkley’. In the Summer term we will be focusing our learning on 'Windrush' and 'The Rainforest'.

I am planning an exciting array of activities, trips and visitors, which we hope, will fire their imaginations, harness their enthusiasm and improve their writing. 

Completing the year with our class residential, thus giving us the opportunity to further explore our wider environment. These topics allow the children not only to ask questions about their local environment but fuels healthy curiosity in the children about themselves and the world around them. 

Yearly Overview



Autumn Takeaway Homework

Autumn Fabulous Fact Sheets