Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love




Welcome St John The Baptist's Class 

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Class Teacher - Miss Cross

Teaching Assistant - Miss Jackson

Support Staff - Mrs Judd

Roman Rule - Stunning Start



Today we launched our new topic, 'Roman Rule'. The class had a fantastic time in role as Roman soldiers tasked with building straight roads to various cities in order to conquer them! The children had to collaborate with the other pupils in their group in order to plan and build the roads efficiently. Each time they reached the main city, they removed a rubber pad from the floor to eventually reveal the title of our new topic!


Our class PE days are Monday and Friday. For this half term, Miss Pippa will be teaching football on a Monday and Miss Cross will be teaching dance on a Friday. Children stay active by completing the 'daily mile' on the other three days.


Please make sure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times - black shorts, a green St Joseph's t-shirt and black trainers or plimsolls. All items are to be clearly labelled with your child's name. Kits go home to be washed at the end of each half term.


The children are set homework on a Friday. They have two homework books, one for English and one for maths. This will include spellings and times tables as well as a short English and Maths task. In a pocket at the back of their English homework book is their reading diary. Please encourage your child to read as often as possible (ideally at least three times a week). This can be by themselves, to a family member or to a sibling. Please remember to record it in their reading diaries. These will be checked on a Wednesday along with their homework.

To encourage engagement, children who consistently complete their homework on time and to the best of their ability will receive 30 minutes of additional 'Golden Time' at the end of each half term! 


Thank you parents and carers - we really do appreciate your support.


Curriculum Overview and Power Projects

Our topic for the next term is 'Roman Rule'. Click here for an overview of what we will be covering across the curriculum.

Children can earn Dojos by completing 'Power Projects'. These activities support their understanding of our current topic. For an overview of the projects, please click here. Children are very welcome to come up with their own ideas too! Please email all responses to myhomework@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk.


A warm welcome to a new school year!


 Dear children, parents and carers,

I hope that you enjoyed the holidays and all the lovely sunshine that we had! I am really excited to begin the new academic year and have lots of creative ideas to ensure that the children are given memorable learning experiences and are kept safe and happy throughout their time in Year 4. I am looking forward to getting to know each child individually and supporting them to achieve their absolute best whilst they are in St John the Baptist class. Please do keep an eye on this webpage for photos of all the wonderful things that are happening in class!


  I look forward to meeting you all and to a successful year ahead.

 Miss Cross