St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School Pudsey

Telephone 0113 256 5407

Telephone0113 256 5407


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Remote Learning

Good morning! Well, this isn't the day that we anticipated and the children must be so disappointed. I've had a look and found some websites that they might enjoy. There are some printables, but if you are unable to do this, it may give you some ideas for an activity. Take care.

Welcome to St Bernadette's class page! 

St Bernadette's is one of our year 3/4 classes and we are the Spring born children.

We are looking forward to sharing all of our work with you this year! 

Our team in St Bernadette's are: 

Mr Oldfield - class teacher 
Mrs Valentine - teaching assistant 

If you need to get in touch with any of the team please do so using my e-mail -

Stars of the Week - Celebration assembly

Autumn 2 has seen us start our Celebration assemblies again, virtually of course. It is lovely to highlight some of the children at this time to talk about how wonderful they are and celebrate some of the excellent work or showcase a role model type attitude that they bring to the class.
Here are the children wo have recieved a certificate since the assemblies started again.
Milo & Makaita
Edward & Tristan
Mary-Elizabeth & Harry.

Well done children, you have made everyone very proud.

St Bernadette's Newsletters

Please find below our newsletter for this half term which tells you what we will be covering until October half term.

We love to read!

This term our class novels are the Horrible Histories books written by Terry Deary and Peter Hepplewhite. They are such a fantastic selection of books covering many of the key historical periods in time including the Stone Age, Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. The children have already selected their first book and are learning many of the key facts linked with the period. 
The children will also have the chance to select from many of the other novels within class accessing a range of different authors and styles of writing.
Within our week in school, we have a dedicated reading lesson called a VIPERS session. Each of the letters in VIPERS stands for a key reading skill that the children are aiming to develop throughout the course of the year. These sessions allow us to explore reading skills and focus closely on the meaning of words within a text or the meaning that can be inferred from a text. The work that you do at home with the children is so important to develop their understanding of their reading ask those key questions about the story ideas or why a character says something in a certain way enhances their knowledge greatly.

The VIPERS skills we cover are vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summerise.

Please do take a   look at what the favourite books are in our class and why don't you try reading some of my favourite 5's as well! 
Mr Oldfield's Favourite 5 Reading Books
St Bernadette

It has been a really busy time in school throughout the 2nd half term of the school year. We feel that the children have settled now after a disrupted Summer and they are fully focused on school life.
We have moved on from our place value unit to focus on addition and subtraction. The children have been recapping but also learning new skills to ensure they know the most efficient methods for these operations.
Our English and History topics have linked nicely together learning all about The Tudors. The children have found it really interesting learning about Henry VIII and his six wives and produced some super reports about him and his life.

Look out for the pictures coming soon of our visitor from 'History to Life' who will take us through a full day of Tudor work including artifacts from the time, clothes they wore and generally how they lived their lives.
Autumn 2 Maths

In half term 2, w have focused on our addition and subtraction skills leading us to find the most efficient way of working these questions out which is using column method. Whilst doing this, we have had to make sure our arithmetic skills are up to speed as well as our number bond work. Even though lots of these skills are learnt in KS1, it's so important to keep recapping those early strategies. At the same time as addition and subtraction, we are working really hard on our times tables. We have been recapping work from previous year groups and then moving onto new work. The Year 3's are busy learning their 3,4 and 8 times table whilst the Year 4's are recapping all those before moving to 6's, 7's and 9's.

Autumn 2 - English

During Autumn 2, we have been looking at some new grammar objectives which have enabled us to write our reports on Henry VIII. We looked at the structure of a non chronological report and what we would need to include to make it successful. Key areas to focus on were the headings and sub titles, using the correct tense ( past for our report), use of technical language linked with our topic of The Tudors and using paragraphs to name but a few. We really enjoyed doing the research on the Tudors and found all the facts and stories behind them really interesting. We are now preparing for our next piece of work which will be a narrative, again based on Henry VIII where we can practise more of grammar skills including possessive apostrophies and inverted commas.


During Autumn 2, we had our Anti Bullying week. This is always an important time in school as we raise the awareness of the different types of bullying in our society and talk to the children about how to spot bullying with the key signs and what their actions need to be to prevent it happening. Our theme this year was 'United Against Bullying' which reminded us that nobody is alone and that we should stand together and help each other out if any of us are in need. It was a good chance for St Bernadette's to talk about the different types of bullying that Christ suffered when he was alive think about why people did certain things to him. It gave us a chance to learn from him in how he dealt with these acts of bullying and how we could stop them happening in the first place.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449


Headteacher: Miss C Gardner


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Diocese of Leeds

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