EVENTS AND VISITS

Safer Internet Day 2018

As you are aware, at St Joseph’s Junior School we take all matters regarding the safeguarding of our children very seriously and so today we have been promoting Safer Internet Day 2018 which is celebrated globally. This year the slogan is “Create, Connect and Share...

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Performance Poetry Week

Our Performance Poetry was another huge success this year, with some outstanding performances from all year groups. Each year group gave a fantastic performance of a classic class poem (The Lion and Albert by Marriot Edgar by Y3; The Listeners by Walter de La Mare by...

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Annual Performance Poetry Competition 2018

Next week in school we are holding our annual Performance Poetry week. Children from all classes will be learning by heart and performing a range of classic poems including: The Listeners by Walter de La Mare; The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning; The Lion and...

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Carols at Komatsu

For the last few years, a group of children from our school have been invited by our friends at Komatsu to go and entertain their workers by singing Christmas songs and Carols as they enjoy their Christmas lunch. This year, Miss Allon took the members of her singing...

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Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.

Our annual Christmas Jumper day coincided with Christmas lunch at St Joseph’s Juniors this year which made for a very festive celebration as you can see from the photographs below (Naughty Elf even got in on the fun too! – can you spot him in the...

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Spreading the Christmas Cheer!

A group of children from all classes, visited Covent House this week to spread a little Christmas cheer by singing Christmas songs and carols for the residents. After a great sing-a-long, the children were rewarded with fruit drinks and chocolate treats. ‘It was...

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Our Parliamentary Visitors

On Friday 8th December, Year 5 and 6 had a very special visit from our local MP, Liz Twist, who came to visit as part of a Parliamentary Workshop. Liz talked to the children about her role in parliament and how she came to be an MP. The children also asked lots of...

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Anti-Bullying Assembly 2017

As always, our school was very keen to join in with the annual national anti-bullying campaign again this year ‘ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL’ – a message which as a Catholic school we already understand and always strive to live our through remembering...

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Y5 Visit to the Oriental Museum in Durham

This week Year 5 visited the Oriental Museum in Durham to explore the culture of Asia, specifically the Orient, having being inspired by their work in literacy studying the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The class took part in a number of activities...

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Our School Council visit the Mayor

On Friday 17th November 2017, St. Joseph’s Junior’s School Councillors visited Gateshead Civic Centre. As a school council, responsible for giving the children of St. Joseph’s a voice in decision making, they wanted to get an insight into what happens within Gateshead...

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Year 6 visit to SafetyWorks!

This week our Year 6 class visited SafetyWorks in Newcastle. SafetyWorks is a life sized, safety ‘town’ of scenarios which are traditionally built ‘bricks and mortar’ scenes from everyday life. They include a house, road with pedestrian crossing, police station,...

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Christmas Picture Competition

Our friends at Dobbies Garden Centre in Birtley, invited our children to take part in a Christmas Picture competition. The children completed their drawings and then Miss Allon sent them along to Dobbies, where you can see lots of them on display in the cafe area....

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