EVENTS AND VISITS

Cross Country Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS! to our cross country teams who after three weeks of races, last Saturday won both the Boys and Girls Small Schools trophies in the Chester-Le-Street Cross Country championships. Thomas C kept up his excellent performances finishing 2nd overall and...

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Make a Splash for Cafod!

Well done to our School Council who organised a 'Fun Friday' fundraising event in support of the Cafod 'Make  Splash' campaign. There was hot chocolate and cakes and a number of water-themed activities for the children to take part in which raised a wonderful total of...

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A Lenten Retreat for Y5 at Minsteracres

Yesterday our Year 5 class, accompanied by Miss Mooney (Class Teacher), Miss Kennedy (TA) and Peter Lavery (our Parish Deacon) had a wonderful visit to Minsteracres. On first arriving, the class were met by Sister Therese, who talked to the children about the life of...

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Celebrating World Book Day 2016

Well done to all of the children (and their parents too of course!) on the brilliant costumes we've seen in school today in celebration of World Book Day. There was a huge variety of costumes from Billionaire Boy and Gangsta Granny to Horrid Henry, Dennis the Menace...

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Vicious Vikings at St Joseph’s Juniors!

Had you been visiting our school hall and playground this morning, you might have felt as if you had travelled back in time, as you would have seen a rowdy mob of vicious vikings running wild! That was our Year 4 class, who under the guidance and instruction of Ragnor...

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A Day of History at Segedunum

As part of their history topic, yesterday Year 3  spent the day at Segedunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, which was built to guard the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, and housed 600 Roman soldiers. It stood for almost 300 years as a symbol of Roman rule and a bastion...

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Music and Sound Workshop

Dr Renwick is always a very popular visitor to our school and last term's workshop on Music and Sound, covering learning objectives from both the Music and Science curriculum for Years 3 & 4, proved once again to be a hit with the children. "It was a very interactive...

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Attendance Reward for Y3!

As a reward for achieving the best overall attendance in the Autumn term, Y3 earned £250 to spend on a 'class treat'. A class vote resulted in an almost unanimous decision to visit Mister Twisters indoor children's activity centre (see photos below). "It was...

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Performance Poetry Week

A recent visit by poet Paul Cookson, to every class in school, was used to kick start our very own Performance Poetry inter-class competition last week. The children were wowed by the poet (who also said he was 'wowed' by the children's skill and enthusiasm)...

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Safety First at SafetyWorks!

This week our Year 6 class visited SafetyWorks, which is a multi-agency interactive safety centre serving the community of Tyne & Wear.  It provides an innovative, enjoyable learning experience enabling visitors to participate safely in realistic situations...

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