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Our Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

This morning our school playground was transformed into a huge open air cafe with cakes, hot chocolate, tea and coffee on sale all to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer. There was also a raffle and a ‘Spot the Cake’ competition. All together we raised...

Scootability

This week Marcus, our Active Travel Officer from the Gateshead Council’s Sustainable Travel team, came into school to introduce himself and then take each class to practice their scooter skills. As you can see from the photographs below, the children had a great...

Gateshead Schools Cross-Country Competition

Well done to all of our children who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country competition on Wednesday this week. Despite a heavy downpour just before the races got underway, our teams did very well, especially Freya C in Year 6 who won the race for the Y6...

Welcome Back…and Key Dates for Autumn Term

Firstly, on behalf of all of our staff and governors, may we welcome all parents/carers both ‘old’ and ‘new’ back at the start of a new school year. I’m sure that this academic year of 2016-17 will be as ‘outstanding’ as last year and that we will continue to strive...

Sainsbury School Summer Sports Day

Throughout this academic year, Mr Shields and his sports ambassadors from Year 6 have organised a series of inter-house sports competitions as part of of Sainsburys School Award programme. For summer term, this involved a number of sports on our school field...

Author Visit – Introducing Will Mabbitt

At St Joseph’s our children love reading and we are always looking for opportunities to introduce new authors so, with the help of our kind friends at Blackwells bookshop in Newcastle, we arranged a visit to school by author Will Mabbitt. Will came into school...

A Fantastic Farewell Performance by Year 6

You might have been fooled into thinking the Royal Shakespeare Company were in town yesterday if you’d been in our school hall to watch a fabulous performance of Macbeth (or the ‘Scottish Play’ as actors prefer to call it!). Under the creative...

Y3 visit Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Our Y3 class got a chance to explore a rainforest environment this week when they visited Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. They learnt all about the different layers of the forest by becoming seeds themselves pretending to gradually grow into the many different...

A Day at Beamish for the whole school.

On Friday, the whole school set off for a visit to Beamish museum. Following an outreach day earlier in the week, each class took part in special WW I and II workshops on topics ranging from evacuees, to the home front and front line soldiers. As always lots of the...

Around the World in One Day!

Year 4 have been off on their travels again but this time it didn’t even take them out of the class (well that is if you don’t count a Bollywood dance lesson in the school hall!) Miss Allon and the TAs organised a ‘visits’ to four different...

Y4 Heritage Walk

Last week, our Y4 class, together with members of the Birtley Heritage group, went on a walk around Birtley seeking historic evidence to help them learn more about the forgotten history of the Birtley Belgians – 6000 of whom settled in the region during the...

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