NEWS

Athletics Competition at Chester-Le-Street Riverside

Well done to all of our children from Y5 & Y6 who took part in the annual  District Sports at the Riverside in Chester-Le-Street recently. There were 19 schools taking part and both of our teams had lots of competitors who made it through the heats and into the...

Our Memorial Art!

On Tuesday 27th June we worked with artists Claire and Mark from Flow(NE)CIC. They like to use recycled materials in their projects. We had a busy day, working hard on five different ideas. We all made our own A3 canvas. We painted a background watercolour pigment...

Researching the Cenotaph

We recently visited the Cenotaph in Birtley. Discover what we managed to find out from our research there and online. Researching the Cenotaph

Joining Up!

Inspired by Sgt Chapman’s call to arms we all joined up – the St Joseph’s Pals Platoon. Take a look at our Attestation Forms by clicking the link below. Joining...

Bashing The Square!

On Wednesday 21st of June Ms Cameron and Y5 were visited by Sergeant Chapman of the DLI. As the army prepares for a new Big Push in Belgium our children are keen to join up and do their bit. Sgt Chapman didn’t pull his punches with some graphic slides on his magic...

Heugh Battery Museum

On Tuesday 20th June we went to Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool. We had a brilliant day and took part in four activities: We had weapons and kit handling, including a British Lee Enfield (the best) the German Mauser and Russian Mosin-Nagant rifles used in the First...

Elisabethville Visit

On Monday 19th June Miss Cameron and Year 5 visited the site of Elisabethville with Barry and Joan from Birtley Heritage group to guide them. Here are some highlights of the morning. And phew – was it hot! At the cenotaph we all searched for the names of Birtley...

German Spies? 26 Arrested!

Today a vigilant Belgian guard, Soldat Cools, arrested 26 suspected German spies attempting to sneak into Elisabethville. The gallery of rogues is shown via the link below. Members of the public who can identify these dreadful fellows are asked to contact the nearest...

St Joseph’s Juniors Election Special

At St Joseph’s Juniors we are always looking for opportunities to promote British Values and learning all about today’s General Election gives us an opportunity to explore the idea of democracy. Following a whole school assembly led by Mrs McDermott, the...

Pilgrimage to Mary’s Grotto

To mark May as a special month of prayer dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, the children from Years 3 and 4 planned and led a pilgrimage and special liturgy. The children and staff processed to our parish church of St...

Y4 visit Herrington Country Park

As a reward for winning last term’s ‘Best Attendance’ competition, Year 4 chose to celebrate with a visit to Herrington Country Park for a day of cycling, walking and generally enjoying being outdoors. ‘The weather couldn’t have been...

Summer Term Update

Please download our latest update which features key dates for your diary. May Update Summer 2017 (PDF)

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