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Go Run for Fun 2017

Well done to the whole school for taking part in the Go Run for Fun event at Saltwell Park today. The sun shone on over 2000 children from lots of Gateshead primary schools as they completed this annual fun run cheered on by the Metrognomes. Congratulations to Freya...

Y6 Kwik Cricket Team

Well done to our Year 6 Kwik Cricket team for their performance at the Gateshead School’s Year 6 tournament. They won two matches and lost two (which seemed to leave them exhausted! see photograph below). But Mr Shields said they have done very well and showed...

Rough Times, Ernie!

Our project historians Neil and Peter have been searching for first hands accounts of fighting during the battle of Passchendaele by men from Birtley. They’ve been looking for letters, diaries or journals, but so far no luck. However they did find this astonishing...

Your School Needs You!

We have sent this letter home to the families of our Y5 children, but can you help? We are interested in any First World War family memories or memorabilia from our local community. How You Can Help – The Belgian Connection (doc)   poster image: Eybl,...

Summer Term Letter for Y6 Parents

We are now into the final term of your child’s time here at St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School – doesn’t time fly! At this stage, I thought it would be helpful to clarify a few important dates and events planned for our Year 6 class this term for those who might need...

A Lenten Liturgy for Holy Week

On Thursday morning our Year 3 and Year 4 class led a wonderful Lenten Liturgy for parents and grandparents telling the story of the first Holy Week. The Gospel reading were read as if through the eyes of those who were with Jesus during his journey to the cross,...

Easter Celebrations.

On Wednesday, the hall was a hive of industry as the whole school took part in our traditional egg decorating competition. As always we had some very creative ideas, as you can see from the photographs below, but the eventually winners were: Jessie and Joe from Year...

‘A Case of the Blues’ on Fundraising Friday!

Our final ‘fundraising Friday’ was a non-uniform day with a watery/blue/fishy theme to reflect the Cafod ‘Turning Little Fish into Big Fish’ campaign. The children came into school wearing as much blue as they could, as you can see from the...

Stations of the Cross – A Lenten Liturgy by Y5 & Y6

Thank you to our Year 5 and Year 6 classes for preparing and leading a wonderful Lenten liturgy this morning based on the Stations of the Cross. The hall was beautifully set up to create a very reverend and spiritual atmosphere which enhanced the reading and prayers...

A Tudor Day for Year 4

As part of their history topic, our Year 4 class this week visited Washington Old Hall to learn all about life in Tudor times. As soon as they arrived, they were dressed in peasant clothes and put straight to work as maids, pot girls and boys, gardener’s...

St Joseph’s Juniors Spelling Bee 2017

On Friday we held the final of our annual Spelling Bee here at St Joseph’s Juniors. All of the House Groups had fielded a team of 10 children from across all year groups and after the first round matches, the two teams to reach the final were St George’s...

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