Year 3

Welcome…

Other Faiths Week

As part of our RE curriculum, throughout the school, each term, we study Other Faith groups and this term the focus was on Judaism. The objective of these lessons is to develop an understanding of what other faiths there are and how these differ from our own Catholic...

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November, the month to remember…

In November the Head Teacher led a very special assembly to celebrate All Souls day, after which the children all wrote a special prayer card to commemorate a loved one who had died, the prayers were hung on our ‘Tree of Remembrance’ (see below) and different cards...

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Autumn Nature Day

Mrs Thomson, our Year 3 teacher, is leading our school in achieving the Green Tree Gold Award this year, having successfully led us in our achievement of the Silver award last year. This term she led a whole school ‘Nature Day’ which involved the children going on a...

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Handwriting Competition

During the autumn term we hold our annual handwriting competition. Children can either copy one of their favourite poems or write their own poem on the theme of autumn – the one thing they must do is write in their neatest, joined handwriting! The winners (see...

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October – the Month of the Rosary

To celebrate October as the special month of the rosary and prayers dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mrs Thomson led an assembly explaining the different mysteries and how to pray the rosary. She sourced class sets of rosary beads and encouraged the children to...

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Harvest Celebrations 2017

During this autumn term we have celebrated the rich bounty of God’s harvest. At this time of year, we celebrate the harvest festival because it reminds us as Christians of all the good things God gives us. It also makes us want to share with others who are not...

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Y3 at the Centre for Life

As part of their science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’, Year 3 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle this week. They had a very hands on (and messy!) lesson learning about and making fossils (see photographs below). The highlight of the trip was the ‘Dino Jaws’...

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Welcome Back to School!

What a great first week we have had here at St Joseph’s Juniors. It was wonderful to see our children in classes 4, 5 an 6 all return safely (excepting a couple of broken bones!!) after the summer holidays and to welcome our new Year 3 class. All of the Year 3...

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Sensational Summer Singing Concerts!

A HUGE well done to all of our classes for their amazing, awesome and outstanding singing performances in our annual summer concerts this week. I am sure it will help us to secure our Gold Sing Up award this year.  A great BIG thank you too, to the teachers,...

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Y3 & Y4 Visit to Beamish Museum

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic day out at Beamish Museum, where they became frontline soldiers, during WW1. Following an outreach day earlier in the week with historian Bill Elliot, each class took part in a special WW1 workshop, which was very ‘hands on’. First of...

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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...

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