Year 4





House Group Badge Design Competition

Well done to all those who entered the competition to design a new badge for our school House Groups. The winning designs are shown below, along with the runner ups. These colourful badges will be displayed around school. [gallery columns="4"...

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Lenten Promises and Fundraising Fridays.

Turn Little Fish into BIG fish. (Cafod 2017) Following on from our CAFOD Lenten assembly, led by the Mini Vinnies, (see photos below) the children all wrote their Lenten promises on the theme of pray, fast & share. These promises were then displayed in our school...

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Y3 & Y4 present… Christmas Eve Kerfuffle!

It's that time of year again when the school corridors are covered in feathers (angel wings!!) & glitter and the hall resounds with Christmas songs - it can only mean one thing, our annual Christmas musical! It’s Christmas Eve, and there’s panic in the skies! The...

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New Home Reading Books

We have recently purchased a new Home Reading Scheme to help parents support their child's reading at home. The new books are modern and up to date and will replace the old Ginn scheme which has served us well but was beginning to look a little dated! The new books...

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Y4 had a Lot to Digest at the Centre for Life

As part of their science topic 'Teeth and Eating' for this term, Year 4 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle this week for a very hands on (and messy!) lesson learning about digestion (see photographs below). They also had time to explore the 'Brain Zone', the...

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An African Beat!

Year 4 had a special visitor this week - a favourite here at St Joseph's Juniors - Dr Renwick, who came into school to teach the children how to use Djembe drums. The children are learning all about African culture including Tinga Tinga art and traditional music....

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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...

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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 to tell...

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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...

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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 countries including: India...

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