Year 4





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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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 First...

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

During our assembly this week the children learnt all about the monarchy, and in particular Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 90th birthday on 21st April 2016. The children also learnt about how life has changed for the people of Great Britain during her reign...

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Vicious Vikings at St Joseph’s Juniors!

Had you been visiting our school hall and playground this morning, you might have felt as if you had travelled back in time, as you would have seen a rowdy mob of vicious vikings running wild! That was our Year 4 class, who under the guidance and instruction of Ragnor...

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Music and Sound Workshop

Dr Renwick is always a very popular visitor to our school and last term's workshop on Music and Sound, covering learning objectives from both the Music and Science curriculum for Years 3 & 4, proved once again to be a hit with the children. "It was a very...

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Performance Poetry Week

A recent visit by poet Paul Cookson, to every class in school, was used to kick start our very own Performance Poetry inter-class competition last week. The children were wowed by the poet (who also said he was 'wowed' by the children's skill and enthusiasm)...

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Our Musical Nativity Christmas Stars!

Every December, new stars are born at St Joseph’s as the talented children entertain and wow audiences by showing off their singing, acting and dancing skills in the annual Christmas performances. This year was certainly no exception; in fact, it has been claimed by...

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