Year 4




Medals Galore at the Gateshead Cross Country

CONGRATULATIONS! To our fantastic Cross Country teams who competed so successfully at the Gateshead Schools Primary Cross Country Championships. Altogether 56 teams (336 children) took part in the Y5&6 event and 45 teams (270 children) took part in the Y3&4...

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Change4Life Activities Afternoon

Well done to the children in Years 3 and 4 who took part in an afternoon of activities as part of the Change4Life initiative, which aims to encourage all ages to get involved in sports and/or fitness programmes and to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. “They had a...

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New School Year Elections – 2014-15

Here we are at the beginning of another exciting school year at St. Joseph’s Juniors and one of the first tasks we had to do was hold elections for our new House Captains and Vice Captains. It was so great to see all of the pupils in Year 6 keen to put...

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Y4 Go Wild in Washington!

As part of their science topic on ‘Habitats’, our Y4 class visited Washington Wildfowl Park. “The children had a great day – pond dipping and the otter feed were definitely two of the most favourite activities as you can see from the photos...

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African Drumming Workshop for Year 4

As part of their music curriculum, Year 4 recently took part in an African ‘Djembe’ drumming workshop led by Dr Brendan Renwick. “It was great because everyone got a drum of their own but it also quite hard because you had to really concentrate on...

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A Winning Design by Kate

A few weeks ago, some of the members of the Birtley Heritage Group visited our school to work with our Year 4 Class to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The children helped to make poppies and also learnt about Elizabethville, a self-contained village...

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Resurrection Rock!

Easter celebrations continued at St Joseph’s after the holidays.  as Year 3 and 4 presented their version of the Easter Story and Resurrection with a wonderful musical performance in Church for parents and parishioners.  “It was wonderful!” said...

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Tudor Living

Our Y4 class recently visited Washington Old Hall to take part in a ‘living history’ lesson. The children, who were dressed in typical Tudor costume, experienced what life was like in Tudor times. They children were given the chance to explore life in...

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Shakespeare4kidz for Year 4!

This half-term the Year 4 class have been studying one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays – the play actors refuse to name for fear of being cursed with bad luck – MacBeth! After reading the book, Miss Allon thought it would be a good idea to...

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The Little Shepherd

  Year 3 and 4 are pleased to present their 2013 Christmas production ‘The Little Shepherd’ – a musical nativity about a little shepherd boy called David whose only ambition is to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a shepherd, however...

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Last week all of our classes took part in the Young People’s Programme at the British Science Festival hosted by Newcastle University. The visit involved a whole day of scientific fun as the children took part in various workshops and ‘hands-on’...

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