Year 5

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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...

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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...

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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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Bowling Fun!

As a reward for winning our termly attendance competition during the Spring term, Year 5 went bowling this week. “It was my first time and I loved it!” said Pawel. “I would definitely like to go again.” “It was great fun!” was...

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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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A Lenten Retreat for Y5 at Minsteracres

Yesterday our Year 5 class, accompanied by Miss Mooney (Class Teacher), Miss Kennedy (TA) and Peter Lavery (our Parish Deacon) had a wonderful visit to Minsteracres. On first arriving, the class were met by Sister Therese, who talked to the children about the life of...

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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...

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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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Learning Life Saving Skills

Following on from our participation in the Big First Aid lesson live in the Summer term, our Y5 and Y6 classes recently took part in an afternoon of training in First Aid skills led by St John Ambulance. The initiative, funded by the Department for Education, is part...

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Commissioning our New Mini Vinnies.

Today in mass 13 new Mini Vinnies were commissioned. After making their Mini Vinnie pledge, David, our Mini Vinnie President, and Neve, our Mini Vinnie secretary, presented the children with a special badge to wear around school, a certificate and a copy of the Mini...

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