Year 5




Spring Watch at St Joseph’s Juniors

Yesterday, to mark the Spring equinox, and for some the first official day of Spring, the whole school took part in a Spring Nature Day. The day began with an assembly led by a representative from the Woodland Trust, who explained to the children how important trees...

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Performance Poetry Week

Our Performance Poetry was another huge success this year, with some outstanding performances from all year groups. Each year group gave a fantastic performance of a classic class poem (The Lion and Albert by Marriot Edgar by Y3; The Listeners by Walter de La Mare by...

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Cross County Competition

Well done to those children from our school who ran in the Chester-Le-Street Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning (see photos below). The weather was reasonably warm, certainly better than the ice and snow of the previous week, let's hope for good weather...

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Annual Performance Poetry Competition 2018

Next week in school we are holding our annual Performance Poetry week. Children from all classes will be learning by heart and performing a range of classic poems including: The Listeners by Walter de La Mare; The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning; The Lion and...

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Y5 Lenten Liturgy – the Candle of Joy

It fell to our Year 5 class to lead the third of our Advent liturgies this week and it was a beautiful service which reminded us that as we continue on our journey through Advent, we find ourselves ever closer to Christmas and the celebration of God's gift of his Son...

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Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.

Our annual Christmas Jumper day coincided with Christmas lunch at St Joseph's Juniors this year which made for a very festive celebration as you can see from the photographs below (Naughty Elf even got in on the fun too! - can you spot him in the photos?): [gallery...

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Home for Christmas by Year 5 and Year 6

Taking the theme of 'No room at the inn', the Year 5 and Year 6 children's musical contrasts the bustling commercialism of a modern Christmas with the plight of the homeless at this special time of the year. It's a manic pre-Christmas shopping day and the streets are...

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Our Parliamentary Visitors

On Friday 8th December, Year 5 and 6 had a very special visit from our local MP, Liz Twist, who came to visit as part of a Parliamentary Workshop. Liz talked to the children about her role in parliament and how she came to be an MP. The children also asked lots of...

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Celebrating Youth Friday 2017

On Friday 24th November, our Year 5 class led a special mass to celebrate Youth Friday. This year's theme is 'YES' and invites us to reflect on Mary who, as a young person, had the courage to say 'yes' to what God was calling her to do. A video message from Bishop...

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Anti-Bullying Assembly 2017

As always, our school was very keen to join in with the annual national anti-bullying campaign again this year 'ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL' - a message which as a Catholic school we already understand and always strive to live our through remembering our Gospel values...

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Y5 Visit to the Oriental Museum in Durham

This week Year 5 visited the Oriental Museum in Durham to explore the culture of Asia, specifically the Orient, having being inspired by their work in literacy studying the book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The class took part in a number of activities...

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