Year 5

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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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Macbeth Theatre Visit

Our Y5 and Y6 class were treated to a visit to Washington Art Centre to see a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth this week. Here’s what they thought of it! “I thought it was scary but awesome.” Tommy. “The porter, who was narrating the...

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Y5 and the Ancient Egyptians

This term the Year 5 class have been studying the Ancient Egyptians. This involved working in clay to create various Egyptian artefacts including sarcophagus’, canopic jars and cartouches (see photographs below). The topic culminated in a visit to the Great...

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Other Faiths Week – Judaism

As part of our R.E. curriculum, the classes study the belief systems of Other Faith groups and this term the focus was on the Jewish Faith. Each of the classes took a different aspect of Judaism to explore, including Jewish festivals, Jewish teachings and rituals. The...

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Y5 visit Kielder

As part of their Geography topic, our Y5 class visited Kielder water to find out about water management and water use. The visit included a visit to the Kielder Dam, a talk by a member of the Northumbrian Water outreach team and a short film. After their water...

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World Book Day 2015

What a wonderful array of costumes we had in school today for our celebration of World Book Day. There were characters from a wide range of children’s books including: Gangsta Granny, Mary Poppins, Mr Stink and Mr Tickle! The children spent a day emerged in...

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Y5 Creative Weaving Project

During this Spring half-term, the children from Year 5 have been taking part in a Creative Weaving project with resident artist Kate Eccles at Birtley library.  ‘The children have really enjoyed this project and produced some very colourful and creative work...

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St Joseph’s Dodgeball Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball team who came first in the Dodgeball Competition organised by the Stadium of Light at Park View Secondary School in Chester-Le-Street. Altogether there were 8 teams representing 5 schools taking part in this fast,...

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Games Designers of the Future!

As part of the New Computing Curriculum, our classes have all been learning how to write code and design, amongst other things, new computer games. “I love coding,” said Olivia Y6, “In fact I’ve been designing games in class and at home using...

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