Year 5



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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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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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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Spelling Bee Competition

A team of Year 5 and Year 6 children recently took part in the Gateshead school’s Spelling Bee Competition at the Dryden Centre. The children were asked to demonstrate a range of skills and strategies and out of 12 teams, our team finished in a very impressive...

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Water, Water Everywhere!

As part of their Geography studies and Outdoor Learning programme, our Y5 class recently visited Kielder Water –  a large artificial reservoir in Northumberland. During a series of workshops, the children learnt that a reservoir is a large natural or man-made...

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Gabriel’s Big Break.

Our Year 5 and Year 6 classes are pleased to present their 2013 Christmas production – ‘Gabriel’s Big Break’ – a musical nativity which explains how Gabriel became the important angel we know today.  When they hear that God has a list of...

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Y5 Attendance Winners visit Cinema.

Well done to our Y5 Class who won our  School Attendance Competition and received £250.00 to spend on a ‘class treat’. Having discussed several options, the children voted to go to see the latest Percy Jackson film (Percy Jackson and the Sea Monsters) at...

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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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