Year 6

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Y6 Outward Bound Visit 2016

Our Year 6 class spent the week before the Easter holidays at the Howtown Outward Bound Centre on the shores of Ullswater – a very beautiful part of the Lake District – and by all accounts had a brilliant week.  Mr Shields, Year 6 class teacher, and our...

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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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Safety First at SafetyWorks!

This week our Year 6 class visited SafetyWorks, which is a multi-agency interactive safety centre serving the community of Tyne & Wear.  It provides an innovative, enjoyable learning experience enabling visitors to participate safely in realistic situations...

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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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Zoo Academy Visit School

To help with various curriculum topics (Classification in Y6 and Writing Non-Fiction texts in Y3), two of our classes organised a visit by Zoo Academy, who brought a number of very unusual creatures into the classes including Giant Millipedes, Albino rats, Giant...

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Exploring Other Cultures – Japan

One of our school assembly themes this half-term involved exploring the culture and traditions of another country in the world and our focus this time was on Japan (who we already have links to through our Japanese neighbour Komatsu). Our Y6 class had the opportunity...

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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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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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A Fond Farewell…

Congratulations to all of our Year 6 children for their wonderful SATs results – we got more Level 5s and Level 6s than ever! The class also put on a wonderful performance of ‘The Next Big Step’ – a funny but poignant play which reflected on...

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