Year 6



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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Congratulations to our Y6 Cricket Team

Well done to our Year 6 cricket team who yesterday won through to the Gateshead School’s Kwik Cricket final to be played on 15th June. “The team were brilliant!” said Mr Shields, their coach, “They played magnificently and thoroughly deserved...

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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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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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