What a truly wonderful week we have had displaying our amazing gifts and talents but most importantly having lots of fun!
EYFS Christmas Play
What a success! Our little angels, shepherds, animals and inkeepers made us all very proud!
Year 1 and 2 at the Dance Festival
Wow! What brave children getting up in front of a full hall on a real stage and performing our Gruffalo dance at Bishop Barrington. Well done!
KS1 and KS2 Christmas Peformance- Straw and Order
We saw many characters from cool shepherds to bouncy sheep, quizzing wise men to one grumpy judge! Our children really made us proud in the spectacular performances they gave!
Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day
We went to Bishop Auckland College to see their version of Dick Whittington (OH NO YOU DIDN’T!)- what a great performance and we had so much fun!
Creative Craft afternoon
Thank you to all of the adults who came and helped us make our super christmassy crafts!
After our Remembrance mass, we joined together with our friends at Victoria Lane Academy and processed to the War Memorial Garden! We took part in a service led by Fr Gary from St James’ church; we prayed for the fallen of our community and thanked God for their sacrifice, courage and bravery. Rest in Peace.
|They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
by Robert Laurence Binyon
We had the DHL gang deliver a lesson on road safety with the help of a huge Argos van! We got to go inside the van and learned all about blind spots and where not to play near a van or lorry.
Wow! What an amazingly fun day with our Bouncy Castle outside … we couldn’t resist taking lots of snaps of the children!
What a wonderful afternoon we had in Class McGough at the Locomotion Museum in Shildon.
Our tour guides led us around the museum but, most importantly, we got to go inside of the Flying Scotsman! So exciting!
Then, we built train tracks using giant building equipment.
At the end of the day, we had a quick stop in the park before heading home!
Wow, what an amazing week year 6 have had! It all began with a visit to Forbidden Corner, where we looked for all the hidden rooms and secret passageways. On Tuesday, we burnt off lots of energy by taking part in: laser tag, bowling, trampolining, climbing and virtual reality, at ROF59 and Planet Leisure. We couldn’t possibly say who won at the bowling and the laser!!!! Wednesday was seaside day. Thursday we pedaled for our lives on the smoothie bike. Finally, Friday was sports day with a win for the purple team. We are totally worn out but have had a super time.
A HUGE well done to all of our children for making an amazing Sports Day this year!
You showed skill, determination, teamwork and resilience today whilst encouraging everyone else! For this, we are so proud of you!
Our winners this year were the ….
But the scores were so close :
Red – 161
Blue – 163
Green – 165
Purple – 172
Another very busy two days here at St. Joseph’s!
Here are two of our classes taking part in an Intraschool competition with Mr Turnbull – a special thank you for your excellent work here across the past two years!
Year 4 and 5 had their turn on the smoothie bike:
Then we had our adventure to South Shields to visit the beach:
Year 1 and 2 took part in a First Aid course yesterday and were fantastic!
We learnt all about saving someone from choking and epilepsy.
Finally, Reception went to a Picnic in the Park:
Class SB were very lucky to visit Auckland Castle! Other schools from the region were there as well, totaling 250 children! We had a lovely picnic in the woods, dressed up in kings/queens/ knights costumes and we listened to some stories. We also had time to sneak in an ice-cream! At the end, we had a little challenge where we had to design a house for a mouse made from natural materials in the woods- this got very competitive and there are now some very cosy mice out there living in little mouse mansions!