You can view our latest Ofsted report, following our inspection on the 18th and 19th of September 2018, on the School Performance section of our website.
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!
Here at St. Joseph’s we are taking part in our very own health and sports week. We have came into school in our sports wear every day- ready to get fit and exercise!
Rob Proud delivered a whole day session of Hula Hooping for school. We all had so much fun and were excellent hula hoopers!
We also tested out our new speaker with our dance zone at play time!
We all took part in the smoothie bike challenge today and created our own smoothie concoctions!
Our Year 5 children took part in a cricket competition too! They tried their best and worked super hard!
We also had some intra school competitions taking place on the afternoon with Mr Turnbull!
Also, a special mention and well done to our footballers for playing with such passion and determination at the Staindrop World Cup last week – Germany sadly didn’t make it to the final but we worked hard!
Congratulations to all of the children who made their First Holy Communions yesterday.
You did everyone at St. Joseph’s proud with your excellent attitudes and amazing reading.
Thank you to all the parents for their contributions too.
What a wonderful afternoon we have just had, blessed by the sunshine!
We would like to thank the Friends of St. Joseph’s for organising such a a great event.
Another thanks to the stall holders:
- Cake Lady Creations
- Bows by Nicola
- Classy, Sassy, Bath Bombs
- Scoopy ‘n’ Sweets
- Glitter Items by Vicky
- Daisy’s Crafty Creations
- Kids Bee Happy Sand Art
This was all kindly supported by :
- Ross Wright ltd. Industrial Maintenance
- Travel Counsellors
We raised a grand total of (still be counted…)
Here are some pictures of the afternoon and all the fun that was had!