A huge success here at St. Joseph’s as we raised money for the NSPCC with our Number Day. We raised the profile of maths within school today by taking part in lots of practical activities.
In Year 1 and 2 we took part in a times table number hunt, a number bonds challenge and did some art to make coloured skylines and symmetrical aliens.
In Year 6 we have been investigating the distribution of sweets in different bags – linking it to our learning about fractions. Then we took part in a number treasure hunt where we solved number problems to move around the clues. Finally, we made some beautiful artwork from parabolic curves!
We are involved in Operation Spruce Up Coundon. We are proud to be part of the project that encourages everyone to take responsibility for keeping our village clean, safe and tidy. We will be working with the Council to litter pick and attract birds to our gardens by making bird boxes. Keep your eyes peeled for the new bins in Coundon- soon one of our designs will be brightening them up!
Help us to keep Coundon tidy by using the litter bins and cleaning up after your dog.
Wow! What a wonderful festive week here at St. Joseph’s with both of our Christmas Nativities taking place.
We are constantly amazed by the wonderful talents of the children in our school and they should all feel very proud of themselves.
Here are some photos from the days :
KS1 – The Christmas Recipe
KS2- Jesus’ Christmas Party
here at St. Joseph’s!
Lots of fundraising has taken place and we are overwhelmed at everyone’s generosity and kindness.
We started with our Operation Shoe Box Appeal where we received a HUGE amount of donations!
Then we raised funds for our School Library with our Christmas Carol Concert- we hope you enjoyed our lovely singing!
We had lots of fun going to see the Pantomime at Bishop Auckland- Oh no you didn’t! Oh yes we did!
Most recently, we have had our Christmas Fayre which wouldn’t have happened without the Friends of the School- so a huge THANK YOU to them! Oh, and a big thank you to Santa for joining us for the day!
Halloween was so much fun, we loved our school disco!
Here were our KS1 and KS2 costume winners …
On the 2nd October, Abbie Dixon (our local PCSO) and her colleague came into school.
As we are reading Stormbreaker, a book based on the life of a teenage spy, they introduced us to a live crime scene- created to give us insight of what the real detective world was like.
We uncovered each clue: bloody, stain ridden furniture; the foot and finger prints of the criminal; shards of broken glass; a chest of draws that had been dragged out, as if the person was searching for something; and the stolen computer that had mysteriously disappeared.
Eventually, we came to the conclusion that the crime was a burglary (a crime where property belonging to another is stolen).
Once we had returned to class, we completed a fingerprint activity that we could take home to show our parents! – Hannah G, Year 6