Care for others as Jesus does
Care for others as Jesus does
Aim High - Care for others as Jesus does - Everyone Welcome
At St Joseph’s we strive to live our Mission Statement each day;
Aim high – Care for others as Jesus does – Everyone welcome.
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Mr J Hattam: Head Teacher
- March 27, 2019Year 4 Educational visit to Cragside
- March 28, 2019Golf Session Y5
- March 29, 2019 9:05 amYear 2 Collective Worship
- March 29, 2019 1:00 pmReception Class visit to Chicken Licken
- April 2, 2019Year 4 Dance Festival
- April 3, 2019Y5 Bikeability
News from across the school
This week in English we have been looking at the features of instructional texts. In preparation for writing our own instructions, we had a fun morning exploring a basic set of instructions that gave us step by step guidelines on how to make the perfect slice of toast! The opportunity to explore instructions in this way allowed us to see the importance of making instructions clear to the reader, structuring them correctly and in the correct order. Also we were able to identify the use of appropriate imperative verbs in the text or as we have come to know them in Year 3, bossy verbs! The perfect slice of toast at the end wasn’t too bad either as you can see from our happy faces!
Over the autumn half term we have been looking at myths in our English lessons. Each week the children have written parts of their myth and to end our topic we had a myth morning so that all of the children could hear the myths we have created. The children were all...
This week in French lessons, we have been preparing for the season of Advent and the countdown to Christmas. To help us prepare we have created our own French edition Advent calendars using the numbers 1 to 25 in French. We are all quite confident at counting to 25 in French so this is a very special way to help us countdown and prepare to have a Joyeux Noel!
This week in maths we have been looking at time. As a class, we have been focusing on how to improve our ability at telling the time more accurately. Since everyone has some sort of access to a TV outside of school, we carried out an investigation today based on time and duration using the TV guide! Having completed this task, Year 3 have all been made aware of how time is something that everybody uses daily, inside and outside of school. So next time you want to know when your favourite TV show starts, finishes or even how long it lasts, why not ask Year 3!
In maths today the children in year 4 continued their learning of angles and used clocks to investigate which times would create a 90 degree angle. The children used small clocks and changed the position of the hour and minute hand to find times with a 90 degree...
As we are looking at play scripts this week in English, we thought there was no better way to explore this style of text than to actually use it by putting on our own short performances. We used David Wood’s version of The Twits, which he has adapted into a play script for performance. We focused our attention on “The Skillywiggler” scene, working in small groups. Each group then had the opportunity to perform their version of the scene to the rest of the class. The stage directions really helped us convey the characters of Mr and Mrs Twit as they told us how to move, talk and also what facial expressions to make. This has gave us a really good idea of how to structure a play script and also the level of detail that needs to be provided to the actors to help them create the character onstage.
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Mr J G Hattam, Headteacher
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead NE8 1LR
Tel. 0191 4901517
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School Business Manager