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Maths fun at the Beacon of Light

Year 3 had a great day at the Beacon of Light focusing on Maths. We looked at time, multiplication and division as well as addition and subtraction all in fun activities created by the Foundation of Light.


If you were unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting, please find attached a copy of the information slides shared.

Please ensure that the St James Medical Form is completed and returned to me ASAP and that any medication your child requires is handed in to Mrs Franklin by Friday 17th May.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards

Mrs Heslop

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Year two visit Durham castle

Our prince bishop and king

Our university student

We welcome Bishop Robert to our Diocese

A special service of welcome was held for our new bishop today, and we got the chance to say hello at the end to Bishop Robert Byrne.


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World Book Day

 A great day celebrating books and reading.

KS2 children enjoy Boccia competition

A number of children from KS2 took part in the recent Boccia competition held at St. Joseph’s, with all of them having lots of fun in the process.

For many of the children, this was their first experience of playing Boccia, but you wouldn’t have known that given how well they all played on the day.

Boccia is a type of bowls game, a tactical challenge which involves three members in each team. On the day, St. James had two teams involved, and they represented their school brilliantly.

Well done to all those involved.

Mr. Monaghan

Year 3 Mythical creatures

Year 3 were set the task of creating their own Mythical creature as part of their homework.  The creatures created were very creative and incorporated a lot of what we have been looking at in class.

As you can see the children have worked very hard to create their creatures.

Mrs Gofton

Year 4 Enjoy I.T Crumble Day

Year 4 had a fantastic day learning all about I.T Crumble with Mr. Hughes on Monday, where they completed a number of programming and debugging challenges set for them.

It is a fact that many jobs that the children of today will go on to be hired for, have not even been created yet. As technology changes and advances, the demand for new expertise and skills grows with it.

The children learnt how to program a computer to carry out their own set of commands, and more importantly they learnt how to debug any errors in their programming.

A wonderful opportunity, and one that the children really embraced. Well done Year 4.