Year 5

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

St. James girls off and running in football for 2018/19

St. James girls took part in a festival of football at the Beacon of Light on Wednesday, playing five games against some very strong teams from across Tyne and Wear.

The state of the art facilities beside Sunderland’s Stadium of Light are very impressive indeed, as was some of the football produced on the day from the girls. Four of the squad were spotted by the Sunderland scouts too, giving them a chance to put their skills to the test in the Player Development Programmes. Well done girls.

It has been great to see the interest in girls’ football growing in the past year at St. James. Here’s to another successful year girls.

Mr. Monaghan

Artsaward Success

The Artsaward children in Y5 presented their work to family and friends. A really successful year. Well done.

St. James attend Champions League tournament after Hebburn League win

St. James football team attended the Academy of Light on Monday to take part in the annual Champions League event held for league winners in the district.

After winning the Hebburn League for the second successive year, the team played five games on the day in beautiful sunshine. The results didn’t go as well as the children would have hoped, but they battled hard and showed excellent pride and resilience against some very impressive teams on the day.

I am very proud of their efforts all season long and they are a credit to their school and their families. Each and every one of the children gave their all for their team which is fantastic.

Well done girls and boys.

Year 5 and 6 show their athletic side at KS2 Quadkids Event

Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic day at Monkton Stadium on Tuesday, competing against other schools in the KS2 Quadkids Athletics Competition.

The children had a great time showing off their skills in four events; the standing long jump, the howler throwing, the 75m sprint and the 600m run. The 600m proved to be the toughest for the children and the funniest to watch for the spectators, with some of the children forgetting to pace themselves and sprinting for the first 50m before realising they had 550m still left to go. However, they stuck to their task and gave each event their best effort.

We now have a wait to see if we have qualified for the Tyne & Wear Finals later this term, but regardless of the results, the children have done themselves and St. James School proud.

Fantastic effort.

Easter Disco

We had a lot of fun at the Easter Disco. We danced and played games to win prizes. I think it is safe to say we all had a lot of fun!