Category Archives: Year 5

Northern Cross Cup Champions 2019

Northern Cross Cup Champions 2019

St Matthew’s Girls Football Team have won the Northern Cross Cup after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out against St Albans, Newcastle. The girls travelled to St Stephen’s Longbenton to contest the semi-finals against St Mary’s, Sunderland and St Mary’s, Whickham. In their first game, the girls edged a very tight match, 2-0, against St Mary’s, Sunderland, thanks to goals from Erin and Eva. They then needed a victory against St Mary’s, Whickham to send them through to the final. Playing with a lot more confidence, the girls won 2-0, thanks to goals from Elisha x 2.
Next up was the final, where the girls faced last years champions, St Albans. The girls took an early lead through a penalty scored by Nancy. However, St Albans were an incredibly talented side and they equalised straight away with an excellent shot. The game then went to a penalty shoot-out, with Ellen making some excellent saves. It was left to Emily B to power in the winnng shot!
St Matthew’s were victorious!

Hawkhirst 2019

Hawkhirst 2019

Y5 have enjoyed a fantastic residential at Hawkhirst in Kielder. They took part in a range of activities including canoeing, jetty jumping, abseiling, climbing, zip wire, archery, orienteering and camp fire fun. They also visited the Bird of Prey Centre in Kielder. They were an absolute joy to take away. Well done Y5!

World Book Day

We had a great time celebrating World Book Day. Each class looked at a particular author and dressed up as a character from a particular book. We held a parade at the start of the day! The standard of the costumes was possibly the best standard we’ve ever had! Well done to all! https://youtu.be/KOJKIjNA5pw

Success at the Swimming Gala

Success at the Swimming Gala

The Key Stage 2  swimming team had great success at the South of Tyne Swimming  Gala, where they finished 7th overall- out of 31 teams. A special mention for the boys, who won a silvers medal in the boys relay and to Joe who won the gold medal in his individual event. Well done!

Y5 & Y6 Christmas Party

Y5 & Y6 Christmas Party

Today we held the Year 5 & Year 6 Christmas Party. The children had a great time, especially during the Year 5 V Year 6 Dance-off.

Y5 & Y6 Ice Skating at the Centre for Life, Newcastle

Y5 & Y6 Ice Skating at the Centre for Life, Newcastle

Years 5 & 6 spent a day visiting The Centre for Life, where they took part in an Ice-skating session, warmed up with hot chocolate, visited the planetarium and they took part in a Science show. They had a fantastic time.

The Big Sing – Advent 2018

The Big Sing – Advent 2018

The choir sang beautifully at The Big Sing last night, singing with choirs from our cluster primary schools – St Bede’s, Jarrow, St Mary’s and St Josephs. It was a lovely celebration and fantastic to see so many people in St Matthew’s Church.

A Celtic Journey

A Celtic Journey

Year 5 were amazing on Friday evening. Along with St Aloysius and St Peter and Paul’s schools and More Dance they presented the story of the Northern Saints through drama and dance in St Aloysius Church. The church was packed! Well done Year 5, I’m sure everyone there thoroughly enjoyed it.

South Tyneside Cross Country- Key Stage 2

33 members of Key Stage 2 took part in the annual cross-country championships at Temple Park today. All of our children performed incredibly well – with some super individual performances. A special mention for our Year 3 girls, who had to run the course twice! 🙂 Well done Team Matthew’s!