Let their light shine

Love and respect for all

We strive to reach our goals

Welcome

Our mission statement is central to the life of our school;

โ€œWelcome to our happy school, where everyone is valued and given the opportunity to โ€˜let their light shine.โ€™ With Jesus in our hearts, we encourage love and respect for all. We strive to reach our goals, as we learn, and grow, in a safe and enjoyable environment.โ€

I hope you find our website informative and we welcome any comments and suggestions to aid future development of our website.

Mrs Eve Alderson, Headteacher

Term Dates

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Clubs

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Home Learning

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Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

St. Matthew’s are now part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust.

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Today in Year 5 for Parliament Week, we learned all about how parliament works and we came up with our own laws that we think should be introduced. At the end of the lesson, we presented our new laws to the class and it was great to hear everyoneโ€™s different ideas.๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš–๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less
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A reminder that we have our Christmas Book Free Library available. Simply come and pick a book and return it to get another one. A special thank you to one of our grandparents for donating so many beautiful books. ๐ŸŽ„ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 had a great time at the tennis this morning. They completed lots of fun activities. Thank you to South Tyneside School Sport Network for a great event. ... See MoreSee Less
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To celebrate British Parliament Week, Year 4 have been thinking about democracy and creating their own laws in class. They had some amazing ideas for their posters. Well done Year 4! ... See MoreSee Less
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Please visit our website www.stmatthewsrc.org to find our latest newsletter. ... See MoreSee Less
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In Year 3 we were thinking about all the lovely things we have and how some people arenโ€™t as fortunate as us. We thought about what we are thankful for and ways to show we were thankful โค๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 3 have been super scientists this afternoon, we have been investigating light and reflection and carrying out experiments to expand our understanding ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you for all of the wonderful donations for our Age Concern Tyneside South appeal. Our Mini Vinnies helped to pack everything up and hand them over to the lovely ladies this morning. #minivinnies ... See MoreSee Less
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It's great to see our Key Stage 2 Karate group making so much progress. Some of them have even achieved their yellow belts! Their coach, Mark - South Tyneside Yamaguchi Goju Kai Karate and ourselves are all incredibly proud of them. Well done! ... See MoreSee Less
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Tickets are on sale now in the school office. ๐Ÿ‘The tickets for our Christmas grotto event are selling fast, please donโ€™t leave it late and miss out, numbers are limited! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„Here is a sneak peak at our lovely Santa, we canโ€™t wait! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to all of our certificate winners in achievement assembly this afternoon. It's great to see so many children achieve reading certificates this week. Keep it up! Wishing you all a lovely weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, Year 5 took part in the Plastic Free Schools Pupil Power Assembly #PowerToThePupils. We really enjoyed learning about what is harming our environment and what we can do as a school to help๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒ ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to all of the Super Reading Stars who have continued to get their Reading Reward Squares signed and have already reached 50 reads on our Reading Display!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 have been learning all about Children in Need this morning, and the amazing work they do. They have also been thinking about what they are grateful for in their lives and seeing where their donations might go ... See MoreSee Less
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Our 3rd Daily Mile challenge of the year is about to get underway - with our 'Laps to Lapland' challenge. It is great to see some of the children completing their Matty Marathons and receiving their stickers. The children now have around 5 weeks to tick off their candy canes and enter the end of term 'Daily Mile' prize draw. We are so impressed with the running efforts of our children this year. #healthybodyhealthmind #lapstolapland #dailymile ... See MoreSee Less
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The childrenโ€™s Christmas cards, which were designed before half-term are now ready to order. Take a look at your childโ€™s design by following the link. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Your gorgeous children have been very busy designing their own Christmas cards in school! We have sent them off and they're now ready to order online via www.mychildsart.co.uk/order Username - StMatthewsPassword - 9nL2q982 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 6 have completed their first Art unit of work - where they were challenged to create Propaganda Posters, with the image of a person they are inspired by. We think their finished pieces are superb. Well done, Year 6! ... See MoreSee Less
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…A date for your diary! ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…Tickets go on sale on Friday morning. What a brilliant event to look forward to! ๐Ÿ‘Tickets for our fabulous Christmas event will go on sale Friday morning from the St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, office! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Tickets are ยฃ5 per child, siblings are welcome to attend and all children must be accompanied by an adult. ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸปWe are anticipating the whole experience to last an hour and you will be allocated a time slot to see Santa. We would kindly ask to keep your child/children moving around the various stations so that everyone gets to experience everything and we keep it all moving! ๐Ÿ˜ŠWe also still need some more adult helpers, so please message if youโ€™re willing and able! ๐Ÿฅฐ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 designed their own maps for the Bee-Bots today, a few Christmas themes! The children are progressing well with their predictions and algorithms. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 have been out looking for minibeasts again! They made a tally chart recording how many woodlice they found in different locations around school ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 6 celebrated 'Anti-Bullying Odd-Sock Day', by thinking about how St Matthew's could become more of a 'Reach-Out' school. We thought about ways in which we could help those who were being targeted by others. The children came up with some excellent ideas. #oddsocksday ... See MoreSee Less
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Our World Championship dancers even treated us to a morning reel in assembly this morning. You can see why they are on their way to Montreal! ... See MoreSee Less
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชWe are delighted to share that two of our Year 6 pupils Jasmine and Nancy have both qualified for the World Irish Dancing Championships in Canada in April next year. The girls both competed in the qualifiers yesterday, with Jasmine winning the competition overall and Nancy performing superbly too. The girls are so excited to show the world what they can do in Montreal in 2023. We can't wait to hear how they get on! Well done girls!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 have been thinking about the symbols used in Baptism, including water. To demonstrate their understanding of water symbolising cleansing and making a fresh start, they wrote something they are sorry for on to a rock, and then washed it away! ... See MoreSee Less
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The School Council held a very successful anti-bullying workshop at lunchtime. Some children have taken home a sock to decorate and bring back to school. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 1 looked fantastic in their odd socks today ๐Ÿ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 are supporting Anti-Bullying week and loved showing their odd socks today! Even the teachers had their odd socks on too! Well done Year 4! ๐Ÿงฆ๐Ÿงฆ๐Ÿงฆ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 have been thinking about why they are wearing odd socks today, and the importance of Anti-Bullying Week. They loved listening to the song for this year, and talking about the theme โ€˜reach outโ€™. ... See MoreSee Less
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A special thank you to Frankie and Amber, who represented St Matthew's at St Maryโ€™s Cathedral on Friday morning, as part of the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust Choir during the Diocesan Conference Mass for the Headteachers, Deputies and members of the clergy. Their singing was beautiful. Thank you to the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle for the invitation. ... See MoreSee Less
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Captain Chemistry visited Years 5 and 6 last week, allowing the children to look at various scientific concepts. Year 6 looked at the circulatory system, while Y5 investigated rockets. They all had a great afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
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