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;

“Welcome to our happy school, where everyone is valued and given the opportunity to ‘let their light shine.’ 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.”

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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Diary 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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Y5 started their main artwork today creating the background element of their 3D mixed media seascape inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. It was lovely to see the individual way each child chose to use the different media and techniques but the same use of line and colour to achieve the desired outcome. Brilliant effort and work from them all. 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 made some great posters for Earth day today! Here is just a selection of their work! 👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 made a ‘plastic pledge’ today, on Earth Day. They are going to try hard to reduce, reuse and recycle as much plastic as they can, starting with the plastic containers that have been kindly donated for our science project. They also thought about how they can reduce energy and water waste. ... See MoreSee Less
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The weekend successes keep coming. A huge well done to Merryn, who achieved three 1st places in her dance competition over the weekend. 1st in her dance solo;1st in her pair dance (with a special mention for Keeley from last years Year 6) and 1st in her squad dance. What an achievement - all of that training has definitely paid off. 🥇🥇🥇👏💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Our team of lionesses continue to amaze us. A huge well done to Anna and Layla and their Boldon teammates, who have won the ESF tournament in Skegness today. They will now play in the national finals at St George's Park in June. Well done girls!!🏆🥇💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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We had the privilege of inviting Fanuel from Zimbabwe to our school, who wanted to showcase his skills with African Drumming. He started with a whole-school assembly, where he got us all up dancing, then spent an afternoon working with the children in Years 5&6. We absolutely LOVED his visit! Thank you Fanuel! ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to all of our certificate winners for this week. A great start to the summer term from you all - especially Y6 with nearly 100% attendance. We also awarded some certificates from our Spring Term achievement assembly to those who didn't receive their awards. ... See MoreSee Less
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A big congratulations to Imogen. Annie and Robyn in Y4, whose team the Jarrow Tigers have won their very first tournament. A great achievement and a special mention to Imogen for stepping into goal for the penalty shootout. We’re all very proud of you girls. 💙🏆🥇 ... See MoreSee Less
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In Geography today Y4 have built upon their knowledge of the water cycle drawing detailed annotated diagrams that show a sound understanding of the process and key vocabulary to write about it in their own words. Very well done 😍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 3 have had a great day out at the Hancock Museum learning all things Egyptian. We got to explore other exhibitions about Fossils, Animals and Dinosaurs linked to other areas of our curriculum. We had a special workshop learning all about mummified people and have come away experts . A fun and busy day ending with lots of sleepy children on the way home😁😴✨👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Cowie, for buying these books for our school. They will be placed in the Year 2 reading corner, and we know that the children are going to get hours of enjoyment from them. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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🏆🏆 A great performance from our mixed team tonight with a 5-0 and a 4-1 win over teams from North Tyneside to progress through to the semi-final of the Bishop’s Cup. Some superb football on show and some excellent team goals. It was an absolute joy to watch. Both coaches from the other teams commented on what a brilliant team they were - which was a lovely touch. Well done Team Matthews!🏆🏆⚽️💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Amazing job in mathletics today! Wow! Look at all the certificates achieved! Keep up the great work Year 4 👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Another prayerful celebration of the word today led by Y4 children on the theme of the resurrection of Jesus. The children read, prayed and sang so beautifully! Well done Y4! 👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 have been super scientists today! We have been making our own electrical circuits and testing to see if they worked before adding a switch into our circuit, so we could switch the light on and off! Great job Y4 👍👍👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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Wow what a busy lesson in Art today🌈 Y3 have researched key vocabulary, facts about our focus artist- Charles Rennie Mackintosh and explored using line and colour to create simple Mackintosh roses. Superb work from them all- well done Y3 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 1 are learning different ways to spell the sound /s/ this week. ... See MoreSee Less
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This week year 1 have started learning about journey stories, they enjoyed acting out a story to show the journey. ... See MoreSee Less
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The winning trophy lift… ... See MoreSee Less
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🏆🏆 South Tyneside League Champions 🏆🏆A huge well done to our girls team who were crowned league champions of South Tyneside this afternoon after remaining unbeaten in allgames and not conceding one goal. A fantastic effort from the whole squad: Isabelle, Ellie, Ivy, Martha, Anna, Layla, Izzy and Georgie. They will now play in the Champions League on the 22nd of May. Well done St Matthew’s Lionesses and a big thank you to coach, Mr Gary Thomas 💙🏆👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 started their cricket skills in PE today! They practiced their throwing and catching skills, using a cradle catch technique. We even started to practice our overarm bowling! We can’t wait to improve our accuracy! 👍👍👍🏏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Reception have finished their pencil pots in D.T. They evaluated their product, and I’m sure you will all agree that they all did a fantastic job! Well done everyone, we definitely have some budding engineers in the making! 👩‍🏭👨‍🏭 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are enjoying our mastering number sessions in Year 2, where we practise our number facts, to support us in our main lessons ... See MoreSee Less
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🏆🏆Mariners League Champions 2024🏆🏆Our mixed team have been crowned Mariners League Champions 2024 tonight after completing their league programme with a 6-0 win. A huge well done to the squad of Frankie, Eddie, Seb, Dan M, Mick, Daniel J, Lewis, Anna, Jools, Jamie, Hayden, Anna and Joey for performing so brilliantly all season. The team will now play in the Champions League on May 22nd. They also travel to St Mary’s North Shields on Thursday in the Bishop’s Cup. Good Luck 👍⚽️🥇 ... See MoreSee Less
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In Art today Y4 looked at the works of Nancy McCroskey- a Ceramics artist who specialises in tile relief. Her works are largely based around nature and Y4 explored using various media to create abstract visual texture patterns using the leaf cuttings they gathered. Their finished works are very colourful and reflect the lines and shapes of the focus artist’s work. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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The children in Year 2 were very excited to start their new Computing topic today...photography. They practised taking photos of close up objects, things in the distance, people and action shots. Great work Y2! ... See MoreSee Less
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In Art this afternoon Y6 continued their research work on figurative artists and key visual arts vocabulary to help them develop their own work. Next week they will begin exploring media and techniques to create their own ‘pastiche’ - an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period. Watch this space 😍👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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In Art today Y5 looked at the works of artist Hokusai - The Great Wave, and made reflective notes about the mood, content and form of the artwork. Next they explored using water colour paints to create wave movement lines in response to their observations. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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We started to look at time in Year 2 today, so please encourage your children to use clocks/ watches, to tell the time at home 🌞🌝 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school tomorrow for the start of the Summer Term. Here are the PE days for this half-term: ... See MoreSee Less
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