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

Find out about the St. Matthew’s School Holiday dates for the current academic year.

Diary Dates

Take a look at what’s happening at St. Matthew’s over the next few months.

Newsletters

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Clubs

Discover more about the clubs we have running at St. Matthew’s.

Home Learning

Find out more about the home learning activities we did at St. Matthew’s.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

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

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Year 2 have had a lovely morning sharing their Geography projects with one another. They were very confident explaining why they chose certain countries, how they created their projects and answering questions from their friends. Well done to all of the children (and parents) for such amazing work. We still have a few more to come tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
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It sounds like the Jarrow girls totally took over Flamingo Land at the weekend. Well done to Layla and Anna who won not one but two Corus Cups - winning their competition on Saturday then winning the competition for the age range up the next day. That is an impressive double! Well done girls! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge well done to some of our swimmers over the weekend. Jacob, Seb and Charlotte travelled to Leeds to compete in a regional swimming gala and as you can see from their impressive medal haul they did a great job. Charlotte also managed to beat all her personal bests. Great work! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ… ... See MoreSee Less
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After a very busy day and thanks to our band of incredible Y6 helpers, Nancy B and Erin L, the backdrop and props are doneโ€ฆa superb effort. Well done everyone! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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Itโ€™s nearly production dayโ€ฆ hereโ€™s a little sneak preview of what to expect (whole school dress rehearsal at 1pm followed by main production at 6pm). ๐Ÿค— ... See MoreSee Less
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In year one at the moment we are learning about time. We have looked at seconds and minutes. We estimated how long we thought 10 jumps would take and then measured how long it really took.We discovered it can be tricky to estimate. We have been learning about telling the time to the hour. How read the clock and identifying the minute and the hour hand! Well done Year 1. โฑโฐ ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to the year 1 winners this week! Fantastic work!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Another Flamingo Land win for the Y5 Jarrow Lionesses- what a great weekend for our footballing girls!!! Well done to Ivy, Ellie and Martha and to their coaches! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge well done to Imogen and Annie who have won the Corus Cup at Flamingoland with their U9 team Jarrow Tigers. A great performance from both girls, with Imogen captaining the team all day. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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A little behind the scenes of how the backdrop comes togetherโ€ฆunmute the sound to get a true feel of the action ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰ ... See MoreSee Less
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A very productive day! A huge thank you to Mrs Limer, Mr Thompson, Erin and Nikhil for giving up their Saturday to get the backdrop done. It looks amazing!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Teamwork makes the dream work! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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The Bishopโ€™s Cup winning trophy liftโ€ฆ ... See MoreSee Less
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We just wanted to say a massive thank you to Mr Jack Foster, who after being secretary of the football competitions for the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle for over 30 years has decided to take a step back. Jack has been instrumental in the running of the Catholic Cups and thousands of children have experienced competition thanks to his hard work and dedication. A number of staff from various schools thanked Jack yesterday on behalf of all the schools in the Diocese. A true legend. Thank you Jack โค๏ธ๐Ÿ†โšฝ๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge congratulations to Miss Wiblin for winning primary teacher of the year at the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust Awards. We are all so proud of you. ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†St Matthewโ€™s have won the Bishopโ€™s Cup ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†What an end to the season for our mixed team. After 4 very competitive matches, St Matthewโ€™s came out on top and have won the Bishops Cup - their 6th trophy from an amazing season! We are so proud of them. Hopefully their success will roar the 3 Lions on to victory on Sunday night! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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We have had a super fun and busy day in Year 3 today!!!! This morning started with looking at fruit seasonality, hand washing and hygiene, followed by taste testing fruits and spices. The children then decided what fruits and spices they wanted in their fruit crumble in preparation to make their crumble this afternoon. The children also designed a poster all about their fruit crumble!! Year 3 used their cutting and chopping skills and techniques to prepare their fruit, soften their fruit and make the crumble. The children all successfully made a fruit crumble to take home to enjoy with family. Fab work Year 3๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Wow! Look at the amazing posters Y4 have created in RE based on the martyr Oscar Romero from El Salvador! We learnt all about his life and how he helped the poor people of his country! We chose our own inspirational quote of Oscar Romero for our posters! Amazing work Y4! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our Y4 winners this week! Amazing hard work all round! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 have been having fun in Computing this week! Weโ€™ve been designing our own games using Scratch programming! We had to create some code for a catching sea creatures game and how to modify our code for our shark sprite! Great job Y4 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 have worked hard this week, and they were all stars on their trip! Well done Year 2. ... See MoreSee Less
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In Year 5โ€™s Stewardship topic in RE they have been learning all about climate change and what they can do to help to look after Godโ€™s creation. Today we played a Climate Change game and learned all about Climate Change and what we can do to help ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š ... See MoreSee Less
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Itโ€™s that crazy busy time of year again. The Y6 end of year show,show ๐Ÿ˜‰ Terrific teamwork as always, staff, children and even past pupils ๐Ÿ˜ working together to design and make the props and backdrop. Itโ€™s coming together nicely ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“š ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 had an amazing time at Washington Wildfowl Trust today. They did so many different, fun activities such as; pond dipping, exploring the plants and trees, looking for ducks and swans, watching animal feeds and playing in the park. Thank you to all of the adults who came with us on this brilliant outing. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some more photos from our trip ... See MoreSee Less
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Wow! We have such a bunch of top chefs in Y4! We had so much fun cooking our tomato based pasta sauce with hidden vegetables! We canโ€™t wait to bring it home for tea! Donโ€™t forget to evaluate your sauce! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to the fabulous footballers in Y4 for their amazing efforts for their football teams this season! Look at all their trophies! Future England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ players??? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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Tonight at our last gardening club we had our very own picnic ๐Ÿงบ A big thank you to our wonderful parents for your contributions and a massive thank you to our wonderful cook for baking us some cakes ๐Ÿง ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 were thinking about hygiene in Science, in particular, how important it is to wash your hands properly with soap (great preparation for their DT cookery topic). They did a little experiment to see what happens when you use water to wash your hands, and when you use soap and water. We were amazed at how the โ€˜germsโ€™ moved away from the soap. ... See MoreSee Less
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