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Tyne and Wear Sportshall Athletic Finals 2020

Tyne and Wear Sportshall Athletic Finals 2020

Our Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics team represented South Tyneside in the Sportshall Athletic Finals this morning after winning the previous round in December. The children competed against some fantastic athletes and we were over the moon with the performance that they delivered, finishing in 6th place overall in the whole of Tyne and Wear! Fantastic!

Joseph & Lily make Cheryl’s Squad!

Joseph & Lily make Cheryl’s Squad!

Wow! What a performance by Joseph and his dance partner, Lily on Saturday night. I think the whole of St Matthew’s were glued to their televisions to watch the first episode of ‘The Greatest Dancer’ on BBC1. And what a performance it was. It was stunning – bringing millions of people to tears with theirContinue Reading

Autumn Artists of the Term

Autumn Artists of the Term

During our end of Autumn Term Achievement Assembly, the following pupils were awarded the ‘Artists of the Term’. As you can see from the photographs, the pupils of St Matthew’s certainly display a creative flair to their learning. Well done to all!  

Ice Skating at the Life Centre

Ice Skating at the Life Centre

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a festive fun day out at the Life Centre in Newcastle. They experienced the planetarium, watched a Science show, explored the superb space exhibitions and spent time on the ice rink. It was fantastic!

The Christmas Truce 2019

The Christmas Truce 2019

Year 6 spent time today reflecting on the 1914 Christmas Truce. After reading the beautiful book ‘War Game’ by Michael Foreman, we spent some time re-enacting this famous festive football match. Year 6 played the game in the true spirit of 1914. Well done Year 6!

The Stations of the Nativity

The Stations of the Nativity

As we prepare to go into the 3rd week of Advent, the children of St Matthew’s have created their own Stations of the Nativity. Each Station you see, is created using the hand prints of our pupils – from Reception up to Year 6. During the course of this week, we will meet together inContinue Reading

The Holly and the Ivy 2019

The Holly and the Ivy 2019

It was an absolute honour to welcome back The Holly and the Ivy musical group, who once again entertained us with festive songs, stories and dance. We think this is about the 7th year we have welcomed this talented trio and it is such a heart-warming experience watching the children (especially the older ones) singContinue Reading

A Present for the Baby

A Present for the Baby

Wow! What a performance from our Reception children this week. Their singing, dancing and acting was brilliant in their production of ‘A Present for the Baby’. They were fantastic!