Category Archives: Year 1

National Numeracy Day Wednesday 18th May 2022

This Wednesday 18th May  is National Numeracy Day! The pupils of St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School will be participating in lots of fun, exciting activities and challenges to help support their learning in maths! We are even going to try and be part of a Guinness World Record with Times Tables Rock Stars. Adults can get involved and even take a numeracy challenge of their own online using the following link. There are also links to videos and fun activities to do at home with your children too!

https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/numeracyday

Enjoy and have fun with maths!

Thanks for your support

Mrs Torley (Maths Subject Lead)

Artists of the Term

Artists of the Term

As always, the standard of Art work has been incredibly high this term. During our Spring Term Achievement Assembly this afternoon, the Artists of the Term from each class were presented with their certificates. How amazing are their final pieces! Well done everyone!

The Easter Disco

The Easter Disco

After two very long years, we finally have discos back in school! What a fantastic night and we were joined by the majority of the school! We get the feeling that they have missed social events! A huge thank you to Party Funk, for providing the entertainment free of charge. They really know how toContinue Reading

The Owls come to visit!

The Owls come to visit!

We started our last week of the Spring Term with a special treat for the children with a visit from some very special owls. We are so grateful to Mr O’Neil, who brought Mr Wilson, Willow and Winnie for a visit this morning. The children learnt lots of new information and some were given theContinue Reading

Y1 develop their cricket skills

Y1 develop their cricket skills

Year 1 recently visited Temple Park, where they took part in a range of different cricket activities. They are some promising players in our midst!

Year 1 visit Hylton Castle

Year 1 visit Hylton Castle

As part of their latest History topic, Year 1 visited Hylton Castle, where they took part in a number of workshops. They leant about the magical history of the castle and even went on a hunt for some mysterious owls. They loved their special visit.  

Year 1 develop ICT skills through the use of ‘Blue-Bots’.

Year 1 develop ICT skills through the use of ‘Blue-Bots’.

Year 1 have just completed a unit of work in ICT, where they had the opportunity to use the new set of ‘Blue-Bots’, which have kindly been donated by the Friends of St Matthew’s. The children have loved using this new piece of equipment and their programming skills have really developed. Thank you FOSM!  

Autumn Artists of the Term

Autumn Artists of the Term

As always, the standard of Art this term has been amazing. Here are the Art department’s Artists of the Term. Y6 will spend the next few weeks completing their portrait work. We can’t wait to show you the brilliant standard! Well done, everyone!

Jesus’ Christmas Party – Years 1 & 2

Jesus’ Christmas Party – Years 1 & 2

Years 1 and 2 performed a super version of Jesus’ Christmas Party to their families and school friends. Their singing, acting and dancing brought great joy to us all. Well done, Years 1 & 2!

FREE Maths Help for Parents/Carers with White Rose Resources

Dear Parents/Carers, We are aware that it is tricky under current COVID circumstances to provide some face to face support in helping you to support maths learning at home, especially with new maths methods currently being used by the children in school (based on the White Rose schemes of learning) To support you at home,Continue Reading