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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Year 6 started their dance unit in PE this week. They are going to be looking at 'Dance through the Decades'. We started by looking at moves from the 60's - they did a brilliant job with their take on 'The Twist', 'The Swim' and 'The Mashed Potato'. ! We can't wait for the 70s next week (well most of us can't! - ha ha 😉). Well done, Year 6!Year 6 learning 'The Twist', 'The Swim' and the 'Mashed Potato'. ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to all of our certificate winners this week. A great start to the new term! Wishing you all a lovely weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fantastic science work in Year 3 this week looking at Forces. The children worked in pairs to come up with an action and the rest of the class had to work out if it was a push or pull force 😁👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 had a lot of fun in PE today, when starting their dance topic. We warmed up by playing ‘dance whispers’ which had some interesting results. We then started to learn some African dance moves, which hopefully, we will be able to put into a sequence soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 3 have carried out fantastic maths work this week looking at length, focusing on converting centimetres to millimetres📏📏 ... See MoreSee Less
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In Science this week, Year 2 started to think about animals and their offspring. We matched up the animals with their offspring and then grouped them into mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The children used their knowledge from Year 1 wonderfully. ... See MoreSee Less
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In RSE today year 1 have been learning how to stay safe online with the help of Smartie the Penguin. ... See MoreSee Less
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A fantastic total of £384.15 was raised at the Valentine Discos this week. We are going to combine this with the money raised at the recent book fair to buy some new books for each class. Many thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 5 investigated the properties of different materials we had around our class this afternoon. 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 5 created some fantastic dance routines and presented them to the class today - well done! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are the KS2 photographs. A brilliant Valentine's Disco. ... See MoreSee Less
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A fantastic night of Valentines discos tonight. A huge thank you to Mrs Traynor-Richardson; Mrs Young and Mrs Thomas for helping out in the kitchen, Mrs Longster for running the tuck shop, Miss Suddick, Mrs Dejonge and Eddie in the DJ booth and all of the other staff for giving up their time tonight. The children loved it! Here are the KS1 photographs! ... See MoreSee Less
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WOW! Y2 children have done some amazing sewing today. They showed fantastic resilience when sewing the three layers of their patchwork square. We are slowlyseeing our amazing work come together! 👏👏👏🧵😃👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 1 found out about the first three Stations of the Cross in their prayers today. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 did a great job today in French revising the days of the week in a song! Super singing Y4! 👍👍👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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In DT this term Reception will be designing and making their own pencil pots. Today the children researched a variety of pots before choosing a selection of images to help with their designs. ... See MoreSee Less
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Y5 used their knowledge of traditional paste relief technique to transfer their coat of arms designs onto fabric. This is a very tricky technique to master and to achieve a good detailed image BUT they did an amazing job! Very well done Y5 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 1 have started a dance topic in PE and are dancing the seasons. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 1 have enjoyed learning a new story today, Little Charlie and the Lighthouse Keeper. They have put actions to the story and produced a story map. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 2 started their new English topic today, by looking around school for some traditional tales, and then completed their cold piece of writing, where they tried to write their own. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 6 have proved themselves to be budding journalists with some excellent newspaper reports based on their current class novel ‘Boy in the Tower’. They also used the opportunity to develop their word processing skills. Well done, Year 6! ... See MoreSee Less
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This week Y1 children have been learning about different mechanisms, they have been exploring and evaluating a collection of books and cards that have moving parts. Great job! 👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 have commenced the initial making of their special slippers today. Base colours applied and some 3D elements made. They are looking super- well done designers👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 3 used their knowledge of cutting, scoring and folding a net shape to create a design template for both the inner and outside of their packaging to ensure their main DT project met the sustainable design criteria- to ensure their product can be deconstructed and reconstructed to form an interactive play element with the enclosed toy. They have come up with some super ideas and I can’t wait to see their finished packages. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are the PE days for this half term - starting from Monday. Our PE uniform is a plain navy blue t-shirt, navy blue shorts or plain navy/black leggings or tracksuit bottoms. Many thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
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As part of their Geography topic on earthquakes, Year 4 had to practice their emergency procedure to keep safe if they heard an earthquake warning! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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A super effort from all of our certificate winners in the last week of term. Lots of fantastic work being produced. Well done everyone! Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less
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In RE today, Year 6 were challenged to write their own part of scripture from the Old Testament in Hebrew. They were asked to follow the style of the Dead Sea Scrolls. We think they did a great job. Well done, Year 6! ... See MoreSee Less
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How amazing do Year 1's local landscapes look! We are over the moon with how they have turned out. What a class of brilliant artists! We would love to see some pictures if they manage to visit their chosen landscape over the holidays. Well done, Year 1! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today Year 3 looked at how we can keep our minds healthy. They thought about things that are important to them and different ways they can express their feelings and emotions. They then drew some lovely pictures to show their thoughts😁👏✨ ... See MoreSee Less
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