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.

Twitter

It was brilliant to welcome Tony from @ClennellEd to talk to Y5 and Y6 about online safety. Tony delivered so many important messages to our young pupils. Thank you Tony. ๐Ÿ‘ pic.twitter.com/qWyOFGCAkl

About 4 days ago from St Matthew's Primary's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

Facebook

Itโ€™s great to see our Friends of group looking to support yet another event. We canโ€™t wait to host sports day once again - the first time in 3 years! Everyone is welcomeโ€ฆ and look out for the introduction of a few new racesโ€ฆ #parentsrace ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡*Sports day refreshments* We'll be selling a range of refreshments on the morning of Sports Day - Thursday 7th July from 9am. Cash and card accepted.We have also funded ice pops for all pupils as a little treat! ๐Ÿ’™Good luck to everyone taking part! ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to past teacher Mr Stephen Roberts, who worked with Y5 today at OpenZone at The Word on computer programming. The children learnt lots of new skills and really enjoyed their day. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful kitchen staff, who provided our children with a delicious American themed lunch today. The children loved it! ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our Y6 pupil, Jess, who has been nominated for a #LoveSouthTyneside award for her brilliant fundraising efforts this year. Jess will find out if she has won on the 14th of July at the Customs House. Well done, Jess! ... See MoreSee Less
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Miss Shawcross decided to give all of Year 3 the Star of the Week certificates for their outstanding behaviour on their recent trip. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 completed their Level 1 cycling proficiency today and received their certificates and badges in assembly. They all did a brilliant job! Well done! ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to all of our certificate winners this week. You are all superstars! ... See MoreSee Less
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It was great to welcome Tony from Clennell Education Solutions, who came to talk to Years 5 and 6 about the dangers of using social media and the internet. Tony talked to the children about how to keep themselves safe, when using different platforms and how to think about what their possible digital footprints would look like in the future. Thank you Tony for really making the children think this morning. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 are now practising manoeuvring in and out of the cones, fantastic skills! ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 learning to check and signal while cycling! ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 have been out today having fun learning and practising their Bikeability skills, we have learned how to check for dangers before we start cycling and how to signal when turning! Well done Year 4!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Chadwick's Kitchen are celebrating Independence Day with an exciting American-style menu on Monday 4 July and the normal school menu will be replaced with this. If your child does not normally stay for school lunch, but would like to try this menu on Monday, then they are more than welcome to do so (ยฃ2.20 to be paid via ParentPay). ... See MoreSee Less
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As part of the 'Footsteps in Paradise' event, currently organised by the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, some of our children were invited to submit some art work, which will be displayed at Durham Cathedral in a few weeks. All schools were given a particular theme and our focus was 'Working in Industry'. We think the children have done a lovely job. ... See MoreSee Less
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It was lovely to celebrate Mass in school this morning, where we celebrated with our Year 4 children, who made their First Holy Communion last week. Fr Saji also presented our Year 5 children, who made their First Holy Communion in October, with their certificates. A special thank you to our wonderful catechists and Fr Saji, who have prepared the children so beautifully. ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 3 visited the Great North Museum: Hancock today and loved every minute of it. There were so many interesting things to see and do. Their behaviour was superb. A huge thank you to all of our lovely volunteers, who accompanied them on the trip. ... See MoreSee Less
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This afternoon we had our second 'Moving Up' afternoon and we were delighted to welcome Miss Jackson, our new Year 5 teacher. Miss Jackson will be joining us till February 2023 and she was so pleased to meet her new class. It was also an opportunity for some more of our new Reception class to come and join us. What a lovely group of children! ... See MoreSee Less
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The end is now officially close for our Year 6 children. Today they received their Leavers' Hoodies and don't they look smart. A huge thank you to Mrs Haslam for organising and to our FOSM - Friends of St Matthewโ€™s Jarrow group for contributing towards the cost. #4 weeks to go. #2022leavers ... See MoreSee Less
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A great effort from all of our Year 4 children today, who attended the South Tyneside School Sport Network Cricket Festival today. All of the teams played very well; showing great progress and all with smiles on their faces! A huge thank you to Mr Jeff Tudor, who has helped coach the children over recent weeks; Mr Thompson (who is constantly giving up his free time to help the children) and to the brilliant Coach Sheraton, who shouts endless words of encouragement to all of the children taking part. We wouldn't be able to attend these events without your support! Well done, Year 4! ... See MoreSee Less
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The amazing total of ยฃ1804.78 was raised on Saturday. A huge thank you for your incredible support. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks the end of the National PTA Week - a week to celebrate PTA groups and the amazing work they do. We believe that St Matthewโ€™s has one of the best groups in the country and we feel so lucky to have such amazing parents, grandparents and family members supporting St Matthewโ€™s in such a caring, loving and fun way. This post is just to say FOSM - Friends of St Matthewโ€™s Jarrow - you really are a special group of people and we really do appreciate everything you do! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Summer Fayre was a huge success! Thanks to all those who came down to support this brilliant event. We hope you all enjoyed it. Thanks to all the volunteers - especially those who stepped in at the last minute. A special mention to those, who ended up in the stocks - you were all brilliant sports! Finally, a huge THANK YOU to our Friends of Group, who without them, these events simply couldn't happen. So much time has been spent organising today and we really do appreciate it. When we have the final total, we will let you know how much we have raised for our lovely school. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ ... See MoreSee Less
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The weather forecast is ๐ŸŒž so spend your Saturday with us at our annual Summer Fayre. Gates open at 12:00. We canโ€™t wait to see you ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿฐ โšฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿฅ… ๐ŸŽŸ ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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Date for your diary - Sport's Day 2022 - Thursday 7th July 2022 (9:15 -11:45) We are delighted to be able to host Sportโ€™s Day this year on Thursday 7 July โ€“ the very first time for our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. At St Matthewโ€™s, we try to create a sports day which is inclusive, fun and enjoyable for all. The children will compete in their houses: Matthew, Mary, Bede and Joseph, and will all take part in a range of events as a team in their year groups (egg and spoon/sack race/relays etc). Each child will also take part in one of our 4 main races on the track: the sprint; the hurdles; the long run and the obstacle course. As the children have missed the last 3 Sports Days, we thought it would be a nice gesture to award all children with a medal to commemorate the day. There will be medals for all children at the end of each race (winners will get Gold etc). We will look to start Sportโ€™s Day around 9:15 am and we estimate that all events will be completed by 11:45 am.All parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to attend. There will be seats lined up along the โ€˜home runโ€™ of the track. If you wish to bring your own seating and sit in a designated area then you are more than welcome. You may take a seat and enter the yard, when you drop your child off in the morning. All children will be entering school straight away on this day.The children are to come to school in their blue PE tops and shorts. Please ensure sun cream has been applied, they have a sun hat and a full bottle of water.Fingers crossed for a lovely dry day and a great morning of sporting action! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) - a global day to celebrate the amazing work that female engineers do around the world. To celebrate we welcomed Wood into school, who worked with Year 5. The children were challenged to design houses that were protected by flood defences. They then tested their designs. A huge thanks you to the team from Wood. for giving up your time and expertise. ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to our Year 3 and Year 4 gardeners who have worked super hard for weeks to get our school looking beautiful for the Summer! We would also like to thank Mrs Sheraton and Miss Burns for giving up their spare time to run the group! ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning we have welcomed Rob Merry from Network Rail, who has delivered a whole school assembly on rail safety. The children can visit switchedonrailsafety.co.uk/ to find out more. Thank you, Rob. ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to thank St Matthewโ€™s coach for this academic year, Mr Mark Brown and his assistant, Mr David Kelly for giving up so much of their time voluntarily. The season has involved many competitions starting last September and their patience, kindness and inclusivity have helped create a super, successful season. On behalf of the children, staff and parents, we thank you. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ ... See MoreSee Less
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