World Book Day

We had a fantastic World Book Day with so many children dressing up as book characters. We were particularly impressed with the range of costumes and those who had made and created their own. To celebrate, we held an assembly, and had the chance to see all the children in their costumes. The judges were […]

School Closed, Thursday 1st March

Dear Parent/Carer, Following a severe weather warning from the Met Office for Thursday, 1st March from 8am to 11.55pm, we have taken the decision to close the school for the day. We will be reviewing the ongoing weather forecast throughout the day and will notify you of our plans for Friday later tomorrow afternoon.

Times tables meeting

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Year 3&4 times tables workshop. The parents had the chance to visit the classrooms and see how we teach and practise times tables with the children. Afterwards, Mrs Howden spoke to the parents and gave them lots of tips on how to help their children at […]

Young Voices

What an opportunity our choir had last night to take apart in the Young Voices concert at the O2. They have been working hard over the last few months learning all the songs with Mrs Morton in choir practice. Over 7000 children were part of the choir, creating a fantastic atmosphere when they broke into […]

Growth Mindset Certificates

We held a competition to design new Growth Mindset certificates for the school. Tara, Ben, Alyssa and Ashleigh’s designs were chosen  and have professionally printed. From now on, we can use our own special St Matthew’s certificates at our weekly celebration worships.

Fire and Rescue Service

The Fire and Rescue Education Service came into school to talk to the children about how to keep themselves safe in the event of a fire. They talked about how we practice fire drills at school but how important it is to have an escape route at home. They asked children to test out their […]

Christmas festivities

What a busy and packed last couple of weeks of term! We have been treated to two nativity plays; Reception performed Which way to Bethlehem, and KS1 performed ‘Shine Star Shine’. Everyone who came to watch loved the shows and thought the children’s singing and acting was fantastic. Our KS2 sang, acted, narrated, played and […]

Christmas Fayre

Thank you to our wonderful PTA, who organised a fantastic Christmas Fayre on Saturday. So many people attended and Father Christmas was very busy in his grotto! Approximately £3300 was raised which is fabulous news. A big thank you to those who came and bought Christmas goodies, ate mince pies and played Christmas games.

Speed bounce champions

The whole school has been involved with the speed bounce challenge. Every child in every class has jumped as fast they could to build a class total. The totals were averaged out so one class could be crowned the speed bounce champions. Well done to 5CD who worked so well as a class encouraging everyone […]

Growth Mindset Collaboration

Reception to year 5 gathered together to listen to Mrs Cheesman read ‘The Dot’, where Vashti encouraged by her teacher realises that she can create art, and all it requires is the first dot on the paper. We took this Growth Mindset message back into the classroom and working with other age groups, we created […]