Year 6 Residential Day 3

The Year 6s and teachers are already up and running with this morning’s activities. Bushcraft is keeping them totally absorbed, in particular fire lighting. Breakfast went down well, as they are building up a good appetite each day! Also shown are the stars of the day from yesterday. I’m sure it’s hard for them to […]

Year 6 Residential Day 2

Each day certificates are awarded for the stars of the week. Congratulations to all the winners yesterday. We’re looking forward to more photos arriving today. They have been rock climbing and abseiling today. And more photos. Mr Vale-Taylor and Mrs Howden are getting ready for caving too! And more climbers!   This evening, they have […]

Year 6 Residential Day 1

Good news. We’ve heard they have arrived safely. I’m sure some more pictures will be sent through soon. Photos showing the first team building activities. They are disposing of a bomb apparently! Teachers enjoying a team building cup of tea! They are finishing the day with a night walk with the added thrill of watching […]

Playground Painting

Mrs Page has been very busy painting the wall in the top playground. Very enthusiastic children, from the school council and art club, have been helping. The design was created by Shannon Cooper in Year 6, and when we get some nice weather, the children will have the chance to carry on and complete the […]

Tunbridge Wells Music Festival

On 22nd March, St Matthew’s choir sang with other schools at the Tunbridge Wells Schools Singing Festival which was held at the Assembly Hall Theatre. Around 300 children sang a collection of Space Themed songs on the stage to a large audience. As well as the collaborative songs, our choir also performed Star Man by […]

Community Art Project

Four children from Year 5 have been attending the Community Art Project at Holmewood House School since September. On Wednesday evening this week, they held an art exhibition to show all of the wonderful art they have created from ceramics. It was wonderful to see the talent on display. The children summed it up well, […]

Big Thank You!

Thank you to the Nicholson family, who are pictured here receiving money for two large gazebos for our summer/winter fairs from the Tunbridge Wells Round Table. We look forward to using them at our Summer Fair!  

World Book Day

World Book Day was again a fantastic day for everyone in St Matthew’s. We saw so many wonderful costumes, from children and teachers. Book characters are really brought to life and the children loved the opportunity to see everyone in our celebration assembly. Best costumes were judged and they proved very difficult to choose as […]

Art Trip

Art club had a great time at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. The children spent lots of time sketching and studying the artwork. Year 4 children even recognised one of the artists from a school project. They told us that Alfred Wallis had been the illustrator for the story Mousehole  Cat and he often painted […]

Safer Internet Day

Today, Marc, Ben, Felix, Gib, Tara and Leana, who attended an E-Safety workshop last term, helped Mrs Pollard to deliver two assemblies to highlight Safer Internet Day. The theme this year is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ and the assemblies focussed on pictures and videos. Reception and KS1 listened to the story […]