17/07/2018 – KS1 Trip to the Beach

Class 1 & 2 had a fantastic trip to Longsands beach yesterday. They made sandcastles galore and loved jumping in the waves. We found a couple of crabs in the rock pools as well! All in all a fantastic day despite the weather!

What a fantastic end to a fantastic year of school for the Classes!

Have a look at some of the fantastic photographs that were snapped on the day!

The Beatitudes

Class 5 Liturgy- 22.6.18

On Monday Year 6 visited the Diocesan Youth Village at Allensford, to take part in the Primary Youth Festival. The theme for this year’s festival was PLAN “Be”. Today the children shared a reflection with our school based on our experiences of the day.

Here is what they told us….

Before we do anything or go anywhere, we can’t help but begin to make plans; however it is very rare that our plans work out exactly as we hoped. That is why some of us even make a PLAN B, just in case Plan A isn’t as good. However, when God planned us, there was no PLAN B because we are one of a kind – a PLAN A – the only plan.
In Psalm 139 we hear the words “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed”
We were made, each of us, in the image and likeness of God. He has put his imprint on each one of us. We are his PLAN A.

Art Day 2018

Throughout the school, we’ve been getting messy and creative! From finger painting to paper craft the children have worked their socks off to create their very own masterpieces this afternoon. This all follows the homework they were set to research the classes chosen artist: Van Gogh, Money, Picasso, Picasso, Dali & Seurat were among the fascinating individuals chosen for the day. Have a look at our artists in action, who knows perhaps one of them will be worth a fortune one day as a ‘Before they were famous’ painting?

Class 1 Spanish Day

Class 1 have had a fantastic Spanish themed day today. The children hugely enjoyed their own non-uniform day with a Spanish twist. Children came into school dressed as Flamenco Dancers, Spanish Footballers, Matadors and their favourite Spanish characters from T.V shows. Throughout the day they learned Spanish words, learned the lyrics to and sang a Spanish song as well as tried tasty Spanish food that was so kindly donated by the parents of the class. A huge thank you to everyone for taking part, Class 1 had a fantastic time! The day was organised in dedication for our very Senorita Paquita (our current Class 1 Trainee Teacher!)

Class 5: Be Outdoors Day

Year 6 have worked on creating images using only natural pigments and materials found in our school garden. We learnt about plant pigments and their role in photosynthesis as well as how artists can use them to create a range of colours.
Great work from the whole class, and a nice lesson after a week of SATS!

KS2 Salsa Classes

What a fantastic start to the KS2 Salsa Classes this afternoon and the start of an amazing journey into spanish dance! This week they began to work on the basic moves of a variety of Spanish dances and enjoyed themselves in a new way to keep themselves fit!

More spaces are available for the KS2 Salsa Classes if you would like to join in on the fun, then please could you contact the school office or, pay via your ParentPay account. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

27/04/2018 – Sporting Assembly Awards

 

An amazing week in the sport here at St. Matthew’s! We had huge successes both inside and out of our school, but we celebrate it all the same! We had 11 winners this week!

 

(Left to right)
Imogen W – Judo,
Phoebe M – Gymnastics
Alex C -Ballet
Ava D – Gymnastics
Sophia C – Gymnastics
Isabelle D – Gymnastics
Rebecca R – Gymnastics
Hannah E – Gymnastics
Georgina C -Swimming
Rosie D – Gymnastics
Sean W – Judo

I’m sure you can join us in congratulating these amazing accomplishments in sport. I’m sure you’ll see more of our budding gymnasts in some of our upcoming events and competitions! Keep your eyes peeled on the newsletter for more details.

 

25/04/2018 – Athletics Club

 

Our athletics club has got off to a fantastic start this week, though sadly due to the blustery winds we had to stay indoors but that didn’t stop us from having a fantastic time learning new athletics moves and rules! We learned how to do standing free throws for netball, underarm and overarm throws for shotput and standing long jump for…long jump! It was a great time and we can’t wait for next week.

Spring Term – Guitar Club

Guitar club ended the term with a bit of karaoke this week. A few renditions of Queen’s ‘We will rock you’ went down well! The children are making great progress. We hope to entertain you all again in the summer to show you what we have learned over the year.

 

29/03/2018 – Easter Egg Competition

Today we’ve had our very own ‘Easter Egg Competition’ children from Nursery to Year 6 have brought in their wonderful creations to showcase in our competition. Have a look at some of the amazing entries below!

We know we’re not supposed to pick favourites but even Mrs Pye had such a hard time picking a favourite for the Easter Egg Competition this afternoon.

After a lot of deliberation and thought, three winners were decided upon by our judges, who each received a big yummy Easter egg of their own to enjoy over the holiday break.

KS1: Robson G (Class 1)
KS2: Louis B (Class 4)

Thanks again for your continued support and such creative ideas for your eggs, together we have raised £££££ for CAFOD international!

Finally, we hope you and your families have a fantastic Easter Break, and we will see you back on the 16th April!

Gallery of some of the amazing creations:

The proud winners (with their yummy prizes!)