28.03.2018 – Class 5 – Science

Year 6 finished their ‘electricity’ topic today by presenting their festive lighting circuits to our visiting ‘dragons’! As part of a Dragon’s Den challenge, they have had to design, build and test a festive lighting circuit that included a motor to operate a moving part in their circuit. They have worked very hard and used both science and DT skills to solve many problems whilst building their prototypes. Our visiting dragons were actually very tame and were extremely impressed with both the scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills displayed by the children. Well done year 6!

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!)

 

 

27.03.2018 – School Council Trip to London 2018

On Tuesday 27th March 2018, our School council had an amazing adventure and opportunity to visit our capital city of London. They visited platform 9 3/4’s from the Harry Potter Films, took a trip on the London Eye, visited the Houses of Parliament and saw the sights of London!

All in all it was a fantastic time, which I’m sure none of them will forget anytime soon! They co-visited with our partner primary school, Sacred Heart and the trip has helped build friendships between the councils which will no doubt flourish when the children move onto St. Thomas More, when their time comes!

Check out the timeline in photographs!

 

Cheery faces, bright and early for their 6:30am train down to London! Full of energy for the adventure ahead!

The children’s first stop was Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Films! A magical first stop on a magical journey!

 

 

They travelled on the London Underground to reach Green Park and had a fun (and dry!) time exploring the park and surrounding area. They even managed to get some great photographs near Buckingham palace!

Our children had the opportunity to go on the London Eye as well as a truly fantastic ‘4D Experience’ (We know it was amazing but we don’t want to spoil it for you!)

From the London Eye they travelled over to the Houses of Parliament and were lucky enough to be shown around by a guide! They learned about the Suffragette movement, the buildings History and so much more! One of the highlights of their visit to the Houses was being able to meet our very own local MP Mr Guy Opperman! They also got to watch (from a viewing balcony) an actual debate in the House of Commons!

From there they headed back to London Kings Cross (via the ‘tube’) and grabbed some warm Mcdonalds for tea to eat on the train! The children, and staff!, were absolutely exhausted after a fun-filled day!

 

Science Day

Tuesday 13th March was Science Day for us at St Matthew’s. Year 2 children explored the open ocean and looked at the implications of overfishing in our oceans.

children learned so much and became scientists themselves, asking questions, gathering information and sorting and classifying the ocean animals. Take a look at our collages to see what we got up to.

 

 

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London is one of the most important events that ever happened in British history. Year 2 children have been learning all about the events, exploring different sources of information, writing newspaper reports and diary entries just like Samuel Peyps did all those years ago.

The boys and girls also worked on projects at home and brought them to school to share with everyone.

Well done and thank you Year 2 children.

World Book Day 2018

We have had an absolutely fantastic time with World Book Day today. Some of the costumes the children (and staff!) have created and wore have been stunning, have a look at a small selection of some of the outfits!

07/02/2018 – KS1 Athletics Festival

 

 

Some of our year 1 and 2 pupils attended the KS1 athletics festival at St.Thomas More on Wednesday 7th February. All of the children really enjoyed taking part alongside our cluster primary schools and loved the dinosaur theme of the events, we certainly have some budding athletes to watch out for in the future. Thank you to all of our parents and grandparents who came along to support the children and a big well done to those who took part, we are very proud of you! (A special mention goes to one of our fantastic sports leader, Matthew who was on hand to offer advice on techniques and supported all of our younger children fantastically).