A group of Year 5 and 6 children took part in a Multi Skills Festival on the 15th November 2017 down at St Thomas More, Blaydon. They competed in a variety of sporting events with other year 6s from other feeder schools in the area, they competed in a variety of Relay events, lap events and some track events.
The children absolutely loved the event and they were fantastic in the sports themselves. Just look at the smiling faces above in the Team Photo. Here’s looking forward for our current Year 5’s taking part next year as well!
‘It was lovely to visit STM and take part in the indoor sports challenge with other year 5 and 6 children from our cluster schools. The team were fantastic in both behaviour and attitude. They really enjoyed it and the atmosphere was great. We came fourth overall. There were some outstanding performances from our team, particularly in the field events and relays. Well done St Matthew’s!’ – Mrs M Saunders, Class Teacher
On Wednesday 28th June, Class 4 went to perform at Whitley Bay Playhouse. We had been rehearsing for many weeks, learning a dance routine and song that encompassed the theme for the show ‘Diversity’.
After much deliberation, we decided on the song ‘Spice Up Your Life’ by the Spice Girls to perform a dance routine to. We loved the lyrics and the energy of this song – particularly ‘Colours of the World, Spice Up Your Life,’ and ‘People of the World, Spice Up Your Life!’ Class 4 worked hard as a class to choreograph the routine, together with Mrs Gibson. We decided we should all dress as different countries and be as bright and vibrant as possible. We even decided we needed pom poms for a bit of extra colour and to bring the party!
For our song, we decided we wanted to share a serious message. Mrs Gibson, Mrs Saunders and Mrs Armatage came up with a piano version and subtle choreography to accompany the lyrics to the song ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aquilera. The children really engaged with this song and although many had never heard it previously, they were able to bring a great deal of emotion and maturity to this special song. It truly was a BEAUTIFUL performance and a definite tear jerker for the audience.
Well done to Class 4 for an incredibly inspiring performance. We are very proud of you!