Rememberance Day – Centenary Celebration

St. Matthew’s Remembers!

 

As it is the 100 year anniversary of the First World War, St. Matthew’s have tasked themselves in making poppies to brighten up the School in remembrance of those that sacrificed their lives to keep our Country safe during the War.

Thank you all so much for the glass jars, have a look to see the fantastic work the children have used them for:

Children have lovingly made poppies to fill the variously sized jars that were so kindly donated. We then placed tea lights in each one, symbolising each year that has passed since the war ended in 1918. We feel that this has made the celebration extra special, as parents have donated their jars and children have added in their fantastic creations to create a whole-community created celebration!

Have a look at the jars fully arranged and on display for all to see!

 

 

 

 

 

Samaritans Purse – Operation Christmas Child

This November, St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, with the help of the Mini Vinnie’s will be collecting shoe boxes for the ‘Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child’.

The Mini Vinnie’s have been working hard on this project and on Monday they lead an assembly in school to talk about how we can contribute to this cause.

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. We can be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child and it is a wonderful way to give to those less fortunate than ourselves.

For more information about how to put a shoe box together, please use the following link,

https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/ (click on get involved)

Shoe-boxes need to be brought into school by Monday 19th November 2018.

World Space Week 2018

Space week ended with a ‘big bang’ today we saw received all the results of the missions completed by the children over the last 7 days. It also marks the start of our ‘Year of Space’ as we embark on our mission to learn more about Space science, engineering and maths over this academic year.
I have been hugely impressed to see the range of work produced by our children. We have received poems, information posters, research notes, space-related games, artwork, models, pictures and more. It was lovely to see that some children worked as independent researchers to produce fantastic pieces of Science and others were able to collaborate with fellow space explorers at home and present their findings as a team effort!
I am very excited about the work that we hope to do over the next year and will be in touch soon to update you with more Science News!
Thank you, as always, for supporting your children in their learning,
Mrs Saunders
Science Coordinator

 

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!

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?

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).