Reception and Nursery had a wonderful but windy morning on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. The children joined together with a multitude of their parents and enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt set up by our lovely Nursery Staff. The children explored Highfield Park throughout the morning in search of hidden delicious easter eggs! Have a look at the fantastic pictures below!
Arrangements have been made for our School and Nursery to run their very own Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK. A fantastic cause that affects so many of us both directly and indirectly through our lives, and we hope to support their research so more people can get better chances of survival from Cancer.
The race itself has been arranged for Friday 1st February 2019, and the timings are as follows:
• For our Nursery: Race begins at 9am and should finish at approximately 9:25!
• For School: Race begins at 9:30 (approx.) and should finish by 11am at the latest.
Please feel free to come along and support your child/ren (or even take part in the race!)
If you would like to join in our fundraising, then please see the donation link: here
Thank you so much!
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!
Captain Hatherley and the merry buccaneers of the Nursery took a voyage down to St. Mary’s Lighthouse on 13th June 2018. They started their adventure on the rocks of St. Marys wear they went rockpooling, exploring and were even lucky enough to see some seals who were sleeping and loafing around near the lighthouse! Later in the day the crew set sail for Longsands and enjoyed an afternoon of building sandcastles, splashing in the water and playing lots of fun games! The crew were hungry after all the fun and games of adventuring so sat down with an ice cream and their packed lunches in the glorious weather of the Summer-like afternoon!
A huge thank you to all the parents who joined our crew on the day and we hope you enjoyed the day as much as your children did! Have a look at some of the fantastic photographs we snapped on the day!
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?
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!