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Happy New Year!

We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, we are looking forward to an exciting new year at St Matthew’s.

Click here to read our latest newsletter with details about building developments at school.  Work has begun to create a new office and reception area at the front of the school from the entrance on Old Pye Street; this will be a wonderful tranformation to our school premises.

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Latest News

Christmas 2014The wonderful Christmas events at St Matthew’s were enjoyed by all during the last few days of term.

Click here to read our latest newsletter.

School begins for children on Wednesday 7th January 2015.

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Advent Art

In preparation for Advent, our school council discussed the meaning of Advent with Cameron Abernethy, one of the Pastoral Assistants based at St Matthew’s church. They explored together the importance of watching and waiting during Advent as we get ready for the coming of the Christ child.

The school council worked with Cameron and Mrs Selinas to create an Advent triptych using the colours of the season, purple and gold. The triptych, a picture in three sections, depicts the hillside overlooking Bethlehem just before the angels appeared to announce the good news of Christ’s birth.

 You are invited to pop into the chapel at St Matthew’s church during any weekday between
8am-6pm to view the art and take time to consider what you might be watching and waiting for during this Advent season.

Advent art - church


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Advent at St Matthew’s

Today, the first day of advent, pupils at St Matthew’s are taking part in ‘Posada’ and welcoming Mary and Joseph into their classrooms.  The Holy Family stay in a different classroom each day and are welcomed with a prayer.

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In preparation for Christmas, the choir can click here to read and rehearse the repertoire for our Christmas events.  The song words can also be found on our music page.

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Please click here to read our newsletter published on 25th November.

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Our Latest Newsletter

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Term dates for the next academic year
(2015-2016) are published on page 2 of this newsletter and are also on the term dates page of the website.

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We Will Remember Them

Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the pupils of St Matthew’s will be observing a two minute silence for Armistice Day which marks the end of the First World War.

Yesterday, pupils in Y1-Y6 participated in a national assembly through a live stream from the Tower of London.  This important service of remembrance involved thousands of pupils all over the United Kingdom.

You can read some of our Remembrance Poems written by Year 4 by clicking here.


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Our Latest Newsletter

Click here to read our latest school newsletter.

This year we will be marking the national event, Children in Need with a dressing up day!  Them theme this year is ‘Become a Fundraising Hero’.  On Friday 14th November, you can wear any superhero outfit, costume, mask or cape to school and donate towards this worthwhile cause.  If you would like to dress up as a Fundraising SUPERHERO, we are suggesting a donation of £1 that can be donated at the school gate on Friday morning.  If you would like more information, please visit:


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Marvellous Maths!

Following our very successful Maths Coffee Mornings for parents, we are delighted to be able to share our maths booklet with you.

This should give you even more information about what your child is learning in maths at St Mathew’s and our expectations for the end of each year group.

You can also find these documents on the ‘maths’ section on the curriculum tab.

An overview of maths at St Matthew’s: Maths Introduction
End of year expectations for Maths Early Years
End of year expectations for Maths Year 1
End of year expectations for Maths Year 2
End of year expectations for Maths Year 3
End of year expectations for Maths Year 4
End of year expectations for Maths Year 5
End of year expectations for Maths Year 6

Here you will find some more information about maths vocabulary and useful websites that you may wish to use at home with your children.

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Harvest Lunch – 2nd October

Click here to read the Harvest Lunch menu that will be served at school on Thursday 2nd October.




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