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St Matthew’s has internet and telephone service again!

We are reconnected.  Sorry for any inconvenience to anyone who had difficulty contacting us!

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Thursday 23rd June – No Internet or Telephone

Virgin Media are aware that the school currently has a loss of service.  Parents have received texts to advise them that the school is still able to monitor and deal with voicemails and emails and that in the case of a genuine emergency they should call the school mobile number which has been given in the text message.

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Outstanding Church School!

We are delighted to share our recent SIAMS Report.  This is something the whole school community – children, parents, staff, governors, church, neighbours – can celebrate!

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Information on what a SIAMS Report is may be found here.

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Employment Skills Workshop – Tomorrow

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Our parents’ coffee morning tomorrow (Thursday 16th June) will include an Employment Skills Workshop with speakers from London Stock Exchange and School Home Support.  9am-11am in the School Hall, all parents and carers welcome to attend.

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Terrific Tea Party!

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Everybody had a wonderful time at our tea party on Friday to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.  Delicious cupcakes and juice were enjoyed by all and the playground was decorated beautifully with bunting designed by our pupils!

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Latest news

Please click here to read our latest newsletter and mark the forthcoming dates in your diary.2016 26th May

Thursday 9th June – Book Fair begins in the lobby after school.  It will run until Thursday 16th June.
Wednesday 15th June – The Archdeacon of London, Fr Luke Miller attending KS2 Mass.
Wednesday 15th June – Year 5 pupils attending the Royal Institute Maths Workshops.
Thursday 16th June – Year 6 to visit Tate Britain.
Thursday 16th June – Year 4 Multiskills Tournament.
Friday 10th June – School Celebration to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.  Click here to see the letter from Mrs Jewitt about the arrangements for our school tea party.
Monday 4th July – INSET day, no school for children.
Monday 11th July – Pupils’ End of Year Reports given to parents.
Tuesday 12th July – Open afternoon for parents to visit children’s classes (more information to follow).
Monday 18th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Presentation, 2pm, School Hall
Tuesday 19th July – Sports Day, whole school, Vincent Square (more information to follow).
Wednesday 20th July – Last day of term, 2.30pm finish.

Tuesday 6th September – School begins for children (Monday 5th September – INSET day).

 

 

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The Grand Old Duke of York – Year 5 at Sayers Croft

Mrs Jewitt joined Ms Bracher, Miss Bayon, Mr Walker and the Year 5 children at Sayers Croft today.  They marched all the way up Pitch Hill, had a picnic lunch, and then marched all the way down!  Mrs Jewitt said “there was great teamwork and encouragement from everyone.  A great achievement!”

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STOMP Charity Walk

The whole school took part in a SCHOOL STOMP this week to raise awareness and money for ‘Health Poverty Action’.  We stomped around the local area chanting and cheering!

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Health Poverty Action says:
“Everyone deserves the best chance at good health, regardless of where they are born. An astonishing number of children in the world do not reach their 5th birthday.  The risk of disease, insufficient nutritionand poor sanitation coupled with lack of health facilities means some of the children will not reach adulthood.  These deaths are preventable.”

The pupils of St Matthew’s raised a magnificent £213 for this important charity!

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Dates for your Diaries

Tuesday 17th May – STOMP Charity Event.  Children can wear trainers to school on Tuesday to participate in this fundraising activity.  Click here to read the letter from Mr Hearn.
Tuesday 17th May Fit for Sport team in the school lobby 3pm-6pm to meet parents about the new extended school provision from 6th June.
Thursday 19th May – KS2 Mass today instead of Wednesday this week, 9am, School Hall.
Thursday 19th May – Parents’ Coffee Morning, Palace Room.
w/b Monday 23rd May – Year 5 at Sayers Croft.
Friday 27th May – INSET day, no school for children.
Monday 6th June – Children return to school.
Monday 4th July – INSET day, no school for children.
Wednesday 20th July – Last day of term, 2.30pm finish.

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Year 4 Maths Lesson in St James’ Park this week!

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Writing Club and the Wave of Prayer

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Inspired by the Wave of Prayer (8th-15th May), Ms Green’s Writing Club wrote some prayers.  Here they are!

Dear God

Thank you for believing in us, each and every day. Thank you for helping us to think positively, even when we face difficulties. Thank you for all the beautiful things that you have created for us.

Thank you for all the wonderful children at St Matthew’s and for how special they make our school. Thank you for making Mrs Jewitt such a brilliant headteacher, for helping her to take such good care of us and for our friends and teachers in the school; they make us happy.

Please watch over us all. Please help us all in our times of need. Please give us your blessing and your patience.

Thank you for our inner peace.

Amen

By Louisa, Hong-Anh, Phuong (Year 6) and Elijah (Year 5)

 

Dear God

Thank you for this beautiful Earth and everything that we have. Thank you for all the plants and trees we have today. Without them, our planet wouldn’t be such a comforting home. We also thank you for the flowers and animals. We pray that there will be more homes for animals in need.

In Your name

Amen

Sneha (Year 4)

 

Dear God

Please help all those who are in need.

Please help people in wars to find peace.

Please help those who are sick to find good health.

Let it rain where countries are dry.

Let food grow where there is hunger.

Please give us positivity so that we can share it everywhere we go.

Please help us to love everybody and let them love us in return.

Please bless all the people around the world.

Amen

Bitania and Bess (Year 5)

 

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