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  • Friday 30 June 2023 Summer Fair 2023! One week to go until our fabulous fair!
  • Friday 23 June 2023 Summer Term Events Sports Day, Summer Fair, International Day, Year 6 Leavers' Service - lots to celebrate over the final few weeks of term! Keep updated via our newsletters, website, Twitter and Instagram!
  • Friday 28 April 2023 Coronation Celebration!
  • Wednesday 22 February 2023 World Book Day 2023! Our World Book Day Celebration will be on Friday 3rd March! The children are invited to dress up as a favourite story character and parents and carers are warmly invited to the parades.
  • Friday 10 February 2023 PTA fundraising - Turkey and Syria support The recent 'Love Yourself' PTA events have raised funds not only for our school but to support the Turkey and Syria appeal following the devastating earthquakes. Funds will be donated to the Disasters and Emergency Committee to help the thousands of people affected by this tragedy.
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023 Ukulele Children in Year 2 and Year 4 are learning the ukulele as part of our music curriculum this term.
  • Friday 18 November 2022 Christmas Dates and Events
  • Wednesday 26 October 2022 Half Term - School Vision Click here to read about a half term activity for pupils, parents and staff!
  • Tuesday 18 October 2022 Year 3 Choral Project
  • Wednesday 6 July 2022 Summer Fair! Saturday 9th July!
  • Monday 27 June 2022 Pyjama Day - 1st July! A fundraising event for our Summer Fair!
  • Wednesday 15 June 2022 Pre-loved toy and book sale - Friday 17th June The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!
  • Thursday 21 April 2022 A song for Book Week Pupils in Year 4 decided tocollaborate to learn and perform a song about one of their favourite books! Great teamwork!
  • Monday 28 March 2022 PTA (Parent Teacher Assocation) Mrs Jewitt held our very first Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Annual General Meetingon 24th March and formally appointed the following parents into the Committee Officer roles:
  • Monday 28 February 2022 Book Week 2022- UPDATE World Book Day – Thursday 3rd March 2022 (Book Week – 28th February-4th March)
  • Friday 11 February 2022 Book Week 2022!
  • Thursday 13 January 2022 School Streets: update on parking and traffic around St Matthew's School Very few children at St Matthew's arrive by car but it is important for everyone to be aware of the arrangements which have been put in place by the Local Authority in the interests of safety and air quality.
  • Friday 17 December 2021 Year 5 retell the Nativity
  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 St Matthew's Day Key Stage 1 and 2 celebrated St Matthew's Patronal Festival at church today.We sang one of our favourite hymns that links perfectly with our school vision "Shine Jesus Shine" and Year 4 led the prayers.
  • Friday 10 September 2021 Welcome! Click here to see Mrs Jewitt's Welcome Letter about the start of the new academic year.
  • Thursday 1 July 2021 Summer Fair Update! Virtual Summer Fair Details:
  • Monday 28 June 2021 Summer Fair Our virtual Summer Fair will take place on Friday 2nd July.  Although it isn't the Summer Fair we were expecting this year, we have lots of exciting events and activities planned!
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 KS2 Mass with Fr Philip It was wonderful to join in Mass together this morning with Fr Philip.  Year 6 were in the hall and Years 3, 4, 5 joined from their classes using GoogleMeets.  
  • Thursday 4 March 2021 World Book Day We are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 4th March with a range of different activities. 

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4th March 2021

We are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 4th March with a range of different activities.  Click on the link below for more information:

world book day parent info 2021.pdf

22nd February 2021

Our whole school independent writing activity this term is based on the theme 'My Favourite Book'.

my favourite book february 2021 pptx.pdf


26th January 2021

The children will soon be getting ready for their re-write of this term's independent writing task 'When I Grow Up'.  Click on the link below to see the powerpoint the children can use for inspiration:

 Friday 22nd January

Mrs Jewitt referenced Amanda Gorman's powerful poem in our Celebration Collective Worship today.

Click on the link below to listen to 'The Hill We Climb' (remember to follow Online Safety rules if you are visiting another website).

Dora's poem from Celebration Collective Worship 

Friday 15th January 2021

LI:To publish a final draft of my narrative poem.


The Windmill Farmer

(by Dora)

The sun was shining brightly

The old farmer was working hard, digging up the soil.

He gets up early every morning to do his job until the sun goes down.

The windmill seeds sprout from the ground and grow sweetly towards the sun.

The farmer looks at the plants with a blissful smile upon his face.

But the storm comes furiously,

 Striking down and continuously destroying everything that comes before it.


The farmer watches helplessly

For his work so far has become nothing.

The seasons change with a different one coming after another.

The windflowers sprout again from the earth

As if thousands of small sparks are glistening along the seam of ​​the earth

The farmer is happy because his plants have grown back.

✔✔HM  Well done, Dora.  You have worked very hard on this poem and your ideas are fantastic.  I absolutely adore the line: ‘as if thousands of small sparks are glistening along the seam of the earth’, which you came up with independently. I am very proud of you.  3 house points. ⭐


Sarai's poem from Celebration Collective Worship


Friday 15th January 2021

LI:To publish a final draft of my narrative poem.


The Windmills and the Farmer


It was a foggy morning,

With a fine breeze,

All was perfect,

It was about to get better.


The farmer was in a marvellous mood,

He went outside and inhaled sweet,fresh,mountain air,

The birds were soaring high above,

And all was fine.


The  farmer cheerfully got his trusty shovel,

And planted some special windmill seeds

He tended to them lovingly like a gentle father caring for his precious baby

Very soon his windmills would be fully grown.


It was a rainy,cold pitch-black night,

The disorientated farmer could hear

The riotous,enormous storm which had awakened him,

Bad things were about to happen. Many bad things.


The panic-stricken farmer rushed outside,

The violent thunder and piercing rain awoke him fully,

It seemed as if the windmills were about to fall,

The farmer desperately attempted to hold them up,

Bam!!! Creak!!! Snap!!!


The windmills had fallen.

The miserable farmer couldn't believe it,

All that was left were the broken roots of his dedication and hard work,

Soon, there were minimal clouds and the madness diminished,

The storm had gone but the farmer's heart remained broken,

All of his efforts had been destroyed,

All of it gone forever.



The farmer sorrowfully went back to his house,and sobbed into his pillow,

He couldn't believe it,he prayed to God that this wasn’t so

All his hard work had gone and would never come back,

He wished he was dreaming but it was all too true.


Meanwhile,outside in the wilderness,

A  small root started to grow, what could it be?

It pushed itself through the ice,

It began to grow,the windmills were growing back!


Resigned to his unhappy destiny, the farmer went outside to look at the earth once more,

But he didn't see the broken aftermath,

Instead  he saw his windmills again,but not just roots of windmills ,

To his amazement,they were fully grown!


It was a miracle that he would remember for the rest of his life.


🗸🗸HM Sarai, what a fabulous poem.  You have worked so hard on the composition and the editing process to bring the story to life.  I am very impressed.  Well done. 3 house points ⭐

We will be hosting our Virtual Christmas Market on Friday 11th December, Christmas lunch day and Christmas Jumper Day.


Each class has been busy making beautiful Christmas craft items and will be selling these directly from their class bubble at £2 per item. Photos of these items will be posted on google classroom and class pages of the school website early next week. Please can children bring the exact money into the class on Friday 11th December, then they will come home with their amazing creations.


We have four jars on show in the office window - two jars with chocolates, one with sweets and one with lego bricks. The child whose guess is the closest to the actual number of items, will win the full jar! Entries cost just £1 per guess.


We have two lovely toys kindly knitted by Mrs Rider - a snowman and a reindeer that require a name. Please submit your name suggestions and the lucky winners who are drawn will win the toys. Each entry is £1 per name.



We are very fortunate to have an amazing list of Raffle Prizes (please see the list below). Tickets are £1 each. For each ticket purchased we will write the child's name and class on the back of the ticket and put it in a box. On the day, we will pull out names from the box and assign prizes in the order they are drawn.

As well as the tickets that have been sent home, extra tickets can be purchased from Wednesday at drop off at the Early Years entrance, the black gates in St Ann's Lane and at the red doors in Old Pye Street, as well as in Breakfast and After School Club with Fit for Sport. Please can we ask for exact money, as no change will be given.

 For cashless payments, we have created a payment item in Arbor so that you can make your payments online. Please log into your child's account and you will be able to find the entry under Activities/Trips. Please could you simply follow up your payment with a brief email stating how your money should be allocated - whether it is to buy tickets for the raffle, guess the number of chocolates/sweets or lego bricks in the jar or naming the snowman or reindeer.  Entry to all the games will be subject to us receiving a payment.

 All draws for prizes will take place on Friday 11th December. The film will be made available to parents in the afternoon and the winners will given their prizes on the day or notified the following Monday.

Please feel free to email the school office if you have any questions.  ​Thank you to all our families for your support and generosity towards this festive fundraising event.

 St Matthew’s Virtual Christmas Market 2020

Raffle Prizes - £1 a ticket


A designer colourful washbag kindly donated by Burberry


Tickets for a family (up to 4 people) to visit The Royal Mews


A giant chocolate hamper


A bumper pack of 6 children’s books kindly donated by Waterstones


A hamper including: a snowman picture globe kindly donated by Snappy Snaps, a Dove gift set donated by Sainsbury’s and a bottle of wine and chocolates


Handbag kindly donated by Dolphin Pharmacy


A giant chocolate hamper


Children’s book about London with a family game


A festive box of chocolates kindly donated by Hotel Chocolat


A rock craft activity and science of soap kit kindly donated by ASDA with a note book and a glitter water bottle


A giant chocolate hamper


A £40 voucher from Marks and Spencer


A bottle of prosecco and a box of chocolates kindly donated by Waitrose


A giant chocolate hamper


A large festive cake kindly donated by the Baker family


A £30 voucher kindly donated by Zina’s Bowtique


A pink chocolate fountain and a popcorn maker kindly donated by Miss Playle