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St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

Believing, Achieving, Succeeding

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  • 13/06/19

    Will Grill is Brill!

    We had the extremely talented William Grill. author and illustrator of Shackleton's Journey, in with Year 6 this week. The children have been learning all about the epic, true story of Ernest Shackleton's challenge to cross the Antarctic continent, from sea to sea, via the pole. Will...
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  • 07/06/19

    Tennis Afternoon at Surbiton Raquets Club

    On the afternoon of Thursday the 6th of June,  year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to go to Surbiton Racquets Club. We attended an activity session where we explored various stations practising our tennis skills . First of all we started with a warm up, then  moved to our first statio...
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  • 23/05/19

    A Trip To Fishponds Park

    Today, the Citizen Zoo invited Year 6 to Fishponds Park. At fishponds, they learnt about local bugs and helped create a "hotel", so  these bugs are more frequently seen. Afterwards, they helped clean up litter to encourage more invertebrates into the "hotel" that w...
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  • 23/05/19

    Year 6 Imperial War Museum Trip

    On Tuesday 21st May, Year 6 had a trip to the Imperial War Museum. They took the train to London Waterloo, and then walked to their destination-the museum.When they got to the museum, they began their journey through history. Year 6 saw vehicles from the 2nd world war (including tanks, cars and...
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  • 04/04/19

    Easter Pause Day

    Easter Pause day was a reflective and enjoyable day for all of Year 6.  After Easter Service at church in the morning, the children spent the afternoon studying the Easter story in more depth in order to come up with strong arguments for the question, "Was Jesus God?". Once again, Yea...
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  • 04/04/19

    Read All About It in FirstNews!

    Mia is making headlines in FirstNews this week (issue 667). Last year, she won a nationwide competition with her solutions to solving some of the environmental and sustainability issues that are so apparent in our society. Her inspiring idea of a school dinners project sent...
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  • 26/03/19

    We are 'Wild at Heart'

    Yesterday, Year 6 kicked off Wild at Heart week with planting hedgerows. The ground was pretty tough, so they had to dig deep, and use all their might! They got dirty in the flower beds planting many different flora! Many painted bird boxes in the hope of encouraging wildlife into our mead...
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  • 22/03/19

    Order in the Court!

    On Thursday morning, Garnet and Amethyst were summoned to court.  The children brought to life their persuasive writing pieces, in order to convince their friends and family (the jury) that they should choose their client to become the rightful guardian of Lyra Belacqua from The Golden Compass...
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  • 18/03/19


    Year 6 have been enjoying their mindfulness sessions with Mrs Huckfield. Each fortnight, the children learn new strategies to keep themselves relaxed and calm. This week we learnt: how to control our breathing using 'Rollercoaster Breaths'; how to hold the tree pose; how self affir...
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  • 05/03/19


    This afternoon, Year 6 took part in a Readathon to raise money for Malawi Vision and the school library. We began by making reading dens, and getting changed into our comfy clothing. Then, children were immersed in their books for  90 minutes! We calculated that in Amethyst at least 2,582...
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  • 13/02/19

    Junior Citizens at Chessington World Of Adventures

    Today Year 6 visited Chessington World Of Adventures. However, to the disappointment of many we were not there to enjoy the rides or see the animals.   The 9 different learning sessions were designed to be interactive, where the children are taught a variety of life skills w...
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  • 25/01/19

    Forget Mr Kipling's....

    Amethyst Class has its own Mr Kipling! These professional-looking biscuits were made as part of our  British biscuit activity for Home Learning this week. Who doesn't love a biscuit and a cup of tea (especially on a Friday)!?
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