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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

Believing, Achieving, Succeeding

Class News


Welcome to Reception! Where Miss Tuck is Red Class teacher and Mrs Tuck (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Lowe (Thur-Fri) are Purple Class teachers. Our children learn through active, collaborative and independent enquiry. We also have Miss James, Miss Pettyfer and Mrs Kirkhy as our classroom assistants.

The children engage in a fully interactive indoor and outdoor learning environment where their own initiated play is supported and extended through adult interaction. We actively encourage children to be independent and take control of their own learning. Our children are immersed in an enabling classroom that nurtures the characteristics of effective learning allowing them to play and explore, actively learn, and create and think critically.‚Äč

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  • 04/04/19

    Easter Pause Day

    On Wednesday morning, the school enjoyed an Easter Service at St Matthew's Church,  with the Bible Club leading in the worship by telling the Easter story.
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  • 25/03/19

    Choo Choo People

    This week in Forest School we visited the Choo Choo Peoples Village.
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  • 25/03/19

    World Book Day

    Everyone looked brilliant dressed as their favourite book characters!
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  • 25/03/19

    Nature Art

    During Forest School this half term, we have been exploring the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy.
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  • 25/03/19

    Shrove Tuesday

    On Shrove Tuesday the children opened up their very own Pancake Shop.  They created shop signs, menus with price lists, and even a few posters warning their customers of the 'hot pancakes'.
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  • 29/01/19

    Forest School

    Reception are really enjoying going to Forest School. We have been learning the Forest School rules and exploring our school meadow. We have been making bird feeders, dens, houses, rockets, boats the list goes on! We even found a suspected dinosaur bone...
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  • 07/12/18

    Stick Stories

    After reading Stanley's Stick in class, we all thought of the ways you could use your imagination in nature.
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  • 11/11/18

    Lest We Forget

    This week we have been thinking about the poppy and it's significance to Remembrance Sunday.  We discussed how this year's Armistice Day was particularly important as it marked 100 years since the end of the First World War.  In class, the children have been painting...
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  • 13/10/18

    Settling into Reception

    The children have really enjoyed their first few weeks in Reception, settling into their new environment and establishing new friendships.  They are becoming familiar with our daily routines whilst engaging in child initiated learning through play, based on their own interes...
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  • 13/07/18

    Surprise Visitor...

    Reception were very excited to be visited by a friendly cat this week! The cat made itself home in our outdoor area and did not want to leave (despite the noise)! The children were very sensible and thought about the cat's feelings as well as how to keep themselves safe by not touching or going...
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  • 19/06/18

    Young Engineers

    The children have been incredibly intrigued by the current engineering project in the Future Women in Science Club, which takes place in Purple Class every Monday.  
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