Luton Foodbank Coffee Morning


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Special Awards – Friday 13 March 2015


The following children were all noticed for their good work and positive attitude during the week before the half term break and they received their certificates and stickers on Friday 13 March.


 CHERRY  — David for his super performance in the opening of our Class Assembly. Paris for all her efforts with all her important parts in our Class Assembly.
 RABBIT  — Jayden for fantastic reading and Everest for working so hard on the 3 and 4 times tables.
 SNOWDROP  — Fatima for fantastic progress in reading. Donia for working hard in maths.
 WREN  — Inaayah for brilliant work on arrays and Shazeb for very good writing on the similarities and differences of buildings.


 DAFFODIL  — Jasper for his great reading in our class assembly and Urszula for trying really hard to learn all her lines for our class assembly!
 PUFFIN  — Redom for excellent effort with his reading and using his phonics sound mat to help him spell words. Super work! Joshua I for being a fantastic leader and Puffin prefect during World Book Day. Well done!
 SQUIRREL  — Vanessa for her improvement in Maths. She tried really hard when subtracting. Sami for his fantastic writing and improved handwriting. Keep it up!
 SYCAMORE  — Laylah for great behaviour on World Book Day. Batcho for great sentences in a group rap poem.


 BEECH  — Aadam for his fantastic effort with his story writing. Wiktoria for making big improvements in both reading and writing. Well done!
 DOLPHIN  — Tristan for an improvement in attitude and quality of work. Jenkins for a brilliant piece of art based on Mark Rothko.
 ROBIN  — Sandra for producing high quality homework every week. Emanuel for his great work in maths.
 TULIP  — Alesia and Luiza for showing a lot of determination to improve their handwriting.


 BADGER  — Yamikani for being so confident and taking part in the Young Shakespeare Company’s workshop! Chantelle for her fantastic work with identifying different angles in maths!
 BLUEBELL  — Salome for making amazing progress in her reading. Sameer for his fantastic attitude in all aspects of school life, a super role model.
 ELM  Yasmin for trying her best in class. Ihtesham for making good progress in reading.
 GOLDFINCH  Danyal for great comprehension when reading. Yousha for writing from a character’s point of view.


 KINGFISHER  — Idrees for trying his best in all subjects and staying focused. Naqeeb for persevering in Maths lessons this week and remaining focused.
 MAPLE  —  Saafa for pushing herself to improve her level in reading. Zakariya for working hard to improve his level in reading.
 OTTER  — Oliwia for making good progress in maths and working well in English with Mrs Ullah. Aysha A for contributing to the success of St Matthew’s sports teams recently in badminton and golf.
 SNAPDRAGON  Emily for her fantastic sporting achievements for our school. Emanuel for showing good skills in addition.


 EAGLE  — Saif and Rosetta for writing excellent suspense stories this week.
 OAK  — Lydia for settling in really well into our class. Sajjad for great cricket in PE and for an improvement in attitude.
 ORCHID  Trinity for excellent use of personification in writing. Kevin for making a great start at St Matthew’s.
 WOLF  — Lemar for displaying an excellent attitude whilst representing the school during a competition. Aqsa for producing a superb suspense story in her writing.


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Photos: Luton Town Football Club

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Our Foundation Stage classes visited Luton Town Football Club recently and had a great time looking around the Kenilworth Road ground. They visited the changing rooms, the medical rooms, the directors boxes and the trophy room, as well as inspecting the football pitch from the touchline.

Click here to see the photo gallery in the Year R section.

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Photos: Year 1 Lego Workshops

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As part of their Houses and Homes topic, our Year 1 classes took part in a Lego workshops recently where they became town planners, architects and builders and created a magnificent Lego town.

Click here to see the photo gallery in the Year 1 section.

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Year 5 and 6 Football


St Matthew’s 2-0 Bramingham 

The Year 5 and 6 boys kicked off the start of the 2015 season with a very convincing 2-0 victory over Bramingham Primary School.

Qualifying for Division 1, the boys knew that every game would be a tough match and would need 100% from everybody. The boys started the game strongly, with lots of passing and moving from the back to the front from Addam, Theo, Cory and Dimitrius. At the back, our solid defence, consisting of Addam, Theo and Lemar, continuously intercepted passes as well as making crucial tackles to allow St Matthew’s to go on the break.

With Arnis making darting runs upfront, he left space behind for Shakeel to take on a defender where he then took a shot from 20 yards out, hitting the cross bar and bouncing on the line. Dimitrius coolly followed up the shot and poked it home. (Goal line technology will be needed to determine who actually scored this goal).

Josh was having a great game on the left wing, battling away and creating chances for our midfield players Dimitrius and Shakeel. Meanwhile, Bramingham were shooting from left, right and centre where Aman was pulling off save after save keeping a clean sheet for the boys. Tyreece, making his debut for the St Matthew’s football team came on upfront, putting loads of pressure on the Bramingham defence. He knocked the ball to Shakeel, who then ran towards goal. Tyreece, heading towards the back post called for the ball to then slot home his first St Matthew’s goal making the score 2-0.

Everyone who played in this game from defence to attack put 100% in with great positive attitudes and determination. The boys knew that qualifying for Division 1 would be a tough job.

A Man of the Match performance came from Shakeel, who led the team with great encouragement and positivity as well as his footballing skills.

Team: Addam, Aman, Arnis, Cory, Dimitrius, Josh, Lemar, Shakeel (C), Theo, Tyreece

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Red Nose Day


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A message from Evie in Snapdragon Class

As you may know, some of our staff, Mr Chaplen, Miss Matthews, Mr Horton, Mr Campbell and Mr Kane, are doing the Three Peaks Challenge. They will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales. They will do this all within 24 hours!

In an interview with Mr Chaplen, he said “We are going to be training hard for three months. The team believe they can do it, although Miss Matthews isn’t so sure.” Come on Miss Matthews – you can do it for the girls!

The challenge is to raise money for families in Luton who can’t afford shoes for their children.

My Nan and I are trying to raise money in order to help the team reach £3000. We will be selling friendship bracelets, hair bobbles, hair clips and badges.

You can print the order form below and hand it into the school office.

Please support us in raising money, £3000 is our aim, not just in hair bobbles though!

Thank you

Evie (Snapdragon Class)


Buy 1 for £1.00 Buy 2 for £1.50 Buy 3 for £2.00

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Please complete your order form and send into school in an envelope marked “Three Peaks Challenge – Evie and Nan in Snapdragon“.

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Book Fair


Our Scholastic Book Fair begins next week. We will have a wide range of books suitable for all children in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 available to buy on the following dates:

  • Thursday 19 March
  • Friday 20 March
  • Monday 23 March

The Book Fair will be open at the end of the school day in our Common Room in the Key Stage 1 building. Entry into the Common Room is by the external doors inside our circular courtyard between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 where you can see our magnificent painted murals.

Books can be purchased with cash or cheques (payable to “St Matthew’s Primary School”). World Book Day £1 vouchers can be used to gain a discount (one voucher per book purchased) and there are discount vouchers in the Scholastic Book Fair magazine that was given to all children a couple of weeks ago.


We are also holding a competition for all children. During the school day on Friday, all classes will have a Book Fair Bunting Competition. Each child will decorate one bunting flag with a book character, a reading motto or slogan, a favourite book title … anything to do with the love of reading.

The best flag from each class will be chosen and then each class winner will be grouped with the other class winners from the Birds, Flowers, Mammals and Trees family groups to choose five final prize-winners — one from each family group and one bonus prize.

Each of the five prize winners will receive a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair.


We hope you will join us at the Book Fair and support us in putting a book into the hands of every child at St Matthew’s.

The more books we sell, the more we get to keep to have in school for all the children to read.


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Ready, Steady, Cook!

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You can download the flyer by clicking here.

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Your Say, Your Way – Decision Day

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