Good News – Friday 17 October 2014

goodnews1The following children all received one of our new Good News postcards yesterday. This means that they will be receiving a Special Award for their work, attitude or behaviour during next week’s Celebration Assemblies on Friday 24th October.

Parents, carers, grandparents and other family members are warmly invited to attend the Celebration Assembly to see their child receiving their certificate and finding out just what was noticed by their teacher when they were selected for the award. Afterwards the children and their adults will have the opportunity for a special family photograph to be taken to keep as a souvenir of the child’s achievement.

Birds Mammals
Wren Class:
Courage & Mehrab
Rabbit Class:
Zaynab & Maya M
Puffin Class:
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Squirrel Class:
Temi & Yahya
Robin Class:
Skye & Aayiah
Dolphin Class:
Rhion & Marcin
Goldfinch Class:
Lorena & Tristen
Badger Class:
Malayka & Romeo
Kingfisher Class:
Naqeeb & Suni
Otter Class:
Isra & Saqib
Eagle Class:
Ghazala & Ratun
Wolf Class:
Thailon & Aishah
Birds and Mammals Celebration Assemblies are at 9.05am
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Flowers Trees
Snowdrop Class:
Christopher & Maira
Cherry Class:
David & Paris
Daffodil Class:
Lauren & Jack
Sycamore:
Callum & Jaylan
Tulip Class:
Haydon & Shanzae
Beech Class:
Densil & Aaliyah
Bluebell Class:
Kacper & Abubakar
Elm Class:
Ehsaan & Amzi
Snapdragon Class:
awaiting information
Maple Class:
Elan & Nassir
Orchid Class:
Aman & Julia
Oak Class:
Tasnim & Sajjad
Flowers and Trees Celebration Assemblies are at 10.00am
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We look forward to welcoming you to our Celebration Assemblies.

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Special Awards – Friday 17 October 2014

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The following children were all noticed for their good work and positive attitude during last week and they received their certificates and stickers on Friday 17 October.


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 CHERRY  — Sarah for trying hard at her sounds when she is writing. Mason for putting a lot of effort into his work on number bonds.
 RABBIT  — Jakub for super counting in Maths. Andreea for writing a great letter.
 SNOWDROP  — Manisha for settling into school life quickly. Rima for trying really hard with her Numeracy.
 WREN  — Jason for being a good role model and always trying his best! Hannah for writing a super ‘thank you’ letter and for having a great attitude towards learning.


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 DAFFODIL  — Samad for singing with great enthusiasm in our class assembly! Amelia for fantastic dancing in our class assembly!
 PUFFIN  —Joshua I for fantastic use of openers and connectives to make his writing interesting in Science. David for working really hard in Numeracy. Keep it up!
 SQUIRREL  — Emily for acting as a role model to the other children in her class and always making the right choices. Ledis for settling into St Matthew’s so well and trying his best. Well done!
 SYCAMORE  — Arianna for great improvement in her writing. Preetesh for fantastic work on ordering numbers.


kiteyear3

 BEECH  — Adaobi for always trying her best no matter how tricky she finds it and being a good role model to others. Ryan for his fantastic work in mental arithmetic this week.
 DOLPHIN  — Ella for her performance in the assembly and always being a fantastic role model. Kai for working really hard in group work and generating great ideas.
 ROBIN  — Luke for his interesting and creative homework on Celtic warriors. Naelle for writhing a brilliant diary entry.
 TULIP  — Alesia for demonstrating excellent number knowledge. Nathaniel for producing quality pieces of work in all subjects.


kiteyear4

 BADGER  — Radia for creating wonderful imagery in her poetry! Wojciech for his fantastic work in rounding 4-digit numbers!
 BLUEBELL  — George for his amazing work on poetry. Kayla for trying really hard with her handwriting.
 ELM  — Mark for his superb work on imagery in Literacy. Luna for her beautiful handwriting.
 GOLDFINCH  — Ibrahim for being a great role model. Faith for working hard to learn her spellings and times tables every week.


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 KINGFISHER  — Nikola for an outstanding effort with her Learning Log. Tyreece for working hard in all subject areas and taking pride in his work.
 MAPLE  — Henoch for his excellent work in Maths when multiplying and dividing numbers. Kejsi for her excellent use of similes and modifiers when writing a Viking story.
 OTTER  — Adrian for settling well into Otter Class and producing a fantastic first piece of homework. Lucinda for being really helpful in class and also producing some pleasing writing.
 SNAPDRAGON  — Jasmine for sharing some fantastic story plan ideas! Raheem for making a fantastic clock showing Roman numerals for his homework this week.


kiteyear6

 EAGLE  — Kajal for having the confidence to share your answers in all lessons. Keep it up! Leon for excellent perseverance to improve his reading ability this week! I am very proud, Leon.
 OAK  — Elisa for settling in well into Oak Class and for trying so hard in lessons, despite not speaking English as her first language. Enea for working really hard in Numeracy and for learning a paragraph using actions and pictures to help him memorise it.
 ORCHID  — Yumna for always sharing her ideas in class. Cameron for making an excellent start to Year 6 and being a model student.
 WOLF  — Dimitrios for his outstanding effort with his homework. Caden for his super work in Geography.

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Special Announcement

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Community Award for the Foodbank

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Our friends at the Luton Foodbank were rewarded at the recent Luton Community Awards 2014, receiving the award for the Community Project Of The Year.

Everyone at St Matthew’s would like to offer their warmest congratulations to all those involved in making the Foodbank such a success in Luton. We are proud to have supported them in their tremendous work with our school food collections during the past year.

Read more about the award on the Luton Foodbank website here.

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Open Day

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Sport: Year 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament

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On Tuesday afternoon the Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team took part in the Luton Schools Hockey Tournament. A team made up of children new to the sport went through the group stages unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Barnfield Moorlands and a 1-1 draw against Ramridge. Our final group game saw another 1-1 draw this time against eventual tournament winners Pirton Hill.

With a rematch of last years final St Matthew’s now played Sacred Heart in their semi-final match. This was a closely-fought game that resulted in sudden-death extra time to determine the winner. The game could have gone either way, however it was Sacred Heart that managed to put the ball into the back of the net and take a 1-0 win to send them into the final.

In the 3rd and 4th place play-off we came up against Bushmead, a team that we have had a lot of close games with on the hockey pitch over the last few years. This game was to be no different. The game went the distance and then some, through some great defensive work from both teams, after normal time plus two extra five minute golden goal periods the game was still tied at 0-0. The game then progressed to a best of 7 penalty shoot out, and after 6 shots each the score was tied at 3 apiece. Bushmead had their last shot first and missed meaning a goal from Yumna would secure St Matthew’s 3rd place. Yumna kept her cool and placed the ball into the goal ending a long afternoon’s play with St Matthew’s in 3rd place overall.

Special mentions must be made to Liam who played fantastically in defence throughout the tournament after only starting hockey club three weeks ago, and also to our only Year 4 player Opeyemi who came for the experience but ended up playing a huge role!

Team: Cameron, Emily, Jermaine, Lemar, Liam, Opeyemi, Rosetta, Shakeel, Yumna.

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Year 5 and 6 Football

trio from dimitrios keeps 100 record

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The St Matthew’s fans, which included teachers, parents, pupils and press, turned up in force to see the St Matthew’s football team extend their winning streak to five straight wins.

In what was a very windy afternoon, the boys started the game very confidently. Moments into the match the centre forward, Josh, found himself in space in the penalty area testing the goalkeeper. Wigmore, who were very confident at the back, passed the ball between their back two. Cory and Dimitrios chased them down and put pressure on them. The Wigmore attack was no match for Lemar at the back, who prevented any opportunity for them to score.

Theo, who was playing left back, sprinted towards goal before linking up with his brother Dimitrios, who used his skills to get past two of the Wigmore defence. Dropping his shoulder left and right, Dimitrios knocked the ball out of his feet from 20 yards out before smashing the ball passed the keeper in the top corner of the net taking the lead for St Matthew’s.

The boys continued putting pressure on the Wigmore team with their two-touch passing and the back three did not look like they would concede. Aman, the agile goalkeeper, was pulling off saves left, right and centre, keeping the boys in the game. On the counter-attack, Lemar accelerated forward, passing to Josh who very coolly played a lovely through ball to Dimitrios who again hit home for St Matthew’s, slotting the ball passed the goalkeeper making it 2-0.

Cory, who was battling his way in midfield making crucial tackles and headers in the centre of the park, came off for a rest to make way for debutant Scott. Within seconds of being on the pitch, Scott found himself on the end of a superb cross from Theo and smashed the ball in the bottom of the goal to make it 3-0 scoring his first ever goal for St Matthew’s with his first touch. Unfortunately, Scott immediately had to come off the pitch due to hurting himself whilst celebrating.

Moments before the half time whistle, Wigmore won a penalty. Aman, who had made crucial saves throughout the first half, guessed the right way but was unable to prevent the ball from going in the net.

The first half ended 3-1 to St Matthew’s thanks to goals from Dimitrios and Scott.

The second half saw St Matthew’s play with a lot of confidence, knocking the ball amongst them. Addam, who was marking the tallest player on the pitch, made crucial tackles and headers to prevent him from causing any threat to Aman in goal. Whilst on the attack, Dimitrios played in Josh and with a powerful strike which was saved by the Wigmore keeper.

Lemar, came to the rescue as Wigmore caught St Matthew’s on the counter attack. He stood bravely and battled to win the ball every time the opportunity arose. Once Lemar won the ball he played the ball to Cory, who looked up and laid the ball off to Dimritios. Dimitrios got the ball, and used his trickery to beat the Wigmore defence which put him one-on-one with the keeper … and … yes, you guessed it, he slotted home for St Matthew’s making it 4-1. At this point the fans were singing “Dimitrios, he scores when he wants”.

The final score saw everyone very happy and the boys once again did themselves very proud in achieving such a great result. The boys now have one more game left of their season, against Ramridge. Can they continue their winning streak?

A big thank you to all the parents, teachers and pupils who came and showed the team their support, not forgetting our very own photographer Mr Hatton for taking pictures of the match.

Man of the match, as voted by parents and teachers, goes to Lemar for his fantastic efforts in defence and his bursting runs forward.

Team: Addam, Aman, Cory, Dimitrios (3), Josh, Lemar, Scott (1), Theo (C ).

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Good News – Friday 10 October 2014

goodnews1The following children all received one of our new Good News postcards today. This means that they will be receiving a Special Award for their work, attitude or behaviour during next week’s Celebration Assemblies on Friday 17th October.

Parents, carers, grandparents and other family members are warmly invited to attend the Celebration Assembly to see their child receiving their certificate and finding out just what was noticed by their teacher when they were selected for the award. Afterwards the children and their adults will have the opportunity for a special family photograph to be taken to keep as a souvenir of the child’s achievement.

Birds Mammals
Wren Class: Jason & Hannah Rabbit Class: Jakub & Andreea
Puffin Class: Joshua I & David Squirrel Class: Emily & Ledis
Robin Class: Luke & Naelle Dolphin Class: Ella & Kai
Goldfinch Class: Ibrahim & Faith Badger Class: Radia & Wojciech
Kingfisher Class: Nikola & Tyreece Otter Class: Adrian & Lucinda
Eagle Class: Kajal & Leon Wolf Class: Dimitrios & Caden
Birds and Mammals Celebration Assemblies are at 9.05am
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Flowers Trees
Snowdrop Class: Manisha & Rima Cherry Class: Sarah & Mason
Daffodil Class: Samad & Amelia Sycamore: Arianna & Preetesh
Tulip Class: Alesia & Nathaniel Beech Class: Adaobi & Ryan
Bluebell Class: George & Kayla Elm Class: Mark & Luna
Snapdragon Class: Jasmine & Raheem Maple Class: Henoch & Kejsi
Orchid Class: Yumna & Cameron Oak Class:​ Elisa & Enea
Flowers and Trees Celebration Assemblies are at 10.00am
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We look forward to welcoming you to our Celebration Assemblies.

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Special Awards – Friday 10 October 2014

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The following children were all noticed for their good work and positive attitude during last week and they received their certificates and stickers on Friday 10 October.


kiteyear1

 CHERRY  — Usman for coming into school happily and getting on with his morning task. Nikola for writing an excellent recount in Literacy.
 RABBIT  — Zuzanna for always being so eager to do her work and having a positive attitude towards learning. Hafsa for having a great sense of humour and a great attitude towards writing as well as always having a lovely smile!
 SNOWDROP  — Oliwier for trying really hard with writing his plan for a recount. Faiza for good sitting and listening on the carpet.
 WREN  — Tymon for writing a super recount about our reptile day. Symone for writing a super recount about our reptile day.


kiteyear2

 DAFFODIL  — Shamam for being a great role model and always trying his best! Muddassir for always being so polite, kind and following the Golden Rules!
 PUFFIN  — Jawad super writing in Science describing how a seed grows. Philomena for working hard and trying her best in Literacy. Well done!
 SQUIRREL  — Naila for being a role model for other children and always making the right choices. Kalim for his fantastic work in Numeracy. Keep it up!
 SYCAMORE  — Nadia for her fantastic work in Numeracy this week. Ahima for great skills in Numeracy this week.


kiteyear3

 BEECH  — Carlotta for being the perfect role model to her peers. Gebrael for taking the initiative in improving his attitude towards working.
 DOLPHIN  — Ellouise for writing a fantastic report on rivers. Enoch for writing a fantastic report on rivers.
 ROBIN  — Amelia for explaining the features of rivers in great detail. Tadi for her excellent Numeracy work using the column method to add and subtract.
 TULIP  — Ayaan for always willing to share his ideas. Hajrah for an excellent piece of  writing all about the Celts.


kiteyear4

 BADGER  — Alex for always making a great effort in Numeracy. Humairah for showing her fantastic football skills in PE.
 BLUEBELL  — Kaval for always trying her best and always smiling. Danielius for producing some fantastic numeracy work.
 ELM  — Opeyemi for solving mathematical investigations. Joanna for always giving 100% in everything she does.
 GOLDFINCH  — Blerta for great presentation of work and brilliant writing. Danyal for speaking about his learning at home and asking questions.


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 KINGFISHER  — Corey for taking more care with his writing. Cascius for being more focused and attempting to complete work independently.
 MAPLE  — Keira for the effort she always puts into her homework. Ihsan for his hard work and determination even though English is not his first language.
 OTTER  — Ukasha for working well in Maths lessons since the beginning of Year 5 Natalia for her sensible attitude to learning and for helping a new pupil to settle in at St Matthew’s.
 SNAPDRAGON  Paige for settling well into Snapdragon class and sharing ideas. Steven for always being ready to work hard and learn. Keep it up!


kiteyear6

 EAGLE  — Saif for demonstrating excellent application skills in numeracy this week! Klaudia for excellent acting in our class assembly!
 OAK  — Musaddiq for working really hard to change his attitude towards learning and producing some great pieces of work. Lauren for being exceptionally kind and helpful all the time.
 ORCHID  — Michal for taking his responsibilities in school serviously. Elissa for being a great role model.
 WOLF  — Aqsa for her excellent work in Maths. Kiesy for settling into Wolf Class really well.

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Year 5 and 6 Football

footballers extend their winning run

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St Matthew’s are being nicknamed the new Chelsea after still being unbeaten in their league. The boys battled well to score some great goals and win 6-1.

Dimitrios opened the scoring with a poacher’s goal after Shakeel skilled out two defenders before shooting towards goal where Dimitrios found himself in yards of space. At half time the score remained 1-0 with both teams looking like they could score.

Lemar, Addam and Theo played well in defence, stopping the William Austin attack from causing too many problems for Aman in goal.

The second half saw Dimitrios score a header and a long range effort completing his hat-trick. Arnis also got on the score sheet as well as Shakeel who assisted two goals and scored two goals.

The boys won 6-1 and continued their impressive winning streak!

Man of the match goes to Dimitrios who has scored in every game he has played this season.

Team: Addam, Aman, Arnis (1), Dimitrios (3), Josh, Lemar, Mohammed, Nadeem, Shakeel (2), Theo

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