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Year 5 & 6 Girls Football

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Last Thursday afternoon the Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in their first tournament of the year at playfootball.net.

The team, coached by Mr Impey, played five group games, recording two wins, two draws and one loss which saw them finish the group stages in third place. That put them into the quarter final of the tournament’s ‘plate’ competition.

A 3-1 victory against Sundon Park in the quarter final match progressed the girls through to a tough semi-final match with St Martin’s. It was a hard-fought game resulting in a 0-0 score line after normal time. The game then went into an extra time period, but again no player could break the deadlock. Coming down to a penalty shoot-out, St Martin’s kept their cool and ended up winning the game 3-1 on penalties.

A special mention must go to our team’s goal keeper Suni, who made some fantastic saves in the penalty shootout and throughout the whole competition.

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Team: AimeeElla (2), Freya, KeiraLauren, PaigeRosetta (2), Sinead (1) Suni, Yumna (2)

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Family Centre: Family Craft Club

Our Family Craft Club meets every Tuesday afternoon. Parents come along and their children join them for an afternoon of fun and creative craft activities.

Here a few photographs taken during a recent session.

Click on any of the thumbnail images below to open a slideshow of the entire gallery.
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Good News – Friday 21 November 2014

goodnews2The following children all received one of our new Good News postcards on Friday. This means that they will be receiving a Special Award for their work, attitude or behaviour during next week’s Celebration Assemblies on Friday 28th November.

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:
Mahek & Milly
Rabbit Class:
Sefa & Isa
Puffin Class:
Tiri & Amina
Squirrel Class:
Emily and Zarif
Robin Class:
Lexi & Ryan
Dolphin Class:
Meriem & Dawid
Goldfinch Class:
Dumisani & Lorena
Badger Class:
Tegan & Kieren
Kingfisher Class:
Fabian & Casey
Otter Class:
Maysa & Sadiq
Eagle Class:
Josh & Ghazala
Wolf Class:
Teo & Hussain
Birds and Mammals Celebration Assemblies are at 9.05am
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Flowers Trees
Snowdrop Class:
Arian & Shakera
Cherry Class:
Samuel & Nina
Daffodil Class:
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Sycamore Class:
Ramy & Arianna
Tulip Class:
Mamoonah & Tamim
Beech Class:
Dylan & Alisha
Bluebell Class:
Razvan & Leah
Elm Class:
Tia & Ibrahim
Snapdragon Class:
Julia & Tasnim
Maple Class:
Natalie & Mark
Orchid Class:
Safeer & Ancuta
Oak Class:
Kahar & Wiktoria
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 21 November 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 21 November.


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 CHERRY  — Semira and Arleen for both writing fantastic stories in English.
 RABBIT  — Zain for super speedy maths work and trying hard in all areas. Maisha for trying hard to take her time and concentrate on her work.
 SNOWDROP  — Fatima for completing fantastic work in her must do job activity. Maja for working really hard during small group work.
 WREN  — Zuzanna for showing a growth in confidence, particularly in her phonics learning! Javon for fantastic work doubling numbers in his maths learning!


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 DAFFODIL  — Casey for showing an improvement in her attitude towards her learning! Alexander for gaining confidence when speaking to different adults and helping other children to keep things tidy!
 PUFFIN  — Alex for working really hard to improve his reading. Also asking and answering questions to increase his understanding of a story. Super work! Patryk for trying really hard in both Maths and English. Good attitude to learning and always trying his best..
 SQUIRREL  — Phoebe for her wonderful performance in our class assembly last week. Tomasz for his fantastic effort and work in Numeracy recently. Keep it up!
 SYCAMORE  — Khansa and Keiron for fantastic maths this week.


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 BEECH  — Jayda for a vast improvement in the presentation of her work. Kyan for his effort in, and attitude towards, writing.
 DOLPHIN  — Oscar for fantastic control of a basketball in P.E. this week and developing his skills. Michael for really focussing on his presentation in maths. A real effort.
 ROBIN  — Cata for doing lots of reading at home and moving up a book band. Ali for always trying his best and trying to work more independently.
 TULIP  — Wiktoria B for trying her very best with her writing. Adil for trying his very best in maths.


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 BADGER  — Molly for her hard work and determination in maths! Yamikani for his positive attitude towards all of his learning!
 BLUEBELL  — Ikhte for his super work and making the right choices. Jammia for demonstrating great control and maturity on the playground.
 ELM  — Shaniah for fantastic writing in English. Allanah for settling down and focusing well.
 GOLDFINCH  — Jasmine for always reading with great enthusiasm and talking about what she reads. Billy for his great movement in dance lessons.


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 KINGFISHER  — Aimee for being a great teacher helper with Fast Facts in Mathematics. A true leader in Kingfisher Class! Callum for really trying your best in all subject areas and improving your own work! Keep up the fantastic attitude to learning!
 MAPLE  — Tanveer for making an effort with handwriting. Sebastian for his amazing homework and making a Viking longship.
 OTTER  — Kenza and Shamil for both writing two excellent instructional texts last week.
 SNAPDRAGON  — Julia for her positive attitude to work. Tasnim for demonstrating improved language skills.


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 EAGLE  — Mehmet for an excellent improvement in attitude and behaviour. Milina for settling in well with the class and trying hard in lessons.
 OAK  — Amy for a new and improved attitude towards maths! Great stuff – keep it up! Marian for always having a great smile and always trying hard. Marian has produced some great measures work in maths this week.
 ORCHID  — Datchi for always trying hard with his work. Ellie-May for creating fantastic art work this week.
 WOLF  — Rebekah for her outstanding use of vocabulary in English this week. Diellza for her fantastic effort to improve her grammar in her writing.

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Attendance: 10-14 November 2014

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Here are the class attendance figures for the week of 10-14 November 2014. Well done to Poppy, Snowdrop, Puffin, Robin, Goldfinch, Maple and Oak classes for having the highest percentage in their year group.

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Congratulations to Year 6 for having the best attendance of all the year groups, and also to all of the Birds classes for having the highest group attendance and especially to OAK CLASS for having the highest attendance for the week.

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Year 5 & 6 Table Tennis

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Last week the Year 5 & 6 Table Tennis team travelled to William Austin Junior School to take part in a much-awaited table tennis competition. After an in-house Year 6 table tennis competition before half term we were able to finalise the three teams of boys and two teams of girls that would take part.

Shakeel and Theo, Demitrios and Lemar, Addam and Aman, Sinead and Reya and finally Rosetta and Emily have been practising almost every morning before school over the past 4 weeks with Mr Horton and have all become extremely good table tennis players. Going into the competition with high expectations for our team we all knew there would be a tough test against the hosts and reigning champions William Austin in both the boys and girls competitions.

Every team performed as expected, finishing either 1st or 2nd in their group’s stages. This left both girls teams in a three-way final against a very talented William Austin team, and Shakeel and Theo in a tough semi-final game, again against William Austin.

In a closely fought match that came down to the last point the boys lost their semi-final game, but then went on to beat Ramridge in the 3rd and 4th place play-off!

For the girls there was nothing between them, in their game against each other in the three-way final they each won two matches, and both teams fell at the hands of William Austin. This left the girls team of Sinead and Reya in the silver medal position and Rosetta and Emily in bronze.

All together another very successful day for St Matthew’s sports teams with three out of five teams finishing in the top three places of their competitions.

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Athletics Champions

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Last week the Year 5 & 6 Sports Hall Athletics Team, comprising 25 boys and girls, took part in the South & East Luton Sports Hall Athletics competition.

This is a team competition where the children take part in both track and field events that they have individually been working towards. The competition saw twelve schools all battling it out to be able to run the fastest, jump the furthest and throw the longest!

The children have been practising their events since we came back in September to ensure they were prepared for the big day … and when that day came they were most definitely ready, each and every member of the team performed to the best of their ability and when the scores were tallied up St Matthew’s finished on top spot securing first place in the competition, a grand reward for all of their hard work and effort!

This now means that the team have qualified for the Luton Schools Final in three weeks’ time where they will be joined by the teams that finished in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the South & East competition as well as the teams that finished 1st to 4th in the North & West competition.  From this the top two teams will then go on to represent Luton at the county competition.

A big congratulations to the team, and good luck in the next event!

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2nd in the javelin
2nd in the obstacle relay
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3rd in the 1 + 1 lap relay
2nd in the 4 x 1 relay
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2nd in the obstacle relay
Demitrios
1st in the 2 + 2 lap relay
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1st in the chest push
Nadeem
3rd in the standing long jump
2nd in the obstacle relay
Paul

2nd in the vertical jump
2nd in the 4 x 1 relay
Raheem
2nd in the obstacle relay
Shakeel
2nd in the speed bounce
1st in the 2 + 2 lap relay
Thailon
1st in the vertical jump
3rd in the 1 + 1 lap relay
2nd in the 4 x 1 relay
Theo
2nd in the 4 x 1 relay
Afya
2nd in the obstacle relay
Cezara

Emily
3rd in speed bounce
Ghazala
2nd in javelin
3rd in the 1 + 1 lap relay
2nd in the 4 x 1 lap relay
Keira
2nd in the obstacle relay
Louisa
2nd in the obstacle relay
Paige
3rd in the 6 lap paarlauf
2nd in the 4 x 1 lap relay
Reya
2nd in both long jump and triple jump
2nd in the 2 + 2 lap relay
3rd in the 6 lap paarlauf
Rhian
2nd in the obstacle relay
Rosetta
3rd in the 1 + 1 lap relay
2nd in the 4 x 1 lap relay
Sinead

Trinity
1st in speed bounce
2nd in the 2 + 2 lap relay
2nd in the 4 x 1 lap relay
Yumna

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Good News – Friday 14 November 2014

goodnews2The following children all received one of our new Good News postcards on Friday. This means that they will be receiving a Special Award for their work, attitude or behaviour during next week’s Celebration Assemblies on Friday 21st November.

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:
Zuzanna & Javon
Rabbit Class:
Zain & Maisha
Puffin Class:
Alex & Patryk
Squirrel Class:
Phoebe & Tomasz
Robin Class:
Cata & Ali
Dolphin Class:
Oscar & Michael
Goldfinch Class:
Jasmine & Billy
Badger Class:
Molly & Yamikani
Kingfisher Class:
Aimee & Callum
Otter Class:
Kenza & Shamil
Eagle Class:
Mehmet & Milina
Wolf Class:
Rebekah & Diellza
Birds and Mammals Celebration Assemblies are at 9.05am
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Flowers Trees
Snowdrop Class:
Fatima & Maja
Cherry Class:
Semira & Arleen
Daffodil Class:
Casey & Alexander
Sycamore Class:
Khansa & Keiron
Tulip Class:
Wiktoria B & Adil
Beech Class:
Jayda & Kyan
Bluebell Class:
Ikhte & Jammia
Elm Class:
Shaniah & Allanah
Snapdragon Class:
Julia & Tasnim
Maple Class:
Tanveer & Sebastian
Orchid Class:
Datchi & Ellie-May
Oak Class:
Amy & Marian
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 14 November 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 14 November.


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 CHERRY  — Justina for settling into Cherry class and making lots of friends. Laquaan for settling into Cherry class and always having a happy attitude.
 RABBIT  — Paulina for always trying her best and producing fantastic work. Amelie for using amazing adjectives for her Reptile Menu.
 SNOWDROP  — Fatima for completing her must-do job and producing a fantastic piece of work. Maja for trying her best and working hard during small group work.
 WREN  — Julia for always having such a wonderful attitude to learning and for always trying her best. Mariyah for writing a fantastic menu!


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 DAFFODIL  — Urszula for amazing improvements in her reading! Victor for fantastic mental maths skills!
 PUFFIN  — CJ for great enthusiasm this week in Literacy producing a brilliant poem. Taylor for a fantastic attitude to learning and superb effort with his poetry.
 SQUIRREL  — Arif for his great effort in Numeracy and drawing a fantastic bar chart. Khaliqa for her wonderful writing this week, remember her capital letters and full stops.
 SYCAMORE  — Antoni for great work in Numeracy. Laibah for her perseverance in everything she does.


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 BEECH  — Lina for her great work in story-writing. Faraz for his fantastic homework on the Celts.
 DOLPHIN  — Saira for some fantastic writing when describing a setting in a story. Zarlish for trying hard to improve in her writing and starting to edit her work.
 ROBIN  — Samia for trying really hard to learn her three times tables. Farzarna for using speech marks to show dialogue between two characters.
 TULIP  — Sadia and Kasia for their fantastic Celtic projects.


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 BADGER  — Isabella for her fantastic character description of a Roman goddess. Alexandre for his fantastic effort with Roman mosaics.
 BLUEBELL  — Zayn for super teamwork creating a Roman mosaic. Patrycja for her positive attitude to learning and always trying her best.
 ELM  — Nikola for working really hard in maths lessons. Libbi for showing more focus and concentration in class.
 GOLDFINCH  — Mehwish for having a ‘can do’ approach to learning. Nadiur for solving tricky calculations using written methods.


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 KINGFISHER  — Shannen for working extremely hard in Mathematics. Keep up the great effort! Tyreece for returning to school with a positive attitude and working hard in all subjects.
 MAPLE  — Precious for the effort she put into her homework during the holidays. Florin for having lovely manners and always remembering to say thank you.
 OTTER  — Zain for being an excellent role model in behaviour and learning. Aysha A for always trying hard to improve and for persevering when she finds something difficult.
 SNAPDRAGON  — Evie for modelling her knowledge clearly to her peers. Grace for fantastic work on calculating the area and perimeter of shapes.


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 EAGLE  — Kiran for excellent improvements in numeracy all week in measures. Amarilla for being very helpful towards others and working exceptionally hard in all lessons!
 OAK  — Ariana for playing a fantastic Spanish weatherwoman in our assembly and for always trying her best. Jamella for always being kind, gentle and hard-working.
 ORCHID  — Lee-Ann for the improvement in her Maths. Tawhid for the improvement in his focus and concentration.
 WOLF  — Anthony for his excellent effort in improving his presentation and taking more pride in his work. Mujahid for his super change in attitude towards his learning.

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