The following children have all been noticed for their good work and positive attitude during the week and they received certificates in their classes because of our special MOvember assemblies.
CHERRY — Samad for helping the new child to our class to settle in. Amelia for making a real effort with her reading.
RABBIT — Ahima for being incredibly helpful to our new child. Victor for working very hard on his reading.
SNOWDROP — Mikael for settling in so well to snowdrop class and making lots of new friends. Laylah for excellent story writing in literacy. Keep it up!
WREN — David for trying so hard to complete his learning log each week! Ridwan for working really hard to write his own version of ‘We’re All Going On Safari’.
DAFFODIL — Hayley for a change in attitude towards learning! Nicola for having a great attitude towards all areas of learning!
PUFFIN — Ibrahim for always making good choices and being extremely helpful this week. Paimaan for a super effort in Numeracy. Keep it up!
SQUIRREL — Mamoonah for her fantastic effort in Numeracy this week. Keep it up. Rehinatu for trying really hard in all her learning especially reading.
SYCAMORE — awaiting information
BEECH — Aadil and Nuno for trying hard with their reading.
DOLPHIN — Tia for having a positive attitude to learning and trying really hard in everything she does. Well done Tia – the adults in Dolphin Class are really proud of you! Amelia for her resilient attitude to learning at St Matthews. Wishing you all had best in your new school Amelia – we will miss you.
ROBIN — Jammia for his amazing mythical story. Tia for trying really hard in literacy and remembering to use full stops and capital letters.
TULIP — Nazreen for solving fraction problems and Alex for fantastic reading!
BADGER — awaiting information
BLUEBELL — Samuel for making the right choice on the playground. Aysha for always making the right choices and being a good role model for the rest of the class.
ELM — Madlen for doing so well in our assembly this week. She really showed her enthusiasm for learning. Sadiq for trying really hard to achieve better levels in literacy.
GOLDFINCH — Oliwia for settling into life at St. Matthew’s very well. Kimberly for putting more effort in all her learning. Keep it up!
KINGFISHER — Elissa for always being a co-operative pupil. Thank you Elissa! Hunayd for trying hard in all subject areas. Great effort Hunayd!
MAPLE — Tasnim for making outstanding progress in all areas of her learning. Cameron for making exceptional progress with his reading.
OTTER — Mati for his mystifying mathematical magical moment in our class assembly. Marian for joining in well with our class assembly even though he only joined the class on Monday.
SNAPDRAGON — Weronika for settling into class brilliantly. Aisha for her writing in Literacy when writing a legend.
EAGLE — Zeeshan for excellent effort in all lessons. Jess for excellent writing in Literacy this week.
OAK — Raad and Rihanna for their amazing Movember homework.
ORCHID — Oskar and Kyle for really entering into the spirit of Decades Day!
WOLF — Matt for his amazing attitude towards our ‘Decades Day’ activities. Eunice for her hard work in Miss King’s Numeracy group.
Parents of children who received one of our Special Awards this week are warmly invited to come along to the Family Centre on Friday 6 December at 2.45pm and join their children for refreshments and to celebrate their achievements.
It was fantastic to see so many moustaches in school on Friday when everyone joined in to celebrate the end of Movember. Lots of the men who work in school have been growing moustaches to raise money and awareness for men’s health. The fund-raising has brought in a lot of money and everyone looked great with their stick-on false moustaches or their painted moustaches. Here are some photos of some of the children sporting their mos.
Did you have your photograph taken? Can you spot yourself as the images whizz past?
We hope to add more photos to this collection next week. We will also have news of how much money has been raised next week too.
Thank you for everyone’s support.
This Friday will be a Non-Uniform Day at St Matthew’s with donations going to support MOVEMBER. This is a month-long event in which men around the world are sponsored to grow a moustache to raise money for health charities. You will have seen that most of the men in school stopped shaving their moustaches on November 1st and are growing their own moustaches … with varying degrees of success!
There will be prizes awarded to the best picture or model of yourself with a moustache. Bring your competition entries to school during the week and give them to your class teacher.
This week, look at home in newspapers and magazines for photos of the rich and famous — singers, sports stars, actors, politicians, royalty — cut them out, draw on a moustache with a black felt-tip pen and bring them into school to add to a big display on Friday. You could even take your own photo and draw on a moustache.
On Friday you will get the chance to create your own lollipop stick moustache or have a moustache painted on your face.
Find out from your teacher what else your class will be doing to celebrate MOUSTACHE DAY.
The following children have all been noticed for their good work and positive attitude during the week and they received certificates and stickers in our Special Awards Assemblies on Friday 22 November.
CHERRY — Ammarah for reading her school reading book at home! Tyler for making more and more of the right choices in class!
RABBIT — Jan for excellent work in Numeracy! Laibah for writing an excellent story based on Dear Zoo.
SNOWDROP — Daima for writing a story independently called Dear Farm. Well done! Alicja for becoming an author! Alicija wrote an excellent story called Dear Farm.
WREN — Marta and Zifan for writing really fantastic stories in our Literacy learning!
DAFFODIL — Fatima for showing a great improvement in her presentation across all areas of learning! Hajrah for moving up a book band and showing great reading skills! Keep it up! Well done, Hajrah.
PUFFIN — Wiktoria for working hard in Literacy writing independently. Michal for a super explanation on the moon and responding well to feedback.
SQUIRREL — Ella for writing a fantastic explanation about the moon in Literacy this week. Areeba for showing resilience when working out division calculations in Numeracy. Keep it up!
SYCAMORE — Faraz and Jahir for using what they already know to understand multiplication and division.
BEECH — Mehwish for trying her best in everything she does. Latavia for having a really good week and working hard.
DOLPHIN — Vivien for trying really hard to use her phonics knowledge in her written work. Wojciech for consistently using ambitious vocabulary in his writing.
ROBIN — Izabela and Waild for writing super mythical stories and using exciting sentence openers.
TULIP — Dirk for presenting data in a bar graph. Jasmine for working hard to add more detail to her writing.
BADGER — Liam for a great explanation on fractions in his homework this week! Jasmine for her enthusiasm during our Tudor day
BLUEBELL — Suni for always being helpful in the class. Tasnim for starting to join in with the class’s discussions.
ELM — Vaiduri for working hard in all lessons and being a great role model. Jermane for trying hard in Literacy this week writing poems. Keep it up!
GOLDFINCH — Blake for modelling excellent behaviour at all times! Jamal for lovely effort in his reading assessment.
KINGFISHER — Hafsa for always trying her hardest in absolutely everything that she does, and always doing it with a smile on her face. Umair for his excellent descriptive writing in his Literacy work, describing Sherwood Forest.
MAPLE — Naiem for putting more effort into his learning and participating more in class. Sinead for taking a positive approach to her learning and for trying to improve her levels.
OTTER — Atifah for always concentrating fully on her learning activities. Rupesh for making excellent progress in reading as a result of his regular reading at home in the evenings.
SNAPDRAGON — Leon for a big improvement in attitude towards learning especially in reading. Rozalia for fabulous reading and comprehension work.
EAGLE — Ilyas for settling in well to Eagle class and Mamadu for excellent debating skills in Creative Curriculum, well done !
OAK — Lion for his enthusiasm and confidence in Oak class assembly! Dominika for settling in well and supporting her new friends!
ORCHID — Kougar-Blue for a great improvement in his writing. Amir for an improvement in his attitude towards his work.
WOLF — Azeema and Azim for their outstanding work in Literacy this week.
Parents of children who received one of our Special Awards this week are warmly invited to come along to the Family Centre on Friday 29 November at 2.45pm and join their children for refreshments and to celebrate their achievements.
Here are the class attendance figures for the week of 11-15 November 2013. Well done to Poppy, Snowdrop, Daffodil, Tulip, Elm, Maple and Eagle classes for having the highest percentage in their year group.
Congratulations to all of the Birds classes for having the highest group attendance and especially to Eagle Class for having the highest attendance for the week.
Click this link to download and print the Dadly Behaved 5 reply slip. These can be returned to the school office with payment to reserve places.
Here are the class attendance figures for the weeks of 4-8 November 2013. Well done to Hedgehog, Snowdrop, Sycamore, Robin, Goldfinch, Otter and Eagle classes for having the highest percentage in their year group.
Congratulations to all of the Mammals classes for having the highest group attendance and especially to Snowdrop Class for having the highest attendance for the week.
Look at the amazing amount of food that was donated to our Luton Food Bank collection on Friday.
Thank you to everyone who gave something – it will really make a difference to the families in Luton who are going through a difficult time at the moment.
Everyone looked great in their pyjamas and onesies and had a lot of fun during the day.
We made the news!
The following children have all been noticed for their good work and positive attitude during the week and they received certificates and stickers in our Special Awards Assemblies on Friday 15 November.
CHERRY — Mateusz for trying really hard at sorting animals into family groups in Science. Arana for doing some really good reading and trying to read long new words.
RABBIT — Ronnie for making excellent contributions to her group poem. Natalia for writing about an event she celebrates by herself.
SNOWDROP — Ausra for writing detailed instructions about how to make bread Kacper for working hard in Numeracy solving number problems.
WREN — Arianna for trying really hard with her reading! Keep it up, Arianna! Damien for being able to read so many words! Well done, Damien!
DAFFODIL — Riaz for showing fantastic effort in Numeracy and using arrays to multiply! Keep up the great work! Humaira for great work in Numeracy using arrays with confidence to multiply. Well done!
PUFFIN — Maleha for super work in our class assembly. Mu’uaz for fantastic work in Numeracy.
SQUIRREL — Rhion for being really helpful and trying her best. Zainab for concentrating really well with all her work. Keep it up!
SYCAMORE — Rihanna for her fantastic effort and skill in P.E. Wiktoria for her perseverance and effort in P.E.
BEECH — Danielius for his good work in Numeracy. Kaval for working hard and always trying her best.
DOLPHIN — Ibrahim for beautiful handwriting and fantastic spelling! Ola for doing really well in phonics.
ROBIN — Amzi for always trying her best and being a great role model. Radia for always making good choices and working hard in all areas.
TULIP — Fabiya for great expression when reading and moving up a book band. Ibrahim for finding fractions of amounts.
BADGER — Abigail for a great poem in our Literacy this week Inaayah for managing to be more confident in the pool this week.
BLUEBELL — Isra for settling in well and producing excellent work everyday. Alisha for getting on with set tasks independently.
ELM — Elian for writing some good quality poetry this week and up-leveling his own work. Dee for representing the school at athletics and being a good learner in class.
GOLDFINCH — Tyreece for making good behaviour choices at break times and lunch times. Lucinda for thinking carefully when editing her writing.
KINGFISHER — Nihal for always being the best that he can be and for being an excellent role model. Enea for really trying hard in Numeracy and Literacy. You’re giving 100%, Enea!
MAPLE — Mohammed for improving his behaviour and attitude towards learning. Ariana for confidently taking part in our class assembly.
OTTER — Dylan for “turning a corner” in his learning and putting much more effort into his work, particularly writing tasks. Tahiya for being an excellent pupil at St Matthew’s who will be greatly missed by her friends and teachers. Good luck at your new school, Tahiya.
SNAPDRAGON — Anisha for being a brilliant role model and always producing a high level of work in school and at home. Lewis for an improvement in his attitude towards reading in school and at home.
EAGLE — Lee for working really hard in all lessons this week. Well done! Gledis for an outstanding performance in our class assembly.
OAK — Tristan for his enthusiasm in writing this week. Uzair for his perseverance and concentration during mock SATs this week.
ORCHID — Sahir for an improvement in his reading. Rebecca for an improvement in her reading.
WOLF — Jessica for being a friendly and helpful member of Wolf Class. Bilal for producing an outstanding suspense story.
Parents of children who received one of our Special Awards this week are warmly invited to come along to the Family Centre on Friday 22 November at 2.45pm and join their children for refreshments and to celebrate their achievements.