Three Peaks Challenge – Saturday evening update

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Latest tweet from our Three Peaks Challengers…

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Three Peaks Challenge – Saturday afternoon update

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Three Peaks Challenge – Saturday morning update

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Here is the timetable for the Three Peaks Challenge, posted by Mr Chaplen on Twitter @StMatthewsLuton this morning.


Fortunately, no one backed out of the challenge and all five were at school this morning to be picked up by the minibus which will take them and the rest of the Level Trust Three Peaks Challengers to Scotland.


We think Mr Chaplen is going to find it difficult climbing mountains in flip-flops though and all Mr Kane wants to know is whether or not he will be be able to get another Costa Coffee on top of Ben Nevis.

Keep following…

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The Three Peaks Challenge

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We’ve just had a brilliant Sports Week at St Matthew’s and Mr Chaplen and the rest of the PE team worked phenomenally hard to organise such a wide range of enjoyable and energetic activities for the whole school from Year R to Year 6.

Now they can have a well-earned rest … oh, hang on … forget that, because this is the weekend that they are attempting the Three Peaks Challenge.

They will be setting off in the middle of the night on Sunday to climb to the top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. They will then travel to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Finally they travel to Wales to attempt to reach the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The aim is complete all three climbs within 24 hours.

We are hoping to provide progress reports here and on our @StMatthewsLuton Twitter stream as the Three Peaks Challenge progresses.

Good luck to Miss Matthews, Mr Horton, Mr Campbell, Mr Kane and Mr Chaplen. We will be following you all the way. (Well, not really following … but following your updates!)

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Staying safe away from home

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A message to parents…

Please take time to read this useful guide to when your child’s old enough to be out on their own, and how to teach them to keep safe while they’re away.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the issues further, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Miss Sandie Gonsalves on 01582 723970 ext. 219.

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Sports Week

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Sports Week

Sports Week is fast approaching! Here’s everything you need to know…

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Film Competition Finalists

St. Matthew’s recently entered a film competition run by Elstree Studios. The theme we were given was “A Sense of Change”, which four of our year 5 pupils took and made their own. We have since been chosen as finalists and will attend an awards ceremony later this month where we will find out what we have been nominated for and if we have won. Stay posted for news!

You can see our entry below.

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Year 3 visit London!

As part of their current topic, Year 3 recently took a trip into London for some sightseeing. Starting at Victoria, they took an open-top bus around many of London’s famous landmarks, followed by a short walk to the Tower of London. After a quick stop for lunch they hopped on a boat for a cruise down the River Thames back up to Westminster.

See a video and pictures from the day below!

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Special Awards – Friday 1 May 2015


The following children were all noticed for their good work and positive attitude during the past week and they received their certificates and stickers on Friday 1 May.


 CHERRY  — Samirah for all her hard work in class. Samirah is proving to be such a super star, especially in Maths. Emma for settling in well into St. Matthew’s and trying hard in class with all her learning.
 RABBIT  — Maisha for super work using money and Karol for super listening when planting seeds.
 SNOWDROP  — Maja and Adnan for great work in maths working with number bonds.
 WREN  — Andrew and Mahek for fantastic reading and sequencing of instructions.


 DAFFODIL  — Milly for great efforts in her maths and reading assessments! Reio for putting lots of effort into his reading comprehension!
 PUFFIN  — Khadija fantastic effort with Reading this week. Super work! Maja for a great job answering tricky questions and using the text to find the answers. Keep it up!
 SQUIRREL  — Haider for his fantastic reading and answering questions about what he has read. Hajira for her work using arrays when multiplying.
 SYCAMORE  — Arianna for great improvement in her reading. Nadia for a great improvement  in her reading


 BEECH  — Aadam and Melissa for fantastic behaviour on our trip to London.
 DOLPHIN  — Kai for trying much harder with his presentation and doing well in maths when looking at sequencing numbers. Sumaiya for persevering with her maths work to understand place value of numbers up to 1000.
 ROBIN  — Amelia and Emanuel for writing an amazing recount of our trip to London.
 TULIP  — Humaira and Nathaniel for excellent behaviour and enthusiasm on our trip to London


 BADGER  — awaiting information
 BLUEBELL  — Jammia and Zayn for superb sportsmanship in PE
 ELM  Nuno for his contribution in Maths lessons and Ruhel for his perseverance in all learning.
 GOLDFINCH  — awaiting information


 KINGFISHER  — Shannen for feeling confident when riding a bicycle. Rayan for never giving up and showing determination when learning to ride a bicycle.
 MAPLE  — Kimberly for her excellent attitude towards all her learning. Mark for working really hard to improve his reading comprehension.
 OTTER  — Aleesha and Inaayah for showing great perseverance and determination in learning to ride a bike during BikeAbility.
 SNAPDRAGON  Merwa and Anisa for being a brilliant role model for behaviour.


 EAGLE  — Rosetta for excellent work and determination in all lessons this week. Mehmet for settling back into class well and focusing well.
 OAK  — Omar for settling into the class quickly and for always being happy. Hafsa for showing good improvement in her writing.
 ORCHID   awaiting information
 WOLF  — Dimitris for his superb effort in his mock Maths SATs. Teo for her excellent progress in writing.


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