Welcome to St. Matthew’s sports page!
At St Matthew’s, we appreciate the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We aim to provide a broad range of high quality extracurricular sports activities for children to engage in and enjoy. Sports on offer for children at St Matthew’s include Football, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics (indoor and outdoor), Swimming, Tennis, Badminton, Netball and Handball.
As a member of both the Youth Sport Trust and the Trafford School Sports Partnership, we attend and participate in a range of competitions and festivals with other schools from our local area. As well as this, we offer a range of sports clubs before school, during break time, lunch time and after school which are highly popular with children of ages ranging through the school.
This week, KS2 started their skipping challenge during break and lunch. Children run this challenge themselves which requires them to skip as many times as possible during a minute. It has been a huge success so far, well done St Matts!
Have a peak at Year 3 enjoying some fantastic cricket in their PE lesson this week. Children practiced all 3 aspects; bowling, batting and fielding. We looked at the best ways to stop the ball as it travelled towards us at different heights and at different speeds. Well done Year 3!
Cricket – Summer Term 1
This half term, Key Stage 2 will be playing Cricket. Years 4 and 6 have already made a fantastic start. Look out for pictures from our own Mini Cricket World Cup at the end of this term!
Indoor Athletics 08/02/18
This week our school attended the Trafford Indoor Athletics tournament at Altrincham Leisure Centre. It was a Year 5 and 6 tournament with schools from all over the district attending. A fantastic effort from all involved who did our school proud.
Capoeira for all
We had an amazing visit from Akil this week, who is a Capoeira instructor. He gave us an amazing assembly on the basics of Capoeira, teaching us songs, movements and games based on the Brazillian martial art. The children were very enthusiastic and couldn’t wait to get involved.
Basketball Year 6 05/02/18
It was year 6’s turn to give our new basketball equipment a shot this week. They had their introduction lesson ready for a full half-term of it after our February break. They were very enthusiastic and can’t wait for their end of unit tournament!
Basketball Year 3 02/02/18
Y3 enjoyed their first taste of basketball at St Matthew’s with an introductory lesson outside. They were taught fundamental dribbling skills and even got a chance to test our new basketball hoops out. A great chance to see what they will be facing come next half term when they move on to basketball.
This week, Year 4 took a break from fitness to try Capoeira, a sport invented in Brazil! Capoeira is known for its quick and complex manoeuvres, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and other techniques, often played to a samba beat. We played a much simpler version which required competitors to score points by tapping each other on the knee. Our children really enjoyed it and cannot wait to have another go.
Work has begun on our new orienteering course based within the school grounds. An activity testing both the body and the mind requires participants to navigate the area using a map, whilst travelling at speed. Our school was subject to an intensive survey, with the map shown below as the outcome. Children can’t wait to get stuck our course in preparation for the Trafford competition later this year.
New Year, New us! 22/01/18
This term we have been joining the 1000s up and down the country trying to improve their fitness. One of the best ways to do this is using Circuit Training, which involves high intensity exercise and short periods of rest. During our PE lessons we have been measuring our heart rate before and after exercise and talking about why this changes. Children have also been discussing the importance of drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy diet.
Hockey Tournament Week 11/12/17
This half term, our PE focus has been hockey. At the start of each term we break down the demands of each sport and practice them. This culminates in an end of term competition between teams within each year group.
2017/18 Football Team
After successful and well-attended trials we have now been able to select our St Matthew’s boys football team. Keep an eye on this page for news on upcoming fixtures and results.
St Matthew’s 1 v 4 St Hilda’s
St Matthew’s 4 v 1 Davyhulme
St Matthew’s 0 v 7 Victoria Park
St Matthew’s 2 v 2 Kings Road
St Matthew’s 1 v 0 St Hugh’s
St Matthew’s 0 v 0 St Hugh’s
After last years successes we have re-entered the Trafford Schools Cross Country league. Please check this page for information and results. Races take place monthly at Longford Park Athletics Stadium on a Saturday morning.
23rd September 2017
Fantastic running from all involved. Our boys finished 2nd overall and some strong top 10 finishes from our girls.
25th November 2017
An extremely wet, windy and cold morning at Longford Park! Some more fantastic results for St Matthew’s. Joshua Wilkes finished on the podium for a second time in as many races. Amazing work from everyone involved.
9th December 2017
Another fantastic week for our Cross Country team. The inclement weather conditions meant the race had to be moved to a very muddy field at Longford Park. All our athletes performed amazingly, a special mention for Evan Lewis, who finished 2nd in the year 5 boys race. Cross country will now return after Christmas on Saturday 20th January. Well done to all athletes involved and thank you to parents for your continued support.
Saturday 20th January 2018
Another miserable weekend morning, and another amazing week for our Cross Country team – our best yet. Ryan finished 1st place in the Year 6 Boys and our Year 5 Boys finished 2nd overall. Our girls also excelled with our Year 5 team all finishing within the top 40. Once again Mr Snell and Miss O’Donnell would like to thank our parents for their time and continued support. The final meeting of the 2017/18 season will be the relays on March 3rd.