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it was ‘Thank you vicar week,’ recently and we wanted to thank our vicar, Rev Kate for all the work she does for us and with us. Rev Kate comes in every Tuesday to deliver assembly and works one morning a week with a class, this term it’s Y3 that she is working with. As well as this, Rev Kate also organises church workshops and every class goes along once a year. This is just a small part of all the work she does. Thank you Rev Kate, you’re appreciated!


As a Church of England school, our Christian values of compassion, peace and respect underpin everything that we do. Worship is central to school life and we believe it is essential to encourage our children’s spiritual development. At St. Matthew’s we have a school prayer and each class has their own class prayer and area for worship or reflection. Our worship leaders, who are children from Y5, are actively involved in leading prayer and worship at St. Matthew’s and organise our Monday affirmation.

Our new worship leaders from Y5 have been chosen and wear their badges with pride. The leaders organise the weekly affirmation on Monday mornings. They decided to change the school affirmation to, ‘Let our light shine brightly everyday.’


Advent Challenge

Our Worship Leaders organised a collection for Stretford food bank as part of our advent challenge. Children were asked to bring in food which we delivered to the food bank to help those in need.

Harvest Festival 

St Matthew’s harvest festival was a huge success! Y5 gave a lovely performance and the whole school brought their donations to church. The worship leaders then helped distribute the food alongside the church volunteers, to the homeless and asylum seekers.

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Termly Church Workshop

Year Two thoroughly enjoyed their church workshop today. The sun was shining so we took advantage of the courtyard and worked outside. The children learned about Jesus and his friends. They then participated in lots of fun activities to help them remember the important message of friendship that Jesus taught us. Thank you to the members of St Matthew’s Church for organising this event every term for our children.

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Our School Prayer

Dear God,

May our school be welcoming,

May our school be encouraging,

Let friendship flourish here,

Let learning fill our day,

Give us the strength to do our best,

Give us the hope to carry on,

Be our guide in all that we do,

Lord, make this school your home too,