Enjoy and Achieve
Thorpe Road Mattersey Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN10 5ED
Telephone: 01777 817265
9:00 am - 11:00 am @ Mattersey Primary School (Hall)
A new toddler play group, the Mattersey Munchkins, is starting in our school hall. Each session will run every Wednesday during the Spring Term. Refreshments will be provided plus healthy snacks for the little 'Munchkins'. Everyone is welcome whether your toddlers have siblings in Mattersey or not!
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm @ Worksop
The children will be visiting the Harley Gallery as part of their topic work. They will not require a packed lunch as they will be having lunch in school before departing.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The children will have the opportunity to decorate either a bonnet, for the girls, or a bonnet, for the boys. Winners will be announced at Special Mentions on the Friday (last day of term). A prize will be given for each girl and boy; prizes kindly donated by Partners in Hygiene.
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm @ All Saints' Church, Mattersey
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
All children will take part in an End of Spring Term Party Afternoon. More details to follow.
Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School for the Spring Term!
We are constantly updating our website. There are lots of reports on events that have been happening at our school.
We have a new toddler play group, The Mattersey Munchkins, starting on Wednesday 11 January 2017 (9-11am) in our school hall. Everyone is welcome to pop along - refreshments and healthy snacks available too!
If you want to catch up on past activities, look at the drop down box above, labelled Events! We have just uploaded some photographs from our latest Messy Church which you can find in Events. You will also find what we have been up to on our residential trips, our school performances as well as lots of other exciting things.
If you think you may have missed a letter, look on our Latest Letters...you'll find them all there!
Don't forget you can also look forward to future events, as detailed in our Events Calendar above.
Our Wraparound and Holiday Club are also taking expressions of interest for childcare over the February half term break. So if you are interesting in having childcare during this period, please do get in contact with us.
Please do keep coming back regularly to take a look at what we have been up to.
Thank you for looking!
by Nikki Davies
The children of Priory and Caterpillar Class held their Nativity in the Church on Friday 2 December 2016 and were led there from school by Santa on his tractor!
The Nativity was a huge success and Mr Higginbottom, our Head Teacher, said it was the "cutest Nativity he had ever seen" whilst also thanking everyone for their support. The children gave a fine performance and really put everyone in the mood for the upcoming celebratory festive period. Our PTFA had been hard at work preparing not only gifts for Santa to give out to all the children, but providing everyone with refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall. There were some lovely festive craft stalls plus some fun games. We still have raffle tickets for sale: 50p each with some great prizes.
Caterpillar Class children were also making 'apple frogs' using apples and pastry.
Big Thank You's All Round!
Here at Mattersey Primary School we wanted to 'change lives with every slice'...so we are held our very own Macmillan Fundraiser along with lots of tea, coffee and of course cake!
We had a fabulous turnout from parents and friends on Friday 30 September 2016 and raised a huge £186.95!!
If you want to find out more about Macmillan take a look on their website:
Thank you to everyone who not only donated their time and cake but for coming along and giving so generously towards the fund.
The Elizabethan Academy works very closely with Mattersey Primary School and we pride ourselves on being part of their family of schools.
Our students in years five and six frequently participate in a range of extracurricular activities designed to aid the transition process. Behind the scenes staff also work in close collaboration to ensure a seamless transition between Key Stages 2 and 3.
If you wish to find out more information about the Elizabethan Academy, please click on the link below:
Samaritan's Purse: Operation Christmas Child
This year we have managed to donate 17 shoeboxes towards the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child - so well done to everyone who donated. If you would like to find out more about the appeal please visit the link below:
This year, our shoeboxes went to Belarus, which is a land-locked country in between Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. If you want to find out more information about Belarus, please look on the following link:
Information about Belarus
National Apple Day: Friday 21 October 2016
On Thursday 20 October 2016, Mattersey Primary and Everton Primary pupils celebrated National Apple Day! As well as a national day it was also a very special day to remember the apple orchard which once stood in Everton Primary’s grounds. All who attended took part in an array of workshops all linked to the theme of apples. Below are just a few photos from the day! The day was organised by Bev Fulwood our family Extended Learning Co-ordinator and brought together providers from our local community who ran cooking, arts and dance workshops. Next time you are near Everton Primary, look out for the Apple Orchard sculpture designed by Chris Campbell of Campbell Designs; now present in their school grounds.
Below you can see Priory Class children working with clay and pastry; what a yummy combination! It also looks like they are learning to Morris Dance...how exciting!
Night in the Museum with Caterpillar Class
On Thursday 13 October 2016, KS1 held its very own 'Night in the Museum' with the children enjoying a sleep-over in the darkness of Mattersey Primary Dinosaur Museum, snuggled up in pjs with their favourite teddies and eating popcorn!
Parents soon arrived to tour the dinosaur museum guided by the children. Mrs Dean, Saxon's mum said that she "loved seeing how hard the children have worked, and how proud they all are of their efforts."
"Religious Education for All"
RE in Nottinghamshire is changing...
In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
2. can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in the school.