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Cross Country

On Saturday, 28th April 2018, the Cross Country team took part in the final races of the season at Chadderton Hall Park.

Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 ran and performed wonderfully in a very strong field of runners. The Year 5 and 6 girls’ team won the overall trophy for the season. Fantastic job, girls.

Thanks to all the family members who came along to support the children. It was a great day.


Gymnastics Development Event with Beth Tweddle

On Wednesday, 2nd May, 4 children from Year 1 attended a gymnastics development morning at Failsworth Sports Centre. The event was led by Total Gymnastics and Beth Tweddle MBE. Beth is 3 time World Champion, 6 time European champion and Olympic bronze medallist.

The children had an amazing morning and it was a great opportunity to be coached by Beth and the coaches and learned some new skills.



Hi 5 netball competition

On Friday, 4th May, the girls’ netball team took part in the Oldham Schools netball competition and won all 6 matches. A fantastic achievement – well done girls, you are amazing











Sports Blog 26th March 2018

This half term, the children have been busy in PE lessons, as well as in after school competitions.

In Years 1 and 2, the children have been creating their own dances.

Year 1 dances were based around marching smartly like real soldiers and like toy soldiers. The children had to put together their own short sequences and be able to repeat them. There were some amazing ideas going on.





Year 2 explored cat like movements and created their own short sequences to show what a day in the life of a cat was like. The children worked really well to show the contrasts between the slow movements a cat uses to stalk its prey and the quick movements they might use when chasing their prey.



Year 3 have been very busy in their swimming lessons and have been working hard to achieve their Level 3 certificates, as well as their Key Stage 2 certificates, which show that they are able to meet national standards in swimming. Amazing. We also have a large number of children who are working on their personal survival skills – fantastic work by all in Year 3.


Year 4 and Year 5 have been working hard on tennis skills and also taking part in multi skills lessons, where they have the opportunity to practise skills and drills that they can use in a range of different sports.


Year 6 have been working on orienteering skills and have been working on skills on team work and co-operation, as well as understanding map symbols.




Out of school events and competitions

On February 27th, the Year 4 and 5 swimmers took part in a competition at Oldham Sports centre. The boys and girls teams swam brilliantly and finished in 2nd place. They were incredible in such a very strong field of swimmers. Excellent performances and attitudes from every single one of the children.

After a long break for the winter the runners came back strong. On the 17th March the first meet in 5 months proved successful for St Matthews with a gold and two silvers.

The boys badminton team took part in a competition at The Radclyffe School on 21st March. The boys played a number of singles and double matches and going into the final game, they were level pegging with Bare Trees on overall points. The final game was a thriller and finished 7-6 to Bare Trees, meaning they won the competition by 1 point!

Mr Finc at The Radclyffe, who organised the event emailed after the event to compliment the boys. He said “I was really impressed with your students’ skill level and enthusiasm for the game!” Excellent feedback, well done boys!


ImageImageThe Year 5 and 6 swimmers took part in their league meetings on the 15th and 22nd March at Chadderton Pool. They all swam brilliantly and out of 32 races, came 1st in 30 of them! The swimmers retained the girls and boys trophies for another year and were a credit to the school and their families with their behaviour and attitudes. Amazing swimming. We are so proud of you all.






ImageSport Relief Week and the Daily Mile

The children participated in Sport Relief week (19th – 23rd March) and during PE lessons, they learned some lacrosse skills. For most of the children, it was the first time they had ever played the game and they were incredible!






The children have also started the Daily Mile and are really embracing the extra exercise! Even the staff were involved!!






Girls cross country team storm home in 1st place and boys come a close 2nd.


With only six medals to be won and our team securing four at the Bare Trees Inter Schools CrossCountry event 25/10/17



Fantastic start to the cross country season!




The Y5&6 girls got 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th and 23rd and 2 brand new Personal Bests from the Y5&6 boys.

We've also had some fantastic running from out younger children who are showing their commitment to the school from a younger age!!



Wednesday 28th June2017

On Wednesday our Year 2 and 3 football teams attended the Road to Old Trafford Football Finals. The matches took place inside the amazing AON training complex. The boys were welcomed by all the coaches and staff working there and made to feel very special, we even had our own changing room !

They certainly did St Matthew’s proud with exceptional behaviour and footballing skills. Despite one hundred percent effort shown by both teams, unfortunately they didn’t place in the top three Still, we enjoyed ourselves having photo’s taken with The European Cup and images of past and present players. A big thank you to MUFC football in the community and a day I’m sure, our pupils will remember for a long time to come.

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Congratulations to our netball team coming joint second at the Schools Games finals at Oasis Academy. They put on a fantastic show of skill and determination only narrowly missing out at representing the borough at Etihad in July. Well done and thank you to our parent support.

Wednesday 14th June

Our Health Champions completed their second day of training this week and continued work on their action plan. In next terms message we are focusing on healthy minds and our message is "Be Happy".

Monday 19th June 2017

What  fantastic weather we had for our two Sports Days ( be it a little hot ) The children enjoyed themselves and all participated despite the heat. It was lovely to see all our younger siblings joining in the fun too. The parent and staff races also brought out the competitiveness in everyone ! Thank you to everyone for your support.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Our Netball team takes second place in the area heats and are now through to the finals in the Sainsbury's School Games in May.

Great teamwork girls!!

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

A fantastic win for the Year 3/4 girls Cross Country team. They took first place in the borough race at Christchurch, Chadderton.

Yet another gold medal for the overall winner. Congratulations girls, an excellent achievement.

Wednesday 12th April 2017

A big day out for St Matthew's as our Year 2 and 3 football teams win their regional heats in the MUFC community league. Both teams are now through to the finals which will be played at Old Trafford. 


March 20th 2017

After a long Winter break our runners came back with vengeance at Cross Country on Saturday. Excellent running from all the team. Special congratulations to Maddison Holt who came first in her age group.

Tuesday 7th March 2017


A selection of year 5 pupils completed a round robin of skills in mixed groups at a Netball and Basketball skills session. Children were given an opportunity to attend the clubs held on a weekly basis at the Ball Hall.

Monday 6th March 2017

Year 6 pupils took part in a qualifier event for the Sainsbury’s school games final. This was held at Failsworth High School. We didn’t qualify on this occasion but showed excellent team spirit and represented school well displaying good sportsmanship.


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Thursday 2 March 2017

Reception and Year 1 are enjoying their new Gym sessions with Jess our coach from Bury Gymnastics Centre. She was very complimentary about both  their skills and behaviour. no Year 2 will start their five week course after Easter.

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Thank you to all the girls who attended netball trials today. Rachael the coach from Sports Development said all the girls gave 100% effort. She chose a Year 5 and a Year 6 team.

Tuesday 21st February

Well done to our Year 4 and 5 swimmers who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Sainsbury's School Games.They came a very close second losing out by just one point. The instructors were very impressed with the standard of swimming and also behaviour pool side.


Wednesday 9th November 

Our year 5/6 girls showed sheer determination tonight at the Chadderton cluster cross country event at Bare Trees school. Their hard work paid off as they were awarded first place in the team race. Well done and thank you girls :)

Champions !

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Monday 7th November 2016

Years 4,5 and 6 competing in the coming weeks in Multi sports at The Ball Hall and Chadderton Inter school Cross Country at Bare Trees. Looking forward to posting our successes 


Thursday 3rd November 2016

First fixtures in the new football league at Chapel Rd. Unfortunately we lost our initial match to Christ Church but held St Edwards to a draw in the second match. 


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Excellent performance from our Year 6 boys football team in the Oldham Athletic Community Trust tournament. We came a close second but most importantly showed respect to everyone taking part and running the event. Well done boys for showing the St Matthew's values outside of school.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Looking forward to our football team trials at the end of this half term.  Keep practising your skills and we look forward to a successful season.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Celebration of Dance event at Queen Elizabeth Hall, providing enrichment and performance opportunities for our dancers.


Friday, 24 June 2016

Chadderton Park Football Club coach on hand today to teach our Year 6 pupils football skills as part of National School Sports Week.


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Kaizendo Karate, Rochdale, teaches our pupil the importance of respect as it demonstrates karate skills and life skills to our Year 3 pupils.  The aim?  To encourage our pupils to get active through PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs this National School Sports Week.


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Reception Satellites and Rainbows try their hand at cricket for National school Sports Week.


Monday, 20 June 2016

Year 2 take part in Thai boxing as part of National School Sports Week.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Football transitions at North Chadderton School to ease the move to secondary education.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Enrichment, using local area effectively with orienteering in Chadderton Hall Park.


Friday, 6 May 2016

Community link with North Chadderton School in the delivery of PE sessions at the school, a positive link for the transition between primary and secondary school.