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Provision for High Attaining Pupils

Who are our higher attainers?

These are children who have abilities beyond what is expected for their age in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths, or in a more practical area of the curriculum such as music, sport or art.

At St Matthew's, higher attaining children are identified by class teachers and/or subject leaders. These children may be identified because they are attaining at levels significantly above the age related expectations for their year group or because there is an indication that they may have the potential to do so.

Provision at St Matthew’s

At St Matthew's, care is taken to provide challenge for our higher attainers both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities. The opportunities offered at St Matthew’s include:

  • Bespoke learning activities to challenge and deepen pupils' thinking and application of skills and knowledge
  • Participation in able writers’ workshops
  • Competing in inter-school quiz championships for maths, science and general knowledge
  • Visits to Brooklands Museum to take part in science activities
  • Science and maths workshops at Southwark Cathedral Education Centre
  • Participation in dance club leading to performances at The Harlequin Theatre
  • Sports coaching
  • Music tuition
  • 11:03 AM - Fri 19 April We look forward to welcoming parents in to see our puppets and DT work this afternoon pic.twitter.com/9K82uOmQY9
  • 09:06 PM - Wed 17 April Y6 using their DT skills to make puppets under expert supervision pic.twitter.com/sc5xhFMv3W
  • 11:02 AM - Wed 17 April A fantastic free community football opportunity is restarting on Saturday, 27 April at 11am in the park on Cromwell estate. Sessions are for children aged 9 to 14 years old and include free healthy fruit refreshments and opportunities to play games pic.twitter.com/637dlXsPaR
  • 01:31 PM - Mon 15 April Nursery, Reception and KS1 started their week with a visit from The theatre company and watched their performance of The Zoo That Comes To You We learnt about some endangered animals including orangutans, turtles and rhinos. pic.twitter.com/9Utl2DIJuE
  • 11:29 AM - Mon 15 April Welcome back. Its DT week starting with an amazing puppet show! Can you guess what we are making this week? pic.twitter.com/ZmK563G3oh
  • 08:47 PM - Tue 2 April Thank you to Good News for Everyone (formerly Gideons UK) who kindly gave us copies of Discover, written by Lat Blaylock, to enhance our RE teaching. The children were delighted to have their own copy to use in school and take home pic.twitter.com/zHLV2wPRe7
  • 03:36 PM - Wed 27 March Ellie came 1st in the Yr 3/4 Advanced Individual category and Lily came 3rd the 5/6 Advanced Individual category. A huge number of our gymnasts also won individual medals too. Amazing results! pic.twitter.com/lXdt2G6moj
  • 03:35 PM - Wed 27 March We are so incredibly proud of our Key Steps Gymnastics teams. They competed in the district competition today with technical accuracy & poise. They were outstanding ambassadors of our school. Our Yr 3/4 and 5/6 won their respective team events. pic.twitter.com/7dpwUDIhs0
  • 10:35 AM - Tue 26 March Marking Easter telling the story of Resurrection Rock through song and the word pic.twitter.com/MeGBRYgPog
  • 12:45 PM - Mon 25 March It's Holy Week. We are telling the story of Jesus's final week at Forest School. pic.twitter.com/rXlkgScO9G
  • 02:06 PM - Mon 18 March Year 2 explorers pic.twitter.com/ASmc8FDXVp
  • 02:02 PM - Mon 18 March Sun Class enjoyed their trip to the café . They used excellent communication and maths skills to buy their snacks and drinks pic.twitter.com/Rm0XSq86n0
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