Creative Arts

At St Matthew's the purpose of Creative Arts is to challenge, create and collaborate!  
Having achieved Artsmark Gold in 2014, we're reaching even higher this time and aiming for Platinum! Wish us luck!!
A Celebration of Our Easter Music Curriculum
Today we had a celebration of all the things we have learnt in Music this term. Each class performed, as well as the choir and the band. It's amazing to see how much talent we have at St Mathhew's.
High School Musical Rehersals
Some of our Year 4 and 5 pupils have begun rehersals for a perperformance of 'High School Musical' at St John Bosco. 
They are all really excited and have mastered a lot of the moves already.
Year 4 Singing at the Poppy Centre
Class 4F have been learning all about 'Music Hall' in their Music lessons with Rosie. On Wednesday, they went along to our local Age Concern - The Poppy Centre to sing some of their songs for the day visitors. They were delighted with the children's singing and gave them a huge round of applause. The children even helped out with a game of Bingo and had lots of fun!
iSing 2018
Today we attended the Philharmonic Hall for iSing 2018. We had a great time sing songs such as 'Sweet Child O' Mine', ''We Will Rock You' and 'This is Me'. 
We even performed 'Make Your Own Kind of Music' on the stage in front of everyone.
It was a fantastic day that was enjoyed by everyone. 
Stage Door
Each term, we publish Stage Door to celebrate all the incredible Creative Arts that goes on in and out of St. Matthew's! Check out our previous editions and look out for your name in lights!
Manchester Actors Company
We enjoyed two performances in School today. Key Stage 2 watched 'The Tales of Mount Olympus' while Key Stage One watched 'Poetry Parade'.
Revolting Children

Well done to our amazing Drama club who all worked so hard on St. John Bosco’s production of Revolting Children, the story of Matilda. Each and every child put 100% into the rehearsals and shone on the big night.



World Book Day
Our fantastic Drama club created some amazing storybook characters for World Book Day in preparation for their performance of Revolting Children at St. John Bosco. 
Garage Band
Key Stage Two have loved using Garage Band to compose and edit their own musical compositions! Good work everybody!
Into Film
Our hard-working school council have been busy selecting films to show at St Matthew's film out for more details of our first showing!
Class 2P impressed the whole school with their rendition of the traditional Zulu hymn "Siyahamba" in assembly. They've been working on their perfomrance skills as well as their vocal skills; well done everyone!
Arts Award
Congratulations to our group of budding artists from Year 5 and 6 who have successfully completed Arts Award Explore! They all engaged with a variety of Art projects, including dancing, painting and performing to clinch the award. Well done to all involved for your hard work and commitment, it really has paid off!
Nativity 2017
What a beautiful Nativity story Reception and Key Stage One told. They used dance, drama and music to tell this timeless tale and spread a little peace. We hope you enjoyed their performance and appreciated all of their hard work. 
Hands of Friendship
Year 6 and our fantastic choir impressed Liverpool's Lord Mayor and poet Levi Tafari with their amazing performances at a Hands of Friendship celebration. The children also received an anthology containing their very own poems!
Children from Years 4, 5 & 6 were treated to a fantastic performance of Annie at St. John Bosco as a reward for all of their hard work this term. The children loved it and are looking forward to getting a chance to perform in our big, summer production next year!

Christmas Number we come!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our choir’s very own Christmas single, The Gift of Peace. This beautiful song is available to buy NOW on iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. We’re raising funds for charity, as well as school, so if you can, please pick up a copy and get us to number one!


The Emperor's New Clothes
Reception right up to Year 6 were treated to a hilarious performance of The Emperor's New Clothes by Altru Theatre Company. All of the children really enjoyed the show and could still be hearing singing the songs the day after!!
The Poppy Centre
Our wonderful choir had fun spreading some Christmas cheer at The Poppy Centre. Everybody enjoyed a festive sing-a-long and the children loved the chance to chat to people from St Matthew's wider community.
Primary Choir of the Year
Congratulations to our wonderful choir who won the Student Voice award at St. John Bosco's Primary Choir of the Year Competition. Their beautiful rendition of Where are you Christmas? was absolutely fantastic. Well done to all those involved.
Primary Dance Festival

Congratulations to our wonderful Gifted and Talented dancers who won St. John Bosco’s Primary Dance Festival with their amazing Calm before the Storm performance.


In My Life
Year 6 representatives were lucky enough to visit the beautiful Central Library to attend the launch of In My Life, a city-wide diary writing competition. We were treated to readings from Frank Cottrell-Boyce and a re-worked version of Cinderella. We even had time to take a look at their fantastic Harry Potter exhibition. 
London's Burning!
Year 2 have been learning how to sing in rounds in Music. 
Anchor Education!
To kick off the new school year, we invited Anchor Creative Education into school to help us develop our SPAG skills through Drama and Music! Year 2 learnt all about the power of exclamation sentences. What a wonderful way to start the new term!
Bugsy Malone!
We're sure you'll agree that this year's end of year production was the best yet!!! Full of drama, laughter and, of course, SPLURGE, our whole school production had it all. Well done to EVERYBODY involved; staff, parents, really is a team effort!
Matt Fest!
Everyone at St. Matthew's had a wonderful time at the very first Matt Fest. We were all treated to a host of amazing musical performances throughout the day, including a Bugy sing-a-long led by our brilliant Choir. We're all really looking forward to next year's Matt Fest already!!!
Gifted and Talented Music

Our Gifted and Talented group have all worked extremely hard to perform in a concert alongside other local schools, Formby Band and The Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London. The concert took place in the beautiful SFX Church on Salisbury Street. It proved to be a wonderful opportunity for the children to perform on their own and as part of the larger group. They also helped raise £700 for Zoe's Place. 

iSing @ The Philharmonic

The Choir had a wonderful; trip to The Philharmonic for the annual iSing event! The children sang a range of songs, new and old, alongside schools from across the city. Some of our children were even selected to sing on the stage. One boy commented that “it was the best day of his life” and he was so excited! We’re looking forward to next year’s iSing already!


The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Manchester Actors Company treated us to an updated performance of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Complete with lots of audience participation, our children loved shouting out and joining in!!
Arts Week!
Wow! What an amazingly artistic week we've had for Arts Week 2017! From Art to Drama to Dance to Music all of our children have had the opportunity to experience a range of art forms. Take a look at what we've been up to...
Key Stage Two Dance Competition
Congratulations to Class 4F for swooping to victory in the very first Key Stage Two Dance competition held at St. John Bosco! Their powerfully fierce Hakka dance, which they performed using only their voices for accompaniment, was a worthy winner. Thank you to all the parents who came to support the children; we'll see you same time next year!
Circle of Life
Children from across key Stage two took part in St John Bosco's 'all singing, all dancing extravaganza': The Circle of Life! The Choir sang throughout the performance, Year 4 and 5 were cackling hyenas and our Gifted and Talented Dancers performed their lion dance for the show's finale. 
Alice in Wonderland Performance
M&M Theatre entertained and impressed all with their production of Alice in Wonderland. What a treat!
Watch out for our Half-termly newsletter'Stage Door'. It aims to celebrate outstanding creative Arts in St Matthew's. If you think you have an outstanding talent in The Arts and would like to be featured- See Mrs Evans (Creative Arts Coordinator).
After School Clubs
As St Matthew's we aim to develop the interests of children with a creative flair. We therefore offer the following after school clubs to support this:Dance, Drama, Woodwind and Choir
Lion King 2016
We are very proud of all pupils, staff and parents who worked extremely hard to create such a fantastic performance. Well done St Matthew's, all your hard work was worth it, there wasn't a dry eye in the house!