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Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL


Highfield St Matthew's C of E Primary School

Let Your Light Shine

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This half term we are focussing on the Christian Value of Justice.

 Christian Values Cross

Using ceramic tiles kindly donated by one of our governors, each child painted their own representation of a Christian Value. These have been arranged in the shape of a cross and displayed at the back of the hall. Our children are extremely proud of their achievement and enjoy explaining its meaning to visitors to their school.    

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust       Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust     Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust

Religious Education SHINE Curriculum at Highfield St. Matthew's C.E. Primary School                    Religious Education SHINE Curriculum at Highfield St. Matthew's C.E. Primary School

At Highfield St. Matthew’s Primary School, we plan our religious education curriculum in accordance with the Liverpool Diocese Agreed Syllabus. In addition, we enhance our curriculum with units of work from the Understanding Christianity Scheme and the Wigan R.E. scheme of work. We ensure that the topics studied in Religious Education build upon prior learning. We offer opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each unit, and we ensure that the planned progression built into the scheme of work offers the children an increasing challenge as they move through the school. Click below to see long term plans.

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Diocesan guidelines to all age groups of children. All children attend a daily act of collective worship. On occasion, the whole school worships at St. Matthew’s Church and we welcome parents and friends to join us. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from R.E. and Collective Worship, upon prior arrangement with the Headteacher.



Time for reflection

The children in Year 1 listened to a hymn called ' Think of the world without any flowers.' Whilst the hymn played, the children reflected on what our wonderful world would be like without any of the wonderful creations of God. The children believed that without God's wonderful creations then the world would be dull and dark. Caleb said 'Without trees we wouldn't be able to breathe so there would be no people on the Earth.' Jack said 'Without sunlight the world would just be so so dark and it would make me sad.'

Think of a world without any flowers.

Year Four Christingle Service


If you know of any person or family who are going through difficult times, you can let the school office know and we will send them a Prayer Card to let them know they are in our prayers. 

Enriching the RE Curriculum          Enriching the RE Curriculum          Enriching the RE Curriculum

Year 1 - The Feeding of the 5000

Today in RE we read the story 'Feeding the 5000.' To help the children feel immersed in the story and understand the feelings of the characters, we shared 1 packet of biscuits between 30 children! A lovely, reflective afternoon.


Rev. Pearson visited to teach us about The Last Supper.



Year 2 create a Friendship Station after completing the unit, Jesus: A friend to everyone.

Links with our local, national and world wide friends.            Links with our local, national and world wide friends.


A huge thank you to all of you who donated items for the Angel Starfish shoe box appeal. After the shoe boxes had been shipped to Africa we received more donations from all the generous children and their parents. After some research, we decided to send the remaining donation to a local charity, Fur Clempt. Fur Clempt supports the people of Wigan by giving to those in need. Miss Caunce and Mrs Murphy had the pleasure of going to Fur Clempt to meet Katy and take the donations. They were so overjoyed at your generosity.  In return, they donated loaves of bread to help our Y6 children with their fundraising for their school trip. You could say we've enough to feed the 5000! 


Religious Education displays and Reflection Areas

Every classroom has an Religious Education/Reflection Display. This area provides a focal point for pupils' prayers and reflections.